Was drinking really our problem? It was pretty easy to think that it was. After all, everything seemed to get worse when we were drinking or using and we couldn’t seem to stop. But after a little bit of time and a lot of work it became clear that what we actually had was a thinking problem. 

 

This week’s topic comes to us from Crystal’s warstory. When you listen, you’ll hear how she found her way into drugs and alcohol, abusive relationships, and scary situations, all of which were only temporary relief from her real problem; her thinking. It’s hard to say where the deeply ingrained voice of negativity comes from but Crystal is not unique in this regard. Today, she works to love the person she is and gets value from a 12 step program, mindset and personal development. 

 

Check out Crystal’s IG where she goes live with other inspiring people in recovery to talk about things we all have to work at. @crystalhiroko

 

Thanks Hellions! Remember you are the most important part of the show. 

 

RESOURCES 

Excellent Drugs and Suicide resource from The Recovery Village www.therecoveryvillage.com/drug-addiction/drugs-and-suicide/ 

 

If you have questions about how your condition can lead to suicidal thoughts check this out from The Recovery Village www.therecoveryvillage.com/co-occurring-disorders/suicide-hotline/

 

Alcoholics Anonymous online meetings 

https://aa-intergroup.org/ 

 

Narcotics Anonymous online meetings 

https://virtual-na.org/ 

 

Find an Overeaters Anonymous meeting 

https://oa.org/find-a-meeting/ 

 

Refuge Recovery website

https://refugerecovery.org

 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health services 

1-800-662-HELP 

https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline 

 

Suicide prevention hotline 

1-800-273-8255

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ 

 

Domestic Violence hotline 

1-800-799-SAFE 

https://www.thehotline.org/ 

 

National Human Trafficking hotline

1-888-373-7888

https://humantraffickinghotline.org/

 

More information about Human Trafficking within the trucking community can be found here:

https://www.lanierlawfirm.com/trucking-and-human-trafficking/

 

Al-Anon information (support for families)

https://al-anon.org/

 

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