This is a powerful post for anyone that is in a recovery journey. Be kind and compassionate with yourself; love yourself enough to continue one day at a time.
Ok, so I haven’t written about my sobriety or recovery in a little while. I will tell you I am strong and healthy in it. I am doing well. However, I am noticing a disturbing trend: many of our fellow writers are tormented with recovery “shoulds,” and rules that are really myths. So I’d like to share my own two cents on this.
First of all, I am not sure counting recovery days is a sound practice. But I do see it’s value for many people. What I don’t think is healthy is folks who feel as though they must reset their sobriety date because of a slip; a perceived relapse. Also, get rid of should haves, would haves, could haves; they are all self-defeating and serve no purpose in your long-term recovery plans.
ONLY I CAN PREVENT MY RELAPSE–NO OTHER PERSON, PLACE OR THING CAN
A slip is just that: …
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