I remember when I first came into recovery. A old-timer said to me keep a slogan in your pocket. When you start to feel the urges come upon you. Pull it out and read it. I remember thinking this dude is crazy. What good is that going to be when I feel like using. I of course didn’t take that suggestion at the time. Because after all I know better right.

It took me a while to understand the importance of the slogans and just how helpful they really are. The slogans are the little gems in my recovery jewelry box. They are subliminal messages with a powerful punch. They are useful reminders that work wonders when I am unable to reach out or read some literature. The slogans for me are quick fixes to help me get back on track when my thinking goes south.

I am not saying that all I need are slogans either. So don’t put words in my mouth or misconstrued what I am saying. Addicts tend to hear what we want to. So I figured I would clear that up real quick. What I am saying is. They help me to stay grounded when things around me are a bit chaotic. I have some of them memorized and quote them to myself. It’s like my music to calm the savage beast.

I understand today what that old-timer was saying. I practice keeping slogans in my pocket and in turn they help me keep my money in my pocket and illegal substances out. I strongly recommend it.

Peace and Blessings

Eric Ease

5 thoughts on “SLOGANS

    • Good morning George. Thank you for your kind words, support and encouragement. Funny you should ask. I am actually considering writing a book. Have a fantastic day and a happy, healthy and safe holiday weekend.


  1. Eric,
    You always have a powerful message. I’m having the hardest time coming back. I’m not an everyday user, but I can’t seem to get back to where I was. I totally get what you’re saying about the slogans. They helped me at one time, let them help me again. I guess I’m lying to myself, thinking, “I’m not that bad”. That’s the disease. It’s waiting for me to get comfortable and then WHAM! It’s gonna hit me. I know this. But I can’t relate it to me. My boyfriend knows nothing about the way I feel or what’s going on in my head. Relapse was never a part of his story (he’s been clean 10 years). He always tells me the sickest addict is the one in denial who lies to themselves. I guess that’s me.

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    • I am sorry to hear that you are having a tough time getting back. You already know that the disease is playing you. Don’t let it win. No using every day is a yet. Don’t allow your disease to have you think that because your not using everyday that it’s ok. It’s not ok. Remember the progression of addiction. It starts off small and it grows. Remember that 1 is too many. I will keep you in prayer my friend. Please come back that life is not for us anymore. Peace and Blessings.

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    • Danielle, blessings sistren. I hope you don’t mind me asking some tough questions, however, it is just food for thought you might say. You state that you’re having a hard time coming back. Have you asked yourself why? You also state that you are not an everyday user…does that mean you are a selective user, or part-time or half time user? A user is a user, period. Just my humble opinion. If you do take suggestions, you may want to write a pro’s and con’s list. A pro just may be life while the con could very well be death. At the end of the road we all face the same dilemma, ..jails, institutions or death or find a new way to live. Have you noticed that it DOES NOT say that we get to pick in which order. Be well and stay bless. _/l\_ jen


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