Growing Up, I Never Grew Up My name is David Delorenzo. I was born June 2, 1981. My clean date is May 1, 2015. So that’s three years and some change. I grew up in San Diego California. I am the youngest of three boys. My two brothers are only a year and a […]Read More
By: Jess Gaggi “Don’t you think you’re quite young?’ ‘I’m twenty-one,’ said Brida. ‘If I wanted to start learning ballet, I’d be considered too old.” ― Paulo Coelho Yeah, We’re Young: Famous People and Me: Born in 1995 ___ The name is Gaggi, Jess Gaggi. No, it isn’t my maiden name but let’s […]Read More
By: Marilyn L. Davis Am I Different or Just Have Bad Luck? ___ We have all asked ourselves why things turn out negatively for us, or why the same kinds of outcomes keep happening to us. It’s always the same, we never get a different outcome. ___ Some of us even […]Read More
Heroin – Living and Dying with an Addict You Love: How to Survive when Everyone Dies is Robert L. Hobbs’ story, however, it’s the story of all of us with addicted children. What we do; what we do wrong, and sometimes, what we do right.Read More
I got into recovery and wasn’t functioning well. I did not realize how much damage I had done to my body and brain; nor did I understand that all the emotions that I overlooked or ignored would come rushing back at inopportune times.Read More
These messages can have a harmful or harmful effect on you as an adult. When you still believe these old messages, you give them power over you.Read More
“I’m bored is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless; it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say, ‘I’m bored. ” ― Louis C.K.Read More
You realize that you aren’t denying that a problem exists and you’re willing to make changes to correct it. These differences might be an action, changing a negative attitude, or you may change your feelings and thoughts about a situation.
But continuing to just ponder the problem, leads to frustration, tension and guilt. In the case of addiction, not changing can and does lead to harsher outcomes.
In one of my first lectures in treatment, I kept hearing about the spiritual principles that I needed to incorporate into my recovery. For the principles listing on the sign-up sheet, I falsely assumed that I’d go to a dimly lit room, with incense wafting and cloistered monks reading from musty, dusty tomes. I hoped that they would enlighten me and give me ancient wisdom on how to change.
Instead, I learned from recovering people like myself in recovery support meetings.Read More
“Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different. Life would undergo a change of appearance because we ourselves had undergone a change of attitude.” ― Katherine MansfieldRead More