Friendship 101

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Friendship 101. Here is one way to look at addiction and recovery: We drank to fit in, and at the end of the day, our drinking turned us into outcasts. It’s not about alcohol, it is about us. Drugs and alcohol are not the problem, we are the problem. Our sense of isolation is our disease. Abstinence is all about NOT drinking or NOT using… But sobriety, the real solution, is about discovering some genuine connection to others. A very different kind of contact than the chemical connections which we shot through our miserable existence. Welcome to the Jaywalker school of genuine friendships. Wanna find a power greater than ourselves? Clean your room and then ask your roommate how HE’s feeling today? The road to recovery begins when we become willing to examine what it means to HAVE a friend, what it means to BE a friend, and when we consciously attempt to show up AS a friend to someone else. Powerful, powerful, powerful.

Friends at the Summit

Friends at the Summit

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» Helen Gerig said: { Jan 6, 2010 - 05:01:48 }

Thanks to the Jaywalker program, my son has been sober for almost eight months. I am convinced that my son “passed” your Friendship 101 program! My sober son now HAS friends, is BEING a friend to others and continues to show up AS a friend. Your staff is remarkable. Keep up the excellent work. Sincerely,
Helen Gerig

» Howard said: { Mar 18, 2010 - 11:03:35 }

You posts a great how to here.

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