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fucking_sober. “Dear God, I see you. I hear you. You have a voice here. Now please ro

“Dear God, I see you. I hear you. You have a voice here. Now please rocket me into the 4th dimension”

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perry.inspires. I have never had “a” drink in my life

I have never had “a” drink in my life

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Wow, 5 months. One part of me is saying "woah that was fast!" but a bigger part of me says "it seems like forever, because this is who I am now." Every morning I open my eyes to another day 100% ME (the best version of ME) and I feel so grateful to everyone who has supported me on this crazy journey. When I was drinking, I was more often than not ashamed of myself, my actions, hurt people who loved me, and only thought of myself. I was sad, alone, and afraid. Now, I'm confident, focused, and ready to tackle any challenge thrown at me. To the staff at Cliffside Malibu, my family, therapist, sponsor, friends, yoga community, and my sober support system on Instagram, you have helped me become a person that I'm PROUD of and I promise to share my experiences, highs, lows, and everything in between so that I can continue to inspire and be both a voice and ear to all the people who need that help I so desperately needed during my rock bottom 💕 #5monthssober

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alanon_wso. Quote on image from: “I Learned To Love Myself through Service,” “The
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perry.inspires. I think a lot of us said to ourselves I can’t do this anymore. Reachin

I think a lot of us said to ourselves I can’t do this anymore. Reaching out for help was the best thing I have ever done.

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perry.inspires. “Moment Of Clarity” I remember these.

“Moment Of Clarity” I remember these.

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Spontaneity is the best kind of adventure.⠀ ⠀ #pathofdiscovery⠀ #intheflow⠀ #recovery2point0

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spectrumhealthsystems. We’re happy to announce that we now accept all major insurance plans h

We’re happy to announce that we now accept all major insurance plans here at New England Recovery Center! Don’t let finances stop you from pursuing your sobriety. Check out the press release or give us a call for more information. Link in bio. . #addiction #alcoholism #recovery #depression #mentalhealth #insurance #treatment #partner #Massachusetts #sober #sobriety

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swilcox1208. For many people the reason they can’t overcome what they are facing is

For many people the reason they can’t overcome what they are facing is self doubt! Most of the battles we face are not easy and you won’t be able to stay the course when it gets tough if you don’t believe in yourself. I kept stumbling in my fight against depression, anxiety, and substance abuse because for years I was the last person I thought COULD! I thought why me or they just don’t know how bad it is. Truth is THEY didn’t matter until I was ready. For me, believing in me again started with believing in Gods will for me. Burying my ego and it’s desires and giving faith in God’s plan for me. Now believing I can is just an extension of believing God can! It took some time but I went from a very sad, empty, hopeless person who thought tomorrow didn’t matter and I would never get out of that despair...but I did! By the grace of God today I am happy, sober, and living a life full of my passions and dreams!! Now the only thing I can’t do is fail! Love and blessings...God bless!! Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. #recovery #healing #depressionquotes #anxiety #addiction #alcoholism #sad #lonely #hopeless #grace #god #godswill #godsplan #prayer #godslove #manifest #manofgod #love #hope #happiness #sober #soberliving #nature #photography #writersofinstagram #writingprompts #writingcommunity #47days

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daelynhardy. I only come to socials for the drinks #alcoholism

I only come to socials for the drinks #alcoholism

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johuey_acoa. Today has been an amazing day. Delivering a workshop called Depths of

Today has been an amazing day. Delivering a workshop called Depths of #alcoholism to #socialworkers at @bangor_university today. Feel honoured for the opportunity to share my story with them. If you'd like a chat about how I can help your staff/students/teachers then get in touch.link in bio. #workshop #inspirationalspeaker #reallifestory

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We always say that music has the power to change lives, but the story behind UK singer-songwriter @jerrywilliamsmusic’s latest single, “David At The Bar” was written to directly change the life of a stranger that Williams met at a bar. - As the story goes, the two struck up a conversation and at some point David (actual name), who had previously been sober for 20 months and was soon going to be a father, promised Williams that he would quit drinking if she promised to write a song about him. Although she encouraged him to quit drinking regardless, she agreed to write a song about him. She proceeded to write this song the very next day. - Songs like this are such a lovely reminder of the longstanding impact that we can have on each other, even if it’s just a one-time interaction. - Here’s hoping David kept his promise, too. 💖 - #skoasongoftheday #sotd #songoftheday #newmusic #singersongwriter #david #drinking #alcoholism #recovery

