Promise 1 Alcohol promised me confidence. But my feelings of guilt, shame and paranoia when I was drinking led to a drastic drop in my self-confidence and self-belief. The lack of quality sleep that heavy alcohol consumption led to and the impact on my brain function meant that I was mostly just getting through life, … Continue reading The Empty Promise of Alcohol — National Addiction News
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When I was 15 years old, I took my very first drink of alcohol. It was the weekend after I was abused and it tasted so good. I never realized a drink could diminish and even erase feeling associated with the trauma I had gone through. That was it; I knew the solution to all … Continue reading From1-2-1: Addiction & Mental Health… The Toll it Takes
I love crafting my own prayers. It's a special, sacred way of communicating with Higher Power, or God in my case. Of course, the prayers must be written down, so that I can keep revisiting them. They then serve like journal entries, as well. So, these homemade devotions make for very detailed and colorful time … Continue reading ENTRY: Praying the Way You Want to
I have been sober for 3 months now. I have learned a great deal about myself and why I started using in the first place. Many of my problems revolve around my relationship with my family. It's not good. Let's just say that it's not the typical relationship that you would have with your family. … Continue reading From1-2-1: Even in Dark & Lonely Times, Amanda Still has Recovery
Page 17. Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. Original copyright 1939. The part that I highlighted is simply [and stunningly] beautiful. This roughly 80-year-old book is often regarded much in the same way the Bible is, which is truly amazing. Moreover, even though Big Blue is basically a done-deal, it will never cease to astound me … Continue reading ENTRY: The Powerful Cement
Life is good. I am living it one day at a time, in a sober manner. There are some very stressful situations, but hey, that’s life. Stress is totally, 100% typical for everybody. That's clear. Also, none of us is perfect. I am a perfectionist, but I have to always remember that I will never … Continue reading ENTRY: Oh, Lovely Energy