Hello, I’ve joined this forum on my second day of sobriety after a two year long relapse, prior to which I’d been sober for three years, I’m looking forward to getting to know you all! - Jonesy
Hi Jonesy, welcome!
This app has helped me a lot to become sober after a relapse. Had 5 years and then thouhgt I was “cured”. Stick around, it helps to be here much, we all need a peer group. This is mine!
See you around!
Welcome to the community! Here’s a thread full of info to get you going…
Thank you very much @SinceIAwoke plenty of information to keep me occupied!
Hi @Jonesy, great to meet you! If I may ask, what happened for you to pick up again? Can you tell us about the circumstances or thoguhts that went along with it? I feel very stable in my sobriety. But long sobriety time relapses freak me out so I wanna learn about them.
Have fun reading around the forum and interact as much as you feel like/can. It helps me a lot to stay active and connected here.
Welcome to the community! There’s pretty much something for everyone here, whether it be questions related to recovery or fun distractions. Hope to see you around!
Welcome. That sounds like quite the journey. Glad to share the rest of ur journey with u.
Welcome @Jonesy ! Read around as it was mentioned above. It’s a good place to find information and help
Welcome to this great community Jonesy,
This is a great forum and is helping me a lot to stay accountable and to focus myself.
I relapsed alot of times but I will keep coming back.
Wish you all the best!
I appreciate seeing Your post. Although I’ve stayed off alcohol for a few years, I’ve successfully relapsed on other neurotoxins and found Myself very much in need of this app and the support it inspires.
Great fortune to us all 🪜
Hi @Faugxh, great question, in the last six months of my sobriety I had started having the odd beer with a meal at a resteraunt on occasion (once every few weeks maybe), this put the idea of drinking a beer back on the table for me, so to speak, and was a real mistake in hindsight.
Then we locked down in the UK and I started working from home, I was fed up and bored, and also couldnt go to the gym like normal, I’m a creature of routine so making sure the habits i’m in are positive ones is really important.
My decline wasn’t instant, first it was having a couple of beers in the evening every few days and then the amounts and frequency just built and built until I was drinking very heavily ever single day, if anything I would say things have been worse than before I first sobered up, as if I started work with a stinking hangover no-one would really know from behind a screen.
I knew what direction I was heading in, but I always said to myself that that night would be the last night, and surprise, surprise, it was always ‘just one more night’
Thanks for your candour. Routines are so important to me too. I can get quite carried away and dependent on them…
I’m happy to see you resolved to take things back in your hands and wish you good luck!
Sounds like you’re a fellow gym nut… Maybe join us on the Gym selfies, weightlifting & fitness thread when you get back to it!
Have a great sober day!
Welcome! I’m glad you found us🙂
A lapsed gym nut I’d say, but that group seems like just what I need to get some motivation to start lifting again- see you there!
@Dan531 me too, I actually downloaded the sober time app some time ago, and one of the things that really motivated me to sober up was seeing that had I not just carried on drinking when I downloaded it, I would have been sober for 5 months at this point.
Hey…I just joined as well. I had 5+ years sober. It had been off and on since 2010 but 5 years was my longest. I relapsed HORRIBLY in January 2020 and ended up in the snow then on a ventilator. Almost one year so far. Reach out if u need ANYTHING!!!