Pretty much anyone who’s currently in recovery can identify with at least a couple of these. Here are the 17 hashtags every person in recovery needs (at one time or another).
Pretty much a booming trend among the recovery community. Can’t go to a meeting, the coffee shop, or anywhere else without seeing at least a couple of people with a vape.
One of the few vices we have left, besides coffee, smoking is a social thing. Sometimes we over-indulge – who am I kidding, we’re addicts, of course we over-indulge, with everything – such as a night spent out…
3. #AtTheHookahBar (see what I did there?)
Again, a place to gather socially. Many of us in recovery don’t really hang out in conventional bars, so we might spend a Friday or Saturday night #AtTheHookahBar .
Besides vaping, many of us are no longer addicted to certain old behaviors but smart phones seem to have filled that void rather conveniently. Even if we’re trying to take a break from the cellie (see #11), if our sponsor is calling, we know we better answer it.
Many of us in recovery have at some point or other decided to put ourselves on one of these or have had it suggested to us, either by our sponsor or other sober support. It sounds like a punishment at first but, it can be a really enlightening exercise in self-control and self-discovery.
If it’s not nicotine (either in the form of an OG cigarette or the sleekest, newest vape), then it’s caffeine we crave. Meeting at the ‘bucks is an oft-practiced caffeine indulgence and social interaction.
Let’s face it, tattoos are quite the popular thing amongst people in recovery. Usually, we like to reward ourselves for some new ink from time to time, especially if it feels like it’s been too long since the last one we got. But, be careful not to fall into one of these traps or you may find yourself using this next hashtag…
i’m all for “to each his own” but, i’m pretty sure this guy is on some kind of registry (if you catch my drift)
Many folks, in recovery or not, end up regretting their tattoo at some point or other. Be careful not to be too impulsive next time you take a trip to the tattoo parlor. Ha! Recovering addicts and alcoholics resisting impulsivity? Impossible!
With all hat vaping, running to the vape store becomes as commonplace as grocery shopping. It’s also a way to mix and match flavors and accessorize all the new gadgets. (I don’t really know what those are; I’m not a ‘vaper’)
Oh yeah, besides caffeine, nicotine, and smart phones, the gym is another popular outlet for those of us in recovery. It’s a good thing.
personally, i prefer galaxy. #JustSayin
All that texting, snap-chatting, insta-gramming, pinning, and what-not tends to sap our phone battery. Better not stray too far without your charger or you might find yourself panicking that you will be without your phone the whole night.
“you’re such a good friend”
Now that we’re clean and sober, we don’t have to worry about taking risks behind the wheel or getting caught up in a sobriety check-point. If you have a mixture of both normie and sober friends, then you know what it’s like to always be designated driver. Hey, you’re doing a good deed.
awe! poor kitteh!
Many people in a fellowship will say that doing this – staying in the middle – that is, immersing themselves in the fellowship, is what helped them in their recovery.
good guy hockey player
When in doubt, always turn your focus outward and help a fellow human being.
This goes without needing explanation. Gotta stay up on our meetings, especially when we start feeling restless, irritable, and discontent.
Yeah, I really don’t.
A catch-all explanation for any ‘weird’ or ‘odd’ behavior or thought processes of those who don’t need to lead a sober lifestyle.
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