My natural inclination is to feel so embarrassed and full of shame whenever I have to say I cannot do something that everyone else (non-addicts) can do as a “normal” part of their day. It is really hard to turn down an invitation to see a movie, for example, that I know will include scenes… Continue reading No Shame In Doing The Right Thing
In the world of Science, a “Black Box” is a system, device, or object in which you can observe inputs and outputs but cannot see what is happening inside. For me, as an addict, my addiction feels like a “Black Box” too (I can see what is going in and see what is coming out… Continue reading The Black Box Problem
When I talk about my “program of recovery” I am talking about the tools that I use on a regular basis to remind me that I am in recovery and to make sobriety possible for me. My program of recovery includes (but is not limited to): Keeping my 24-hour token in my wallet so that… Continue reading Recovery: Will I Choose “Clown College” or Continuing Ed?
So often, as an addict, I fall into a pit of despair and tell myself that: I am not good enough nobody loves me the people who say that they love me don’t really love me anyone could do my job better than I do it I will never get better. At other times I… Continue reading Don’t Feed The Beast
Writing Your Own Best Story: Addiction and Living Hope by Joshua B. Hoe
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