Hanging on

Hello everyone,

I haven’t posted on the main forum in quite a few months, but wanted to come back into the open with my journey. I came onto the app about 4 months ago due to my addictions to porn and other substances like weed. Due to a lot of support and self reflection, I have dropped both habits and am currently creating healthy and safe coping mechanisms. I am at 26 days porn free and am coming up on my best streak of 27 days tommorow. Looking to make it through and continue on. I have also stopped smoking weed and have only smoked once in a 2 and half week period which is a huge improvement for me. I have also opened up about my depression to my parents and am on the way to getting a therapist which is a huge step for me. If anyone is struggling with these issues, I hope I can be there to help and give support. Sobriety is totally worth it

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Congratulations!

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Hey @Jane1,
Thank you so much. I am not sure I would be where I stand today without the forum and people like you . I first posted a long time ago on this forum wondering if anyone would care or even listen to me. I owe a lot to this forum and the people included for acknowledging me.

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There are a lot of awesome people on here! I’m glad you are doing well with your recovery! Take care of yourself and keep up the good work! Even when we are falling apart we still try to help each other :grinning: be well!

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Great job @corndog9! Keep doing what you’re doing! :muscle:

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Nice update. Keep up the good work. :muscle:

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@corndog9 congrats on your accomplishments!!

I finally found a therapist that I’ve been seeing for 15plus years now that has worked for my healing. I’m truly happy for the steps your taking :slightly_smiling_face:

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@Faugxh
@Lisa07

Thank you two so much for the support. I have learned so much from everyone here

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@Artnee
Thank you for sharing, I am slightly nervous and am not sure where to start. A little confused on what the first steps would be, and how to decide on a therapist that is right for you. After how many sessions did you realize that the therapist you were going to was best suited to your needs? Is there a Kelly blue book for therapists :slight_smile:

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Great to see you @corndog9 and get your update. You sound strong and determined!!

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@littlemisschatterbox
@Sassyrocks

Thank you both. It has taken me a lot of trial and error to get this far Definitely, but would not change a thing. Looking to stay strong and set an example for everyone and myself . I didn’t think I would get this many comments at all, have a nice day you both.

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Hey @corndog9 great update, so glad you’re doing ok! :+1::two_hearts:

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Unfortunately @corndog9 I wish lol!!

I gave each different amount of time kinda hard 2 remember. I was working 2 jobs and knew psych ward or rehab couldn’t work for me & my schedules. I did see a psychiatrist and got on pills for a couple years to balance out. However I was still abusing alcohol. My therapist that I see now…I finally was straight with him & myself. I didn’t want to be on pills or booze anymore.

This is partially my experience & I don’t want to discouraged but give yourself time. I still have up & down mins. hrs. & days. Just don’t be to hard on yourself thru this process.

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@Blondie1x

Thank you so much, it’s always a pleasure to see your voice around the forum. I appreciate the support immensely!

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@Artnee

Thank you for the advice! I will definetly do some research into different practices in my state. I am hoping to find someone that is my style but not sure where to look. I think I will start looking around and give them at least two sessions to see how I feel and ponder myself . I am a little nervous about being open with therapy to my friends so will have to work on that aswell.

A new years check in that I like to see!

Addiction is Addiction, you belong here. Glad you are here.

Keep being proactive, you got a light, let it shine.

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@CaptAZ

Thank you so much. I love that all addictions are valid around the forum. Really appreciate people on here who can acknowledge that everyone shares the same struggles regardless of DOC. Looking to stay strong and make 2021 my year !

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@corndog9
Glad you found your way back.
Your willingness to take responsibility for your recovery is real GROWTH. Proud of you.

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Nice to see you, and well done!

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Great job your doing terrific

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