3 months on and so bored!

by JOHN
(ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA )

Every happened at once. Terrible injuries caused when drunk, 3 months in hospital. Family did not visit, will not talk to me. Had to move into very basic accommodation, not allowed near family home.

Partner wants a divorce. Pain from injuries. No friends. So I survive, first-sober, then look after myself. After this comes walking, reading, praying, journaling, talking, meetings, support sessions. Still lots of hours to fill in. Takes time, patience, belief that life will be more than it is now.

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This is often the toughest part of recovery.
by: Debbie Wicker

Dear John,

This is often the most difficult part of recovery. Try to figure out what you LIKE to do, swimming, biking, playing football or golfing? What makes you enjoy the day?

Alcohol often takes away everything and we loose touch with who we are and everything that we enjoy. What could you add to your life that you would enjoy? Try adding a few of those things back and you may find that your life will begin to feel good again.

It takes awhile for our brains to adjust to not having our drug-of-choice, after awhile we do begin to enjoy life again.

Good Luck,

Debbie

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