I’m just starting my sober journey today; I have had enough of the shame, anxiety and embarrassment that I cause myself and my family because of my drinking. I’m nervous though, because I haven’t had success in the past when trying to cut back or abstain. Any tips or advice? Thank you!
If you cant control it quit if you want to Quit you need to do it 4 U.You have to change the way you do things it depends on the individual some of us feel we needed to be rewarded when we complete something like me shit i would complete a shift at work and want my reward. You may be different But i think change is the best course.be strong:+1:
Welcome to the forum! And welcome to your new journey This group has been a HUGE support for me and i hope it is for u too. I went from being a chronic relapser to having 644 days due to putting in daily recovery work. Attending online mtgs. And checking in here daily. It is possible to live a sober life even if u have struggled with it in the past
Welcome to the forum!
Hope never worked for me. I had to surrender, get honest with myself and ask for help. I found that help at IOP and AA. It’s a lot of hard work daily but it’s well worth it.
Wishing you the best on your journey.
So well said - thank you!! Your comment about hope not working really hit home and gives me a new way to think about recovery
Thank you so much for the encouragement and inspiration!!!
Hope comes from within. The hope you speak of in my own eyes speaks volumes in the desire to want to be a whole person. Someone that is healthy, loving, forgiving of self and others, compassionate for self and others, willing to challenge fears and so many other traits.
As experience has shown me, once I got serious about recovery, my lies and deceitfulness stopped, my complacency been kept in check, and my actions began to speak volumes in comparison to my words.
This has increased my desire to remain in sobriety and continue to keep my behaviors in check.
Knowing that sobriety comes in stages of readiness also helps. Remembering that as long as I continue to make progress even if at a snails pace, it’s still moving towards sobriety and further away from addiction.
This filled my heart to read; thank you - it’s so nice to know that I’m not alone and there is support!!!
Its gonna be hard. Its the hardest ive ever tried nything in my life to accomplish. How ready are you? You need meetings and a sponsor. You should work the 12 sreps and have hope and faith. If i sound like a smartass its because im frustrared as im a chronic relapser. But im trying to stay clean without meetings, or a sponsor. Im spiritual, i know its god that will step in if i let him and i have. I guess i want the prize of freedom and sobriety without the legwork. Never give up. Theres good people in the rooms you can befriend and learn from. You may fall along the way. But its critical to stand up and try again. I know ill never stop trying. God bless and welcome to the app.
I wish achievement for you on your jpurney one day at a time. Were glad youre here.
Butterfly you are my inspiration for today. Im doing meetings online and im pushing myself to attend more each day.
You are inspiring!! The meetings will keep you lifted and remind you why you want to stick with your plan!
Thank you!! Wishing you a great day as we stick together to get through it
Awe thank u for this! Keep at it!! Take it one day, one hour, or one min at a time