believe in recovery. believe in yourself.: The 12... →
believeinrecovery: Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings What it say’s in ‘The Big Book’: When ready, we say something like this: “My Creator, I am now willing that you should have all of me, good and bad. I pray that you now remove from me every single defect of character which stands in the way of my…
One Day at a Time: Post post Christmas post →
lotuspower: Okay. Now I’m pissed again (American pissed not British pissed). My son is such a shit sometimes. I gave him money for the bus and he spent all but one bus fares worth on food. I gave him money for dress pants for his new job. No dress pants but he and his girlfriend went out to eat. From now…
150 Days! That's 5 months!
soberissessy: Today, I can say that I know I am loved by others, and that I am not alone. I’ve never been able to say that before. Maybe it has been true in the past, but I have never been able to see and feel it for myself. I am so lucky, I really really am. keep it up!!!
Defining Relapse and How to Prevent It
believeinrecovery: article from psychcentral.com Once you have made a change, how do you maintain it? What is the difference between a lapse and a relapse? How can you recognize when a relapse is likely? A lifestyle change is not easy to make or maintain. Lapses (a one-time return to addictive behavior) and relapses (a return to an addictive lifestyle) do occur. Some people relapse several...
notalostcausejustlost: Another day sober. Baby steps. Even with access to money I didn’t feel the urge to try my old “sneak it real quick and no one will know but me” bullshit. Went to a women’s meeting this morning. Meeting with my new sponsor for our first real sit-down tomorrow. I feel so much better sober than I ever do when drunk. Drinking makes me miserable. Every. fucking. time. I’ve...
Five Tips for Staying Sober Over the Holidays
believeinrecovery: article from drugalcoholaddictionrecovery.com Staying sober can be challenging under the most “normal” circumstances, but when routines are interrupted and stress levels are increased, avoiding alcohol or drugs can be exponentially more difficult. For some in recovery, the holiday season is a particularly trying time. Financial pressures, family stress, and the dramatic...
Addiction Recovery Without God →
believeinrecovery: article written by anonymous: positiveatheism.org It seems that I’ve been searching all of my life for something to believe in. Finally, in 1982, after fifteen years of nonstop drug abuse, I crawled into the rooms of Narcotics Anonymous. Though I was barely…