Unfortunately, you will be dealing with powerful and painful emotions as you walk on the journey toward recovery and freedom from the chains of addictions. Feel free to look up support groups and communities online and offline, but find the support you will need to face the demon’s of addiction. Start chasing recovery like you chased the drug of your choice and learn all about your personal triggers that cause you to want to get high. Discover ways to avoid these triggers and ways to remove toxic people from your life.
Each new step will challenge you on how to understand the spiral effects of your own bad choices have made in your life. However, you must also learn how your addictions are tempted and what causes you to feed your addictions. Does something or someone cause painful emotions which you hide when getting high? Masking your feelings with the drug of your choice is not the answer, but facing these feeling will cause you pain yet dealing with them will also allow you to find a sense of peace or closure about the problem.
Freedom from addiction and breaking the chains actually will challenge you to become a new creature, who is powerless until you submit to your own personal higher power or God. Never give up fighting for your own recovery and choose life full of love as well as joy. Chasing recovery is the bravest thing you can do, yet you will find the strength you thought you didn’t have during this process. Be proud of each step and hold your head up high, while you do all chase a new life that starts with chasing recovery daily just like you chased the drug you couldn’t live without.
Make new memories with your loved ones and get the help you need to stay sober. Stay motivated and inspired, while spreading your message of recovery and redemption to others. Chat with me and soon we will offer more support resources.
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Never allow someone to tear you down or talk down to you, due to the mistakes you have made in the past or even recently. If you have tried to make amends, then you have done your part and you must let the situation go. Nothing you will do can change the outcome, unless the person agrees to forgive you for your transgressions. Stand tall and walk proud, because you are no longer chained to your addiction and you are fighting the good fight of sobriety.
There will be good days and really bad days ahead, but be true to your beliefs and to yourself…first above all else! You matter and you are loved, yet sometimes we lose the ability to see past our own mind which causes us to believe we are utterly alone. Thankfully, you are not alone in this fight and you have so many people ready to help you…whether in an online community or a local AA or NA support group.
Make new friends who are sober and walk away from the toxic so called friends and/or family who continue to use drugs. Above it all, be true to yourself and decide what your future will look like, since you are the captain of your beautiful ship called life. You may be bruised, broken, and shattered from the life you led before you put your addiction away. Take a moment to learn the lessons of your past and remember each lesson, as you guide your ship called LIFE into the future.
Start the healing process today; by leaning on your divine creator…no matter if you believe in God or a Higher Power! Never ever give up on yourself, because you deserve happiness and peace everyday of your life. Take time to heal yourself by talking to a counselor and be sure to check out your mental health as well. Keep your mind healthy and busy, while you learn to navigate the rough waters of sobriety.
If you have kids or a wife, please take time to yourself and this will help you become stronger and more adapt to handling the everyday stresses. If you need to enter a rehab center, please do this immediately so you can start the healing process now. Your family deserves to be safe with you and they do not need to be hurt because you are hurting. Be true to yourself and your family, by doing all that you can to stay sober while healing yourself.
So many times, people call you selfish or greedy when you
try to look out for yourself. However, the first step to loving yourself is finally
learning to think about yourself and your needs above all others. Anyone who is
above the age of eighteen can look out for themselves. Everybody wants
something from you and before you know it, you are the one who is drained and
depressed. Stop giving them the power to hurt you, by making them take
responsibility for their own self.
Take time to make yourself happy, by choosing to do what you
want to do like: buy a new outfit, go on an outing, or indulge yourself by
learning a fun new dance. I mean come on, if they are not children, then why
should you give them the power to take away your happiness. Make time to caress
your mind and your soul, as well as tickle your funny bone every time you get a
chance. You’re not greedy; instead you are setting boundaries and letting
people know exactly what you will take from them.
Yeah, you may be the bad guy for the day or week, but you
will find a sense of peace once people know that they can no longer use you
anymore. Honestly, every time you stand up to a person, you actually love
yourself more with each line you draw in the sand. So, lift your voice and say,
“NO” as many times as you have to, in order to gain a life that has peace and
solitude from the craziness. Learn to love yourself, because no one will ever
love you, if you don’t first find reasons to love yourself.