Because a Little Bug went Ka-Choo is a silly focus of a book where Dr. Seuss details the ongoing impact of one seemingly small act, a sneeze, which leads to a large disastrous result. At each step of the intensifying destructive storm, the bug follows along in horror of what has resulted from his behavior. The end of the story concludes with chaos within the city. The last picture of the bug who sneezed is a display of, ‘oh my, look what I did, I am ashamed of myself.’

When a man truly works through his crisis of truth where he has to confront his addiction, he starts to recognize the impact of his seemingly little action on his life environment (family, friends, coworkers, etc.). There will be raw moments of discouragement, frustration, embarrassment, shame, guilt. In such, it is virtually impossible to escape the snare of depression.

Recovery and depressed moods do frequently go hand in hand. Once in sobriety, uncovered wounds must be dealt with to truly move on from the snare of the addiction. Reconciliation with others and personal healing is an initial focus of recovery. But when the momentum for this recovery is not in the desired fashion, we can become depressed and experience a sense of hopelessness.

Reclaiming sobriety is a two-edged sword. The one side is the reclaiming of the healthy life God desires for you. The other side of the sword is the pain of facing the feelings and thoughts that got you to this point in life. The actions towards reconciliation with yourself, your relationships with others and with God will naturally cast a light on your soul where you will have to face your actions.

Through the ongoing recovery and reflection of life many men will begin to see the small acts of life that began the ripple effect leading to addiction. This is why it is so important to have a support group and a professional therapist to assist you through these times. If it is attempted alone, the chances for being stuck in those moments, even without realizing it, are extremely high.

Again, it is a benefit when a person turns away from vices pursuing daily sobriety because it does them well to recognize the triggers that led to the disastrous result. Much of that is facing painful experiences and feelings while recognizing the results from one situation to another.

For some, to recognize the impact of the ‘Ka-Choo‘ moments in their life can bring on despair and grief. In the recovery process, depression can set in as you face wounds that occurred in your life.

Depressed moods can be extremely powerful and debilitating and should not be taken lightly. As with the recovery process, depression is something you should never go through alone. Seek help and talk with others confirming your experience.