From Addict 2 Advocate

Recovery is Changing Those Habitual Thoughts

How often do you pay attention to your thoughts?  Have you ever sat back and taken a close look at how your thoughts influence the way you feel, and behave? Have you recognized how you tend to think about your life situations; are you positive or negative about them?  Thoughts are a very powerful thing, and influence your life in unimaginable ways. 

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Cast the First Stone From Addict 2 Advocate

Cast the First Stone

When I was younger, I always thought there was this better version of me that I was waiting to grow into. That may very well be true, but thinking of a heaven in the future can make a hell out of the present. Speaking of damnation, I’ve had a deep and vicious fear of hell all throughout my life. One that waited, hungry for me at the end of this life.

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Recovery: Moving from Darkness and Despair to Drastic Change

My life in recovery is more even-keeled than that.  Even-keeled doesn’t quite feel like the right word. My happiness, while more mellow and low-key today, is more constant than the peaks and valleys of getting high, more unshakeable than relying on something outside of myself that has become unreliable.

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Recovery Transformations: Finding Character from the Character Defects

By: Donald Huffman   “What’s wrong with people?” she says, almost too quiet for me to hear. “Were they born with parts missing or did it fall out somewhere along the way?” ― Isaac Marion, Warm Bodies       Character Defects Protect You, Until They Don’t   All shades of degradation and dereliction can visit the suffering […]

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From Addiction to Recovery: Negative to Positive

It wasn’t that I had the delusions and hallucinations of the schizophrenic, or the manic episodes of the bipolar sufferer.  I had a condition that would have me seek to put a pill bottle or a pipe in my hand like magnetism.  I had a mentality that weighed incarceration and a lack of real employability as acceptable risks.  The benefit of temporary sanity and calm that came from booze and dope had made all the pitfalls worth it.

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6 Reasons Why Participating in Support Groups is Beneficial

  By: Joni Ogle, LCSW, CSAT “Allow yourself to be an anchor and anchored by others.” ― Asa Don Brown Reasons to Attend Support Group Putting an addiction behind you is often difficult, especially without the right type of support. Although, there are some people who have managed to escape their addiction with very little to no […]

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Destroy The Autopilot Button

By: C. W. Stratton   Relapse is the return of an illness after a period of improvement.  As we are aware, alcoholism and drug addiction are a disease. Recovery is the improvement. A relapse is returning to active use of substances.  Also, relapse is a return to bad behavior that you had stopped doing.  Through my years as […]

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