this is so so so important !!
that last statistic
There’s some great groups helping out on this front in Richmond. Check out Richmond Justice Initiative. I’ve done a little bit of work with them in the past.
people think that recovery is straight forward. but its not that simple, sometimes you might move forward but take a little step back. you go up and down during your recovery and that’s normal. but always keep trying to move forward ~ Lauren
surround yourself with people who
- praise you because they mean it
- don’t want anything but your company
- do their best to understand you
- you feel like you can confront if you need to
- (know they can confront you lovingly in turn)
- make you feel comfortable
- stick with you through good and bad times
- are positive influences on your everyday life
Dogs are the best friends you could ask for
Real recognizes real.
STREET ART AGAINST CONSUMERISM
by Los Angeles-based artist Plastic Jesus