Daily Recovery Quotes – September 29

September 29

AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote

If a person has cancer all are sorry for him and no one is angry or hurt. But not so with the alcoholic illness, for with it there goes annihilation of all things worth while in life. It engulfs all whose lives touch the sufferer’s. It brings misunderstanding, fierce resentment, financial insecurity, disgusted friends and employers, warped lives of blameless children, sad wives and parents – anyone can increase the list. – Pg. 18 – There Is A Solution


Hour To Hour – Book – Quote

Right now you don’t have to pretend to be someone you are not. You don’t have to pretend to be strong (if you’re a man) or weak (if you’re a woman). You don’t have to pretend that you don’t want to use, if you do–share what is real. We can’t help if we don’t know the truth.

Grant me the courage to simply be who I am, say what is real in my gut, and respond genuinely to others.


Living with this disease has been traumatic for me and for those I love. All of the symptoms of trauma have become a part of who we are. That’s why we need to do so much work to recover. We’re not just recovering from the disease of addiction, we’re recovering from the symptoms of emotional and psychological trauma. My fear apparatus got very much overused in my family. I was constantly geared up for fight or flight. And when I couldn’t do either of those I froze in my tracks, I went numb inside, I shut down. But all of that pain that I shut down stayed inside of me. It show up in my life as a delayed reaction, even though I am not still living under the same kind of stress as I did surrounded by active addiction, my body and mind carry the imprint of that trauma and over react. I live as if the stressor is still present. My old pain and anger are surfacing after the fact in a post traumatic stress reaction.

– Tian Dayton PhD


Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote

You spend more time with yourself than with anyone else. Doesn’t it make sense to put something into that relationship?

I am my own best friend and value my own companionship.


“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book

Few of us realize that God is all we need until God is all we have


Time for Joy – Book – Quote

I am one of the miracles of this universe and I am connected to everything that was ever created.

I can pick up the phone or sit in quiet meditation, choosing to make a contact with a friend or with my Higher Power or with both.

Today I know that I am never alone.


Alkiespeak – Book – Quote

I’m not one who says that sobriety is a life beyond my wildest dreams – I could have dreamed up something far wilder than this. – Lorna K.