*Saying hi and hoping that by joining this community I can see the brighter days and not feel alone like I do today. I’ve had success with sobriety in the past w/o support and I truly loved where I was in life; but I stopped checking in on myself and ultimately failed to stay on track. After becoming a first time time Mommy summer of 2020, I really lost myself. Don’t get me wrong my son the the greatest joy of my life and I have a loving husband that is there for me. Triggers aren’t always so apparent for me. Sometimes the down sides of alcohol and depression are just reminders of where we’ve been and on the bright side show us what is worth staying sober. One day at a time, I know…
Welcome to the forum! I’m glad you’re here!
Welcome, this place has helped me tremendously. I too am a wife and mom and today I’m 91 days sober. Reading through the endless posts on countless topics helped me feel not alone and I found the advice I needed by reading through them. I wish you well on your sober journey
Welcome to the community!
Thank you. Congrats on your sobriety, I’m sure your family is grateful for a clearer you! It’s wonderful, and I can’t wait to share in that joy🤩
I am also new on here never ever reached out online but can’t do it on my own, don’t like AA meetings! The longest period of sobriety I’ve had was my first pregnancy 18 years ago I drank a bit my subsequent 2 pregnancies then managed 5 months sobriety just before lockdown! The pressures of lockdown a teenager and 2 toddlers meant I was drinking too regularly again! I need support and any help will be greatly received
Welcome ! Glad to have you !
You’ve got your hands full mama💕 so much to feel anxious about and certainly hard to put yourself first. Doing it alone is just that, lonely. No point of reference and no accountability, as I can only speak for myself that definitely contributed to why I felt like after 2.5 years sober I could be like all the socially normal drinkers. It’s gotta be a for life thing for me, as daunting as it may seem. Sober life is beautiful, we got this mama
Hi Elizabeth! … and welcome to the forum!
Hi welcome, your not alone here
Feeling very welcomed, thank you
Welcome Elizabeth! This is a very good group to be apart of very supporting. 2020 has been a rough year for everyone and with the added stress of being a parent can surely be overwhelming. So can see where you missed the triggers. Been guilty of it too. I started to slow down when I get those triggers, even stop what I’m doing at the moment if I can and jot down what’s going on around me environmentally and what’s going through my head. I found a few trends that way. Also I see that you said you did it without help the first time which is admirable. And I do not want to push anything but they do have a 24 hour a day AA zoom meeting. Don’t even have to turn a camera on or talk. I listen in for motivation when I need it. But that’s just another tool for the battle! Best of luck with everything and don’t be afraid to reach out and vent if need be!
Thank you so much for the kind words; feels good to feel supported by people who truly understand! Sometimes advice from those who don’t suffer from the same ailments mean well but doesn’t quite cure the need for understanding community. I’m open to all suggestions, stay strong brothaaa
Your I. The right place, welcome being apart of like minded people is a tremendous help in the lonely times when we aren’t in a meeting and the rest of the world doesn’t seem to understand what is going on in our bodies. The book "self matters " by Philip C McGraw is an AMAZING book for people just like us. It’s not a book on addiction but it’s about working from the Inside out. I highly recommend once you open it you won’t be able to put it down. Your absolutely right One day at a time! Keep coming back come here before taking that first drink
Good book suggestion @Letthesunshinein! I can’t remember if I put it in this thread or the other but there is a 24 hour a day 365 a year zoom meeting in the UK. I use it at work and just pop my headphones in and listen! There’s never a break in the meetings!
Hi… … hope to see you around