The following definition of the word recovery was taken from and reads: “The regaining of or the possibility of regaining something lost or taken away.” That definition for the “normal” folks that inhabit this world could mean something as simple as a lost item of clothing. Or, perhaps, a stolen car that has been recovered by law enforcement. It could be the time it takes to heal from a recent surgery or mishap.

While these are still important to acknowledge, that is not the type of recovery I want to talk about. I am speaking of regaining your life when you have made the decision to discard it by using drugs and alcohol.