Active recovery is a choice, and a deduction. If you want to set your soul on fire, give recovery the opportunity to give you the power to feel alive again.
I’ve been living with an addiction disorder as long as I can remember. I remember drinking in high school, and at times, not for ‘fun’, but to deal with difficult situations / anxiety. I thought at that time, and over the course of approx 16 years, I used alcohol as an escape, when I should have been learning about myself.
Over the span of that decade and a half, I treated my body like an old honkytonk. Recently I have been in the heart hospital because of an anxiety attack, which others, and myself, thought I was truly having a heart attack. Those others consisted of a nurse, and a doctor. It was until tests were run, that they found that it was an anxiety attack, combined with a blood clotting disorder. I tell you this story not to get sympathy, but to show you an example of how powerful the mind and emotions truly are.
Alive – Pearl Jam