8th day sober

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8th day sober

Unread postby busternutbag24 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:35 pm

hello sobriety online,

my name is archie. i have 8 days of alcohol sobriety after years and years and years of alcohol abuse. i really just need some folks to give me encouragement. i have had friendships, relationships, legal problems and many heartaches as a result of my alcoholism. i am also a drug addict. i have done just about every drug you can imagine. i'm reaching out to all of you and plan on trying to visit here regularly. anyone who has tips or advise i will surely consider it. thanks for your help, archie aka the nutbag

Re: 8th day sober

Unread postby freshenuf1 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:07 am

"Rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path. Those who do not recover are people who cannot or will not completely give themselves to this simple program, usually men and women who are constitutionally incapable of being honest with themselves. There are such unfortunates. They are not at fault; they seem to have been born that way. They are naturally incapable of grasping and developing a manner of living which demands rigorous honesty. Their chances are less than average. There are those, too, who suffer from grave emotional and mental disorders, but many of them do recover if they have the capacity to be honest." Pg 58 in the "Big Book"-Alcoholics Anonymous. The first step to recovery is the admission that we are "powerless" over alcohol and that are lives have become unmanagement. Get honest, and make a meeting. 30 meetings in 30 days. Good luck!

Re: 8th day sober

Unread postby friend » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:47 pm

Keep it up, Archie! Good job. You know we are always here to support you.

Re: 8th day sober

Unread postby abclimo » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:15 pm

Archie: Hi and welcome. Congrats on your sobriety, it's a huge step! You know that using/drinking causes you problems, and the best way to take care of that is to totally avoid drinking/using. You've taken the first step by admitting that it's an issue and that's important. You need to tell yourself that you are worth getting clean/sober and keep telling yourself that you are worth it. I know some people who tape it on their mirror so they see it every morning when they're brushing their teeth, etc. Meetings are important. Find some meetings and go, but if you don't feel welcome at one, don't go back to that meeting. All meetings are NOT the same. It's important to get a phone list of people you can call BEFORE you use/drink. Find some people who live near you and network with those who have clean time, they can help you through the rough spots. Be prepared for temptation to rear it's ugly head at you, it will at some point and it's so much easier to have a game plan on what you'll do when it does. Find someone at the meetings that you feel really comfortable talking to openly and honestly and ask them to be your sponsor. When you first start going to meetings if you are not comfortable sharing, just listen, there's so much to be learned and you'll find that while everyone's pathways may be different, our journey's are very similar. Keep posting here, we do care. By being clean and helping others, it helps us all stay clean. We can't do it individually, but together we can get past this.
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Re: 8th day sober

Unread postby Gr8ful » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:48 am

Dear Archie, Recovery is e best gift I can give myself and the world. My God wants me sober and is constantly trying to help me. Go to meetings. Ask for help with this. Dont do it alone. Finding 12 step rooms and recovery is the best thing that ever happened to me. Dont give up. No matter what. And thanks for writing here...you just helped me. Peace today.

Re: 8th day sober

Unread postby baddrunk » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:21 am

keep it up.im back on day one myself.its hard, but whats harder living dependant on a blurred existence or being clear of this binding disease?
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