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This past Thanksgivukkah, the rarity of the holiday mashup was strong enough to knockout my drunkenness of being under the influence of jealousy. So far, it has been about 5 months since got sober and hope to keep myself sober for a long period of time. 1 week ago
I am doing great. Wonderful sponsor, great home group, support of my family. It is awesome. 2 months ago
How I did it: I had to accept the fact that I really did have a problem, and that I was a little out of control. I was a private drinker, I mainly drank wine, and I never drove drunk, and those things made it easy to deny it was a problem for quite a while.
I am going to mark this as done. But if I start to feel cravings again, or if I (God forbid) relapse, I will re-instate it. 7 months ago
changed sponsors a few times, think I finally have the right one, joined a group, clarity and happiness, promises coming true for me. 7 months ago
spent a lot of time with my sponsor. The program is working for me. 13 months ago
moving to step 4 this week and my sponsor pushing me to complete quickly. 14 months ago
I was part of a close-knit secret group, and apparently one or two other members who were recovering alcoholics asked the moderators if people could put pictures of bottles of wine and cocktails, and discussions of excessive drinking, under a trigger warning or a “cut.”
I appreciated the suggestion, because while I like these people, they LOVE TO DRINK, and sometimes being confronted with a whole page of DRINKING DRINKING DRINKING rouses serious temptations in me. It all looks so delicious and fun…
Most people in the group scoffed at the suggestion and thought it was ridiculous. I wouldn’t have minded if they had said no, but some of the things they said were so spiteful and dismissive that they hurt my feelings quite a bit. They know my story: alcohol exacerbated my depression and led to strong suicidal urges. It was a terrible part of my life.
So this is another group I’ve left. It’s just as well, because I am working every day at my goal of limited Internet time, and that group can be a time suck.
It just makes me appreciate all the more what an understanding, sensitive, and wise community 43T is…my corner of it, anyway. It’s really something special and I really appreciate everybody here
14 months ago