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Who are you? Really? >< A lot of people don’t know the answer to this question and the list of reasons why is extensive but it really boils down to the fact that something is standing in your way. >< For me it was alcohol and #drugs. So that’s what I’m going to talk about. >< For an alcoholic these two things grab a particularly strong hold on you and will cloud who you are, and basically everything else. >< The only way to remove that cloud, and to see who you really are, is to remove the alcohol and drugs from the equation. >< Once you do that who you are to your significant other, your colleagues, your family, your friends and most importantly yourself will become crystal clear. >< With excessive, out of control, drinking comes #depression, anxiety, fear, guilt and #shame. If you spend all your time dealing with these emotions how do you expect to be a productive member of society? You can’t, that’s a full time job. #Alcoholism is like a full-time job… A full-time dead end job. >< When the cloud of #addiction clears you will find out what you really love to do and how you really feel about life. You will gain clarity in every area of your life. You will begin to reach new heights in your career, your marriage, all your relationships, and within yourself >< So if you’re reading this and you don’t have any real clarity about who you are and you feel lost around direction, purpose, just in life in general, I am here to help you gain back control of your life. >< Send me a DM or if you know someone that is going down this path send them here. >< #beyourself #loveyourself #beagoodone #deadendjob #sobriety #booze #whoaeryoureally

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whyintervention. Humans don’t like making mistakes or feeling bad. Generally speaking,

Humans don’t like making mistakes or feeling bad. Generally speaking, humans don’t like mistakingly making someone else feel bad because of something they did. So if they hurt someone, including themselves, they try to make sense of it to make themselves feel better. Addiction hijacks the part of the brain that operates this system in the brain. So when an addicted person wakes up remorseful, disgusted, desperate, angry at themselves for whatever behavior they engaged in the night before, they like everyone else look for a suitable explanation. Like a multiple choice test, they come up with a list of possible answers and settle on one that makes the most sense. Since the addiction has effectively hijacked the rational part of the brain, it supplies the answers. Addiction simply deletes “substance use” as a choice. It never comes to mind. Its never an option so it’s never the reason why. So if you’re expecting them to “realize” on their own, you’re going to be waiting a really long time. Please know this- when people enter recovery, it’s not because they suddenly became reasonable, rational or logical- it’s typically due to mounting and sometimes very severe consequences. And even then, often times that still doesn’t stop them. There is another way. #whyintervention #intervention #recovery #addiction #recoveryispossible #geniusrecovery #alanon #codependency #soberaf #sobriety #addictionrecovery #brain #rationalization #alcoholism

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alcoholabuseprevention. 🙏🏻

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joyfilledsobriety. Moving through a lot of #grief right now. Often our bodies will help u

Moving through a lot of #grief right now. Often our bodies will help us get somewhere at night if we are struggling to get there during the day. I had dreams upon dreams last night about my late grandmother, and woke up wailing with grief. I never processed her death when it happened (which is when my drinking problem started). I am doing my best to embrace it, to move through it, and to process it so I can move forward.

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onbecomingausefulhuman. “Our whole trouble had been the misuse of willpower. We had tried to b

“Our whole trouble had been the misuse of willpower. We had tried to bombard our problems with it instead of attempting to bring it into agreement with God’s intention for us.” - p 40 of the Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Wow wow wow, this speaks volumes to me. I know that I naturally love to take my will power and use it to an extreme. It never works out well for me.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Once I really surrendered and dove into prayer and meditation, I was able to start to see what it was that God had for me, and slowly, my desires became His desires and every day I do my very best to bring my actions into agreement with God’s intentions for me. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ His intentions? For me to be loving, kind, honest, quick to admit my wrongs, slow to anger and irrational/erratic reactions, to make things right, serve, and be useful. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ #recovery #recoveryworks #wedorecover #recoveryispossible #recoveryisworthit #recoveryrocks #recoverywarrior #justfortoday #everydamnday #easydoesit #odaat #onedayatatime #grateful #inspire #motivation #nomatterwhat #sober #soberaf #sobriety #soberlife #cleanandsober #aa #na #alcoholism #alcoholic #soberquote #goodvibes #addiction⁣⁣

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johuey_acoa. For those affected by someone's drinking now or in the past, they'll b

For those affected by someone's drinking now or in the past, they'll be needing support. Please tell others because you never know who's affected. One of your friends might be and you won't know it. My Change Your Mind Facebook group helps them feel connected. Link in bio #selflove #selfcare #selfdevelopment #SelfImprovement #recovery #acoa #coa #alcoholism #alcoholabuse #alcoholmisuse #lightbulbmoment #mentalhealth

