Us recovering addicts refer to non addicts as Normies. I sit here wondering today how different my life would be if I was a Normie. Do Normies have the same thought processes as me? I'm sure they don't but to what extent do we differ?
I have the hardest time keeping balance in my life. Once I find something that I like I just can't get enough. I'm hooked. It is usually something that allows me to not face reality. Just like the drugs did. Whether it be TV, shopping, sex, food, the internet, you name it. I guess that is why there are some many 12 step programs. So perhaps more people are like me than I think.
What I have found to be true is that if I don't keep recovery in the forefront of my mind I will get really out of balance. I need to keep in contact with my higher power, go to meetings, and surround myself with other recovery addicts.
Today I'm grateful that I'm not extremely out of whack!