I might have attributed it to the fabled ‘runner’s high’ had I not met so many dedicated runners who denied experiencing one–
Suddenly we’re missing obvious warning signs, ignoring key markers of danger, or simply deciding to take a leap of faith at exactly the wrong moment.
Nonetheless, years of drinking and drugging and lapsing and relapsing will invariably have an effect on the victim of addiction.
Topics: maintaining sobriety
I felt better and according to science, made better decisions if I took a few moments to calm myself.
They soon realize they need to learn how to stay sober, while also repairing relationships, restoring health, and picking up the pieces of a career.
True religious fanaticism is, in my experience, quite different from the sort of spiritual practice we find in most 12 Step groups.
You understand, on an emotional level, that you’re not really alone, and that everyone isn’t looking down on you for being who you are.
Maybe for some individuals, whose goal is simply to get off drugs and meet like-minded people, a 12 Step fellowship fits the bill better than, say, the local church or civic group.