Updates and other stuff for this month
I’m not in to email newsletter updates, so, I’m going to post a newsletter and ya’ll can read it if you want to.
I’ve been taking time off of my story Where I Came From, because it was starting to mess with my head a little too much. I started writing the story of my life at the recommendation of my therapist, my wife and my best friend. They had said that it might help me deal with my demons, and to a large extent it has helped. Sometimes though, the old me starts to seep out at some of the most inopportune times, like when I’m at Church, or at a 12 step meeting, or even at home.
I’m finding the cure for this is to turn on some Ambient Music and create something, but that doesn’t get any writing done, but I do calm down.
I really don’t have a starting point , nor do I have a destination for this entry of my blog. Hell, I can’t even come up with a catchy title at this moment. This is why I’ve chosen to give you some updates as to what is going on with me and around me at this time.
In 2017 My daughter and I started a 12 step group for Recovering Addicts that also have a mental illness or two, called Dual Recovery Anonymous. The 12 steps and 12 traditions are based on the ones Alcoholics Anonymous is founded on, although, they are worded a bit different. The introduction at the beginning of the meeting is similar with readings of what the group is about, then we read another thing that tells the newcomer that we are not mental health professionals and don’t endorse medications and things like that.
I mean, after all what addict among us doesn’t have some type of mental disorder? we had to have been a bit crazy to have put ourselves in the life threatening situations that we did to get drugs.
Come on over and check us out on FaceBook at:https://www.facebook.com/TriCitiesDualRecoveryAnonymous