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Old 10-03-2009, 04:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is my first time here. I want to be and stay sober. Am I in the right forum? This is confusing to me.

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Old 10-03-2009, 04:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi yes you are in the right forum if your a "newcomer to recovery" Welcome to SR, all you need is the want to stop to be here.

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Old 10-03-2009, 04:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have been in recovery before. About 20 years ago. But I have lost it and can't seem to get it back.
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Old 10-03-2009, 04:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well, be welcome here. There's a lot of support and good people to help. I've been here only a couple of weeks and it's great.

The fact that you want your sobriety back, that's a great start!
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Old 10-03-2009, 04:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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hi wanttohave fun - you're in the right place

You'll find a lot of support here.

Coming back after a relapse can be tough...what method did you use for the 20 years?
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Old 10-03-2009, 05:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I went to some meetings at first and learned to turn to the higher power. I prayed everyday and changed friends and did all the things or most anyway that were recommended. it began to change after a life threatening illness. the doctor gave me valium- pretty much an unlimited supply. it took a while but that was the path back to full blown drinking and using prescriptions. i shouldn't have listened to that doctor. i want my health back and i know i won't have it unless i stop completely. my family says i need to use just a little more willpower. they don't understand.
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Old 10-03-2009, 06:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Welcome to SR, Wanttohavefun.

There's a lot of support here--for all, but especially those of us who don't have support in our regular lives. Some things another addict/alcoholic can understand better than those in our lives around us...

Best of luck.

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Old 10-03-2009, 06:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Hi and Welcome,

I'm glad you're here and seeking support.

You can find your way back to sobriety.
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Old 10-03-2009, 06:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Welcome!!!

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