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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 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 11:07 pm

SANCTUARY

Sanctuary: A place of safety, a haven, a place that is “mine” See also: Tirmann (Gaelic Word): Meaning place of sancuary, safety on church-land.

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 10:57 pm

“Broken-ness”

“Broken-ness” is a metaphor for “broken” people; people we’ve “harmed”. Reminders of Anger/Rage can be brought into “Broken” people’s lives. Into their relationships, and every other corner of their lives. Learn to say NO. “Stand-up for yourself”