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” »
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.
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It is in my nature to stay and fight for my beliefs but what am I supposed to do if I come into contact with my past addictions. Should I take off running the opposite direction? Maybe I should just hang around and let my training that I learned in treatment take over. To be honest I really don’t know what will happen when that day finally comes around. Read More About “What Is An Addict Supposed To Do?” »
What is the difference between social drinking and abusing alcohol? For some this creates a grey area between the lines of alcoholism and social drinking, that results in reflective questioning. Such as; when am I crossing the line, where are the signs that warn me, and how will I know when I have gone too far?
These questions are reflective and will most certainly arise when approaching the grey lines between social drinking and alcoholism. For me I have been struggling with addiction as it has created a great deal of problems in my social life. I personally want to get sober again and stay away from these grey areas.
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I plan on getting sober by living my rowdy life one breath at a time. One long deep breath at a time really is the only way I know how to start my day off. I usually wake up around 7:30 A.M. and start with a deep breath to take the morning edge off. Then I eat some cereal with orange juice as I check the news to see what insanity might have occurred while I slept. As the time rounds 8:30 A.M., I get dressed for my days activities; a suit for work, a pair of mesh shorts for the gym, or nothing if it is my day off. Now replenished and hopefully dressed I am ready to take on the world as I take one last deep breath on my way out of my front door for my morning run. Read More About “Helping an Addict Recover” »