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🔥🔥JUST DROPPED A NEW PODCAST! LINK IN BIO... GET SOME!🔥🔥 On this episode I interview singer/songwriter Natalie Christine! Natalie started drinking and smoking weed at a young age, which led to more and more abuse. When Natalie was 18, she lost her best friend, Valerie. After losing her best friend, Natalie turned to drugs and alcohol which snowballed for years. Today, Natalie is over 4 years sober and rockin' her recovery. Natalie, THANK YOU for being such an amazing Recovery Rockstar! 🔥🔥LINK TO PODCAST IN BIO!🔥🔥
God can do a lot with 10 years! #Repost @thehopeprojectsc ・・・ Here’s our founder, @chadlogan3. For 15 years he struggled with drug addiction until he received Jesus in 2011. • His whole life he was looking to drugs to fill a God sized hole inside of him. When he gave his life to Jesus, he finally found the joy, and hope, and freedom he had been searching for his whole life. He found a way out of the hell on earth he had been living. • • • #soberlife #sobriety #recovery #recoverystories #sobermovement #partysober #cleanandsober #onedayatatime #behappy #courage #hope #inspiration #inspire #support #addictionrecovery #bethechange #wedorecover #sobersince #transformation #beforeandafter #beforeandafterphoto #skab365 #recoverycommunity
I think one of my friends hate me and I think I really upset them today, it's giving me really bad anxiety and I've just been depressed all night, uh, this kinda sucks I guess, I really want to cut but I won't, I'm going to fight my stupid demons - Are you guys okay? My DM's are open!!💕💕💕 - #selfharmrecovery #selfharmrecovering #selfharmrecoveryproject #selfhaterecovery #suicideprevention #suicidepreventionawareness #recoveryquotes #recoverystories #loveyourself #donthateyourself #donthateyourlife #bodypositivity #selfloveclub
Let’s hear it for @paresa_m 👏🏻 “My Names Paresa my Sobriety Date Is January 17th 2016 I'm coming up on 3 years In these past 3 years I have gained back my Family I finally finished HighSchool I got a Job but most important I no Longer want to die . I'm not constantly feigning for drugs & Alcohol I am not a slave to my addiction & I am no longer a slave to the money & the streets I'm begging to finding myself . I pray and have a connection with myGod that is unexplainable&Beautiful. I'm no longer a Quadruple Felon. I DONT WANT TO DIE like I used to . I never thought I'd even be alive let alone be supported by so many people . I am so grateful for every big and small thing that is now in my life . Big Shout Out to The Steps Of AA for saving my life :)” #soberlife #sobriety #recovery #recoverystories #sobermovement #soberissexy #partysober #cleanandsober #odaat #onedayatatime #behappywithyourself #behappy #courage #hope #inspiration #inspire #soberaf #support #addictionrecovery #bethechange #wedorecover #sobersince #transformation #beforeandafter #beforeandafterphoto #skab365 #recoverycommunity
Always, don't ever hesitate bc I'm here for you, even if it's 3am, I'll try to wake up and if I don't, don't think that you're not important because you are important and beautiful, so just hold on tight until someone can talk to you 💕 - #selfharmrecovery #selfharmrecovering #selfharmrecoveryproject #selfhaterecovery #suicideprevention #suicidepreventionawareness #recoveryquotes #recoverystories #loveyourself #donthateyourself #donthateyourlife #bodypositivity #selfloveclub
Here’s our founder, @chadlogan3. For 15 years he struggled with drug addiction until he received Jesus in 2011. • His whole life he was looking to drugs to fill a God sized hole inside of him. When he gave his life to Jesus, he finally found the joy, and hope, and freedom he had been searching for his whole life. He found a way out of the hell on earth he had been living. • • • #soberlife #sobriety #recovery #recoverystories #sobermovement #partysober #cleanandsober #onedayatatime #behappy #courage #hope #inspiration #inspire #support #addictionrecovery #bethechange #wedorecover #sobersince #transformation #beforeandafter #beforeandafterphoto #skab365 #recoverycommunity
Let’s hear it for one of my dear IG friends Carly! @carlybbenson ❤️ “From 2008 on at least a gram of cocaine and clearly a hot mess to 2018 on a stage speaking to about 200 people about intentional living at the @thisnakedmind live event after having celebrated being 10 years alcohol and cocaine free. To say that 10 years has made a massive difference in my life is an understatement. I went from broken, anxious, unfulfilled and searching for happiness in all the wrong places to the sober adventure of a lifetime. In 2008 I was hopelessly addicted to bending reality. Now, I’m faithfully committed to helping people create lives they don’t want to escape. How could I not jump on the #10YearChallenge band wagon? (which btw was inspired by one of my besties @thesobersenorita ) These last 10 years have been the best years of my life. The highs I’ve experienced from being sober are better than any high I ever chased when I was drinking and partying. And if you want to talk about aging, well let’s just say people think I’m 10 years younger than I am. You can’t buy a serum or cleanse that will get you even close to the results that sobriety will get you. A lot can happen in 10 years. Make sure when you look back on the next 10 you can say you chose the life you truly desired instead of settling for one you didn’t. 💜 #soberlife #sobriety #recovery #recoverystories #sobermovement #soberissexy #partysober #cleanandsober #odaat #onedayatatime #behappywithyourself #behappy #courage #hope #inspiration #inspire #soberaf #support #addictionrecovery #bethechange #wedorecover #sobersince #transformation #beforeandafter #beforeandafterphoto #skab365 #recoverycommunity
Nothing is more beautiful than the smile that has struggled through the tears. - Demi Lovato
My friend told me some really good advice today; - Embrace your insecurities and flaws bc then other people will start to accept you more💕 True confidence and happiness comes from the heart and instantly you attract the right positive people who will accept you for you, whether you have 2 scars or 200, ginger or black hair, if someone truly loves you then they'll stay with you and accept you for you💕💕💕💕 - #selfharmrecovery #selfharmrecovering #selfharmrecoveryproject #selfhaterecovery #suicideprevention #suicidepreventionawareness #recoveryquotes #recoverystories #loveyourself #donthateyourself #donthateyourlife #bodypositivity #selfloveclub
