Being in recovery has been a great thing. It attacks some of the issues that go way way back and I think a lot of those issues have to do with physical appearance and overall insecurities. That’s why a lot of people usually turn to substance abuse. It’s not only that we want to belong to something, it’s also that we want to impress, we want to feel loved, and likable, and it’s got a lot to do with your overall image. If you’re not happy with yourself, at least in my case, that’s why I turned to abusing. Recovery has made me think or pause and look back at my way of thinking. Now, instead of thinking that there’s a problem with me, I can think maybe it’s not that there’s a problem, I just need to accept things as they are.