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    Finish this sentence: I define my recovery by ________________.

    Being in recovery is not linear, nor is it a one-size-fits-all experience. Some days might look different than others and that’s totally OK.

    What do you feel defines what recovery looks like for you? What are important steps or milestones, resources, or maybe even consistencies that you find helpful in guiding you?

    Would love to know what everyone has experienced! Feel free to share in the comments below 💌.

    #CheckInWithMe #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #Depression #Anxiety #MentalHealth #Recovery #EatingDisorders #EatingDisorderRecovery #Addiction #AddictionRecovery #SubstanceRelatedDisorders #PTSD #ComplexPosttraumaticStressDisorder #Selfharm

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    What name would you give to where you are in your recovery journey right now?

    Everyone’s recovery is different — no matter what you are healing from — and so are the stages and experiences that come with that journey.

    If you had to give this current stage a name or title, what would it be?

    Mine is, "The Stagnant Awakening: Making Difficult Changes."

    #CheckInWithMe #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #Depression #Anxiety #MentalHealth #Recovery #EatingDisorders #EatingDisorderRecovery #Addiction #AddictionRecovery #SubstanceRelatedDisorders #PTSD #ComplexPosttraumaticStressDisorder #Selfharm

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    Where are you at in your recovery right now?

    No matter what you’re in recovery from, we know it can be confusing at times — kind of like the ups and down of a spinning seesaw. Some days might feel really great, while others not so much. But know you are not alone. There are tons of recovery warriors here to support you!

    Where do you feel you are in your recovery journey right now? How you reached a point of stability?

    💛 P.S. Here’s a recent recovery piece we published if you’re looking for your next Mighty read: themighty.com/2022/05/trauma-finding-strength-through-recovery

    #CheckInWithMe #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #Depression #Anxiety #MentalHealth #Recovery #EatingDisorder #EatingDisorderRecovery #Addiction #AddictionRecovery #SubstanceRelatedDisorders #PTSD #ComplexPosttraumaticStressDisorder #Selfharm

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    Midweek Check-In: How has your week been so far?

    Comment the emoji that best describes your week:

    🌷 Great
    🌟 Good
    💗 Better than previous weeks.
    👍 Okay
    🌥️ Could be better
    💌 Would like support, please.

    #CheckInWithMe #MightyTogether #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #Depression #Anxiety #MentalHealth #Recovery #EatingDisorder #EatingDisorderRecovery #Addiction #AddictionRecovery #SubstanceRelatedDisorders #PTSD #ComplexPosttraumaticStressDisorder #Selfharm

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    Madness

    Madness speaks to me
    A wild voice bold and loud
    It speaks in a secret language
    That would shock any crowd.

    It is my inner voice
    Telling my unique story
    If it stays quiet too long
    It is time to worry.

    My life is painful and dull
    But quickens sometimes at night
    My heart beats, pounds, flutters
    Almost as if there’s to be a fight.

    “You again?” the voice whispers
    “Who else?” I whisper back
    Before I know it, all my emotions
    Rise up, overflow and attack.

    It is not a friendly voice I hear
    But nor is it an enemy
    It has been with me too long
    For me not to recognize as simply me.

    #CheckInWithMe #MightyPoets #Anxiety #Depression #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #BipolarDisorder #PTSD #SubstanceRelatedDisorders #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #Disability

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    Not again

    I started using when I was 14 I'm 35 now. I used to do once in a while. Well April 2017 went to jail for 1st time for possession, and controlled substance. When I got released I had my mind set I'm done for good. Well about 2 1/2 yrs into my sobriety my husband decides he wants to use & I'm guessing he didn't like me being sober and bettering myself. So about Oct 2019 took my 1st hit and that was it. Since started using again its like I can't stop I dnt get it. I've tried inpatient, group support, AA& NA. And nothing works. I'm lost for words
    #SubstanceRelatedDisorders #relasped #Methaddiction #needhelp

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    Like having mental illnesses isn't hard enough, why don't we throw in substance disorders into the mix for some sufferers just to make things EXTRA hard...you know I'm a twinless twin/womb twin survivor, I have bpd major depressive disorder and severe anxiety...add on top of that 43 yrs of ALL KINDS of abuse and sprinkle on addictions and I've got a pretty massive toxic mess...oh did I mention I'm also in a narcissistic abusive relationship....and you get the picture. .... I've hit rock bottom a yr ago and am just drowning in it all and the misery praying death takes me....why must anyone suffer like this AND WORSE than this....no one should have to endure anything so miserable dark and empty existing in feelings that can be compaired to feeling like drowning/dying slowly....I'm not a bad person, I did nothing to deserve this life but be born....idk why I can't find healing...some form of tiny relief...all I can do is pray death comes!!!!and no one notices this pain and misery I've lived my whole existence it's amazing to me how oblivious others are....I'm sorry just venting bc my suffering is in the extreme area and has been for about a month...I pray in the near future I take some steps forward for some kind of relief
    #SubstanceRelatedDisorders

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