Recovery Inspiration

Recovery Inspiration

One Man’s Journey

My name is Richard ... I have 31 years of continuous sobriety. I grew up in a loving middle income family in New York City ... My father was a business owner and an ALCOHOLIC ... my mom was a stay at home mother.... My job was to IGNORE the stress of his drinking, anger, and bickering. I acted as if everything was normal ... this is where I developed my CO-DEPENDENCE ... I learned to hold in the stress and compensate with FOOD, my first ADDICTION. It helped me to regulate my emotions and hide my pain.               This was followed by  GIRLS, PORNOGRAPHY, ALCOHOL, FALLING IN LOVE, and  DRUGS... BREAKING OUT At the age of 23, I was married, and a salesman . I was like a 50 years old man!!!!!!!!!!!!! At 26, in 1967, I tried L.S.D. and  TURNED ON and DROPPED OUT ... I left everything I knew and moved…
Center for Open Recovery
November 6, 2015

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