Hazy sunshine and a tree
14th March 2019

What is Recovery?

In the addiction field the word ‘recovery’ is thrown around repeatedly. Donna Newman has captured the actions taken by anyone early in recovery to begin their journey. ‘What is recovery?’ below will resonate with many of our followers who have experience of recovery and it provides an interesting insight for those who do not.


What Is Recovery?

Rebuilding our lives,

Restoring ourselves,

Picking up the pieces,

Healing from past wounds,

Regaining our hope,

Obtaining self-respect,

Mending broken spirits,

Making amends for the spirits we’ve broken,

Reclaiming our right to be,

Releasing what doesn’t belong to us,

Raising up what does without fear,

Repossessing our minds and our hearts,

Repairing broken thoughts and faulty behaviours,

Replacing them with thoughts and acts of love,

Renewing our faith, our minds, and our bodies,

Reviving life within and around us,

Realising that there is good within us,

Growing in our ability to feel and express that good,

Renovating our broken dreams and broken hearts,

Increasing our ability to own our light,

Reaching out to lovingly share that light with others.