Day 1. I’ve been here before but I never felt truly ready. I am ready. No more hangovers, no more regrets, no more missing out on life because I don’t remember.
Welcome! I’m only on day 8 and I’ve also installed this app many times before … this time around is the first time I dared to join the forum, so here’s to doing things differently and staying sober! We can do it
Welcome you guys! Let’s do this together!
Welcome you two - or welcome back! Most of us here tried more than once before sobriety stuck. I think you can tell when you are really done. I knew the night I was. This forum is such a wonderful support. I’ll be glad to get to know y’all!
Are you a programmer? Your use of the classic Hello World phrase makes me think you might be.
I came on this app and left for 6 months, came back and today is 534 days sober. I know it’s hard we’ve all been there. It can be done. You cannot be around people that are drinking period. It requires major lifestyle changes and a whole lot of effort. It can be done.
Day 9 for me. I also joined the app previously but never the forum, it does seem to make it feel more real this time.
I do some programming Yes .
Thank you everyone for the kind words and support!
Sobriety is the best gift I have ever given myself. It’s the hardest damn thing I have ever had to work for. Welcome back, let us know if we can help.
You said “here’s to doing things differently” and that made me smile.
That’s the key to staying sober. Whatever I used to do I have to do it differently this time. My first thought is typically going to lead me down the wrong path, so watching my self talk is essential. Keep posting, keep reading keep sharing!
Thanks for all the support guys, I’m on day 2. I’m hoping to last the work week at the very least.
I agree! I really want this time to be different and stepping out of my comfort zone and talking about my addiction (I really hate talking about my problems!) are definitely a first for me! we got this!
Glad I could make you smile I totally agree … I’m on day 9 and don’t claim to have discovered any keys to sobriety - but I’m sure you know the saying that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. It’s slowly dawning on me that in order to break my cycle of drink, shame and regret I have to stray from my usual path - which won’t be easy for me. Talking to all of you on this forum does help a great deal!