Our addict starts the day out decidedly happy, donning 70 days of recovery ain’t no small feat so our addict crowns herself queen of her recovery. In her kingdom, the wicked witch is the previous mistress of her misery, drugs and witch’s terrible minions, the multiple dealers that beckon at every corner. But there is peace in her kingdom. The wicked witch’s wand has been snapped in half and her minions deemed helpless. The power the witch had before can only be restored by the queen herself – but the constant reminder of the insanity that reigned the queen’s life before is the most powerful – and the witch is just well, not an option.
That doesn’t mean recovery is easy. It doesn’t mean that the queen can become complacent. Rather, the queen is conscious of her previous pain but restored through peace, daily little gifts such as no hangovers, sunshine and joy that transcend any kind of numbness she could have sought before. Our addict queen is adorned with these and other jewels and looking out on her kingdom she is satisfied. There is place in her kingdom for all others like her – citizens who choose peace over pain. The kingdom awaits!