There are Millions of Us, and We Never Have to be Alone
Guest Blog by Christopher Mullen, LCSWA, LCAS
We are never alone.
As we approach the holiday season, I am reminded that many of us do not have family, and for some of us, the family that we do have is not always a healthy environment to be in.
As a person in long-term recovery, over the years I have found my family to be in the 12-step recovery community.
As a person in long term recovery, over the years I have found my family to be in the 12-step recovery community. In the fellowship, I have learned that I am never alone. There are always people like myself who share a common bond and we support each other through our lonely times. There are millions of us. I know that I can pick up the phone at any time and get the support I need and I am grateful for that.
I remind my clients often that at SouthLight we are here for them, that it is my pleasure to serve them and that they never have to be alone. I remind myself daily that serving others is the highest form of Love.
I try to keep love and tolerance of others as my code, and to continue in daily prayer how can I best serve God and my fellow man and woman. If I open my heart I can hear the cries for Love. I can never fully repay the debt of gratitude I have for the life I live today, but one day at a time I will continue to try.
In Love and Service,
Christopher Mullen LCSWA, LCASA, Opioid Treatment Program Counselor