Addiction Recovery: Much Sorrow; More Grief

By the time you finish reading this short post, you will see that addiction recovery is possible. Please take your time and analyze each word.

You don’t know it yet, but help is readily available for you.  Starting with the poem read on….

Much Wisdom; More Sorrow

The More Knowledge; the More Grief

SPIRIT Cleansing Soul

(Ecclesiastes 1:18-NIV)

During the first 12 months of recovery, I experience much sorrow but more grief.

 Gaining wisdom, I understood more and more how I affected my family, associates, and friends.  For example,  the objectification of women spilled over into objectification of women in the family.

The body does not care how it satisfies itself; it works on automaton.  Even so, I had to contain my roaming eyes; however, it took much effort.

Featured imageImage: (Floyd, 2014)

“Oh my Lord God, please have mercy on me; forgive me,” I pray.

I had much sorrow and more grief rip through me in an awareness and repentance.

I saw my addiction in how unmanageable my life had become.

The new wisdom that I obtained caused me to see me as I was.

However, after the first 12 months, I embrace the sorrow and grief to keep me clean.

I have been sober for 17 months.  I now experience much happiness and more joy but not without a watchful heart.


Ecclesiastes Chapter One 


Dale Criswell


Floyd, R. (2014, August 13). The prayer life of a pastor. Ronnie’s Blog. Retrieved from

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