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Posted on September 22, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Graduation of I.O.P.

Today, I graduated from I.O.P.* at Grace Street Recovery in Lewiston, Maine. Yay! I officially don’t have to go back to the IOP meetings, but occaisionally I will go back there. Marty O’ Brien (the owner, head re-hab addictionologist at Grace Street) is AWESOME!! He’s 100% pure Irishman, speaks fluent Gaelic, and french. He gre […]

Posted on September 21, 2011 at 8:10 am

I.O.P. Graduation

I just wanted to inform you all that as of Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 I will be graduating from I.O.P. Group. That’s in one more day, tomorrow. I’m by no means “over with”, I will be still attending Grace Street, but I will be doing my individual counseling shit for the next month, twice a […]

Posted on September 19, 2011 at 12:19 am

FAILURE

FAILURE: People who say, “Failure is not an option” tend to fail more. Failure, breeds failure, breeds, success. “I AM wrong”. Addiction takes us from ourselves. When you relapse (fail) you feel guilty. Guilt and shame are the addict’s worse enemy. Negotiate a relapse as failure, NOT as guilt and Shame. Failure makes us feel […]

Posted on September 18, 2011 at 11:45 pm

LIMBO

LIMBO = Stuck. No chance to go up or down. To succeed or fail. JUST stuck. Regret for the past, fear for the future.

Posted on September 18, 2011 at 11:04 pm

Richard & Sabine Wright

“You Americans are so frivolous, let everybody win.” –Richard Wright (This means you’re fighting the wrong battle. Put your focus elsewhere. And most importantly of all: NOT EVERYBODY WINS ).

Posted on September 18, 2011 at 10:41 pm

Group & Stuff Last Week

Group last week and the week, and the week before consisted of filling-out lots and LOTS of TCU addict worksheets, to deal with emotions, important people, etc. Alot of mapping out of goals & stratigies. I met again with the EVER-RUNNING-LATE Dr. Earl Freeman, D.O. who is one of two doctors there at Grace Street. […]

Posted on August 28, 2011 at 11:30 am

Monday, August 28, 2011: Grace Street Recovery… group.

It seems like the councilors, Marty & Courtney, don’t really have the time to really talk to us individually. This group is not doing me any good, as it’s a GROUP. I have not been able to function in a classroom/class/group setting since the 8th grade. I want to speak-out but I can’t, it’s so […]