Some very good pointers in here. Well, more like truths than pointers!
Relapse doesn’t just happen. There is no such thing as a “slip.” It drives me crazy when people in recovery talk about slips. That is the beginning of the lies that lead to relapse. Nobody is ever walking down the street and accidentally falls onto a needle filled with heroin. Nobody trips and swallows a handful of pills. Nobody stumbles, and finds a bottle of alcohol in their mouth. Relapse happens with a series of choices. These choices are excused and justified because we believe little lies that the voice inside our heads tell us.
The Little Voice that Lies to US
I was watching a movie the other day. In this movie Richard Gere was an alcoholic. He had just awakened to the start of a new day. You could tell he was feeling agitated, uneasy, and uncomfortable because he hadn’t had any alcohol for several hours. As he…
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