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Old 03-18-2010, 05:54 AM
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Whoa, can't let this thread languish on page 3. How's everyone doing today?
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Old 03-18-2010, 06:23 AM
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100 days sober today!! Woo hoo!!
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Way to go least! I'm closing in on 90 myself. Ain't life grand?

So what are you guys doing for your recovery that's working? What's not working?
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Old 03-18-2010, 03:25 PM
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100 days is awesome! Pushing 90 Rocks too- I think I'm at 90 myself today. (either 90 or 91) Need to go back and count, because if I'm at 91 today that will mean I celebrate 100 days on my 33rd birthday, and there is some magic in that if you ask me.

Good question August. One thing that works for me, that soothes the ragged edges, is music. Here's a song that speaks of the beauty of recovery.


Neil Young, Light A Candle Lyrics


Instead of cursing the darkness,
Light a candle for where we're going,
There's something ahead, worth fighting for.

When the light of time is on us,
You will see our moment come,
And the living soul inside will carry on.

It's a chance to give new meaning to every move we make,
In the cavern, in the cave, where we come from.

When the light of dawn is on us,
We will see what we can be,
And the ancient ones can sleep an easy sleep

In the hallways of the ages, on the road to history,
What we do now will always be with us.

It's a chance to give new meaning to every move we make,
In the caverns, in the caves, where we come from.

Instead of cursing the darkness,
Light a candle for where we're going,
There's something ahead, worth looking for.

When the light of time is on us,
We will see our moment come,
And the living soul inside will carry on.

Light a candle in the darkness,
So others might see ahead,
Light a candle in the darkness, when you go.

Light a candle in the darkness,
So others might see ahead,
Light a candle in the darkness, when you go.
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Old 03-18-2010, 03:51 PM
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Ima try this, not sure if it will work:

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Old 03-19-2010, 06:45 AM
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Ahh, music sweet music! What a wonderful point you've made blackbirdsing. Music is such a crucial part of my life. I do not know what i'd do without it. Between playing guitar, listening as much as possible every day, and going to as many shows as i can....It's a vital part of my recovery, my spirituality, my life....

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. ~Berthold Auerbach

Music is what feelings sound like. ~Author Unknown

Without music life would be an error. ~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche


I've recently finished reading Deepak Chopra's book Overcoming Addictions-The Spiritual Solution and he is adamant about musics vital role in the recovery process and life in general. It's a great book that touches on many things one can do to support their recovery. I recommend it.

Speaking of music, just yesterday i plopped down a bunch of cash to obtain phish tickets for this summer. I'll be going to Hartford, Conn., Saratoga Springs, NY, Raleigh and Charlotte, NC, and Atlanta, GA to attend 8 phish shows. I'm so excited and would never ever be able to do this in active addiction. Their music in particular speaks deeply to my very being in a way that i cannot really explain. And add the fact that Trey Anastasio, their guitar player, is in recovery and it's just a beautiful thing. WooHoo!!!

Other things that are working for me today in my recovery are meetings, step work with my sponsor, service work, exercise, eating healthy food, and twice daily meditation practice.

Things that aren't working for me are being compulsive about things other than drugs. That experience puts me right back in the same old mind set and i have to be very careful. Getting too tired or angry also are not good for me. I make poor decisions and find myself in an unhealthy headspace when this happens, in ways that don't have anything to do with using.

I'm truly learning through experience that my drug addiction was truly a symptom of my real problem- ME. But things are really good today. I'm incredibly grateful. All the best to you all. Namaste.
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Old 03-19-2010, 05:41 PM
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Old 03-22-2010, 10:29 AM
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i found us on the third page again, tisk tisk
thinking more about what is and isn't working, also what is changing...
the isolation that accompanied my heavy drinking was so much a part of the vicious cycle i was stuck in. these days i'm getting out, enjoying friends, enjoying the sunshine.
my overall mood is so much brighter, the fear and anxiety are nearly gone.
closing in on 100 days...
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Old 03-22-2010, 11:08 AM
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i found us on the third page again, tisk tisk
Thanks for the bump! When we get close to 500 posts we'll move to Daily Support Threads forum.

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Wait, we're going to have to move forums? Noooooooo. Not change.
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Old 03-22-2010, 07:49 PM
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yep steamvessel, i feel you on the chocolate!
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i've recently had to approach candy like it's my drug of choice because once i eat one it's off to the races and the whole bag of jolly ranchers will get housed in a night. For now, i'm just leaving the stuff alone. Maybe i should pick up a white chip for candy. haha.
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Old 03-22-2010, 08:14 PM
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yes!! easter is going to be rough this year, my mom always gives my daughter a ton of candy. reeces eggs are my weakness (make that my DOC). mah-valous though that looking forward to a holiday i'm now worried about the candy and not the fact that everyone else will be drinking
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Old 03-22-2010, 08:16 PM
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forgot to thank you for the quotes august, love them!
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Old 03-23-2010, 09:23 AM
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What's helping keep me sober is finally being able to 'think it thru' when I have the urge to drink. Asking myself 'will drinking make it better?' and 'do I want to wake up sick as hell and hating myself?' I am now in the place (in my head) that I can do that. I used to just cave in and drink. Now I can talk myself out of it, tho not everyone can do that.

The other thing that helps me stay sober is coming here and helping others stay sober. Together we are stronger.
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Old 03-24-2010, 09:52 PM
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good to hear ya'll doing well

likewise!

cravings for drink at an all time low!!
iim actually doing this & my life is better for it.

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Old 03-25-2010, 03:21 AM
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Still hanging in there and for me too the cravings are not nearly what they used to be. Maybe my mind is finally accepting sobriety and is getting used to being sober. I don't know the reason and don't care. Just care that I stay sober.
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Old 03-27-2010, 09:39 AM
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109 days today and so happy about it. Would be nice if the rest of my life could go as smoothly as my sobriety...
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Old 03-28-2010, 09:52 AM
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Old 03-28-2010, 08:04 PM
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101! made it through the weekend, (at my mom's house, alcohol everywhere) onward and upward!
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