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|05-03-2012, 08:44 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2011
dry drunk - wwyd?
I've recently come to the conclusion that I'm a dry drunk. I went to treatment, floated on my pink cloud for two months, then promptly crash landed and stopped putting any work into recovery. I've had a couple of 2 week relapses, followed by weeks back in the rooms trying to figure out why I still feel like ****.
Anyway. I'm now wondering if maybe I should go back to treatment (and take time away from stressors in my personal life) and try to get a kick-start back into my recovery. Or if I should stick around where I am and try to find a way to do more meetings, get a sponsor, etc (while working full time and taking care of a husband and two kids under three). I don't know if I'm considering rehab as yet another escape, or if it may actually be beneficial to someone in my situation.
|05-03-2012, 08:57 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Forward we go...side by side
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Serene In Dixie
I have no experience with treatment centers because I went directly
into AA for my successful recovery.
Here is the link to your first post....you had good replies there
http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...-i-denial.html (Am I in denial?)
Sorry you feel overwhelmed ... Please do whatever it takes to live sober.
Each Day Sober Is A Victory!!
Joy In AA Recovery!
|05-03-2012, 09:05 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: New Zealand
Been there myself and seen plenty of others in the same spot. In short, if nothing changes, then nothing changes. If we are beyond human aid, rehab and meetings may help but they are human entities and cannot ultimately fix us. The answer for me was found in the steps and nowhere else. Adopting those principles as a way of life is what brought about permanent recovery. As the book says, I wanted to quit for good and all, and I went to any lengths to achieve that.
It is in the trying that we succeed
All BB quotes from 1st Edition.
|05-03-2012, 09:08 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: South Seas
Hi jorona -welcome back
I didn't go to a treatment centre either - but I do work on my recovery every day and I stay committed to staying sober because I know I can't do this by half measures.
I had to keep up the work - especially in the beginning - it was always too too easy to convince myself that I'd do it tomorrow, or it was boring, or why the hell did I need to work on my recovery anyway....
whatever you decide to do - whether it's AA, or rehab, or some other method like SMART or Rational Recovery....if you want to quit, if you want your life to change for the better - give it everything you have
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