addiction & recovery
I got sober on January 1st, 2016. Before and since, life has been a hell of a roller coaster. I’ve written during panic attacks in the depths of addiction, and while riding the pink cloud in early recovery. It’s all real, it’s sometimes shit, sometimes great, and it all passes.
I’ve written about others’ addiction as well, such as growing up with an alcoholic father, and the ongoing ripples that effect the lives of myself and my family to this day.
I hope that my experience can help others, including those fighting their own battles with addiction or family members of addicts. Addiction isn’t easy to understand, and it tears lives apart, but there is always hope. Anyone can change if they want to.
Some selections include Trigger Warnings for descriptions of sexual assault and domestic violence.
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Edges is a poem about recovery and struggle with addiction. It’s about 12 Step Programs, listening to similarities, and staying in the middle of the boat.
Thoughts on turning twenty six years old, including moving to another country and completing the twelve step recovery program I’m a part of.
Existential global positioning is exactly what it sounds like. I muse about time being a social construct while observing patrons of a coffee joint.
Twenty Five is a brief exploration of my historical struggle with achieving recovery, and what led up to finally getting it.
Linear is a poem about recovery and how the healing process is up and down. I must constantly remind myself: healing is not linear.
Trustworthy is a poem about insecurity and feeling unable to trust your own mind and emotions. This is a common occurrence in early recovery.
Ink is a poem I wrote after getting a tattoo about the juxtaposition between the angry marks I used to make on my body and the loving ones I make now.