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD is something that a lot of individuals have to deal with but know that you aren't alone and that their are people like you out there, joining groups to help you through it (for some not everyone cause we are all different) can be a good way to express yourself which can help the healing process. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #ptsd #posttraumaticstressdisorder #anxiety #caraccident #recovery #mobilitytraining #support #Nutrition #CleanEating #weightlosstransformation #information #wlstories #recoverystories #photography #pluszie #awareness #wlscommunity #motivation #GymMotivation #wednesdaymotivation #cardio #weights #GetHealthy #bestrong #FitFood #running #fitsparation #wellness #happy
Has anyone else done a #10yearchallenge and then been like “oops actually no I don’t want to think about 10 years ago” 🙋🏽‍♀️ . . . 10 years ago I was 15 years old and so uncomfortable with my body taking up what I thought was too much space- in the world. My life revolved around my weight and I had such a distorted image of my size and what I really looked like. This was fuelled by a mother who perpetrated extreme diet culture only to me (out of 6 kids), hormonal health issues (which was actually diagnosed as an auto immune disease at 16) The 10 year challenge reminded me I’ve been fighting an ED on and off for over 10 years now (behaviours started when I was about 11-12) and I felt tired looking at the photos. How I wish I could have told my 15 year old self that life would turn out just fine. It would be a tough path to trek but it would be worth it. I wish I could have told her what my nearly 25 year old self now knows. Weight does not determine health, worth or value. I am never going to be under a size 14 and healthy and that’s okay. I probably would have taught her about Set Point Theory, Intuitive Eating and the HAES movement that’s shaking up the world. I would have told her that you can still have sex if you weigh any amount, and the least opinion that matters is other people 💁🏽‍♀️ I can’t go back ten years in time, but I can continue to share the journey I’ve found and the new comfort and confidence I’m learning to walk in. The 10 year challenge inspired me to not waste another 10 years obsessed with what other people think, fitting society’s expectations and being miserable trying to fit into boxes I don’t belong in Have you done it? What did it tell you about the last 10 years, or what you want to be in the next 10 years 💫 . . #10years #recovery #HAES #intuitiveeating #health #wellness #mindfulliving #selflove #selfacceptance #fatpositive #fatacceptance #healing #eatingdisorderrecovery #ocean #sea #summer #freedom #mentalillness #mentalhealthawareness #inclusion #letstalk #blog #bloom #quotes #qotd #recoverystories
Let’s hear it for our #transformationtuesday feature @onbecomingausefulhuman 👏🏻 Swipe left for some incredible transformation photos! Today I am 6 months sober. My recovery has been a long, wild, journey. I’ve spent about 20 years locked into self destructive behaviors as a result of my “ism.”, and over the years, have spent a lot of time bouncing in and out of treatment, detox, hospitals, meetings, etc., but nothing stopped me from falling deeper and deeper into hell. I successfully cleaned up from drugs several years ago, got married, had some kids, and seemingly have it all. But the grip of alcohol and disordered eating is insane. ⁣This past summer, something changed. I remember laying in bed next to my middle son, looking into his eyes, so full of life. I was so sick, and he wanted to comfort me. I remember just surrendering fully and completely in that early morning moment. Today, I am sober, but I’m also HAPPY. I am FREE. I am strong and connected and fulfilled. It’s not easy and it DOES take work and time and ⁣it’s not an overnight deal, but every single day I don’t drink is another day toward becoming a useful person. ⁣⁣Sober date: July 15, 2018. #soberlife #sobriety #recovery #recoverystories #sobermovement #soberissexy #partysober #cleanandsober #odaat #onedayatatime #behappywithyourself #behappy #courage #hope #inspiration #inspire #soberaf #support #addictionrecovery #bethechange #wedorecover #sobersince #transformation #beforeandafter #beforeandafterphoto #skab365 #recoverycommunity
Here's a video of Madhav's first week of Speech therapy in Gurgaon in July 2018 (Madhav later shifted to Bangalore for his rehabilatation). His speech therapist used a technique - Melodic Intonation Therapy- "that uses the musical elements of speech (melody & rhythm) to improve expressive language by capitalizing on preserved function (singing) and engaging language-capable regions in the undamaged right hemisphere" (Andrea Norton, Lauryn Zipse, [...], and Gottfried Schlaug) . . . From only being able to say MINI to now reciting a prayer and identifying certain 2 letter words, Madhav even proved speech therapists wrong who doubted if he would ever be able to speak again. Through steady efforts, Madhav began paving his way for a miraculous recovery. . . . . . . . . . #tbi #tbisurvivor #braininjury #diffuseaxonalinjury #tbiawareness #caraccident #survivor #brain #neurosurgery #neurorecovery #winner #brainsurgery #aphasia #melodicintonationtherapy #traumaticbraininjury #miraclesurvivor #speechtherapylife #miracle #prayers #faith #higherpower #nevergiveup #speechpathology #recovery #progress #grateful #speechtherapy #recoverystories
"I fully expected to be dead before I saw thirty. When I decided on my 27th birthday that I wanted to live I had not seen a sober day in twelve years . My name is Adam Frydenlund @adamnyogi I’m an alcoholic, I share this #yogasavedmylife story because maybe somebody out there needs to hear it . I always felt like something was missing & I spent a lot of years using drugs & alcohol to avoid that feeling. Often it felt like the chemicals were the solution, they seemed to fill that spiritual void. In reality they were only making it worse. Many of us addicts chase that solution right to the edge of the abyss & some never find their way back... I nearly didn’t . During my stay in rehab I spent most of my free time alone in the woods. Walking in the woods one day when it hit me. I sat down in the dirt & the pine needles, the feeling washed over me that everything was going to be ok. For the first time in my adult life I felt hope. More than hope, I felt a deep abiding sense of wholeness, the opposite of emptiness. (Today I call these extremes Dukkha and Ananda, but that’s beside the