Today’s a new day , I don’t need to use today . I’m thinking more and more of trust and its lacking in recovery. The hardest and most important part of recovery is trust issues on both , addict and
innocent family members . I’m in a hard spot when it comes to this , I think about it daily and it’s my main worry. The lack of trust in my opinion slows down recovery for both, as the addict a lot of times throws the recovery away because of this. This is an awful situation , as in I know by my experiences that trust is hard to feel from others unless talked about. Another problem I have found is unfounded trust or pride , a lot of times we as the addicts are some what “told what we want to hear ” even if congrats aren’t necessary. This shows the addicted that real concern doesn’t exist. I feel some need to just do one of two things , either get involved with the recovery or just stay positive with limited comment on the recovery . Please don’t get me wrong we need all people helping as we heal , we just don’t want unfounded credit for things we haven’t done yet. I probably missed what I was trying to say as this is very hard to explain . I guess people who comment unfounded statements do more damage than good in my view , as were the ones getting educated on these subjects . I know the trust is hard to give in these situations …but to truly help a recovery such as mine , it needs trust , commitment , positive feedback on true goals , positive attitudes all around . The trust seems to be the hardest to get from some , all I know is I for one hope it comes in time. The lack of listening is another thing I have found as a real bring down , as i have brought this up before . It’s really aggravating to say the same thing over and over and you just know someones not paying attention to you. Please have a great week …I’m Tim I am an addict ..I’m not addicted anymore ..I feel fantastic and am looking forward to this week ..