Hanging out and Connecting with others

Hanging out and Connecting with othersThe DRS When I used and drank, it was hard to get me to go out and do anything. If I was out, I didn’t generally want to be there unless I could use or get plastered. When I was out, I would also look for ways to go back […]

Being sad for some reason

Being sad for some reasonThe DRS I’ve been feeling good for a while, but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been feeling sad and stuck in this sadness for a while. I don’t always know what to do about it, and that makes the sadness deepen and feel like I have an ever deeper hole […]

Playing on insecurities

Playing on insecuritiesThe DRS I’ve talked about texting and how it affects me a lot. Last time, it was all in my head and as it turns out I had disregarded my own communications as unimportant and impactless. As I was faced with my own actions and their consequences, I decided to change the way […]

Canadian Aviation and Space Museum

Canadian Aviation and Space Museumhttps://ottawatourco.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/cropped-OTC-Logo-512x-Why-Bck-32×32.pngThe DRS What do you know about Canadian Aviation and Space? On this episode of OTTours, an old military base turned into a museum! A short video about the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and what you can see in and around it. Don’t forget to subscribe! Transcription brought to you […]

Insecurities: Silly comments blown out of proportion

Insecurities: Silly comments blown out of proportionThe DRS I am totally one of those guys that suffers from being insecure because of his body. Truthfully, I really shouldn’t be; I have somewhat of a six-pack, my pecs are alright, my back and shoulder muscles are pronounced, and I can lift heavy things repetitively. All of […]

Is it ok if I do?

Is it ok if I do?The DRS It is often difficult to navigate certain social situations as an addict, especially if the drug of choice is socially accepted. People are generally very kind when they know that I don’t drink. Some might sarcastically ask why, but I get it. It is unusual in your mid-twenties […]

Love in friendship

Love in friendshipForeBrain Porn It’s the middle of a busy day at work, and a friend of mine texts me to see how it’s going. We get to chatting about our days and other things. Then we organize going to a recovery oriented meeting together. He doesn’t drive, and I’d be his ride. He also hates […]

The importance of smilling

The importance of smillingForeBrain Porn Often times in my recovery, I have heard, and told others that a good part of being successful is to “Fake it till you make it.”. I knew it to be true for others, but judged people quite harshly when they smiled too much and thought they were fake. Ironic […]

Brushing teeth and cleaning

Brushing teeth and cleaningForeBrain Porn While I was using and drinking, my life was consumed by the getting and consuming of drugs and alcohol. These substances did not allow me to see myself clearly, and that took it’s toll on my physical health, hygiene and consequently my self-worth. I would often bee too drunk or […]

Getting back into reading

Getting back into readingForeBrain Porn This morning before work, I didn’t feel like getting out of bed, and I also didn’t feel like watching YouTube until the very last minute as I usually do. So I got up made some coffee, and went back to bed, propped myself up and started to read a book I’ve […]

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