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  • posted happiness is an inside job. there is no one who can create happiness for you other then yourself; my sponsor told me this and i hated him for it because he was right! there is no person, place, or thing that can create a lasting sense of happiness unless we learn to find it and build upon it within ourselves. we have to stop thinking that "i need a girlfriend/ boyfriend, some piece of materialistic status so i can move forward with my life/ recovery; it's something i really need". what we are really saying is "i need some one/ some thing to use as an excuse to be miserable and blame when things don't go my way and playing God fails".
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  • posted We have an AWESOME Recovery Coaching curriculum that is NAADAC certified!!
    • HeatherO I have taken the courses and they are very user-friendly. Can be done from your couch and learn a lot of valuable information!
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  • posted Don’t forget that life is precious. It can end in an instant. Cherish each moment and make sure you tell your loved ones that you love them. Recovery is important, but family is important too.
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  • posted "Recovery is not for people who need it, it’s for people who want it." - Anonymous
  • posted Happy Birthday to Dr. Harold Jonas, founder of Sober Network and Sober.com!
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  • posted you have to set boundaries. not only for other people but, for yourself. self will got us nowhere.
    • fuzzy1973 that can be tough. all you can do is let them know that it's your choice and not theirs that you don't drink and it's ok if they choose to drink. as long as you're comfortable with the situation there shouldn't be a problem.
    • SoberAna My issue is that I am fine around alcohol and going out for wings. However, it is my friends who feel uncomfortable for drinking by me. I know they are supportive, but how do I get them to stop acting odd?
    • fuzzy1973 well, if you have done a proper 4 and 5th step (or some kinda of moral inventory) that's a start for things to watch out for in others and more impotently- yourself. if you know a certain person, place, or situation is going to be trouble, chances are it is. there is no shame in choosing not to go into a bar 'just for a hamburger and fries with a friend" if you feel uncomfortable about being around alcohol; always better safe then sorry. if some one doesn't show respect for your choice in sobriety, they are probably not going to be a good influence on you. but most importantly; you have to learn how to put your sobriety first for yourself, not anyone else.
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  • posted I’ll just leave this here for those who need it.

    Perfection is something we strive for, but we’re never going to achieve. The reason is because no matter how hard we try, we’re never going to be perfect.

    If you try your best, that’s all you can really do.

    If you really want to be seen as perfect, well all you’re really doing is causing yourself unnecessary grief and anxiety, because no matter how hard any of us try, we’re still not going to be perfect.

    We are all works in progress. Just try and be the best person you can be, and try and be better than you were yesterday. That is all that matters.

    What other people think of you is something you can’t control. Just worry about what you can control.

    Remember... the only thing that really matters is what you think!
  • posted A year ago I didn’t think I was gonna make it, but with the right support and the right mindset I came this far.

    This is to remind everyone that you’re not alone in your recovery process. There are plenty of people who love you, who care about you and who want to see you succeed.

    Don’t forget to reach out for help.
  • posted old habits won't keep you sober or clean. you have to be willing to change! yes, we all have our comfort zones and routines. but, if we keep doing the same old thing (people, places things, thinking) and finding excuses for it. we'll eventually find an excuse to relapse.
  • posted In recovery, we are always supposed to express gratitude. There is always something to be thankful for in life! What are you grateful for today?
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  • posted Once again, this page is for addiction and addiction related content. Please remove any posts that are not such. Thanks for your understanding!