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Signs of a relapse

Posted 01-07-2013 at 09:38 PM by deeker

1. Complacency-Letting up on my AA program, cutting back on meetings, not calling sponsor, not working steps.

2. Isolation- Sitting at home alone, not answering the phone, not leaving the house.

3. Dishonesty- Making excuses as to why I am not calling sponsor.Saying I am sick

4. Depression- Feelings of hopelessness

5. Argumentativeness- Confrontational

6. Self pity- Poor me, poor me, pour me a drink.

7. Cockiness-...
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Sober buddies

Posted 01-07-2013 at 09:16 PM by deeker

Hey If you are new and looking for a sober email buddy, please let me know in comments. If you have been around AA for awhile I can always use Experience, Strength and hope I work my program the AA way so if you are not interested in the AA way you may not want to reply,because I will talk AA. Thanks- I am also a christian, would love to hear from others in recovery.
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Why I choose not to drink today

Posted 01-07-2013 at 09:09 PM by deeker

Why I choose not to drink today

No more feeling ashamed and embarrassed all the time .

No more worrying about who I fell down in front of .

No more sweating profusely all the time .

No more going entire days without eating and dry heaving at the sight of food .

Being able to keep my word. (And even wanting to.)

Being able to remember where I was last night .

Seeing my personality come...
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Boundaries

Posted 01-07-2013 at 11:09 AM by deeker

I did not find this in my 4th step which I did a few months ago .

It was only after a relapse that this came to me. God is good .



One of the best ways I have found to be happy is not to let things that cause unhappiness into my life. Obvious, right? .



Yet, if I take a close look at my life I discover that I actually open the door to unhappiness in many small and perhaps unwitting ways .

But if I pay attention...
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I wanna start living

Posted 01-06-2013 at 02:12 PM by deeker

I think The reason I settled for a less than perfect life was from fear. Fear of failure fear of
success, fear of being alone. Fear from a very young age .





There was comfort in the familiarity even when I was experiencing suffering. It was to
risky to try out new things and meet new people .






All my marriage I would ask my hubby wanna go do something and he said No we don't have...
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