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Old 11-10-2014, 07:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Time for a new appoach..


I gave AA a try. After one week, it's not for me.

Now I'm trying AVRT. I ordered some books and researched online.

I am still sober and moving forward!
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Old 11-10-2014, 08:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Glad you are still sober and trying different things. Keep trying until you find something that works
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Hey ThatHombre, way to stay strong!
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Old 11-10-2014, 08:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 11-10-2014, 08:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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That is cool you decided AA wasn't for you. I had trouble with the powerless part. I also don't understand GOD in AA. Good luck.
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That is cool you decided AA wasn't for you. I had trouble with the powerless part. I also don't understand GOD in AA. Good luck.
i dont believe in a god either and never will but it doesnt stop me from being in aa
there the people that helped me save my life and turn my life around, albeit there was no other way out for me as i had no money, no computer, no internet, no rehab, no family, no friends, i was just lucky i still had a flat to sleep in even though it was a hell hole that stunk of stale pee and was just a pigsty that i could crash out in when i got so hammered drunk

the members of aa kept me company, gave me food, helped me clean up my flat they really did carry me in my first few weeks
they did so for free !!! they didnt want anything in return only that they hoped i would get better and well
they knew just how ill i really was were as i didnt have a clue but i was so grateful for there help and i still am today grateful for all there help after 10 years

sadly for me i dont think the avrt could provide the help i needed but it certainly might of helped me if i havent gone down as low as i had gone so give it shot it might work for you

aa does seem to get the tag that it is only for the low end types of drunks who lose it all but its just not true
i have met maybe about 5 memebers in my area who ended up as low as i went and one guy even lower as he ended up in the shelter and out on the streets he tried to hang himself and it went wrong

anyway i hope you can find the help you wish for and good luck to you
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Hey hombre,
Have you read the AVRT threads here in the secular section? There are several thousand posts discussing the technique.
Best to you. Ending an addiction is an awesome feeling.
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I'm glad that I found methods other than AA. For me, blending a few programs together is what is working. I don't like AA, but I do go on occasion bc I like keeping contact with that community. Good people! All of the programs work for some and not others, so searching, reading, asking questions is the way to go. Having a full tool box, no matter which program the tool came from, is the answer, imho
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I gave AA a try. After one week, it's not for me.

Now I'm trying AVRT. I ordered some books and researched online.

I am still sober and moving forward!
Whatever works to stay sober!!

It took me long time to acquire a taste for bourbon, but I tried long enough tell it stuck........

Some things take more time than others, I have found.

Continue on your path towards sobriety, Glad you're here!!!
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Hi, you are doing the right thing exploring different options. There is a lot of information and discussion on AVRT here on SR and some people who are very enthusiastic about it and have had great success using it to stay sober.
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Old 11-11-2014, 10:01 AM   #11 (permalink)
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There are many ways to stay sober. I hope you find what works for you.
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Old 11-11-2014, 11:45 AM   #12 (permalink)
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The main thing is that you are sober today.

I'm glad you are looking for the best support system for yourself.

Best of luck, we are all rooting for you.
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