If you’re an alcoholic, then this post is for you. I have a question: what do the following words mean to you? “Alcoholism” and “recovery.”
If they both mean different things to you, then it’s time to find out more about recovery. Recovery is not just about abstaining from alcohol or drugs; recovery means achieving emotional stability as well as physical health.
It requires hard work and dedication on your part but the benefits are worth it! Read on for more information about how recovery can help change your life!
Daily Reflections April 24
Alcoholism was a lonely business, even though we were surrounded by people who loved us. . . . We were trying to find emotional security either by dominating or by being dependent upon others. . . . We still vainly tried to be secure by some unhealthy sort of domination or dependence.AS BILL SEES IT, p. 252
I had unhealthy relationships with most people in my life—my friends and family, for example. I always felt isolated and lonely because of substance abuse habits that would numb the pain.
It was through staying sober this past year as a result from working The 12 Steps program that taught me how to build up self-esteem by first loving myself before being able reach out towards others whom are also suffering from addiction like myself .
You may be surprised to learn that when I did my personal inventory, it was through staying sober and working the Twelve Steps in recovery that I learned to build up my low self-esteem.
One of the first things you can do for yourself is create a list of all the people in your life who make you feel good about yourself.
Write down what they say or do that makes you happy.
Then think about how you could get more time with these positive relationships by reducing contact with negative ones—even if this means cutting someone out completely from your life.
It’s not easy but it will make an amazing difference! Have any thoughts on this?