Addiction is the only disease that tries to convince you that you don’t have it."
— Impaired - Patricia Holloran (via winterscars
(Source: recoveryored, via figurative-rhetoric)
Tabled today! #twloha #towriteloveonherarms #uchapter #eatingdisorder #depression #selfharm #addiction #suicide #help #hope #recovery #recoveryispossible (Taken with Instagram)
And I’m not sure I’m strong enough for this
I can see the veins in my wrists too clearly
can feel the knife in the drawer
We are more alike than you know
Starving is addictive because it gives you that sense of accomplishment you don’t seem to get in other aspects of your life."
— my brain (eeriebones)
Addictions make us do extreme things we thought we would never do so to heal from them we have to do extreme things we thought we would never have to do"
— “Michelle” (via thedemonhiddenathome
(Source: facebook.com, via figurative-rhetoric)
I literally just tore a page out of my DBT book for my dad.
He is going to try to apply it in his life.
Things are changing, guys.
If that will make you happy, I will stop drinking. And then I would tell myself tonight I will not get wasted. And then something would happen. Or nothing would happen. And I’d get that feeling and you all know what that feeling is; when your skin is screaming and your hands are shaking and your stomach feels like it wants to jump through your throat. And you know that if anyone had a clue how wrong it felt to be sober, they wouldn’t dream of asking you to stay that way. They would say oh geez, I didn’t know. It’s okay for you. Do that mound of cocaine. Have a drink. Have 20 drinks. Whatever you need to do to feel like a normal human being, you do it. And boy I did it. I drank and I snorted. I drank and snorted. I drank and snorted. And I did this day after day, day after day, night after night. I didn’t care about the consequences because I knew they couldn’t be half as bad as not using. And then one night something happened. I woke up. I woke up on a sidewalk and I had no idea where I was. I couldn’t have told you what city I was in. And my head was pounding and I looked down and my shirt is covered in blood. And as I’m lying there wondering what happens next and I heard a voice. And it said man, this is not a way to live. This is a way to die."
— 28 Days