point really.) . That feeling of wholeness was fleeting. A few months out of rehab & I was struggling. I was broken. Lost. Scared . My friend brought me to my first yoga class & I got another taste of that wholeness, the sense that I had everything I needed, that I was exactly where I was supposed to be, doing exactly what I was supposed to be doing . For the next year my yoga mat was my life raft. Over the following nine years it remained, side by side with the 12 step program that also saved my life, the foundation of my spiritual practice . I came to my mat badly broken by all the years seeking outside myself for a way to fill the void. . As we settle into our practice we discover that we have been going about it all wrong. What we are seeking has been inside each of us all along. Yoga teaches us how to look. Yoga taught me how to look inside & begin to heal, to find peace, to become whole, & that is something worth sharing. I’m excited to be on this journey with all of you . Lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu 🙏
What’s made the last year the best of my life was that I finally quit taking it so seriously. I approached it like a game, the challenge being to do as much as I’m capable of to decease the trends on drug abuse. Thank you for following my feed!!!🤗😊🤗 Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it. - Marian Wright Edelman
Todays lesson i mentioned earlier that i wanted to do a youtube video about. I did not write this. Well i wrote it on the white board lol but it was something i found on the internet that i wanted to discuss with my support group today and with a couple women i am coaching within their recovery... i think its a GREAT conversation starter! But we shall see! #recovery #recoverylessons #sobriety #accountability #SELFCARE #selfworth #loveyourself #beauty #recoverystories #addictionstories #addictionignorance #addiction #addictionlessons #discuss #discussions #endstigma #educate #knowledge #knowledgeispower #powerful #emotions #triggers #control #behaviors #thoughtprocess #change #changeishard
Let’s hear it for Lauren @lolo_kavanagh 👏🏻 “Holy moly! I cannot believe it’s been one year today since I almost lost my life. It was without a doubt the most challenging yet rewarding year. As I try and wrap my head around how I even did that to myself, I think more and more about God and faith or the lack there of. Tell me if I’m wrong but I’m starting to think that instead of turning to prayer and God, people (namely me) turn to alcohol to escape from the pain they’re going through. I know personally, I had destroyed my relationship with God by giving all my attention to alcohol to numb the pain. It was almost as if the every time I picked up that bottle, I grew further from God and you see where that got me... nearly dead and hopeless. If you’re going through a depression, try turning to God rather than substances/material things. Anyways, sorry if I’m not making much sense but I won’t go on and on. I’m beyond blessed and grateful for my life today and wouldn’t change it for the world! “Let today be the day you finally release yourself from the imprisonment of past grudges and anger. Simplify your life. Let go of the poisonous past and live the abundantly beautiful present... today.”” #soberlife #sobriety #recovery #recoverystories #sobermovement #soberissexy #partysober #cleanandsober #odaat #onedayatatime #behappywithyourself #behappy #courage #hope #inspiration #inspire #soberaf #support #addictionrecovery #bethechange #wedorecover #sobersince #transformation #beforeandafter #beforeandafterphoto #skab365 #recoverycommunity #motivationmonday
How will you be heard? We all have a voice, but not all of us choose to use it. Our voice is meant to make a difference, to give hope, to uplift, to encourage, to spread joy. How are you using your voice? Sometimes we can feel hardened by life, by the tragedies, disappointments and setbacks. We can begin to think that our voice is too small, that our voice can’t have impact, that our voice could never be heard. It’s the things in our lives that we care about most that we most often feel we’ve lost our voice to. The truth is no one can take your voice, no one can keep you silent. Don’t allow the hurt of the past or lies of self-doubt squander your voice, your impact, and ultimately your gift to this world. You were meant to be heard, to stand tall, to be strong and to help others. Use your voice, share your story, your vision and passion. Your voice may be what someone has been waiting to hear. Your voice may be the voice that gives someone the courage to be bold, to use their voice. As we join our voices we find healing, strength and community. Come together, come as you are and come share your voice. #riseabove #voicesofrecovery
Happy Monday everyone...here's some nice pics with some nice people..fuck out my face...oooowwww!! 👊🏼👊🏼💪🏼💪🏼🗣🗣📸📸😊😊💯💯👑👑💖💖💰💰🎶🎶🎤🎤⚖⚖🤸🏼‍♂️🤸🏼‍♂️🧘‍♂️🧘‍♂️🏆🏆🐐🐐🍆🍆🍆🍆😘😘😘😘 . #cleanandserene #cleanandsober #cleanliving #cleanaf #cleanteam #recoverystories #qualityoflifemovement #ohmiestribe #lindennj #lindennjfun #lindenlegend #fuckoutmyface #yogisofinstagram #yogaeverydamnday #calisthenicsmovement #calisthenicsaroundtheworld #flickingitup #flickinitup #goodfriends #boysforlife #goodpeople #friends #friendships #friendshipgoals #partysober #soberaf #bestversionofyou #bestlife #sharethehope #glowup
"Almost all brain injury survivors remember what they were doing and the hopes and dreams they had before their injury, which often leads to a heightened feeling of failure and a loss of self-worth. They must grieve the loss of their former lives and learn to re-engage in life in new ways. While modern medicine rehabilitates the body on a functional level, expressive arts, including visual arts are rehabilitation for the soul and the brain. The expressive art process engages the entire brain helping to build new neural connections through a process called neuroplasticity." (https://schurigcenter.org) ....Here's our warrior painting his way to recovery. . . . . . . . . . . #tbi #tbisurvivor #braininjury #diffuseaxonalinjury #tbiawareness #caraccident #survivor #brain #neurosurgery #neurorecovery #winner #brainsurgery #colortherapy #hospitaldiaries #traumaticbraininjury #miraclesurvivor #arttherapy #miracle #prayers #faith #expression #nevergiveup #headscan #recovery #progress #grateful #art #recoverystories
