Category: Alcohol and Drug Abuse

10,593

Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.

— J.K. Rowling —

Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.  ~J.K. Rowling I hit rock bottom 10,593 days ago and since that day I’ve been trying my best to do the next right thing one day at a time…striving for progress and not perfection. My heart is full of gratitude. P.E.A.C.E. Jay@EagleLaunch.com Isaiah…

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I’ll Quit Tomorrow

The addicts death sentence..."I'll quit tomorrow."

— JJ Meyer —

The addicts death sentence…”I’ll quit tomorrow.” I can’t help but write about what I am feeling right now. My wife and I were discussing the genesis of my blog a couple of days ago.  I started it in 2008 because I viewed it as an opportunity to make a dent in the devil’s playground, i.e….

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Slips

Don't look where you fall, but where you slipped.

— African Proverb —

  In the world of recovery I always tell those I help that each day they are getting one step closer to recovery or one step closer to relapse. This holds true for all of us regardless of whether or not we are in recovery from addiction.  We are getting one step closer to achieving…

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Past for Present

It's okay to look back at the past. Just don't stare.

— Benjamin Dover —

  The best use of the past is to utilize it as a tool to forge a better future. P.E.A.C.E. Jay@EagleLaunch.com Philippians 3:13, “Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it.  But one thing I do:  Forgetting what is behind (but keeping the door open :)) and straining toward what…

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Action Steps for Success

Trust God Clean House Help Others To thine own self be true. Those 4 tried and true action steps are at the foundation of what I try to do with my life a day at a time. I received these most valuable action steps many years ago from a group of drunks like me, with…

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Your Day

Where we begin our day and where we end our day will determine our day… I was helping a friend recently who is dealing with an addiction.  He has been in and out of recovery and sobriety for a number of years.  He has everything it takes to make it because he wants to get…

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Addiction

Addiction is a crazy process; you don’t want to stop when you can and you want to stop when you can’t… If the statement above is you, you CANNOT whip the addiction you are battling on your own. Addiction is whipped in conjunction with a higher power, and/or a network of friends and mentors who…

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Who I Am

“I have found that the process of discovering who I really am begins with knowing who I really don’t want to be.”  ~Alcoholics Anonymous Have you taken an inventory of yourself lately?  A fearless and thorough moral inventory is the best way I know of finding out who I am and what traits I like…

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It’s an Illness

“Mental illness is an equal-opportunity illness.  Every one of us is impacted by mental illness.  One in five adults are dealing with this illness, and many are not seeking help because the stigma prevents that.”  ~Margaret Larson Robin Williams’ suicide has brought more attention to mental illness in the last couple of days than any…

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Invisibly Broken

With the recent loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman to a drug overdose I find myself sometimes thinking we are fighting a losing battle against the drug epidemic here in the U.S. People are dropping like flies and young people are being turned onto heroin at an alarming rate.  We have a country that not only…

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