“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” – Henry David Thoreau

As I was confronted head on with my alcoholism and drug abuse one of my fears or better stated excuses to not address my abuse head on was the idea that I would be different.  That everyone else was doing it, so why not me?  What would I do if I did not party?   What would my life be like if I did not drink alcohol or use drugs?  Living life without smoking a joint and listening to loud rock and roll music?  What a bore life would be!

Recovery revealed a new life for me.  A life of leadership.  A life of joy and pleasure.  Beginning to walk to the beat of a different drummer took courage.  But the rewards have now become more than apparent.  I love to awaken in the morning and not wonder or worry about what I did yesterday or must face today!  Recovery became the life of freedom.  Addiction was a life of bondage, following the crowd only lead to disaster!

Is the recovered life a better life for you?  Tell us why.

Go, Go, Go…

Dan 🙂