Category: Mindfulness recovery

There is no deeper connection than drinking

It makes me cry inside, but once you establish this connection, there is little chance of it going away. We can pretend about miracles all we want, but they rarely happen. I love drinking. There are so many memories tied up to the times I drank alone. Alcohol got me……


Awareness is a big word when it comes to addiction recovery. Sometimes I think about how I wasn’t aware of my drinking compulsion. Deep down, yes, I was aware of my drinking problem in terms of hangovers and other negatives but I just couldn’t grasp the whole compulsion thing.

What is craving? and how not to give in (from mindfulness perspective)

I remember before even getting help (going to rehab and doing iop afterward) my main obstacle to staying sober was dealing with cravings. I saw cravings/urges as something that I don’t have the power to overcome. Every time I tried fighting it I would lose and end up at the liquor store. That’s why I felt so hopeless. I had this strong desire to become sober but yet no ability to overcome the mystic……

I am a failure (or how not to be)

I know a lot of people use the statement “I am a failure” to draw pity for themselves. It is always easier to be a victim, especially if you have a drinking or any kind of substance addiction problem; but I don’t want to go this way of being a failure anymore. Tic, tock, tic, tock…Time is ticking away. What’s the end game plan?

Instant gratification

My failures aren’t due to lack……

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