For many of us, getting sober is a process. Though we may know we have a problem and that we need to quit, that doesn’t mean it happens right away. Often, coming up with a formula to stay sober isn’t something we do alone. And when we find what works, why would we ever want to change it??


Well, as crazy as it may seem, we begin to question the work we do when it seems like it isn’t working like it used to. So what can we do in this instance? What does it mean if we begin to struggle even though we’re staying consistent? When can we let up and coast through our recovery? All good questions. Let’s talk about it. 


This topic is inspired by the amazing warstory we got this week from Mike! Drugs and alcohol took Michael to some pretty dark places really early on. He bounced back and forth between parents as a kid, wearing his title of “the bad kid” with pride. Eventually he was introduced to a program of recovery. Still, he had to work up to the willingness to do what others suggested before he found a formula that worked. Now he’s hell bent on helping others and staying plugged in to the recovery scene. 


Thank you for telling your story Mike!


Follow Mike on IG @michaeleemiller


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Excellent Drugs and Suicide resource from The Recovery Village 


If you have questions about how your condition can lead to suicidal thoughts check this out from The Recovery Village


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