Good morning! My name is Lauren, and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. When I was drinking/using I was always do so to try to get away. I was trying to escape from the problems that were right in front of my face. I thought that by drinking or using that would make them go away, but that didn't make the problem go away, it make the solution further away. The only way I could solve the problem was to face it head on. It took me a long time to realize that, a lot of trial and error, and a lot of people told me that, but "I" had to be the one to tell myself that that the way it was, for me to actually believe it. And that's the way with a lot of things. It has to be MY idea. People tell me things over and over and over again, but it only "clicks" or "the light only turns on" when I think it is my idea. So quit running away from the problem, because you are really only running away from the solution. It is never going to fix itself. That's all I have for today. Have a great one!
I'm Lauren. Get inside the head of a recovering alcoholic/ addict.