Everyday is Independence Day in Recovery

Living without alcohol has allowed my mind, body and spirit to remain free.  Alcohol used to cloud my judgement and create a false sense of what a good quality of life was.  Being free from alcohol, I am able to live everyday as it is Independence Day.  I broke the chains of addiction and I know those chains still remain, but I am not remain shackled anymore.  My false perception of what a good quality of life represented has completely changed over the last 4 years of my active recovery.  I am properly treated for my bipolar disorder and properly treat myself for my addiction disorder by participating in the AA community / fellowship.  In relation to my experience, I have needed more fellowship connections as I have become more invested in my active recovery.  It is critical to continue to keep investing in yourself and your recovery, as if you were depositing money into your savings account.  By investing in your mind, body and spirit, you will continue to be successful and recognize the success of others around you.

How much are you investing in your recovery?

Free – Zac Brown Band

2 thoughts on “Everyday is Independence Day in Recovery

  1. “It is critical to continue to keep investing in yourself and your recovery, as if you were depositing money into your savings account.” – As someone who has struggled with addiction my whole life I am always looking for websites, blog posts, and books that inspire me and remind me that there are so many people out there going through the exact same thing. It is nice to share with others what has worked and hasn’t worked throughout recovery. I would like to wholeheartedly recommend a book I just finished entitled “Addiction is the Symptom” by author Dr. Rosemary Brown(http://addiction-is-the-symptom.com/). I will not claim that this book will magically heal you and you will never drink (or whatever it is you do) again, but what it did is provide some very valuable insight into my own addiction, and the root causes behind it. It is nice to read material from someone who is not only an expert in the subject, but has faced many of the same trials as I have, it makes the advice more “real” for lack of a better word. Good luck in your continuous recovery 🙂

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