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The Road to Recovery is not a one-way smoothly paved expressway to an addiction cure. It is a rocky terrain full of traffic jams and obstacles. But if you are cruising it clean and sober then you will rediscover the joy in life! Put the top down and crank up the tunes. It is time to hit the road!
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What can you do in 90 days? Let me count the ways...

Posted 09-25-2016 at 01:17 AM by Lightning Bug (Sober Bug - Getting Sober to Achieving Recovery)

In 90 days you could:

Start a new job and rockstar your way through the probationary period to a permanent position.

Binge watch all of seasons of the Walking Dead and not even come close to choosing between Rick or Daryl.

Take a college history class and actually remember the facts and figures needed to ace the final exam.

Lose 25 pounds of flab from your hips and thighs using the Thighmaster and diet tips from Suzanne Somers.
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Fare thee well addiction... don't let the door hit you on the behind!

Posted 09-24-2016 at 11:53 PM by Lightning Bug (Sober Bug - Getting Sober to Achieving Recovery)

If I sat face to face with the deep and ugly underbelly of my addictions, I would want to have closure. A tie to bind the bag that I am going to bury so deep beneath the Earth that it can only be found by the devil himself. Never to be unearthed again. Never to parasitically suck the life and soul out of me and never again to leave me powerless in a path of suffering and destruction.

I would tell my addiction this before I shoveled the last pile of dirt.

I am sorry...
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Bug's Recovery Program ... working the tools of my trade

Posted 09-20-2016 at 03:34 AM by Lightning Bug (Sober Bug - Getting Sober to Achieving Recovery)

Here is the gist of my recovery program. It centers around secular beliefs (please don't be offended but I do not believe in God).

DESIRE TO BE DRUG AND ALCOHOL FREE
WILLING TO DO WHATEVER IT TAKES.
NEVER PICK UP

Treat myself well. Eat good food, take care of my body, keep in close contact with my doctor, engage in breathing exercises, practice stress management techniques, control anger, reduce workload.

Engage in complete and utter honesty...
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Why I woke up on a Sunday in June and said Hey! I think I will go to rehab today!

Posted 09-18-2016 at 08:28 AM by Lightning Bug (Sober Bug - Getting Sober to Achieving Recovery)

So one Sunday morning in June I woke up, sat up, and then exclaimed in shock and disbelief "How am I not dead?!?!" I shook my head like a rabid dog trying to clear the fog. The last thing I remember was posting nonsensical tirades to Facebook while locked in my bedroom, my family just rooms away. I was palming Klonopin (just got my 60 count prescription) and chugging cheap beer because I threw out my wine corkscrew two months previously when I stopped drinking. Who knows when I hit the...
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Every handyman needs a tool box packed with tools to do a job and recovery is no different

Posted 09-18-2016 at 07:33 AM by Lightning Bug (Sober Bug - Getting Sober to Achieving Recovery)

There is more to a recovery program than going to meetings, in fact you are minimizing the power of your recovery by believing that you are working a program just by going to meetings. Meetings by themselves are fellowship events and your attendance is not a program. For example, AA will tell you that their program is not about meetings, but about working the steps. That is where the real work is to be done. Meetings are just a tool to help you get to the steps.

A program is a toolbox...
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