So much can change in three years. Celebrating my third Thanksgiving since leaving addiction behind and achieving a drug-free life, I have so much to be thankful for this year.
Recovery is a journey. Here I take a look at many of the different phases a person can experience while living a life free from drugs and alcohol, from where it all begins all the way to long-term recovery.
I started to reach out to a couple of old friends of mine letting them know I had a new number and something awesome happened. Not only did these friends respond, but they were excited to be speaking to me and to hear my story.
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.
My co-workers and I have turned bowling into a weekly event, complete with friendly trash talk and some pretty entertaining gamesmanship. I was on the wrong end of the scorecard this past week after guaranteeing a victory.