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Our primary purpose is to help others who are suffering from addictions, hurts and other destructive issues by carrying the message of Hope to them.

ATTENTION: While working through the 12 Steps is NOT a race, we realize that not everyone works at the same pace. Therefore, we offer individual assistance - just contact us.



Monday, January 6, 2014

Thank You for Your Patience

We'd like to thank you for your patience and support while we fix the technical issues being experienced on the blog.  We know many of you are concerned, so we'd like to reassure you that we are aware of the current issues and that we are working to bring the blog back to normal as soon as possible.  We are truly sorry for any inconvenience these technical issues may have caused.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

We here at Your Daily Fix hope that your Thanksgiving Holiday is safe, sober and clean and that you enjoy all the blessings that you have been given this past year and anticipate those yet to come.  Those of us that have been in the Recovery arena for a few days know all too well just how important it is to have an "attitude of gratitude".  This time of year is the perfect time to enhance our gratitude list.  And if you haven't started yours yet it's especially a good time to do that also.  


The Thanksgiving Song - IgniterMedia.com from ignitermedia on GodTube.

Thanks for visiting us – come back soon.

Remember:  “It is what it is and “it ain’t nothing but a thang!” 

Monday, September 16, 2013

September is National Recovery Month

We found two sites with some really good information concerning Recovery Month and Recovery in general.  Please show your support by participating in Recovery events in your area.




Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for substance use and mental disorders, celebrates people in recovery, lauds the contributions of treatment and service providers, and promotes the message that recovery in all its forms is possible. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover. 


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Until then ……. be sure to tell a friend about us.

Thanks for visiting us – come back soon.

Remember:  “It is what it is and “it ain’t nothing but a thing!”  

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Away for a Bit!

Due to difficulties, the Blog will be down for a bit.  However, please feel free to take this time to review the information here.  If you have questions, comments and/or suggestions, please feel free to contact us also.

We hope you will come back again soon!!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Step 1 - Recap 6

Step 1: “We admitted that we were powerless over our addiction(s)/compulsive behaviors-that our lives had become unmanageable.”

Welcome back folks.  At this point in our examination of Step 1 we had a reader to submit a question us.  Let’s take another look at that question and review our answer.


Q:  “So, are you saying that I have to lose everything in order to recover?”

First, we corrected the misconception that we lose anything due to our addiction/compulsive behaviors.  We accomplished this by explaining that we don’t actually lose anything because of our addiction/compulsive behaviors – we actually give them up and/or away.  For example; if you are busted due to DUI and your license are taken away, you didn’t lose them.   They are either with the police or the courts.  If we have been fired or asked to resign from our employment, our position isn’t lost, we just no longer fill it.  If we’ve been evicted from our dwelling, it isn’t lost; we just no longer reside there. Get what we’re saying? 

After having straightened out that misunderstanding we were then ready to answer the question.  Simply put, the answer is No.  While we all have to experience our own “rock bottom”, that bottom is different for each of us.  So, No, not everyone will have to give up their family, job, vehicle, dwelling, dignity, health etc. in order to Recover from their addiction/compulsive behavior.

Warning!!  This brings us to an even more dangerous pitfall concerning our unmanageability and that is where we will pick it up next time.

Until then........be sure to tell a friend about us.

Thanks for visiting us - come back soon.


Remember: "It is what it is and "it ain't nothing but a thang!"

Friday, June 28, 2013

Step 1 - Recap 5

Step 1: “We admitted that we were powerless over our addiction(s)/compulsive behaviors-that our lives had become unmanageable.”

Welcome back folks.  We began our discussion on “unmanageable” saying that many in our ranks have as much trouble with stating the “our lives had become unmanageable” portion of Step 1 as there are those who struggled with the admitting they were powerless.

Because they had not given everything away due to their addiction, they did not recognize the real “unmanageable” areas of their lives that this Step is talking about.   They saw themselves as better or luckier that the rest of us.  “We” show up at meeting walking or riding a bike. “We” live in half-way houses or shelters or on the streets.  “We” do not have a job, etc.  Yet they entered Recovery “intact”. 

While a small number of them were truly blessed in that their “bottom” seemed like the sky to most of us, the majority in this group will go back out and/or relapse.  Because of their “denial” that this part of Step 1 pertained to them, they mostly ignored it.  This is a disastrous pitfall to stumble into.  If we are truly “powerless” over our addiction/compulsive behaviors, then every part of every Step pertains to us.  Period!! 

This “denial” causes this group to Not be able to “completely” give themselves over to this simple program of Recovery.  Remember, if the foundation is bad nothing that you try to build on it will last.

That’s where we will pick it up next time.

Until then........be sure to tell a friend about us.

Thanks for visiting us - come back soon.


Remember: "It is what it is and "it ain't nothing but a thang!"

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Step 1 Recap 4

 Step 1: “We admitted that we were powerless over our addiction(s)/compulsive behaviors-that our lives had become unmanageable.”

Welcome back folks.  Last time we talked about the power that our mind has over us and it’s ability to convince us that the Lie is the Truth, even when we know otherwise.  

Our mind is a terrible thing to waste yet it’s also a great enemy of our Recovery.

Additionally, our minds can make us believe that we are okay.  We don’t have a problem. We can handle it. We won’t do that again.  It’s everyone else’s fault. Etc, etc.

Remember coming to and you didn’t know where you were?  Or coming to and you couldn’t remember how you got home?  Have you ever been arrested due to your drinking/drugging?  Have you ever Hurt someone that you loved because of your drinking or using?  Have you ever lied about your using or drinking?  Ever driven or went to work buzzed or high?   Have you ever stolen to support your addiction?  Have you ever sold your dignity to support your habit?  

These are things that most of us would not normally do…..yet we do them.  Sadly, we honestly can’t help it.  Because we are powerless over our addiction/compulsive behavior-our life Has become unmanageable.

That’s where we’ll pick it up next time. 

Until then........be sure to tell a friend about us.

Thanks for visiting us - come back soon.

Remember: "It is what it is and "it ain't nothing but a thing!"