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thesoberyogi. Anyone else relate??? LOL I’m sure you can just imagine 😱😱😱

Anyone else relate??? LOL I’m sure you can just imagine 😱😱😱

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serenity_lives09. Three minute video, that discusses how addiction is a brain disease. T

Three minute video, that discusses how addiction is a brain disease. This break down simple to comprehend. ➡️SWIPE ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ DSM-5 recognizes this as a disease: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The activation of the brain’s reward system is central to problems arising from drug use; the rewarding feeling that people experience as a result of taking drugs may be so profound that they neglect other normal activities in favor of taking the drug. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The activation of the brain’s reward system is central to problems arising from drug use; the rewarding feeling that people experience as a result of taking drugs may be so profound that they neglect other normal activities in favor of taking the drug. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While the pharmacological mechanisms for each class of drug are different, the activation of the reward system is similar across substances in producing feelings of pleasure or euphoria, which is often referred to as a “high.” Criteria for Substance Use Disorders: Substance use disorders span a wide variety of problems arising from substance use, and cover 11 different criteria: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ▫️Taking the substance in larger amounts or for longer than you're meant to. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ▫️Wanting to cut down or stop using the substance but not managing to. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ▫️Spending a lot of time getting, using, or recovering from use of the substance. ▫️Cravings and urges to use the substance. Not managing to do what you should at work, home, or school because of substance use. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ▫️Continuing to use, even when it causes problems in relationships. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Giving up important social, occupational, or recreational activities because of substance use. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ▫️Using substances again and again, even when it puts you in danger. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ▫️Continuing to use, even when you know you have a physical or psychological problem that could have been caused or made worse by the substance. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ▫️Needing more of the substance to get the effect you want (tolerance). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ▫️Development of withdrawal symptoms, which can be relieved by taking more of the substance. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Video Credit: Addiction policy forum ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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dorianjordan87. This is a picture of me when I was 23... a depressed alcoholic, either

This is a picture of me when I was 23... a depressed alcoholic, either in complete denial or without a clue where to turn to. I just wanted the world to end. I don't anymore. #depression #alcoholism #mentalhealth #therapy

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Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Are you sick of feeling like food has more control over your health than you do? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Trust me, I know how you feel! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I remember struggling with myself to make healthier choices, and choosing the junk food... Every. time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I remember feeling like there is something wrong with me, 'Why can't I just take care of myself! Why do I keep sabotaging myself?!" ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That's why I started Mind Body Spirit Wellness Coaching. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I can show you a step-by-step process to help you take your lower back for good, so you can finally get healthy, lose the weight and feel in control again! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Click here to schedule your free consultation: https://bit.ly/2sxvAKk #positivevibesonly #daretodream #emotionaleatingdisorder #eatingdisorders #loveyourself #thinkbig #weightloss #fitness #badhabits #alcoholism #codependency #addiction #recovery #fitness #mindbodyspirit_wellness_ #dowhatyoulove #itgetsbetter #recoverycoach #wellnesscoach #addictionrecovery #recoveredalcoholic #sobriety #quittingsmoking #smokingcessation #quitvaping #healthymindhealthybody #gethealthy #weightloss

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housecalldetox. Looking for a program for your patient that will give them more indepe

Looking for a program for your patient that will give them more independence than it will take away? Traditional rehab facilities that strip clients of their freedom don’t prepare them for the real world. Go with a program that does (LINK IN BIO) | #AlcoholAwareness #RecoveryIsPossible #SoberLiving #SoberLife #Rehab #SoberIsSexy #OneDayAtATime #Sober #Sobriety #Recovery #AA #Alcoholism #CleanandSober #SobrietyRocks #TreatmentCenter #AlcoholFree #AddictionRecoveryTreatment #AddictionRecovery #RecoveryIsPossible #DrugFree #Rehab #Addiction #DrugAddiction #DrugAddict #OneDayAtATime #AddictionTreatment #TreatmentCenter #SubstanceAbuse #AddictionRecoveryTreatment

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chronicles.of.a.binge.drinker. Our wedding anniversary today. The hubby is away working but that’s ne

Our wedding anniversary today. The hubby is away working but that’s never stopped me drinking before.....in Fact I would usually be excited by the prospect of having a valid excuse to drink....even on my own....mid week! But today I opted for a tub of sweets, audio books and an early night 📚🍬🍭😴 #day16 #sober #soberlife #feelslikeforever #onedayatatime #alcoholism #soberliving #sweets #anniversary #weddinganniversary #sobriety #addictionawareness #addiction #lifestyle #healthy #balance #soberaf #sober2019 #2019 #noalcohol

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