Please meet my new friend and recovery supporter ‘Carol’ of the website: YES2Sobriety as she is our Spotlighted Recovery Website of the Month!
Hello, and THANK-YOU for visiting yes2sobriety.com — sobriety is freedom. I hope that yes2sobriety.com becomes the place where you go, to ask for help, advice, information or even just to vent about anything at all. Also, a place of inspiration and hopefully, a place for you to inspire others with your personal story.
My name is Carol, and I am a recovering heroin addict. I have been battling my addiction on and off for twenty years. I tried any and everything to get and stay sober. Now, that I am out of this hell that I created for myself, the HEROIN PRISON. I am so grateful that it can’t be put into words. Breaking the chains that I was bound by for so many years is such a feeling of freedom, literally. I also am extremely grateful for this website it has been a huge part in helping me, maintain my sobriety.
Recovery is no cake walk. If someone said it is then they are full of shit!!(Oh, sorry about the language but if that bothers you than you are on the wrong website.) No matter how hard it gets, believes me, it’s ALL Worth It!!! I am finally living life and loving it. Instead of numbing my feelings and emotions I feel them and I love it!!! There is nothing like a good laugh or cry to let you know you are alive. Like they say in NA or AA, My worst day sober is still better than my best day high. And, that is so friggin true. Today, I am finally willing to do whatever it takes to maintain my sobriety.
Today, I am extremely grateful not only for my life but the people in it. Especially my teenage daughter who I am amazed by every day. I have a beautiful, intelligent, compassionate, and funny daughter. That I can’t be more proud of. Sometimes, I do wonder how in the hell did I get so lucky to have such an awesome kid. She is my INSPIRATION. My dream about being sober is now my reality. I don’t deny that it takes hard work and dedication but so does being an addict. (Shit, that is a full-time job in itself) It is all worth it though because of the fact that Sobriety is Freedom!!
Now, don’t you want to be free from whatever is keeping you down? Whatever the addiction is, we all deserve happiness and by changing your lifestyle, that’s a start, and you are on your way to a new life filled with happiness. Please, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to email me, Carol, at firstname.lastname@example.org …
When I visited Carol’s website in December, this post really struck a cord with me and touched my own recovery. Even though my journey is from gambling and alcohol addictions, we all know that addiction is addiction, and we all come from many types of addicted paths, BUT? We all have come from the Depths of HELL …
NEVER GOING BACK, TO HELL
As I am sitting here and contemplating my life, the past, present, and future I am so grateful that I am not chasing that bag of dope anymore. Now, in saying that do I think about it, you better believe I do and that’s just a part of addiction. The difference for me today is I don’t act on my thoughts and that is a huge accomplishment for me. In the past when I thought I did before I even had the chance to rethink my thought I was already on my way to cop (pick up my shit).
So, what I am saying is that it’s okay to think about it and it’s normal. The part that is not okay is the doing it. Now, I snap out of that thought pretty quick because I am literally so happy and content with my life that I am not doing anything to fuck that up. Because fucking up used to be my middle name. I was an expert that I could do it in my sleep. There’s a saying in I think NA/AA that goes like this my worst day sober is better than my best day high. Now, I can honestly say that is so true. My life is far from perfect and perfect it will never be, that’s not what I am looking for.
I just want to live peaceful no drama and limited stress. And to be happy, I know it’s simple but I haven’t been truly happy for so long that I appreciate it immensely, you have no idea. It’s not much but it’s all I need and I will not let my sobriety to ever be compromised. It means too much to me and I will do whatever it takes to maintain it because I can say I am never going back to where I was. Thanks for reading and please leave any comments or feedback below, I always love to read what you think.
One area that Carol and I both agree on as far as recovery? She lives and works her life with three key important areas like I do, “Mind, Body, and Soul.” In order to live a real, honest and authentic recovery we need to do these three things Carol firmly believes IN:
RETRAIN YOUR MIND
EXERCISE YOUR BODY
NOURISH YOUR SOUL
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***Presented By “Recovery Starts Here! ~ Author, Catherine Lyon”***