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The Psychic Told Me...

I went to a psychic when I was a few years sober and she said very pointedly, “you’ll never drink again.” It was a pivotal point in my recovery. Not because the psychic knew something that I didn’t. The reason it was pivotal was because she told me something that I absolutely knew to be a deep truth, but hadn’t allowed myself to own as the truth. I felt a resonance all the way to my core when she said it. It was an immediate knowing that I’d heard and felt pure truth. However, I had been indoctrinated to believe the exact opposite in the world of sobriety. I was taught to believe I had to be hypervigilant to make sure that relapse didn’t sneak up on me and steal what I had worked hard to hav

The Psychic Told me...

I went to a psychic when I was a few years sober and she said very pointedly, “you’ll never drink again.” It was a pivotal point in my recovery. Not because the psychic knew something that I didn’t. The reason it was pivotal was because she told me something that I absolutely knew to be a deep truth, but hadn’t allowed myself to own as the truth. I felt a resonance all the way to my core when she said it. It was an immediate knowing that I’d heard and felt pure truth. However, I had been indoctrinated to believe the exact opposite in the world of sobriety. I was taught to believe I had to be hypervigilant to make sure that relapse didn’t sneak up on me and steal what I had worked hard to hav

It's all in your head...

I was recently at a training where I was the only recovering alcoholic present. The trainer began a segment on addiction and began relating his love for chocolate and his will power to say no and how that needed to translate into the world of addiction. Thanks, but we've already been down the "Just Say No" route. That's not how it works. I chose to speak up and represent the addicts in the world. I asked the crowd to imagine not having enough feel-good neurotransmitters like dopamine and endorphins. Imagine going through life not having enough chemicals in your brain to make you excited and motivated. Imagine not having enough chemicals to make you feel soothed and comforted. Imagine never k

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