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August 2, 2013 at 7:48 pm #3723Sol RKeymaster
What actions have some of you taken to stay on the path of recovery?August 2, 2013 at 9:10 pm #3724Jodi LParticipant
Staying connected to those also in recovery is vital. Whether near or far, the more contact, the more conversations, even about daily life, the door opens a little more each time to a new thought process. Today, I called my sponsor with a problem….I’m still harboring resentment and although I see my part, keeping it to myself will do more harm than good. This is the first time in 6 weeks I actually reached out with a real concern that is hurtful enough to break me. Talk….with the right people, and the inner strength you will feel is amazing. Strength in numbers.August 3, 2013 at 3:54 am #3725jenn gaorParticipant
I understand how it can challenge us if we become disconnected. I completed rehab in Jan. and have lived in a sober house for 6 months up until 2 weeks ago I moved home with my husband and kids I dont have a car so meetings have been hard and im nolonger connected to the woman in the sober house they were my support system now its hard.August 3, 2013 at 8:03 pm #3726kevin FinnParticipant
I had to take a deep look inside and realize that I was never broken, so no “recovery” was truly needed. After so much poor advice from my “friends in recovery”, I knew that distancing myself from such people was probably the best way to live a healthy and successful life. This was a chance to do what works for me and to stay connected with myself.August 4, 2013 at 2:07 am #3727Jodi LParticipant
I wish you well in your recovery.August 4, 2013 at 2:09 am #3728Jodi LParticipant
Jill, Keep in touch with me if you wish. It has been a great help for me in my recovery to stay in contact with others….I too have had a hard time making it to meetings for a while, however, this site has kept me on a straight path.. Talk to you again sometime.August 7, 2013 at 8:00 am #3729diane diederichs-stokesParticipant
Hi I was just on line with Roger B. I always come away with a much better outlook on life after his ‘chats’ we came into the program about the same time so were taught much the same AA. I can remember as if it was yesterday the day I left treatment to go out into the world on my own. I was so high and excited until I got about 4 blocks away and the panic set in. Where I went to tx. the focus was more on women and women’s ‘issues’ than on the 12 step way of life to maintain our sobriety. We were introduced ever so lightly to AA, AlAnon, Adult Children, and Women for Sobriety. I did NOT have a good sense of where to go for on going support or guidance except for the couple of hours of aftercare weekly. I am sooooo grateful for my Creator putting in me a survivor streak that had me out looking even when I didn’t think I could put one foot in front of the other one more time. I thought I had been lonely and and felt alone during my drinking days but that night walking home from my graduation all excited about what I had just accomplished with no one to share it with except the boyfriend at home that had started using a few days out of treatment himself, scared the holy beJesus out of me and made me so sad.
Well I stayed that way about a week and one day I was walking my dog around the block and had read about a meeting in a church across the block from where I lived. I looked those people over real good, like I was taking their inventory and making sure they would be ‘safe’. What I saw were men and women laughing, hugging, shaking hands, getting into decent cars, and telling one another “meet you for coffee” and things like that. So a few days later at their next meeting I was sitting on one of their chairs. To this day that is my home group, family, life saving, most fun bunch of people I have ever known. That was 32 years ago.
For those struggling with being alone, not able to get out, or whatever the barriers there are those of us that have experienced the same. Perhaps you will do us the honor of letting us know what and how we can be of service to you. Do you need rides to meetings? Do you need someone to talk to on the phone? Do you need someone to chat with on line? Well, so do we, we need to be able to pass it on in order to keep what we have been freely given—-at least I certainly do. Contact me through here I will do what I can to be of service as that will ensure another hour or day of sobriety for me which will make my family and myself very happy. [img]http://www.myrecovery.com/images/fbfiles/images/smilie_boy_texting.gif[/img]August 8, 2013 at 6:06 am #3730Jodi LParticipant
Powerful….Thank you Diane.August 12, 2013 at 6:50 pm #3731Heidi QuistKeymaster
Very Powerful!! I loved reading this post. I love hearing the simple…how can we be of service and help each other out! Thank you for posting this made my day!