Even today, at 3 1/2 months of being sober, I have to remind myself that recovery is possible and I can kick this habit. I abused alcohol and have come to grips with that fact that I became an alcoholic. Alcohol much like many addictions can turn you into a different person, I hated the person I had become. I almost lost relationships, friendships, and work. I would be so hung over I wouldn’t even get out the bed in the morning, then I would lie to my clients who trusted me so much. Alcoholism is a disease, I can’t just stop drinking cold turkey like some of you may think. Although, I now know that recovery is possible I look forward to being sober for a long while to come. So here’s to all of you are in recovery from something, here are some affirmations you can say aloud when your mind is wandering about drinking or taking that next hit. Please share with other fellow recovery addicts, we should and will stick together.
“The best way is always through” -Robert Frost
“There is no better high than discovery”-Edward O. Wilson
“Change your behaviors and your feelings will follow”-Susan McManhon
“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out”-Robert Collier