It’s what I advise a lot of parents to do: it’s just the hardest thing that you can ever do—but if you want to save their lives it’s what you’ve got to do: it’s tough love.
Being involved in peer support groups—with people who knew exactly what it was like to work in a setting with access to medications—was the key for me to be able to get solid in my recovery.
I have a compassion for these people that are struggling, all this generation, the kids. I just want to see them get better. If I can be a light, or be an encouragement, to them, I just want to see people get better.
“Drink this,” she said, handing me a small plastic cup with red syrup. “It’s 30 ml, our starting dose.” That’s how my road to recovery began.
destruction brings / forth growth that blossoms
Everything fits inside of my recovery because when I'm doing what's right in the recovery process, all of those things just flow. I'm a better employee, I'm a better father, I'm a better husband when my focus is on my relationship with God.
The spirituality part of it’s been the biggest impact in my life, finding my own higher power, and staying connected with people who are trying to do good in the world.
We have to share our stories; even if it helps one, it’s worth it.
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