Posts tagged Road to Recovery
Open Yourself to Mindfulness

I'd like to start this article by telling you that less than 10 years ago, I had no idea what mindfulness was.  I was a very lost soul and really thought nothing would help me. My options were little to nothing left. I had tried every viable option.  One may have said that I was hopeless and I truly believed that.  I was hopeless and waiting to die. I laughed at people who thought a spiritual experience would help me. Little did I know I would get a second chance at life.  This mindfulness concept would be key to a sustainable and joyful recovery life.

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Series Her- Mary's Story

My name is Mary, I am a drug addict and a alcoholic. I was the third oldest out of eight children.  I had a great childhood our family was very close I don't ever remember anything bad happening, I do remember feeling different I never felt like I fit I I never felt a part of
 

I was painfully shy. I had my first drink at age 12 on my way to our 7th grade dance I remember feeling pretty I remember feeling like I fit in I remember feeling a part of!! I felt great! I also got so sick!! As I was throwing up, I looked up at my friend and I said I can't wait to do this again! I also remember the look on her face like I was crazy. But I really could not wait to feel like that again. I started experimenting with other drugs and drinking on the weekend then whenever I could I wanted to be high all the time I never wanted to be me I hated being me.

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