RECOVERY

Justin in Recovery
May 17, 2020

Staying Clean After Treatment

Ok, so a person has taken the first steps toward a better life . They have gotten treatment, turned a corner, and are now in the stages of adjusting to a drug-free life.

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Justin in Recovery
May 14, 2020

My Mornings: Now and Then

I am sure you have heard the saying “did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed?”, a common phrase associated with a grumpy person. In my experience there is truth to the concept, the way a day starts off can often be a precursor to how the rest of that day will go.

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Justin in Recovery
May 7, 2020

The Value of Friendship and the Difference During and After Addiction

I have been thinking recently about the qualities of the friendships I have today, how important they are to me and my lifestyle, and how different they are now as opposed to when I was an addict.

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Justin in Recovery
April 28, 2020

A Special Day Only Made Possible by Change

April 25th was a special day for me. It was my dad’s birthday, and there isn’t anyone in my life that were more instrumental in me turning my life around than my parents. I sent my dad a text that morning and then called him in the afternoon.

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Justin in Recovery
April 13, 2020

A Message to Any Addict Still Suffering: Seeing is Believing

A Message to Any Addict Still Suffering: Seeing is Believing When I look at my time as an addict and where my head was at during the early days of my recovery, my sense of self-worth was non-existent. My thoughts were surrounded by failure.

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Justin in Recovery
April 9, 2020

How Getting My Priorities Straight Helped Give Me My Life Back

Getting my priorities in order was one of the most difficult things for me to do in order to obtain and maintain a clean and sober lifestyle. I really had to take a long look into what I wanted out of life and how I could achieve it. Family, relationships, friendships, etc.

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Justin in Recovery
March 20, 2020

Personal Growth After Getting Clean

A big part of my ability to put my addiction in the past for good was to gain acceptance with my past and use it as a way to move forward in life, gain perspective on all of the ways I’ve grown since I left that lifestyle behind. As I was thinking about this, I couldn’t help but reflect, in a positive way, on just how much my life has changed for the better now that drug addiction is part of my story but no longer a destructive part of my life.

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