posted on Jul, 14 2015 @ 02:13 PM
I found that keeping busy and working lots has helped me in my sobriety. However : If your family needs the money, or if it could help towards an
early retirement i say take the job. Do the best you can, and make your family proud.
Never let something control your life...even if the possibility of falling back onto a substance due to stress is hanging over you. Find a different
outlet to deal with the stress. I used to run to the pills when i found an excuse to justify it. But thats not me anymore, and never will be.
Overcoming an addiction is basically rewiring your brain.
You will always be an addict, but the choice is and still always will be, 100% yours.
Either you crawl back to it, or spit in its face by telling yourself "That is not the person i am."
When i needed to find new outlets to keep myself away from the junk, i went to a hobby shop and found the most time consuming Helicopter to build. It
cost about $400 for the helicopter, then when it was finished, i had to buy a transmitter so i could fly it. That cost another $200.
I used to spend over $1000 a week on my addiction. So this was peanuts in the grand scheme of things.