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Recovery Thread

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Miz, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. ILJO

    ILJO Soggy Bottom Boy Site Donor

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    @Dimson, when did you turn into such a pussy? I'm just kidding... you've always been a pussy.


    Hahaha, I'm funny.
     
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  2. Dimson

    Dimson Your tears don't fall...

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    Love you too buddy.
    --- Post Added -- May 18, 2017, ---
    Finally went to my first meeting post recovery/rehab. It was a decent meeting and I actually got a chance to share. The way they do the chips is weird because they go backwards from 1 year down. Still waiting to find a sponsor. I am going to go to a few meetings before I approach anyone about being my sponsor.
     
  3. Miz

    Miz mortality, ka, and the Tower

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    My bro got married last Saturday. I have to stop drinking.
     
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  4. Dimson

    Dimson Your tears don't fall...

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    You should seriously consider going to a treatment center. I know a place if you are interested.
     
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  5. Miz

    Miz mortality, ka, and the Tower

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    I'm going to go to a meeting first. I can do it. I don't want to be gone from my family. Thanks for the thought. How are you doing?
     
  6. Dimson

    Dimson Your tears don't fall...

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    I am doing ok. Not going to a meeting but I will go to them when life doesn't have me too busy or if I feel like drinking. It has worked so far. Still need a sponsor though.
     
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  7. Poindexter

    Poindexter Reputation: ∞ Staff Member

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    Stay the course, man.
     
  8. Dimson

    Dimson Your tears don't fall...

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    I got to meetings, just not every day.
     
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  9. TriangleSmoke

    TriangleSmoke Motherfucker of the Century Site Donor

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    How's everyone doing? I came really close to going on the search for some oc's today or some scag if oc's didn't pan out (Women might be the death of me). Fortunately I abstained. Everyone doing ok?
     
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  10. Dimson

    Dimson Your tears don't fall...

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    Over 100 days clean now.
     
  11. TriangleSmoke

    TriangleSmoke Motherfucker of the Century Site Donor

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    Well done. Keep fighting the good fight.
     
  12. kanobro

    kanobro My New Challenge Site Donor

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    I'll take the dirt road-it's all I know
    I've been walking it for years
    Its gone where I need to go
    Oh it ain't easy-it ain't supposed to be
    So I'll take my time
    And life won't pass me by
    Cause it's right there to find, On the dirt road
     
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  13. Dimson

    Dimson Your tears don't fall...

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    So, I just realized this past Saturday was my 4 month mark. Pretty sweet.
     
  14. Poindexter

    Poindexter Reputation: ∞ Staff Member

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    Good work man.
     
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  15. Miz

    Miz mortality, ka, and the Tower

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    Awesome job! ODAAT!
     
  16. Miz

    Miz mortality, ka, and the Tower

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    So I realize every few months and I'm right back in this same position...but here I go (again on my own. I love bad 80s music.). I'm on day 3 of sobriety. I feel like it's the hardest. Wanted badly to get booze at the gas station. I need to quit again. New baby on the way and summer vacation coming to an end and the Mrs. is tired of my bull shit. Anyways I made myself a bet that if I can go thirty days then I'll get myself a crossbow. Hope everyone is doing well. I always feel like I can sustain some sobriety if I can make it to day 4.
     
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  17. Dimson

    Dimson Your tears don't fall...

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    You should really look into going to a treatment center. It helped set things into perspective for me.
     
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  18. Miz

    Miz mortality, ka, and the Tower

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    @Dimson I don't want to do a treatment center. I don't want to be gone for 30 days. I have two young kids. It would be frowned upon with my job as well. I'd like to do it on my own if I can, but I appreciate the suggestion. I have to find what works for me. I'm on day five and I feel good. I think day three is the toughest day for me. I felt so good waking up and not being hungover!
     
  19. Dimson

    Dimson Your tears don't fall...

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    I understand. I didn't really want to leave my kids with my kids mom all that time because she has a lot already on her plate but she encouraged me to go because she knew I really needed the help. I didn't think I needed rehab either but it turned out to be the best thing I could have done. Glad you woke up sober and not hung over. Keep it up broski.
    --- Post Added -- Jul 19, 2017, ---
    You ever talked to the old lady about the possibility of going to a treatment center?
     
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  20. Trodden

    Trodden The autumn air Thickly fills my lungs So sweetly

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    when I quit drinking I had to replace it. Every time I thought of drinking I had to do something

    I started to realize it was other people that would make me want to drink, so when I got the urge I would just go in a room by myself and listen to music and practice breathing

    (like inhale for 3 second, hold for 2, exhale on a 3 count, hold for 2 seconds, repeat)

    it didnt get easier, but it let me focus on what harm drinking had brought to my life. now granted I still smoke pot, but not every day, and only after work now.

    one thing my gf got me onto was a calendar. writing down what days I REALLY wanted to drink and looking for a pattern that drove my desire

    my best advice is to use the shotgun effect, try multiple things at once (that you feel comfortable with) and see which ones curb the thirst more

    or just go shoot a shotgun








    like at a target, animal or person.

    I dont judge
     
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