By Rick Fortier
The thought of recovery terrified me.
A part of me assumed the worst and the life I knew would be over. I would lose everything that I had worked for. How could I possibly exist without my go-to coping mechanisms?
I was dependent on a number of unhealthy habitual behaviours: pornography, self-defeating thoughts, excessive TV, work and alcohol. I had no idea what lay ahead when I finally gathered my courage and forged ahead into recovery. I chose my initial focus was to combat my mental, emotional, and physical dependency to alcohol.Read More