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What’s important in recovery?

It’d be great if we promised you Olympic swimming pools, private chefs, and exclusive living arrangements, but that’s not what we’re about here at the Good Life. We’re not going to promise you the sun and the moon. We’re not going to promise you a vacation from life. That’s not what treatment’s about and that’s […]

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Jax’s Recovery Journal -Day 38

Well I never thought I’d be able to tell anyone that I have been 6 weeks without a drink or drug. I haven’t been writing in here as much lately because I’ve been writing my 4th step. Can you say overwhelming?! My sponsor told me to just devote 30 minutes a night to it and […]

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Jax’s Recovery Journal – Day 22

I know they say it’s one day at a time but in a week I’ll have f*cking 30 days!! That will be the longest I’ve been clean in years! But as of “just for today” It’s been 22 continuous days I’ve gone without putting a needle in my arm, taking a Xanax to calm me […]

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Jax’s Recovery Journal – Day 18

Well… It’s day 18 and I have good news. I got a job! Nothing fancy yet but I’m really feeling good about it. I was so afraid and stressed out. So nervous filling out applications. I felt like I wasn’t worthy of working at these places (restaurants) Lol. Clearly I have some self esteem issues […]

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Jax’s Recovery Journal -Day 5

I always felt like I was the problem. Even before I was addicted. It was like I was flawed in some major way that probably couldn’t be fixed. Early recovery feels a lot like that. The guilt, remorse, and shame that comes with being a newly sober alcoholic and addict is fucking unbearable. Facing my […]

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