There's so much more to life, so much
more that we as people have to offer,
than simply being 'sick' or 'addicted.'
Getting confined and locked into
the role of being hopeless and powerless
Constantly identifying only with a notion
of being addicted and bound to alcohol
or other drugs (or program attendance)
dilutes just how much more there is
to our humanity, our divinity, our identity.
Confusing sobriety with 'morality' is
a slippery slope of muddled message
which serves no one.
There's been enough weakness and
passivity; Now is the time for learning
how to FIGHT.
There's been enough humility and
reflection; Now is the time to take
command and stand your ground.
There's been enough dependence on
other people to prop us up; Now is the
time to discover that we are stronger
than we ever knew....to find the self-
respect of ownership.
We have everything we need within
us. Being diminished no longer has to be
part of our habit. Being told we are 'nothing
special' no longer has a place in our lives.
Living meekly and mildly and swallowing
the natural parts of life is not beneficial
I am strong.
I am powerful.
I am healthy.
I am formidable.
Let no one take that from me.
Let me choose not to give it away.