~ Depressive talk⚠️~ Okay I've had a really good day but my depression has kicked in all evening and it won't go away, I want to hurt myself and cry and just break down but I don't know why or what's wrong? Nothing's happened, I've been clean for quite a while but I feel really shitty and borderline suicidal, maybe if I sleep I'll feel better tomorrow, probably not but there's always hope, - uh I'm sorry guys I hope you are all okay💕 - #selfharmrecovery #selfharmrecovering #selfharmrecoveryproject #selfhaterecovery #suicideprevention #suicidepreventionawareness #recoveryquotes #recoverystories #loveyourself #donthateyourself #donthateyourlife #bodypositivity #selfloveclub
“At first it was it was almost like a pick-me-up. I remember even saying one time, I’m a good mom when I’m high, because I could go run with the kids and play with the kids. And it sounds insane to say now because ultimately my children were abandoned. But it got to the point where my kids were just in the way. I needed drugs to live. I remember the day children’s services came to the house and told me they were taking the kids ... I felt lifeless. Addiction is a very horrible thing. I think families suffer just as much, if not possibly worse, than the addict because the addict is able to numb. The family’s not. They’re being worried that they’re going to get the phone call that that person’s dead. But there is hope and recovery is possible. On August 15 [2017], I entered treatment at Access Residential Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. It was really the beginning of my life ... It feels good to hear people tell me they’re proud of me. People can see the change in me. I’m just completely a different person today. And I like that person.” - Sarah Clay, 31. Today, the Dayton, Ohio, resident is continuing her recovery from heroin addiction. She recently regained custody of her three youngest children and says she feels hopeful for the first time in a long time. Photo by @maddiemcgarvey. This story is part of #RecoveryStories from @wyso91.3 - intimate conversations from the heart of Dayton’s #opioid epidemic. With @100daysinappalachia
Getting spiritually fed while heading to San Jose🙏🏼😊
Let’s hear it for Nicholas! 👏🏻 “I was 12 the first time I got loaded. Soon after that I was on a path of self destruction. A life of prescription meds, heroin, lies, theft, car accidents, felonies, not being allowed at my family functions, and suicidal tendencies. From 2011 to 2015 I was booked into jail 6 times. My father had asked his psychologist to prepare him for my death because he knew it was coming. On June 15 2015 I woke up and decided I had a choice. Many different events led me to my “surrender”. I gave up my life and accepted that Nick didn’t know how to run his life. Nick only knew how to get high, how to overdose, how to get himself in jail. I now am over 3 years clean, and use my time to raise my kid as a full time dad and I work as an outreach and treatment coordinator at Never Alone Recovery. Though for a long time my sole purpose was to get a fix, My mission these days is to spread hope that recovery is possible and to get as many addicts into recovery as I can.” #soberlife #sobriety #recovery #recoverystories #sobermovement #soberissexy #partysober #cleanandsober #odaat #onedayatatime #behappywithyourself #behappy #courage #hope #inspiration #inspire #soberaf #support #addictionrecovery #bethechange #wedorecover #sobersince #transformation #beforeandafter #beforeandafterphoto #skab365 #recoverycommunity #sobersunday
Here’s a video of Madhav from occupational therapy sessions from the 1st and 2nd week of July 2018 ( 50 days after the accident). The focus here was to work on various functional skills such as fine motor skills, gross motor skills, standing tolerance, endurance, communication , memory, expression of feelings and problem solving skills. He was given tasks that use his right arm (to build it’s strength). When Madhav woke up from a coma, the family was counselled to be prepared for paralysis of the right side as the left part of his brain had sustained severe injury (also there was almost no movement in the right side of the body at the time)... but #impossibleisnothing as Madhav over the next few months (through rigorous work on his part) brought back his right side to work as good as before! At home, we encouraged Madhav to draw and paint as that helped him tap his creativity and self-expression. . . . . . . . . . . . #tbi #tbisurvivor #braininjury #diffuseaxonalinjury #tbiawareness #caraccident #survivor #brain #neurosurgery #neurorecovery #winner #brainsurgery #paralysisrecovery #hospitaldiaries #traumaticbraininjury #miraclesurvivor #arttherapy #miracle #prayers #faith #higherpower #nevergiveup #headscan #recovery #progress #grateful #occupationaltherapy #recoverystories
You're the New you, a better healthier version of you, in order to recover you have to learn let go of the old you and move forwards, you don't forget who you once were but you never go back to it, you move on and find new, better opportunities 💕💕 - #selfharmrecovery #selfharmrecovering #selfharmrecoveryproject #selfhaterecovery #suicideprevention #suicidepreventionawareness #recoveryquotes #recoverystories #loveyourself #donthateyourself #donthateyourlife #bodypositivity #selfloveclub
“Crack cocaine was my drug of choice. I went through the crack epidemics of the late 80s and 90s. It took everything: family, anybody who loved me. I ended up in jail with a felony record. And at the time they had overcrowding in jails in Dayton and they let me out. I had been trying to get in treatment centers but they had a waiting list at the time. I had to end up going to the treatment center for homeless people, which was the Salvation Army. Thank god that they were available. And I surrendered to the program. My relationship with Andre is a constant reminder that you don’t give up on people. But I was not one who got it the first time either. I had six treatment interventions before it stuck. Addiction is a disease where relapse is part of it.” -William Roberts is a church pastor and 12-step recovery sponsor with nearly three decades clean. He first met his friend Andre Lewis at a Dayton, Ohio, treatment program for struggling addicts. This story is part of #RecoveryStories from @wyso91.3 - intimate conversations from the heart of Dayton’s #opioid epidemic. Photo by @maddiemcgarvey. With @100daysinappalachia
