Addiction tells us we suck, that we can’t do life without our drug of choice. It says that we will never amount to anything if we don’t keep using. We are afraid to be sober and we are afraid that we will end up dead because we can’t seem to stop. The biggest lesson I’ve learned in recovery is that I am capable. I am decent. I am a good mom and a good wife and friend and daughter. I am enough.
And so are you.
Have you ever spent what feels like years writing a paper or typing something up, clicking away at the keyboard, only to lose it to the abyss of Windows when your laptop’s battery dies? In a split second, your hours of hard work and dedication disappear, leaving you staring at a blank screen in disbelief.
Getting clean doesn’t mean you’re financial problems will come to a halt. Life happens. You must find another way to fill this void inside you that you’ve been filling by using drugs and alcohol. We’ve put together a list of 10 cost-effective ways to start your sobriety journey; and you can start right now!
In a perfect world, there would be no relapse in recovery. There would be no temptations, disappointments or breaks in trust. But the world that we live in is not perfect.
We all have to find a way to navigate through life, through all the twists and turns in the road. Each person must choose which paths to take—whether that is an easy path, a helpful path, or a path that leads to a dreaded head-on collision.
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