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Unread postby Sober thompson » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:56 am

I have never used anything like this but in the past I failed when it came to sobriety! Can anyone tell me if I can share kinda like a meeting on here? I live in a small area where we only have a meeting once a week and I am hoping to find help and support out there somewhere! Not sure I am doing this right so if not please let me know. I really would love it if I am lol
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Re: Help!

Unread postby abclimo » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:19 am

Sober: Hi and welcome! Yes, you are doing this right and yes you can share anything here that you want to share and you'll receive posts back from people. We're definitely here to help anyone struggling with the disease of addiction, whether it's alcohol or drugs. Addiction is a disease and it's hard to admit that we have a disease sometimes. Even though the product may be different, all addictions are the same, they are destructive, both to ourselves, our families, friends, and so on. It's a very difficult disease to manage, and just when you think you are doing great, bang, there's a temptation that jumps up at you. We have to gain strength and coping mechanisms to kick that temptation to the curb and to also deal with what causes our addictions. When you look deep inside, so many of us can tell you why we do what we do. We lie to ourselves and others and we become so good at it, that we almost make ourselves believe it. It's difficult to become sober/clean and then to find recovery, and there is a very big difference between just being clean/sober and being in recovery. Meetings are a good thing to go to also, you can find people who are local to you who you can call before you take a drink/use drugs again. It's important to find someone you feel comfortable talking to and that you can talk to them honestly. I love when meetings have speakers who have lots of clean time, you can learn so much from them. I had some clean time behind me and then heard a speaker talk about "WHO". I had no idea what she was talking about until she explained that we need to have a Willingness, be Honest and Open-minded that we can do this. She was so inspiring! Please keep posting and we'll keep helping you through. We can't do this by ourselves and we need to help each other. Our lives do depend on it. Hugs!
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Re: Help!

Unread postby Sober thompson » Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:57 am

Thank you so much for ur feed back! I never knew there was anything out there like this!
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Re: Help!

Unread postby Miguelitomama » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:59 am

There are a couple of great sobriety online forums. Use this one and In The Rooms.com

That one works kind of like Facebook. http://www.sobrietyonline.org/forum/posting.php?mode=reply&f=30&t=13118#

I think you do whatever you have to in order to stay sober/
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Re: Help!

Unread postby Sober thompson » Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:36 pm

Thanks I'll check it out! I really enjoy talking to other people like me! It's reminds me that I am not the only person.
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Re: Help!

Unread postby abclimo » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:33 pm

We're definitely not alone and can all help each other. Our lives depend on it!
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