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    Cleanfreak

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    Life After Addiction

    Post by Cleanfreak on Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:29 pm

    Life After Addiction
    Yes, Virginia, there is a...life after addiction. And establishing a realistic awareness of just what that life consists of is one of the fundamental tasks in recovery. In general, 'life after recovery' includes the following:
    Joy
    Pain
    Stress
    Harmony
    Success
    Failure
    Anger
    Shame
    Pride
    Accomplishment
    ...any and every other possible life experience
    In other words, 'life after addiction' is just life. It's not some magical place--akin to heaven on earth. It is real. Real pain, real love, real stress, real anxiety, real joy, real loss, real mistakes, real accomplishment. In fact, for most people transitioning away from addiction, it will initially be harder than it will be at any time in your future. The holes that you have dug for yourself must be repaired. The baggage from the addiction must be overcome--personally and socially. The skills that come so easily for others must be rebuilt. This is the reality of recovery. Heck, it is recovery--rebuilding your life so that it rests on a strong, balanced and healthy foundation. Recovery won't let you avoid the inevitable disappointments of life, but it will allow you to manage them in such a way as to keep your perspective and control.

    Without this awareness, many fall into the trap of recovery never living up to their expectations. This then leads to relapse. Such an understanding is the basis for living a healthy life. Using the knowledge that, no matter what happens--the trivial, the painful and the awesome--I will embrace it and act in a manner that best represents the person that I am inside. And if I make a mistake...I learn and move on. If I succeed, I learn and move on. But what I don't do is to look for ways to escape the experiences of that life through addiction.

    For those who haven't done so already, put aside the activity of 'being in recovery'...and commit yourself to changing. Commit yourself to eliminating the patterns of addiction, so that you will be free to embrace life--all of it. Even the hard times. And do so proudly. Confidently. Very Happy
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    stej

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    hi cleanfreak good reply on life after addiction recovery won't let you avoid the inevitable disappointments of life.

    Post by stej on Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:31 am

    Very Happy Very Happy
    Cleanfreak wrote:Life After Addiction
    Yes, Virginia, there is a...life after addiction. And establishing a realistic awareness of just what that life consists of is one of the fundamental tasks in recovery. In general, 'life after recovery' includes the following:
    Joy
    Pain
    Stress
    Harmony
    Success
    Failure
    Anger
    Shame
    Pride
    Accomplishment
    ...any and every other possible life experience
    In other words, 'life after addiction' is just life. It's not some magical place--akin to heaven on earth. It is real. Real pain, real love, real stress, real anxiety, real joy, real loss, real mistakes, real accomplishment. In fact, for most people transitioning away from addiction, it will initially be harder than it will be at any time in your future. The holes that you have dug for yourself must be repaired. The baggage from the addiction must be overcome--personally and socially. The skills that come so easily for others must be rebuilt. This is the reality of recovery. Heck, it is recovery--rebuilding your life so that it rests on a strong, balanced and healthy foundation. Recovery won't let you avoid the inevitable disappointments of life, but it will allow you to manage them in such a way as to keep your perspective and control.

    Without this awareness, many fall into the trap of recovery never living up to their expectations. This then leads to relapse. Such an understanding is the basis for living a healthy life. Using the knowledge that, no matter what happens--the trivial, the painful and the awesome--I will embrace it and act in a manner that best represents the person that I am inside. And if I make a mistake...I learn and move on. If I succeed, I learn and move on. But what I don't do is to look for ways to escape the experiences of that life through addiction.

    For those who haven't done so already, put aside the activity of 'being in recovery'...and commit yourself to changing. Commit yourself to eliminating the patterns of addiction, so that you will be free to embrace life--all of it. Even the hard times. And do so proudly. Confidently. Very Happy

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    Re: Life After Addiction

    Post by teena12 on Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:10 pm

    Life after addiction is really very unhealthy and stressful. In early stages of addiction you ca suffer from common health issues but after some time it will become very dangerous. There are number of diseases take place in our body and we always feel unhealthy and painful.
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    Re: Life After Addiction

    Post by dayo on Tue May 01, 2012 8:38 pm

    life after addiction is great i go the gym, walking,go out with freinds and i meen freinds not drug buddies i have a free mind and no methadone hand cuffs ieat propply.and im their for my two beautiful girls there so proud of me. life of drugs could not get any better. and i have no dought there are lots think that way cheers

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