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Old 10-06-2009, 04:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Introduction - New to SR


Hi All - (this is repost from the Alcoholism thread - sorry if I started in the wrong place)

I want to introduce myself. I am new to SR, but have been really impressed by all of your posts and support. I am constantly amazed by the care that you all show for one another, especially those in need.

My story quickly -

- The tremendous personal stress that I put on myself is my main character defect that drove me to be a "at home, after the kids go to bed (mostly)" drinker (read this as "control freak")
- Almost 9 months sober
- AA, working on 4th-6th step right now with sponsor
- Pretty high bottom, but was progressing downward quickly

Best part of being sober
- Regaining positive momentum while developing new life tools to relax and take one day at a time

Worst part of being sober
- Having to re-learn how to live life and deal with a lot of the pain, stress, and fear that I was covering up using alcohol

I look forward to contributing.

I am grateful to be part of this group.

Regards

(New) ME as of 1/11/09
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Old 10-06-2009, 04:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks for posting over here, I'm sure you'll see a little more activity and get many warm welcomes. Welcome!
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Old 10-06-2009, 05:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to SR! And congrats on your almost 9 mos of sobriety!
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Old 10-06-2009, 05:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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What they said... hope to see you around some.

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Old 10-06-2009, 06:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It's great to have you with us, Me (that sounds funny).

But truly, welcome. This is a great place to be and will almost certainly enhance the good you are already doing in AA.
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Old 10-06-2009, 06:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Welcome!!!

Keep coming back, you'll find a lot of support here.
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Hi again....
Many of us use several Forums to share on.
You did not choose incorrectly at all.

Anyone interested in alcoholism or recovery from alcoholism
is certainly encouraged to use our Alcoholism Forum.

For members in AA or wanting to know more about AA
we have our Alcoholism 12 Step Support Forum.

I apologize for any confusion ...but I'm glad you are
chooseing SR for on line support and information.

Forward we go....side by side.....
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Old 10-06-2009, 11:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
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welcome....whatever forum you post in...lol.

names trucker and im a alcoholic.....like you i didnt feel the need to drink today...

like you i found a solution in the 12 steps of alcoholics anonymous.

i look foward to your future posts..........
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Old 10-06-2009, 11:15 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Welcome to you, me11109
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Old 10-07-2009, 03:28 AM   #10 (permalink)
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me i look forward to reading your posts. you sound like you have a well thought out path. i'm glad you are here. sr is definitely a place for keeping a good footing in recovery. these people are awesome to me -- i hope you find that out too.
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Old 10-07-2009, 04:46 AM   #12 (permalink)
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- Almost 9 months sober

Best part of being sober
- Regaining positive momentum while developing new life tools to relax and take one day at a time

Worst part of being sober
- Having to re-learn how to live life and deal with a lot of the pain, stress, and fear that I was covering up using alcohol


9 months is a real achievement, well done you xx
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Old 10-07-2009, 05:41 AM   #13 (permalink)
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