I entered the 12-steps fellowships hoping to get rid of my cravings. And I did!
This is a saying in the addict community to describe our using. The poetic nature of it strikes me, and I can't help relate the saying to all.
Has there has ever been this much supply and demand on dating apps? I wonder if we should be more careful in giving our heart's attention away.
While I understand the technicality of the Internet, I do not understand it practically.And yet, here I am using it every day all day.
I reached out to someone I hadn't spoken to in over 3 years to apologise for the hurt that I had caused them in our relationship. Scary, right?
How heavy the weight of our resentments is! From childhood, our romantic relationships and friendships: we all carry them with us.
The nuance between admitting and accepting our flaws and past is a big point of contention in the recovery community. After I've combed through memory loss of my early childhood experiences and years lost through substance abuse, I was faced with a choice: am I going to admit to myself and others what happened to... Continue Reading →
'How to deal with the void inside/ the need to run away'.My friend crumbled up the note I wrote for our topic meeting today. I held my breath.The room was small today, the bad weather keeping away everyone but the regulars.I didn't mind, I needed to hear from people who had been travelling this road... Continue Reading →
In my own journey of processing childhood trauma and addiction I've come across the term 'emotional sobriety' multiple times, and its poetry struck me. In all the meetings I've been to recently, I have not met a single addict with a happy upbringing. So after all, being sober isn't enough anymore, now I've got to... Continue Reading →