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Tuesday Mar 21, 2023
"The only meeting I was late for was my first one." - Ron L.

When I stopped using drugs, I was 27 years old. I had been on a
nonstop party for about 12 years. As I recall, many people did
their best to intervene. Once, I was told that I was writing the
passage that would be put on my tombstone. "Here lies James,
Unwilling to Change." For some of us, our drug of choice dictated
our consequences. It was obvious, even to me, that my days were
numbered. I was scared and tired. The desire to stop using was
slowly becoming a reality. I was strung out, and I was visiting a
clinic daily to keep from getting drug sick. I overheard a person
there say, "Dead man walking" when I came into the room. Thanks
to the twelve steps, I plan on delaying my funeral one day at a

"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are
heading." - Lao Tzu

Monday Mar 20, 2023
"We are professional addicts. The amateurs are still using." -
Marty E.

They say addiction is a disease of denial that is self-diagnosed.
My whole mind and body was addicted to using drugs. The urges
were overwhelming and I felt like I needed to use. It was after
listening to others, that my mind slowly started to recognize
every time I used, I was setting myself up for trouble. Once I
started, I did not know if or when I would stop. It is amazing
how many other members lived in my shoes. I heard it loud and
clear: using is losing!

"If one is sick of sickness, then one is not sick.” - Tao Te
Ching 71

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