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Old 04-07-2010, 07:58 AM
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UBC....
While I did have only one de tox.....
I did have many false starts on my way to recovery

This may or may not be of interest but we do have a
Stories of Recovery Forum with members who have at
least 1 ear of recovery. You will see all sorts of positive
stories ..offering our experiences with various methods.

I so hope by April next year ...you will add your own.


Here is mine...thanks for asking

http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...-part-2-a.html
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:02 AM
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scoob....Cook.....Bob
Thanks for checking in.....

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Old 04-07-2010, 12:43 PM
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Another April class member here, 4-05-10 is my first DOS.

Doing good but still having creepy dreams and waking up with the cold sweats. Little bit of brain fog but I am feeling that "light at the end of the tunnel"/"every day is a little bit better" feeling. Also that little bit better is a bigger chunk of little bit every day. Blood pressure is back in check.

Life is good.
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Old 04-07-2010, 09:10 PM
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April Class member too. 4-4-10 Read something on SR last night that cleared up some real problem I was having. After an 8 year relapse, I had become fearful of even going to a meeting, since I've always had to do a little mental gymnastics in step meetings (and in many AA meetings) because of my Secular Humanistic belief system and began to wonder if AA was just not for me. Always feeling like the Imposter. But, how could I turn my back on AA after they gave me so many tools that changed my life so completly 22 years ago ? A sober life beyond my wildest dreams. Last night I read a response on a thread here at SR that calmed those fears, ....went something like this. Someone relapsed after an AA meeting because of (percieved) insult or insults. The response to them on SR was that the real reason they relapsed was "they were just looking for a reason to drink" Isn't that the truth !! That's what I did every single day. To show you the insanity, the night before I finally decided to not pick up the first drink , I was on my way home from work at 2am, thinking , tonight is it for me, ......BUT, in a flash, I came sooo damn close to hitting a deer running across the road and the first thing popped in my alchoholic brain-- .....Man that was damn close, no collission insurance on this baby, I need to calm my nerves. Drink ,drink, drink, Drunk, Pass out .....the last night I'll never remember and never get back. Great news is today <day 4> I woke up with no hangover and my car found it's way to a noon meeting which is really what I needed today. f2f ...I have to laugh, of all the things in the world, worried about an AA meeting making me DRINK !! LOL Thanks to all in SR it's late, and it's 2 minutes into day 5 Peace
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Old 04-07-2010, 09:30 PM
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Hip2beSquare....

topspin ...

Welcome to our awesome April group!
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:06 AM
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Unbroken, I read Both of his books too. A Million little Pieces, and My friend Leonard.
And Carol, I read Under the Influence as well.
I love to read!

How is everybody doing?

What's today, the 9th I'm 9 days sober! Woohoo!

Yesterday I wanted to drink. DRINK! I had a bad day at work. BAD EFFING DAY.
I couldn't go to a meeting because my fiance and I are taking a "break" or whatever, so I didn't have anyone to watch the baby.
But I made a plan.

I took my son to the park and we had a picnic and we played until it got dark out. We had so much fun! I was so glad that I was sober and I could enjoy him and the day, and the fresh air and the freedom.

We went home and he was so worn out thet he fell asleep in my arms. I melted. After I put him to bed, I popped in "Law Abiding Citizen" and folded 2 loads of laundry. I did dishes and swept the floors. I picked up toys and cleaned the counters and made my son's lunch for the next day.

I woke up early today and watched him sleep. I didn't feel hung over because I didn't drink. My house is picked up because I didn't drink. My son is happy, bathed and well rested because I didn't drink. All is well in my world today because I didn't drink.

And I'm not gonna drink again today.
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:36 AM
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I am an April person!! This sunday, April 11, at 10 pm, will be the last time i had a drink, or a 12 pack i should say!!!

Looking forward to 1 year!!!
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:51 AM
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cook and fenster67......Super news from both of you!
Thanks for sharing .............

I am so tickled for you!
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Old 04-09-2010, 11:23 AM
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Congrats Fenster , !!!! :day1 ONE YEAR ! That says a hullava lot
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Old 04-09-2010, 01:07 PM
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3rd of April

Hi all,

Joining the class as well!

So today is day seven and it's babysteps, but it does feel great ending a workweek like this. Usually I'd feel worn out and only capable of...having a "few" drinks after my child fell asleep, because hey it's the weekend bla bla. Then ending up having to force myself in the happy mommy role the next day. Not always with succes, going through the motions and feeling unreal.

Sometimes it feels as if I'm thinking about drinking more, than when I actually was and that can be bugging. I guess it's because I'm not acting on the thoughts and trying to cope with them differently. Before, the thought came, I acted upon it and then of course I didn't have to think about it anymore because I was DOING it.

Today during lunch I was going to stay in and read through SR, but then my colleagues asked me to join them to have lunch outside, since it was such a nice day.
So ok, I ordered a coke and someone said, sure you don't want to have a glass of wine instead and I simply said, no thanks. That was it, no further questions...but what strikes me now, while writing is that I was not paying attention to her drinking her wine. I don't even remember her drinking from it, finishing it or whatever and I just LOVE that!!! Know what I mean? Wasn't obsessing.

Oh yeah last night I woke up and craved sugar, so took some candy from my son's candy jar in the middle of the night...I'll replace it ;-)

Looking forward to reading all of you
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Old 04-09-2010, 01:18 PM
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[QUOTE=unbrokenchain;2552192]Anyone interested in joining April SPRING!!! of 2010?

Me yes definitely.
OK I'll admit it's not the first time I've tried quitting but i've seen we have CaroL and Dee in April,thankyou so much for your ongoing support, and I really want to stay sober in April with these great examples to follow
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[QUOTE=unbrokenchain;2559591]Keep posting.
Let's share, let's GET WELL. It's our destiny afterall.

yeah let's go for it!
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Old 04-09-2010, 01:58 PM
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Guess I'm probably another classmate then - 4th April for me. I've been struggling a bit yesterday and today because my sick li'l mind still thinks that the best way to deal with stress is to drown it; not going there though!
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I'm in the group too...

Hey AlbaStar, you pic looks just like my beautiful fluffy black cat. Is he a picture of your cat?

I am in this group also. My date is April 5th. Have been going well though had a massive craving tonight. Nearly collapsed and opened a bottle of wine though went for a drive instead. Am happily drinking tea and eating chocolate now. Am so pleased with myself that I got through the break.....
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Old 04-10-2010, 04:03 AM
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Hello to our newest April members

Andi ...JJB.....AlbaStar....EndlessNight


Thanks for joining with us
Yes! you too can have a healthier
positive and productive future!!!
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Old 04-10-2010, 04:09 AM
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As some of you might know.....Dee just turned 3 .....
and he added part of his journey in our Stories!

http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...-part-one.html

When y'all get your first year in
I sure hope you will share there too.

Dee!
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Old 04-10-2010, 04:13 AM
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HI Gang. April is my clean month. I joined NA up north on 4-13-1996. I was detoxed off drugs and booze and completely clean for the very first time in my life on April 2nd. I will gladly cheer on newcomers! Feel free to pm me or add me as a friend! Hugs to you all.
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Old 04-10-2010, 04:33 AM
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Congratulations FanofJoeMcQ.....

Welcome to our April group
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Old 04-10-2010, 10:35 AM
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You will see it in your life, UBC.

It takes time to let go of the past, and I think it takes brutal honesty with yourself, but it allows you to be free.

Btw, I love 'Your Wildest Dreams', it's one of my favourite songs.
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Hey UBC,

Alcohol has enormous power to destroy people.

But, you and all of us are able to rise above it and live peaceful lives.
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