*for the purpose of this text, sober is used interchangeably with abstinence
what does it mean to be a sober addict in recovery when western culture suggests that everybody drinks, that it’s normal, that it’s okay? that western culture suggests that ‘normal’ drinking is done in a fun yet controlled way? that western culture suggests that drinking is good, smoking weed is socially acceptable, ‘popping molly’ is okay but only at a party and that using crack, meth and heroin are still considered inherently addictive and ‘the worst of the worst’?
what does it mean to be a sober addict in recovery when most evening events i hear about are at bars, involve drinking or serve alcohol? what does it mean to be a sober addict in recovery when i am the one to advocate for sober spaces as an access need for my friends but i still have a hard…
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Nicely written! Relevant to the searching soul!
I’ve been meaning to write something about the idea of a higher power for a while now. Over the last 8 months I’ve had to make dramatic changes in my life that absolutely were directly affected because of my faith in something bigger than me. I currently work a 12 step program that asks we believe in a God of our understandings, because of the important role it plays in the life of a recovering addict.
Most addicts in active addiction, are lost and isolated and have lost faith in God or a higher power. The place we go to is soo dark that trying to conceive the possible notion that where we are at is part of a bigger plan is tough. Faith in God is something that requires looking at the bigger picture and putting aside the need for instant gratification or instant relief of pain and suffering…
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