I just responded to a post from a friend who lost two people to addiction this week. My response was heartfelt and taken from my own experience. This is what I said, “I have to remember this is a feelings disease and grief can take us out, too. Talk, share, cry. Pray. Repeat.”






I’ve done a lot of crying, talking, sharing and praying over the years for many friends and loved ones who “went back out.” They didn’t always die. Sometimes it was worse. Only someone in recovery will undertstand how that is possible. And those of us left behind will now carry a gift, one that we can use to help others get through the pain and grief and devastation. We can be there.  We can listen and understand. We can share our pain and let it mingle with others’ pain because we are all on the the same ship, and we don’t want to go down. Or, sometimes we might… These are the times we  had better share and reach out to another shell-shocked fellow on this journey. Remember we can go down, too. Remember we are left behind to carry on this message. There, but for the Grace of God go I.” I am humbled.

About Lori Crockett

I am loving life in long-term sobriety. I want to share my thoughts and my beliefs, my inspiration and my experiences with those of you who are also living in recovery. I want to provide a forum for you, my readers, to respond and share with your comments and emails and feedback. I hope by sharing my personal thoughts and feelings here that I can connect with people and extend support, understanding and most importantly--hope. I rely on yoga, meditation, healthy eating, and exercise to enhance my own sobriety, health and quality of life and would like to share what I have learned over the years. I love reading, the beach, gardening, walking my dog, and cuddling with my cats. I love working with others through volunteer work and through service work in my recovery program.
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2 Responses to Losing…

  1. cynthia says:

    Recovery is definitely a “we” journey. Blessings to you today as you share yours.

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