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  • posted Who else is stuck in a heat wave? What are you doing to survive the heat and stay engaged in recovery?
  • posted How many of you use the Sobersystems app to help with your recovery?

    For those who don't know - This free app is available on Android or iOS systems and provides help when needed and accountability. www.sobersystems.com
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  • posted Hi All! I am brand new to this site but excited to use a new tool on the road to recovery! It has been 5 days since i last drank. After many stops and starts, i hope this is a place i can come to when my rationalizations for drinking flare up. So far i am inspired by what i have read.
  • posted Hello Everyone!! Thank you all for creating a place to share our journeys into a sober life.
    Today is a special day for me to share: June 19, 2019 is my 30th AA Birthday!!
    Sober since June 19, 1989; it was not a day when I was coming into AA on a the peak of a winning streak. At my first AA Meeting that Tuesday evening, I heard all the stories. When I got home that evening I slept soundly, convinced that what I heard at the meeting were all lies! That NOBODY could go without a drink for an entire day - and most certainly not for 30 days.
    But next day when I confidently shared my conclusions at my second meeting, they all sort of smiled at me, saying, "Keep Comin' Back...". And I did and did and did and did keep coming back. God Bless all of you people in all of those AA rooms because it is with YOUR help and guidance that I have not had a drink today, 30 years after that first AA meeting.
    • HeatherO Thanks for sharing!
    • Mike Wick Hi Heather - Attending my first AA meeting was not of my choice. After a powerful intervention I went into a 28-day treatment center )The Care Unit). The AA meeting was not an elective. we all went. I was groggy and paranoid, probably didn't know what exactly was an AA meeting. But as I said above my learning curve started that night. Albeit slowly.
    • HeatherO Out of curiosity, what was your thoughts going into the first meeting? Any words of advice for those who might be hesitant to start attending meetings?
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  • posted What have you found to be your hardest struggle in recovery?
  • posted https://www.narconon.org/blog/drug-addiction/10-tips-starting-new-addiction/
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  • posted Dont forget to celebrate how far you’ve come. Everyday is a new day,

    Recovery is like a diet. If you mess up one day, it doesnt mean you’ve gone off the deep end. Just pick yourself up and start fresh. You can always start over. Dont be ashamed. Its not the end of the world. Just pick yourself up and do it again.
  • posted Just got a reminder through a website that I wanna share:

    Sometimes we’re tested not to show our weaknesses, but to discover our strengths.

    Don’t forget how strong all of you are for making it this far in your recovery!
  • posted How is everyone doing in their recovery?
    • AndreaR Doing ok. Health problems have come up, but I’m getting a handle on them. Sometimes I really get reminded of how grateful I am to have so many people in my circle through this crazy journey of recovery. ❤️
  • posted I recently participated in a week long confidence course that focused on how fear can hold us back. It even worked with you to ID fears. I didn't even realize I had some of the ones that it pointed out. What fears do you have and how have you overcome them?
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  • posted I don’t think anybody made a real conscience decision to be an alcoholic. I won’t debate (or try to for either party) whether or not we were born this way. But, something happened along the way for sure. Somethings also have to happen along the way in our sobriety as well; new experiences, good things as well as not so good. We learned how using alcohol as a solution to our problems didn’t work. So, now we are somewhat like teenagers again; having to learn our way thru this big world all over again; but, on a more solid foundation! It takes time, effort and patience!