Recovery.

Such a simple word with such a variety of implications, not a one of them simple. 

This month, the Band is focusing upon recovery- from anything. Part of getting through the traumas, the addictions, the mental illnesses is to focus on the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel and focus upon new coping mechanisms, new ways of life, and recovery.

So, The Band, how are YOU recovering? What are you recovering from? How are some ways you cope while recovering?

 

Really, what can I say about recovery that I haven't already said here?

I've made no secret of the fact that I am an addict. I make no secret of the fact that I am in recovery today.

The best thing I can say about recovery today is that THE LIE IS DEAD.

There is this accidental misinformation out there that says, "once an addict, always an addict." While I will die WITH the disease of addiction, I will not die OF the disease of addiction.

I have recovered.

As long as I continue to treat my disease, I will remain in recovery.

As for as that old lie, if you have any doubts, just look at me. I am living proof.

I am the miracle.

I wish I had my rap sheet, my treatment center records, my drug court records to show you here. However, I think we'd have to rent a few more servers just to hold all of the information. Yes, I was that bad.

Today, I am NOT that bad.

Just for today, I am the miracle.

And that is what I have to say about recovery today.

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