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​What Does Addiction Recovery Mean To You?


For some of us, it's about overcoming trauma from the past, that we never quite got over, and ended up falling into alcoholism or drug addiction from.

For others, it's about recognising what the addiction was achieving for us, and how to put a better way of coping, in its place.

For yet others, it could be about getting away from a harmful environment full of triggers towards usage.

The problem of addiction is world-wide, and unlikely to improve anytime soon, as the opiate epidemic sweeps the globe and more illicit substances are available at lower prices than ever.

Long term prescription opiate users, e.g. recovering from physical injury are often abruptly cut off, leaving them seeking substitutes like heroin in its place.

Addiction affects everyone, including the lives' of the family and friends around us.

The real truth of recovery, for me at least, was an admission of responsibility, and a facing up to doing what I needed to do in my life - and to realise that constantly attempting to find an escape - no matter what that escape is - is no way to live life.

Sometimes, it's not about overcoming crippling depression or a past trauma - it's an acceptance, a change in our everyday attitude, that life is not supposed to be a dramatic rollercoaster...and learning to be ok with that.

As you probably know, a lot of addiction, is spent in a state of anticipation of the next high....not the the actual high itself. Many are addicted as much to the anticipation as they are to the substance itself.

So the acceptance that *no high is worth sacrificing life for* - is one that has to be learned over time. Integrated into day-to-day living.

In a way, there is a loss in our lives, and we must learn to live around that, and through that.

Thanks for reading,

- Ed

Addiction Recovery News & Views

Alcohol Addiction recovery is a group sport, and one that needs as many of us helping each other as possible.

At TRW we'll be bringing you global coverage of alcohol recovery news and views that speak of the tough issues those in recovery face today.

Alcohol Addiction recovery is a group sport, and one that needs as many of us helping each other as possible.

At TRW we'll be bringing you global coverage of alcohol recovery news and views that speak of the tough issues those in recovery face today.

​Featuring:

  • Interviews
  • ​Commentary & Opinion on the latest headlines
  • ​Celebrity recovery....(yes, it matters too!)
  • ​Recovery celebrations such as Walks and Marches worldwide​
  • ​Stories of inspiration, and above all, hope.

​You probably shouldn't miss it. Get ready.

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​"Alcohol is not the answer, it just makes you forget the question..."

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