The funny thing about the title of this article is that I don't really identify as a person in recovery from addiction & I don't believe that I am just maintaining my sobriety. Those things feel like small tight words that imply a life ruled by addiction & a state of just hanging on. My life is much bigger than that. This is what I do in my life today, 4 years into this journey, so that I don't fall asleep and forget how grand and delicious life really is or go back to trying to escape it.
http://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/find-local-aa ~~~ http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/local-meetings OR you can attempt to do it yourself (which CAN work, by the way): http://blog.rehabforteens.com/begin-10-steps-journey-new-life/ and http://www.wikihow.com/Quit-Drinking-without-Alcoholics-Anonymous (Click on the pic to visit my Facebook page, and my Photo Albums.) Want more business from social media? zackswimsmm.tk
I really like this quote, but I don't think this would truly take just one day. You'll have to fight for much longer, survive for much longer, persevere for much longer. And the truth is some of us won't get there. The world is too unforgiving for that. However, I do believe that even if we never reach a position where we can stop caring, friends and family will be the comfort you need.
This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Drinking Alcohol
would the 8 year old version of you be looking up or down to the person you are right now? make that little girl proud, and make her feel protected. love yourself, and she'll look forward to becoming you.