I hear that a lot here
I say it even more.
But what does it mean? really?
recovery is changing my whole life and all my approaches
to it so that i can cope with life's challenges in a
healthy, clean way
I think recovery means to obtain, once
again, what you've lost, healing both internally and
externally. To become whole again, to live again.
Learning how to cope productively, and restoring ones
love for them self and all that surrounds them.
Learning how to live life without drugs,
learning how to cope without dope, learning how to be a
better human being, and, for me, learning how to have a
spiritual life that I never had before.
everything I lost or would
have achieved but couldn't due to using junk. To recover my dreams....to
recover who I really
am. To recover
my dignity and love. To
recover my birthright to
live each day fully present. To recover the compassion
allowing me to share beautifull experiences with others
....to live in the freedom where new dreams awaken.
Recovery means not having to pick up and use junk no
matter what happens in my life.
To learn to cherish the people around you,
especially your love ones.
To learn not to take what you have for granted.
I think thats 2 very important things i've learned since
i got clean.
Recovery for me is the process of
recovering from my addict self and return to the state
of mind and body that I had before I started using drugs
recovery for me is learning a NEW way of
life...although recovery implies getting back something
we once had, i have never known the life i live
today, EVER...recovery for me is about a mental spiritual
emotional physical attitude thought-pattern
re-birth....being the best person i can be on a daily
basis, giving of myself rather than taking from everyone
else...recovery is a brand new life, one i have never
ever experienced before, not just putting the drugs
I am still figuring it out.
I like all the replies- I do.
I feel a lot like Shane though in the technical recover
term- because I am living as I have never lived before.
It's hard to put into words, It really is.
Learning to live life without drugs for me is just a
small part of it- a crucial part- but a small part.
That just opens the doors- to a floodgate of new
experiences, personal growth, a new perspective.
What I am finding is after 11 years clean, 2 years into
recovery, I am not even close to where I will be.
The more I look, the more I learn.
Humbling. Amazing. Awakening.
Healing of mind,body and soul.
Recovery = recover one's freedom. No longer
a slave to the demands of a drug.
For me to RECOVER is to grow and learn from
Also it means to let go and let GOD. I am recovering
each day and I am making it through the day without dope
of course the 12 steps helps me to stay RECOVER
Being able to live life without drugs -
Where your program takes you entirely hinges on how you
define recovery--you, not your friend, or your sponsor,
or your group.
Think again about your own definition of recovery. Write
it down on a peice of paper. If your definition of
recovery is _______, then your problem is ______, and
your program will take you to ______.
If you have to think very long to before filling in the
blanks, it probably means that you have not yet defined
recovery for yourself.
If you dont have a clear definition , you dont have a
direction. How far can your program take you if you are
not focused on where you want to go? How far does any
vague, unfocused notion get us ?