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Old 05-29-2021, 10:36 AM
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What made we want to break free was the realization of what was happening to me. My denial broke. What kept me from relapsing was being plugged in 100% to this recovery community. By 100% I mean being on here a few hours a night, every single night. Those were the same hours I used to spend drinking. I did that for probably close to three years.
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Old 05-30-2021, 07:23 AM
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Just got sick of it. Also I was getting scared at where I saw myself if I didn't quit. Felt like I was walking a thin razors edge and if kept it up I was going to fall over into a dark pit that I may of never came back from so it was a now or never moment for me.
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Old 05-31-2021, 01:08 PM
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Continuing became more unbearable than stopping. I could not do daily hangovers anymore. The alcoholic hepatitis diagnosis at 31 a year prior didnít hurt.
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Old 06-01-2021, 05:27 AM
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Good question

The "Thing" that helped me the most was, Me.
May sound self centered but,

I made the decision to quit
I made the decision to change my life
I made the decision to join SR and ask for help
I made the decision to accept that help and make it work for me
I get up everyday with the goal of remaining sober
I am the one putting forth the effort to continue to improve my life

Nothing and noone can help you until you start helping yourself.

SR has been an invaluable tool for me. May not still be sober without it but it was Me that did, is doing, the work.
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Old 06-04-2021, 03:24 AM
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SR, my FB recovery group and my daily gratitude practice.
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Old 06-04-2021, 05:17 AM
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What helped you most?

I plummeted into a very dark place when the pandemic hit. Alcohol became a "solution" to the anxiety and stress I felt. I kept waking up to a very dark version of myself and wondering why I was continuing on with living? My last drinking night resulted in intrusive thoughts and a two day hangover that left me crippled in bed. That hangover and the fact that I no longer wanted to live was what helped me the most to get sober and to move towards the light. I have battled alcoholism for over a decade.

I recovered from that dark place and know there is freedom as long as I do the work to remain sober and do the work to be happy in the world. Each day is an opportunity for growth, to spread love, to help myself and others to achieve happiness. Each day is a new day to rise to challenges of being human and solve any problems that come my way. I am grateful, happy and sober.
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Old 06-04-2021, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Mizz View Post
I recovered from that dark place and know there is freedom as long as I do the work to remain sober and do the work to be happy in the world. Each day is an opportunity for growth, to spread love, to help myself and others to achieve happiness. Each day is a new day to rise to challenges of being human and solve any problems that come my way. I am grateful, happy and sober.
Amen to that my friend .
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Old 06-04-2021, 07:59 PM
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I would have to say what helped me the most was firstly realizing alcohol is POISON and host of things below:

1) Doesnt reduce stress
2) Doesnt reduce anxiety
3) Doesnt make me more confident
4) Doesnt make me less lonely
5) Effects your health only in negative ways
6) Costs way too much money
7) Doesnt help with sleep at all
8) Destroys relationships
9) Stop caring for what truely matters
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