Last night, I had the privilege of being interviewed for a documentary about addiction. (It was not Intervention.) I shared my story with the director, the production coordinator, and a camera. Afterwards, all I can think about it what I should have said and how I should have answered this question, and is my answer to this question going to come off as ignorant? As much as I would like to go back and add another hour’s worth of interview, it’s done and I can’t change anything about it.

That is what recovering from addiction is. The serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage the change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

It’s a tough concept to grasp for people who have never had a substance abuse problem, but the hardest part of my recovery has not been staying sober. That’s not…

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