Addiction is myth.
Addiction is myth.
It’s been a month or so and no blogging. I am still sober, just working hard and doing my thing. Kind of depressed, no motivation to blog. Will check back in soon. Peace.
My journey in recovery has not been all fun and games. Getting sober from drugs is hard, period. I’ve learned a lot. Sometimes through meetings, people, and books other times the hard way. I’ve gotten into a relationship which was warned against me but I think I finally found the right person. It has been a roller coaster these past few months learning how to trust, grow, and love one another.
I’ve taken some time to get some professional help and have enlisted some great people at Florida Recovery Center. Right now I’m in a halfway house in Delray Beach, which has really enabled me to focus on what is important: staying sober. Some might say that it is the weak thing to do or it is going “backwards” by asking for help at a treatment center when you are already sober, but times are tough.
Not only have I struggled with addiction but I’ve struggled with depression as well, and now am realizing I also have very bad anxiety that I never noticed due to self medication. I’ve thought about just using marijuana, but that never works. This blog does help a lot, but I can only write so much. Thanks for reading.
There are many adversities that an addict in recovery must face. Aside of the temptation for relapse there’s the difficulties that come naturally. This can even be trying to enjoy the company of friends that are not in treatment. I’m not saying that I am trying to hangout with my old drug dealer but my best friends are not addicts. They are just grown men that want to have a drink, and that’s cool, but that’s not the life for me.
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The mistakes I have made in my past were mine to make and mine alone. That is until I found the help of an addiction recovery group. Read More About “Top 5 Things To Do When You’re Sober” »
I wake up everyday and my first thought is always the same. Who am I? It is as if I’m some sort of computer program that needs to download my personality from my brain. It’s no joke. The first thought I have every day is “who I am” in every sense of the words. I used to wake up and think, “I’m that guy that going to get wasted today.” Read More About “Top 10 Staying Sober Tips” »
I am always looking for new ways to keep my mind preoccupied throughout the day. I hear a lot of people claiming that yoga can be the key to gaining tranquility and even in some cases sobriety. That sounds a little strange to me but who am I to knock it. Read More About “Can I Get Sober With Yoga?” »
There are many things that may trigger a relapse. It could any number of conflicting problems that you may be dealing with on a daily basis as any added stress can trigger a relapse.
Avoiding your addiction when you are in treatment can at times be more difficult then ever imagined. Addiction is more than just having a substance abuse problem. Addiction comes with people and the memories that you begin associate the addiction over time. As a result you end up hating yourself while being upset with others because you are too blind with rage to notice that you hold the key to your own success.
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Understanding Mental Illness
A mental illness is also referred to as having a mental disease and at times can become so severe that the person diagnosed with this illness may be referred to as a psychopath. As soon as the word psychopath is heard it is usually used in reference to having antisocial characteristics. Yet I believe this classification is a bit skewed. However when I hear the word psychopath I do not envision a person with unsociable traits.