Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Welcome to Nueva Vida English, we are a drug and alcohol recovery support
group and member of the Archdiocese of Miami.
Summer is almost here, that means vacations, long hot days and cool summer
nights. Just because we are on vacation doesn't mean we send our sobriety and
codependency on vacation as well. When we go on vacation with our families
sometimes it's difficult to say no to that cold beer, or glass of wine. Remember, the
disease of addiction and codependency never goes on vacation, we carry it with
us wherever we go. So be vigilant, do not allow yourself to be in a situation that
triggers the desire to use or drink. Always have a backup plan, if necessary, use
two cars instead of one to go to the restaurant, bring a cooler to the beach filled
with soft drinks or water as an alternative to alcohol beverages. FYI, hot sun and
alcohol and drugs don't mix.
If you, or someone you love is struggling with addiction and codependency and
think you are alone you're not, many feel that they can handle the problem
themselves and only end up in despair with nowhere to turn for help. Remember,
in the beginning the disease has the advantage, it has been around longer than
most of us, its time for us to become knowledgeable and understand how to deal
with it on life's terms. Its not difficult to defeat the disease when you have God
and knowledge on your side.
So stay informed, clean and sober