Let’s hear it for our #sobersaturday feature Maddie @savage.maddie420 👏🏻 “I’m Maddie, I’m 19 years young and I am 90 days clean today from herion meth and not only the drugs but I’m also 90 days clean from using a needle.” #soberlife #sobriety #recovery #recoverystories #sobermovement #soberissexy #partysober #cleanandsober #odaat #onedayatatime #behappywithyourself #behappy #courage #hope #inspiration #inspire #soberaf #support #addictionrecovery #bethechange #wedorecover #sobersince #transformation #beforeandafter #beforeandafterphoto #skab365 #recoverycommunity
#SOBERSATURDAY ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ The girl on the left would have never thought this would be the start of what would be a very unhealthy relationship with alcohol. I never went to one high school party, never had my experimental teenage years and didn’t have my first drink until I was 20 years old which was a cranberry & vodka that I threw up about an hour later. And although it doesn’t appear that way in the picture, I have always hated the taste of liquor. But growing up with strict parents I was looking to rebel, influenced by society, my circle of friends and songs like “Blame It On The Goose (grey goose that is)” that normalized drinking until blackout or using alcohol as an excuse for making bad decisions. Crazy to think I posted this picture on FB thinking that it made me “look cool”🤦‍♀️ but hey you live and you learn right? And it just goes to show how much society, the people and things we surround ourselves with have an impact on us, often without us even realizing it.⁣ Which to me serves as a reminder to be very aware of what you allow in your universe!⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ Truth is there isn’t anything normal or cool about drinking until you have no recollection of your actions. There is nothing cool about making bad choices while under the influence that you will later regret. The woman on the right knows that now! I value my clarity. Clarity that allows me to make decisions that benefit my life’s journey!And I appreciate the memories I can now actually remember making! My drink of choice now days...good old green tea! Supporting @isaiah_in_sobriety_ movement by raising my pinky to raise awareness for those struggling with #mentalillness and #addiction ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ What’s your non alcoholic drink of choice?⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ ⁣⁣#sober #sobriety #alcoholism #soberlife #soberliving #sobercommunity #sobermovement #soberaf #soberissexy #alcoholism #cleanandsober #recovery #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #depression #anxiety #domesticviolence #yogi #soberyogi #health #recovery #tea #greentea #selflove #love #recoverystories #raisepinkiesforawareness
"I’ve lost four of my children in my addiction. I’ve developed the bond with Ella and children’s services is not taking this one. I just want to be the mother that she deserves. I want to go back to school, have a degree. I want her to be proud of me. Ella — I can’t wait to send her to her first day of school, to potty train her, little stuff like that. She’s going to lose her first tooth. I’m so looking forward to it. Because the one thing I’ve always wanted was to be a mother. And I was told that when I’m not on drugs or alcohol that I am a wonderful mother but it’s my addiction that gets in the way. Sophia, she’s my oldest girl. I got pregnant with her right when my heroin addiction started off, which was in 2009. So, I still have so much guilt over Sophia. Sophia, when I lost her, I lost it. Everything took off. I did the things I thought I would never do. I was an I.V. heroin and cocaine user. I stayed in abandoned houses, I’ve eaten out of dumpsters. I’ve caught many charges from stealing from stores to support my addiction. I would do whatever the dope boy, the person that was selling me the drugs, if I didn’t have money, whatever he wanted me to do I would do it. I’ve sold myself on the streets. I’ve been raped, robbed, and then go right back out there and do it again just to get that next one. I felt like I didn’t deserve any better, I wasn’t worth anything more than a blowjob, a piece of ass, excuse my language, because I had such low self-esteem. I literally thought I would die in that life." - Rebecca Thayer, who friends call Becky, is 35 years old and has nearly two years clean. She recently completed an intensive drug-court program and has a new job. She lives with her daughter’s father in her first-ever apartment, and she’s looking forward to getting her drivers license. This story is part of #RecoveryStories from @wyso91.3 - intimate conversations from the heart of Dayton’s #opioid epidemic. Photo by @maddiemcgarvey. With @100daysinappalachia
@ema_nema - your welcome:) - I hope you are all okay!!:) please don't be afraid to DM me if you ever need any advice or even if it's just to talk to as a friend:) yeet I may be kinda bad with replying but I will reply:) - Stay strong, you can do this, you are beautiful and amazing, we love you and so does Freddie Mercury:)💕💕💕 - #selfharmrecovery #selfharmrecovering #selfharmrecoveryproject #selfhaterecovery #suicideprevention #suicidepreventionawareness #recoveryquotes #recoverystories #loveyourself #donthateyourself #donthateyourlife #bodypositivity #selfloveclub
No book pictures today because I've spent the week watching Marie Kondo's Tidying Up instead of reading. As a result, amidst hospital appointments, I managed to spend about a hundred quid on tiny boxes from Ikea (which Marie has assured me will help spark joy in my life), and I've thrown out so many items from my wardrobe that I will now finally be able to live upto my Scouse upbringing, by wearing my PJs to the shops from now on. A cautionary Netflix tale. 😳 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #netflixbinge #mariekondo #tidyingup #tidyingupwithmariekondo #konmarimethod #declutter #prettycities #simpliyyourlife #myquiettravels #slowandsimpledays #somenotnone #daysofsmallthings #chronicillnesswarrior #invisibleillness #spoonielife #humansofbookstagram #recoverystories #winterstories #noticingmagic #eversquareastory #tlpicks #prettylittletrips #postcardplaces #mydomaintravels #awakethelight #facadelovers #igerseurope #amar_portugal #portolovers #sheisnotlost
