Introduction myself

Hello there. I’ve downloaded this app today (always thought it’d be helpful to have a sobriety counter) and to my liking I also noticed there’s a community coming with it. Cool!

I’m 37yrs old, male, out of Switzerland and I’m an addict. I was raised by my loving parents and had a very good childhood. Did school, studies got a good job. I had a very “normal” life without too much to worry about until I met the devil (substance) for the first time in my life at the age of 32. My using career skyrocketed and I lost control quickly. What followed was 4 years of using and trying to maintain my facade (i.e. keeping my job etc.) In August last year I hit rock bottom and finally decided to get help (surrender). I spent 2 months in rehab (best decision in my life). After rehab I got to know NA and since 1 year I go to meetings once/twice a week and recently started working on the 12 steps of recovery.

I have managed to stay clean for 9months and had my first relapse in summer this year. It all started with allowing myself a beer :slightly_smiling_face: After this “incident” I got back on the clean-train however, I have been relapsing once a month. It takes me 3 weeks to fully recovered mentally and physically and when I feel best that’s when it gets dangerous for me. Had my last relapse last Monday. The consequences are quite bad nonetheless, I’m working on my never ending journey of recovery. I am motivated. Had a good conversation with my sponsor today.

I hope to get involved in some good conversation on here and I’m looking forward to learning from you on how you deal with your problems.

Being clean is beautiful :blush:


Welcome! This place is great! Alot of good info and support here.

Its soooo easy to slip. I have plenty of times. That one beer thing has tripped me up many times. The illusion that im missing all the fun has tripped me up more than anything.

My last drink wasnt fun.

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Welcome my friend never been to a meeting in Switzerland been most places maybe some day glad your starting the 12 step program youl find the benefit from it wish you well

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Welcome! So glad you are here!

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Welcome, in a little curious as to which substance you are referring. I hope you stick around. :+1::slightly_smiling_face:

In that case I certainly agree with you calling it the devil’s drug. :+1::slightly_smiling_face:

Here in the UK it’s become so normalised to get a bag of coke after a couple of points down the pub, those of us predisposed to addiction have no idea that they will ruin their lives.
You may have had some setbacks but at least your actively working on it, there are so many who never get the chance. :+1::slightly_smiling_face:

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Welcome to the forum @7Words. The great people here have helped me to stay clean for 73 days. There’s so much support and encouragement to keep you going. Stay around and check in daily. Keep taking one day at a time. :heart:

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Welcome @7Words! I love The Deftones. Adrenalize is my favorite album! This place is a great place til be. The people here are great and possess wonderful knowledge and wisdom. Read, read, read, post and repeat. We are all here rooting you on. Best of luck on your sober journey.

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