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Old 09-30-2023, 07:36 PM
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Class of October 2023 Support Thread Part One

Welcome Everyone!


this is the support thread for everyone who wants to quit drugs, alcohol or any kind of addiction this month of


October 2023

come and join us!



Our September 2023 thread is here
https://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/newcomers-daily-support-threads/463461-class-september-support-thread-2023-part-2-a-13.html
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Old 09-30-2023, 08:53 PM
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Iím a former ďSoberToberĒ class member, and wishing everyone success who is quitting this month!

It can be done!


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Old 09-30-2023, 09:12 PM
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Hi Dee!
Thank you!
Today was a good day. But only in some waysÖ
I rode 21 miles with 1700 ft of elevation. I did a core class at 5:30 am. I also hiked for three miles.
But then I went to a friends sonís Eagle Scout ceremony. I felt like I was tongue tied. No idea what to say. I smiled a lot. I do that when Iím terrified. I was so proud of my friends son. But I was kind of dressed up. None of the other mom were. (Iím not a mom).


But the positive news is that my friend and her son were happy that I was there. I did the best that I could.
Darn itóone day I have to get some confidence. Right? I mean it has to happen to me. Itís like getting a good parking spot. You have to get one. At least once??
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Morning all

Not sure whether to post here or in September which has moved. No one seems to post in the moved classes anymore but stay in the new class each month so here I am 😀

Smiling is good peke and we dont have to talk . I'm sure you were fine and you fruend and her son were happy.

How are you today ff?

Day 42. 6 weeks. Thanks for your kind words guys 😀 it's a stormy morning here in Istanbul. Home today. Will check in later x
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Welcome PL and RAL

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Old 09-30-2023, 11:59 PM
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Thanks Dee for the post. I'm not drinking today.

I'm working my 12 steps. I am still on step 1, my sponsor had me read chapter 3 in the AA book and write 10 examples of how I am powerless over alcohol and 10 examples of how my life became unmanageable. Almost done! Going to a lot of meetings, and really enjoying the community. Lots of cool people in AA- they are all the people I would have liked to party with, except now we are hanging out together sober.

Avoiding alcohol isn't my main challenge right now, it's staying sane while being my mother's care giver. She's an undeclared alcoholic, she stopped drinking because she's 84, can't walk, is oxygen dependent, incontinent, etc. But she says she has been sober for 8 years (not true) and is telling my girlfriend that her sobriety inspired me to stop drinking. Jesus. No. She was handing me mixed drinks when I was 14, doing coke with me when I was 16, supplying me with alcohol as a teenager, a thousand examples. It's hard to deal with when I'm making her dinner, changing her and cleaning up her urine and feces, getting her ice for her soda. My sister if still alive is a homeless drug addict, a product of the home we grew up in. So, I have resentment..... like on steroids. But I'm working to get her into a decent SNF (skilled nursing facility). Not out of the resentment but because I have to go back to work at some point, and beside that I am really not able to provide her with the care she needs- she keeps falling because she tries to get up no matter how much I ask her not to. Self will run riot. Sorry for complaining, but she's driving me crazy.

On a good note my girlfriend (she's 10yrs sober from alcohol and 5 years sober from prescription drugs) watched my mom today so I could take my sons (16 and 13) fishing today. I got a break from her, spent time with them away from her (I have them 50% of the time, week on week off). It was so nice to get out of the house, spend time with my two most important people, and enjoy some beautiful California Bay Area weather. Thanks for listening.
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welcome to the thread David

I'm sorry to hear about your mom and sister.
Caring for someone is difficult under most circumstances but add in a long difficult history and it can be brutal -
but you'll find support and understanding here

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Great post David thanks for sharing.

At the airport. Sure it's the largest one I've ever been in 😂great organisation though and more coffee shops and juice bars than alcohol bars which certainly isn't the case in the UK.
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Good morning. Thanks for the thread, Dee. Day 26.

I told the nurse assigned to me I'd been drinking lots of fluid so I dunno is discharge on Tuesday still on the table. :/
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Many congrats on 26 days ff

its such a good thing you were honest with her. Maybe staying in is a good thing to get you help. Better than getting out and repeating stuff and ending up back in there . Just my thoughts of course.
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Many congrats on 26 days ff

its such a good thing you were honest with her. Maybe staying in is a good thing to get you help. Better than getting out and repeating stuff and ending up back in there . Just my thoughts of course.
Thanks RAL. Suppose they can help me more if I'm honest,
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Morning all
Happy sober Sunday
Congratulations on 6 weeks RAL!

This post is my commitment to stay sober in October.



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Definitely ff 😀

Hi five 😀
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In for October. Pledging for today. Day 364.
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Day 24. Count me in.
Making some Italian Focaccia bread today.
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