13 years ago today, I brought Sophie home. I look at that first picture of us and see a 19 year-old girl trying to “get over” anorexia by herself but falling into bulimia instead. I see a determination to hold on to some sort of joy in the midst of pain and fear. I see a girl who had enough wisdom in all of her loneliness and shame to find connection and love in a puppy. I see all that has transformed in the past 13 years, but I‘m not sure Sophie notices. Maybe dogs can’t always see how much we grow and change. Because all dogs care about is love; and all they can see, through it all, is love. #eatingdisorderrecovery #edtherapist #houstontherapist #teentherapy #youngadulthood #psychotherapy #psychology #bodyimage #animalassistedtherapy #therapydog #emotionalsupportanimal #recovery #recoverystories #anorexia #bulimiarecovery #ptsd #bingeeating #shame #shameresilience #brenebrown #houston #bellaire #socialwork #teendepression #teenanxiety #teenmentalhealth #yorkiesofinstagram #ednos #osfed #puppylove
DAY NINETY-EIGHT: Honest Work I have been a hard worker all my life. In school, work, and personal affairs, I always try my best. Now I'm ready to turn that inwards and be selfish with my efforts. My life is a story worth telling. See some of my work @honestworkmedia Website is always under construction but listen to the latest episode of 100 Days of Depression by clicking the link in my bio to find out more 🎧 #RecoveryStories #Cabbagetown #HonestWorkMedia #TorontoComedy #Photography #tbt
Let’s hear it for Kayla @kaylalyonscft with over 900 days sober! 👏🏻 “I think I would like to share that I didn’t really consider myself recovered until about a year and 6 months into my sobriety when I dove into research about the biology of addiction. I found freedom in knowledge and took it upon myself to channel all of anxiety and anger into healing and forgiveness. Now I can be presented with a triggering situation and have healthy coping mechanisms instead of substance abuse.” #soberlife #sobriety #recovery #recoverystories #sobermovement #soberissexy #partysober #cleanandsober #odaat #onedayatatime #behappywithyourself #behappy #courage #hope #inspiration #inspire #soberaf #support #addictionrecovery #bethechange #wedorecover #sobersince #transformation #beforeandafter #beforeandafterphoto #skab365 #recoverycommunity
“My name is Leanna Perez Green. I live in Beavercreek, Ohio. We have two boys. My younger son has a problem with substance abuse. He only used heroin, that I know of, for a short time. I don’t honestly know. He won’t tell me. I have a suspicion that he smokes cocaine. When somebody is in active addiction it’s hard to believe what they tell you ... I tell my son all the time, if you want treatment I can help you with all of that, you just need to tell me. I know that he can have a good future if he could learn how to live with his addiction and get it under control. But, you know, he’s just, he’s not ready. He’s not ready and he’s only 19 and he needs me, yet he doesn’t let me into his life. I can’t help but feel some responsibility, like, what did I miss along the way? Why did he start using drugs to begin with? What did I not see? What did I not do? I have a terrible fear of his life ending. That fear drives me, just drives me. I want to get to a place where I don’t feel like, god, did I make the wrong decision today? Becky, I look at you and I see a living example and that gives me hope. It gives me hope for my son, that someday I hope he’ll be in recovery and he’ll walk in those doors with me and be able to share his experiences. My ultimate hope is that he will decide that he is ready to get full treatment and stop using.” Leanna Perez Green with her two sons. “The Air Force is zero tolerance — if you use drugs, you’re out. I would like to see that community talk about it more instead of feeling like my active-duty person may get in trouble,” she says. Perez Green’s husband recently retired from the Air Force and she says seeking drug treatment for her son’s opioid addiction meant facing down stigma in their tight-knit military community. Photo by @maddiemcgarvey. This story is part of #RecoveryStories from @wyso91.3 - intimate conversations from the heart of Dayton’s #opioid epidemic. With @100daysinappalachia
I know that anxiety can affect your daily life because you randomly get panic attacks and your breathing escalates for no random reason, so overall - anxiety freakin sucks - But you can learn ways to control it, like; • Taking a calm walk in nature or sitting outside for fresh air •Doing exercise/activities to distract yourself; such as yoga or running, cooking or singing. •Drawing/colouring •Punching a pillow if physical movement helps you keep control. - I know a lot if people with anxiety, including me and it is hard but it CAN be controlled💕💕- - #selfharmrecovery #selfharmrecovering #selfharmrecoveryproject #selfhaterecovery #suicideprevention #suicidepreventionawareness #recoveryquotes #recoverystories #loveyourself #donthateyourself #donthateyourlife #bodypositivity #selfloveclub
Beyond grateful to be asked to speak tonight at a Narcotics Anonymous meeting...i might not be all guns blazing NA like i was in my early recovery but that's ok..i combine multiple modalities these days to attack my addiction dilemma..imma just try and share the hope.. burn the house down like only I can and if all i do is help just one person I'll be the happiest person in room...enjoy the day everyone...fuck out my face...oooowwww!! 👊🏼👊🏼💪🏼💪🏼🗣🗣💯💯🏠🏠🔥🔥🎶🎶⚖⚖🤸🏼‍♂️🤸🏼‍♂️🧘‍♂️🧘‍♂️🏆🏆👑👑💖💖🙏🏼🙏🏼🐐🐐🍆🍆🍆🍆😘😘😘😘 . #cleanandserene #cleanandsober #cleanliving #cleanaf #cleanteam #recoverystories #qualityoflifemovement #ohmiestribe #lindennj #lindennjfun #lindenlegend #fuckoutmyface #yogisofinstagram #yogaeverydamnday #calisthenicsmovement #calisthenicsaroundtheworld #justfortoday #odaat #alcoholicsanonymous #narcoticsanonymous #soberlife #partysober #ohmiesway #bestversionofyou #bestlife #sharethehope #partynextdoor #peaceofmind #colours2 #dopebeats
#Repost @adcallday • • • • • Today, I’m my own #WCW . Today, I celebrate 4 years of sobriety. Yassssss, Queen! You go, me! Woohoo! . “Angel, behave. You’re life is worth so much more than that.” I imagine that’s what God was trying to tell me years ago when my car flew off the freeway and stopped a yard short of hitting a tree. . Thankful for all the opportunities to behave and do better (even though I sometimes don’t take them). Grateful for everyone in my life who’s contributed to who I am today. All the peeps that had to wrestle keys away from me, the ones who had to drive me home, the ones who had to hold their breath every time I left the house thinking I might not make it home, the ones who went through the guilt and sadness the night I actually didn’t make it home. . Transformation photos are great and I have tons. But I’ve learned what’s important is the story in between the before and after. What’s important is the journey. Do I love it enough to learn from it? Sure do, all day every day. I’ve survived all my hardest days so far and proud to say I’ve become stronger because of them. . Cheers to another year! YOU GUYS!! I made it... WE made it. No arrests, no court appearances, nobody’s husbands or boyfriends coming after me, I got the air fryer... WIN! . #LoveTheJourney . 📷: @7jaye
