27 September 2019

SURVIVOR'S GUILT / "AN EMBARRASSMENT OF RICHES"*

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So many die.
Some few of us live.
The exact statistics are unimportant here.
I am but an example of the lucky ones.
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Survivor's Guilt has likely stricken each of us who are lucky enough to have survived a Substance Use Disorder (SUD). Like sole survivors of a plane crash, we pick ourselves up from the debris which remains in Addiction's wake, survey the wreckage of our past and ask an audience of one, "Why me?"
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The words "An Embarrassment of Riches" (the title of a book unrelated to Recovery) capture some small sense of how I sometimes feel about my Recovery.
On one hand, I've been embarrassed by how little Addiction left me with (after pilfering my bank account, bringing my cash reserves to zero, time and again). 
On the other hand, I feel so overjoyed by the richness of my life in Recovery that at times it can feel more than just a little bit embarrassing.
If you count yourself as one of the lucky ones in your embarrassment of riches, share your wealth as I do. Spread the word that Recovery is doable,sustainable, irreplaceable.
Share your Embarrassment of  the Riches of Recovery.
Consider making a donation of time (I am a John Brooks Recovery Center volunteer) to your favorite charity or making a donation of money (I have donated $10 to Jim's Birthday Fundraiser for John Brooks Recovery Center A New Jersey Nonprofit Corporation).
End your Embarrassment of Riches.
Share the Wealth (Recovery is doable, sustainable, irreplaceable).
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Pause....
Move forward....
Give back....
Share.
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"Nothing matters more than that we remain sober because when we remain sober everything matters more."
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#Alcoholism #Addiction #Recovery
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Here is a link to my Autobiographical Fiction: ALL DRINKING ASIDE: The Destruction, Deconstruction & Reconstruction of an Alcoholic Animal http://amzn.to/1bX6JyO 

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