People in Recovery
It’s difficult to gab or text with your friends or play Candy Crush while you’re struggling to assume the yoga position.
Rebuilding trust is no easy feat but if you have a friend or family member willing to let you crash on the couch, you will have to do just that temporarily.
As control erodes, the drinker redoubles efforts to regain it. Some resort to “white-knuckle” abstinence, giving up alcohol for a while, just to prove to themselves or someone else that they can.
If addiction really is a brain disorder based in complex adaptations to a substance, then who’s to say those adaptations won’t occur with a different drug?
…struggles can actually serve as a disincentive to someone who knows you and is now beginning to peer uncertainly up their own long and bumpy road of life change.
Ralph nailed it. He’s right- what’s in the past and what’s in our future is nothing compared to what is ultimately inside us.
I felt detached from life and the people around me. I felt like a failure, but I had no other choice but to get back on my feet and try again.