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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 you have to set boundaries. not only for other people but, for yourself. self will got us nowhere.
    • 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.
    • HeatherO True story but it can be tough. How do you do this without creating stress and using?
  • 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!
  • posted happy labor day everyone! remember to make a meeting; most 12 step programs still have meetings regardless of holidays.
  • posted We have started a new Christ based 12 step recovery group in the Keller / Southlake area. We meet every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. to strengthen our faith and our recovery and to provide a path for the still suffering addict. Please join us at Fellowship Church, 2525 Florence Rd. Keller, TX 76262. Call Craig S., (214) 505-0744 for more information.
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  • posted Please be considerate of those participating in this community by only posting things here related to addiction and recovery. Thank you for your understanding!
  • posted Hello. I just joined...
    Do you all do on-line meetings, or how does this work?
    I recently slipped...I found some actually meetings near where I live and am going to start attending those, but wondered about on-line meetings.
    Any help is greatly appreciated.
    • fuzzy1973 i myself have never done an online meeting as there are plenty of meetings in my area (and for me being around people is important when it comes to meetings). i know that there are people who look down and criticize it when people "slip/ relapse". but in the big book of AA in the chapter "to the wives" it does discuss/ say that we shouldn't look down on or be critical of people when this happens; it just means something just didn't catch on and they'll get it when they're ready. don't feel ashamed.
    • HeatherO Adding to what Andrea said, Sober Network does have monthly Live Chats about recovery with Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle and offer Recovery Coaching. Were you able to get things back on track?

      Another help to your recovery may be the website intherooms.com. It has online meetings that you can attend. Let me know how I can be of help!
    • AndreaR Neen,

      Some do online meetings, others do phone meetings, and some do face to face meetings. It’s really about what works for you.

      You said you slipped. Have you thought about adding a recovery coach to your support team?
  • posted As 2017 comes to a close, new doors open for us in 2018. SOAR!
  • posted Been hearing about a watershed moment in history regarding infinite sexual harassment incidents by lawmakers and everyone else. Then I listen to a US Congresswoman refuse to name names out of fear of repercussion. Call for culture change for sure, how is that possible with guilty (sic) elected leaders running the show?