The Daily Whatever: On Addiction Recovery.

The imagination is a wonderful thing. It can both inspire and save a life. When I’m at a meeting, and if I get the chance to say my piece, I use my imagination to describe how it is I cope with my addiction.

I picture it as a toy of some description, say a really ugly teddy bear, wrapped from head to toe in duct tape. Then I imagine the bear locked in a room with no windows or light. The only person who has a key to this room is me. Therefore the only person who can let my addiction out is me. Occasionally I hear a muffled cry come out from the room, but I don’t worry about it. My addiction is locked away. It can call out all it wants – but there’s no way I’m letting it out to play.

This is how I cope. It works for me and I find it empowering.

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2 responses to “The Daily Whatever: On Addiction Recovery.

  1. Pingback: The Daily Whatever: On Addiction Recovery. | Aardvarkian Tales | ALCOHOL TREATMENT ASSISTANCE

  2. remind me never to become an addiction of your…lol Seriously what ever works James…*hugs

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