Aye yo fellas...i don't know who needs to hear this but imma leave this right here...SINCE i got...no..no wait check that...BECAUSE i got clean and sober I've never treated this beautiful woman ONCE how i treated my ex's THOUSANDS of times...shit ain't perfect..shit ain't ever gonna be perfect..but if i keep doin what I'm doin shit ain't ever gonna be how it used to be..enjoy the rest of your night..fuck out my face...oooowwww!! 👊🏼👊🏼💪🏼💪🏼🗣🗣🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️😍😍🔥🔥❄❄🎶🎶⚖⚖💯💯👑👑💖💖🤸🏼‍♂️🤸🏼‍♂️👫🏼👫🏼💃💃🍆🍆🍆🍆😘😘😘😘 . #cleanandserene #cleanandsober #cleanliving #cleanaf #cleanteam #recoverystories #qualityoflifemovement #ohmiestribe #lindennj #lindennjfun #lindenlegend #fuckoutmyface #yogisofinstagram #yogaeverydamnday #calisthenicsmovement #calisthenicsaroundtheworld #womancrushwednesday #womancrush #wcw #wce #colombianqueen #colombiangirl #miamore #toxicrelationships #healthyrelationships #breathoffreshair #bestversionofyou #bestlife #womancrusheveryday #wcw 😍
Let’s hear it for my dear IG friend @jessicalandon12 👏🏻 "5 YEARS TODAY! 🙌🏼 I posted this on my 2 yr but felt led to post this again with the hope that it reaches someone still suffering: - I’m posting this not to gross anybody out but to share my gratitude for where I am today compared to where I was on Jan 3rd 2014. W/ a blood staph infection, B.A.C of .503, conjunctivitis, weighed 78 lbs & every organ in my body including my heart & brain were failing. The right pic is the result of the acid from my urine eating away my skin because I had been lying in one spot for over a month. I was hemorrhaging out of every orifice because my blood was so thin from the amount of alcohol I was consuming. Only 6 months before this debacle I had a hemorrhagic stroke from falling over a railing that resulted in brain surgery. And there were never any drugs other than alcohol in my system. So when people talk about how innocuous alcohol is, I just laugh. It has taken brutal honesty, deep introspection and forgiveness of myself to build the life of recovery that I have today. I no longer want to numb or hurt myself and I may not love myself but I definitely don't hate myself anymore. If you've ever judged someone who had a substance abuse problem- just know they judged themselves even more. I have hopes that a picture like this can turn some of that judgement into compassion because it is hell on earth to be psychologically & physiologically addicted to something that you know is killing you, & even more emotionally injurious to those that love you. Whether you understand the disease of addiction or not; the reality is that it is one of the leading causes of death in this country so we need to at least try to understand it better. Those of you that knew about my gnarly spirals into the depths of insanity & somehow never stopped loving & rooting for me, YOU are my Heros. I can now pass that unconditional love & compassion onto the next suffering soul in my path. You created a ripple of kindness into the world that will be infinitely passed on. Im so grateful for God & for my friends & family who never stopped loving me. Thank you from the bottom of my ❤️”
#RP I was well into adulthood when I was able to accept that my trauma was not my fault. I wasn't to blame for his actions and I could not have changed what happened. I grew up playing the "victim", I would use my past and my trauma as an excuse for everything that was wrong in my life including my drinking. I would drink "AT" everything and everyone! I was sad, drink! I was happy, drink! It was happy hour, drink! I was pissed off, drink! Things didn't go my way, drink! 22 months ago my healing process started! I finally stopped seeing myself as a victim and starting seeing myself as a survivor! I am still a work in progress... But I am definitely not who I used to be! #Healing #CleanTeam #CleanAndSerene #RecoveryIsPossible #RecoveryStories #RecoveryRocks #SoberMovement #SoberLiving #Sobriety #SavedByTheGraceOfGod #AA #AddictionIsADisease #AlcoholicsAnonymous ##NothingChangesIfNothingChanges #HopeDealer #IAmNotMyDepression #BipolarDoesntDefineMe #PTSD #Survivor #ProgressNotPerfection #ODAAT #AddictionIsReal #Acceptance #WeDoRecover #Willingness
“My name’s Bob Lloyd. I live in Dayton, Ohio. I’m a roofer. I have a boy that’s in active addiction now that I really worry about all the time. We tried to get him help. He keeps dodging me. I even went to an assessment with him to make sure he went. I stayed in the waiting room when they took him in the back and I was there for him. He’s just got to want it. That’s the thing, people have to want it. They have to be tired of being tired in addiction, is what I’ve learned from it. You just hope and pray every day he comes over and says, dad, I’m ready. Until then there’s not much I can do. That’s the bad part is you feel helpless. Either he ODs or gets treatment or he quits. That’s what I worry about. I worry about him overdosing and nobody being there for him ... See, I kind of flip-flopped. I was kinda down on drugs and stuff. I was one of them guys, how many times do we bring them back with the Narcan or whatever? And then I started understanding more through going to FOA. And then I listened to the people and listened to their stories. Some of them just break your heart, you know, there’s a lot of grandparents raising grandkids now because their mothers and fathers are all messed up. My boy come, we got him to actually come to one FOA meeting — I’ve been trying to get him to come for a couple of years ... I want him to stay clean. That’s the main thing: stay clean. Stay with your family. Be there. Be there for your family.” - Bob Lloyd and his friend Dustin Aubry outside a meeting of the Dayton support group Families of Addicts or FOA, an organization of families, friends and individuals struggling with opioid addiction. This story is part of #RecoveryStories from @wyso91.3 - intimate conversations from the heart of Dayton’s #opioid epidemic. Photo by @maddiemcgarvey. With @100daysinappalachia
