Day 2 Excerpt: Just For Today
We would do anything to get our drugs. Now we need to do whatever it takes to get our recovery. We need to walk 8 miles to get to a meeting, we need a ride our bikes 30 minutes there and 30 minutes home. We need a scrape up change for gas money. We need to keep calling numbers until we actually get a hold of someone when we are being triggered. We need to do whatever, go wherever, and call whoever to chase are recovery just as we chased the drug. We need to put into recovery what we put into getting high. We need to go to any lengths to clean.
Just remember stay in the moment, just for today, today I want to live, today I will do whatever it takes to stay clean. I found that having a car was a trigger to me. I also had lost my license and was still driving. Many of my legal problems were due to driving on a suspended license. For me, I had to take my car off the road for the first 90 days of my recovery. Not only because of the legal reasons but because every time I got in the car I wanted to go to the city and get high. Driving was not an option for me and early recovery, it was a trigger.
- The Longest Day: Downward Spiral of Addiction (cendana287.wordpress.com)