Thursday, April 3, 2014

Mines Bigger Than Yours

While scrolling through our local support page on facebook, I noticed a conversation that made me sad.
Why do people feel the need to express their choice of treatment is the best.
If you want to share what Treatment worked for you,educate,give options,share your success,write away,that's what we want to hear!
It takes alot of heart to even admit you have this disease in an open forum,even more to share your journey with others.I am always so proud to hear and see us encouraging each other,sharing accomplishments etc.
But when it turns to.. this treatment is better than yours,I just want to shake them!!

Whatever works People!! 
Whether it is:
  • 12-step
  • Methadone
  •  Buprenorphine 
  •  Naltrexone
  • Suboxone
  • Residental Treatment
Etc. As long as it works for you that is the most important thing.
Remember that others are in early recovery in the treatment of their choice.Negative talk about other's choices only makes them second guess themselves and the path they have chosen.It can work their brain into thinking this isn't going to it doesn't.The mind is a powerful thing,which all people with addiction know only to well!! So let's not play mind games.

Let's be positive,embrace whatever treatment they chose,celebrate their success,encourage when they stumble..Let's not divide our community into" mine is bigger then yours" mentality.The only people who benefit from that kind of talk is those who look down on addiction,are uneducated about addiction and judge without walking our path.We receive enough Judgement without Judging each other !

Peace & love..xoxo


  1. I loved this post. Thank you

  2. Thanks Sheri,Hope all is well in your world..xo

  3. I am sooooo with you on this. I used to be a part of a group on facebook called "The Addict's Mom" but people would literally chew each other and spit them out regarding their addicted loved one's treatment choice. I couldn't take the negativity and left the group. Sharing, strength, experience and hope, that is the Nar-Anon motto and I try to live by that. There shouldn't be judging, its really awful.

    1. Erin I also left that same group for those exact same reasons,quite awhile ago.We are judged enough , without judging each other..xo