"What turned his life around, Richard said, was being admitted to Peace River Center’s crisis stabilization unit and talking to counselors. It was the first time he felt able to discuss his feelings about his father’s death years earlier." Read @ledgernews article that features insight from Club SUCCESS member Richard. http://bit.ly/Support-Recognition #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalillnessrecovery #recoverystories #healing #hope #resources
Love and Accept who you are because that's you:) don't let anyone tell you otherwise because it's not there place, you're beautiful I. Your own ways, don't compare yourself to others bc everyone is unique and special in their own way!!!💕💕- - #selfharmrecovery #selfharmrecovering #selfharmrecoveryproject #selfhaterecovery #suicideprevention #suicidepreventionawareness #recoveryquotes #recoverystories #loveyourself #donthateyourself #donthateyourlife #bodypositivity #selfloveclub
What's some of the most illogical shit you've heard drunk people say? It's good to be able to laugh at yourself...just don't kill no one..enjoy the rest of the day guys..fuck.out my face...oooowwww!! 👊🏼👊🏼💪🏼💪🏼🗣🗣🚗🚗💥💥💯💯🎶🎶⚖⚖🔥🔥🚫🚫🍺🍺🥃🥃🤸🏼‍♂️🤸🏼‍♂️🧘‍♂️🧘‍♂️🏆🏆🐐🐐🍆🍆🍆🍆😘😘😘😘 . #cleanandserene #cleanandsober #cleanliving #cleanaf #classclown #recoverystories #qualityoflifemovement #ohmiestribe #lindennj #lindennjfun #lindenlegend #fuckoutmyface #recoveryhumor #richboy #throwsomedsonit #andre3000 #jimjones #dopebeats #firebeats #dc4life #dallascowboys #yogisofinstagram #comedians #calisthenicsmovement #calisthenicsaroundtheworld #comediansofinstagram #odaat #alcoholicsanonymous #soberlife #partysober
New Series! “Anonymous” is a recovering alcoholic who knows a lot of other alcoholics. Here are some of their stories. #onescreenstories #oulipo #recoverystories #sober
Don’t forget!! TUNE IN TODAY - 1/9/19 - from 12-2 PM EST, to “Voices from Rock Bottom”, for the first episode of season 2 chat with Francine (my wife), who will be sharing her experience with recovery ... AND we are also kicking off the new season by talking about relationships/marriage in recovery (debunking when to date in recovery, balancing life, the good, the bad, the ugly, and all that “stuff”). . Now/Then, swipe 👈🏻 . . Live text or call-in Q&A will start at 1 PM EST, to (917) 648-3481. . . . To tune in: either of these FREE apps, “MakerParkRadio” or “Livestream” for audio listen/live-stream video. If using the livestream app, search “MakerParkRadio - NYC”. . . . #redemptiveliteracies#makerparkradio #recovery #recoveryactivism #recoverystorytelling #storytelling #recoverystories #community #communityawareness #communitynarratives #alcoholism #addiction #sober #soberlife #therecoverystory #changethenarrative #voices #livestreamradio #stopstigmas #reclamationofself @makerparkradio #wedorecover #relationshipsinrecovery #relationships #lgbtq #onedayatatime #samesexmarriage #loveislove #couplegoals #sobriety #love
“My son Chase Cummings was 18. He passed away on September 18, 2012. He loved animals. He liked to do little rap songs. We’d be in the car together and he’d say a rap song and I’d do one. And of course we had to laugh at mine because my stuff didn’t rhyme ... He had potential but he had the low self-esteem. He didn’t want to come around the family because he felt like he was ashamed of what he had done, and the family at times would be afraid to have him there because they were afraid he might steal something. Now, mind you, he was only doing this for four months — the heroin. His father had back pain, a lot of issues, and he was taking Oxycodone, Vicodin. Chase would get into that and then he got into the heroin. He was clean for a couple months and then decided to use and it killed him. Somebody injected him and left him and stole his radio, his wallet and his cellphone. It’s the worst feeling in the world to get a coroner’s report on your child, to have the clothes he wore the last night he was alive or things like that. I have a box with a bunch of his stuff in it and, you know, once in a while I get into that box and I lose it. And that’s okay. At first when he passed away I was like, gosh, why couldn’t I save my child? you’re supposed to protect him, but I couldn’t ... I was so consumed in the grief of losing Chase. But what does help me is the fact that I can help others and I can talk about him. And if it can help one other person hear my story, that would be great because just talking about him is keeping him alive to me ... I have to live for others and that’s what gives me joy. That’s what helps me keep going.” - Lori Yuppa is a member of the Dayton nonprofit Families of Addicts or FOA, a support group for families, friends and individuals struggling with addiction. This story is part of #RecoveryStories from @wyso91.3 - intimate conversations from the heart of Dayton’s #opioid epidemic. Photo by @maddiemcgarvey. With @100daysinappalachia
Madhav’s Broca’s Area (the language centre of the brain located in the left frontal lobe) was severely damaged in the accident. He suffered from Aphasia - the inability of the brain to comprehend or formulate language. Madhav’s all 4 communication modalities were impaired in the injury. (The four communication modalities are auditory comprehension, verbal expression, reading and writing, and functional communication). Madhav (in the first 2.5 months of recovery) only used the word MINI (his mum’s nickname) for EVERYTHING. Over the next few months he went through intense speech & neuro rehabilitation (in Gurgaon and later in Bangalore) where he was taught how to speak, write, identify numbers, alphabets and words.  Losing one's ability to express and comprehend (and literally starting from scratch) is frustrating and can affect ones behaviour too. It requires immense patience on part of the caregivers/family and friends. In the initial period, there were many times that we didn’t know how to help him (but just keep guessing what he was trying to say) …but in those challenging times we just reminded ourselves of how difficult, frustrating and tough it was for Madhav. But the brain is THE MOST fascinating and elastic organ. With therapy and hard work (and time) it can be taught to remap itself to start bringing it’s functions back. . . . . . . . . . . . #tbi #tbisurvivor #braininjury #diffuseaxonalinjury #accident #roadtrafficaccident #survivor #brain #neurosurgery #neurorecovery #winner #survivorstories #brainsurgery #aphasia #traumaticbraininjury #tracheostomy #axonaldiffuseinjury #craniectomy #hemorrhages #headinjury #miracle #prayers #faith #inspirational #higherpower #recoveryvideos #nevergiveup
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