From Once Down

Recovery from Addiction poem

Recovery from Addiction poem

From Once Down

By Jerry Dorsman

From down, from out,
From lost, I escaped.
I quit the alcohol.
I quit the drugs.
I left that lifestyle.
I dropped the struggle.

Now free,
I see things afresh.
The world around me,
Pristine and vibrant,
Opens itself
New to me each day.
I meet that world.
I greet it.
It says “hello” in its own sweet way. 

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Jerry Dorsman is the author of two books on addiction recovery: How to Quit Drinking Without AA and How to Quit Drugs for Good, and the coauthor of How to Achieve Peace on Mind. 

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