Hit a major milestone this month: 13 years sober!
In a way, this event is no big deal to me. I don’t struggle to stay sober.
But…13 years is 13 years.
No small achievement, especially when considering how much I once loved to drink.
Why is this not such a big deal to me?
Because ‘not drinking’ is routine for me
I don’t struggle to stay straight.
Does that mean I never miss it? Hardly.
I just don’t allow it to happen in the same way that I never think placing my hand on a hot burner would ever be a sensible thing to do.
To give in to my thirst would only bring me pain.
How did I ever get to where my thirst no longer hounds me day and night; to where I no longer stand in front of the beer cooler at 7-11 shaking with desire to consume?
My wellness system, that’s how.
I created it to survive bipolar disorder. Effortlessly staying straight was a pleasant unintended side effect.
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- When you discover what’s truly powering your addictions and deal with these things, you’ll find staying sober much easier to achieve
- The reason why 12-step programs have such a low success rate is because they don’t address some of these core problems
- But programs like AA and the like may be just what you need right now: communal support, non-judgmental setting, a place to vent, and the learning of the initial addiction facts that need to be known even when using a system such as mine
- Is it easy staying straight? Not always but it gets easier with time
- For some of you, getting straight is not enough of a motivator. You guys might like to pursue what’s inside my other system, the “You Do You” Guide
- Alcoholics Anonymous and/or Narcotics Anonymous may be just what some of you need
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