I work with The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. I sit proudly as one of only two recovering addicts on their board.
Recovering from the suicide of a loved one, you need all the help you can get.
On recovering my senses, I hastened to quit a place where I hoped there was nothing further to detain me. I first filled my pockets with gold, then fastened the strings of the purse round my neck, and concealed it in my bosom.
I think I have a duty as a recovering guy to help, to make my knowledge of what I went through accessible.
I've been unfortunate enough to be working, and recovering from a few injuries now and again.
I see myself as a recovering journalist.
Recovering from the suicide of a loved one, you need all the help you can get, so I very much recommend a meditation program. The whole picture of how to recover from this has to do with body, mind, and spirit. That's applicable to any kind of depression.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Addiction should never be treated as a crime. It has to be treated as a health problem. We do not send alcoholics to jail in this country. Over 500,000 people are in our jails who are nonviolent drug users.
Often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
Do not let your fire go out ... Do not let the Hero in your soul perish ... Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.
Life is very interesting... in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.
No man or woman is uniformly successful... we must all expect a rather high percentage of failure in the things we attempt.
Be careful what you pray for.
Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew.
Day by day, in every way, I am getting better and better
Do not let the hero in your soul perish.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done and then... find the way.
The world you desire can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.
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