CHECK IN, SO WE DON’T CHECK OUT


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Twas the day after Christmas went all through the hood. Checking for my people and they were all doing good.

Except for one. I am praying for you brother.

I hope that everyone had a very Merry Christmas. I pray that you all are happy, healthy and safe. That you used your tools to stay clean and today you are not suffering from the horrors of active addiction.

If you are not, if you made the decision to go back and do some more research. I pray that you come back home to recovery as soon as possible.

Some might think that I am being a little cold or callous. But the truth is relapse is a reality. It is also a decision and doesn’t just happen. Relapse happens way before we actually pick up the drug. Although it is a reality, It is not a requirement!
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I know first hand and in my experience things changed in my routine and my behavior before I actually smoked crack. I became cocky, too relaxed or confident. I stopped making meetings and checking in with my support network. I began to take my program and my addiction for granted. I relapsed in attitude and behavior long before I used.

So if any of this sounds familiar, I would ask you to please, please do something to change it. Please take the preventive measures to avoid the pain, misery, suffering and possible death that will without a doubt follow.

Check in with your network, get to a meeting and expose it. Secrets die in the light of exposure.

BETTER TO LET OUR SECRETS DIE
THAN TO DIE KEEPING OUR SECRETS.

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