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Old 06-23-2015, 07:57 AM
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I am happy to have found this site. It seems to be one of the most positive recovery sites out there. The last three weeks have been tough because I'm not handling my reactions to situations very well. For the last 24 hours I have been planning a relapse I do not want to happen. SO, I decided to reach out for more support because I REALLY want to stay sober more than I want to use. I just want to stay sober and not be bothered by so many pesky emotions!

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Old 06-23-2015, 08:15 AM
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Glad you found us, AnonSara. I highly suggest joining the Class of June 2015 thread found on this same forum. It's a great way to learn from and help others who are also in early recovery.

Remember that you don't have to take that first drink no matter what and as long as you don't take the first you can't take the second or third or tenth that will almost inevitably follow.

Hope you'll check in often! We're here 24/7.
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Old 06-23-2015, 08:22 AM
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Welcome Sara,

One thing that helped me to remember that the emotions don't control me. They are not me. I can recognize them and let them go.
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Old 06-23-2015, 08:29 AM
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AnonSara, welcome.
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Old 06-23-2015, 08:46 AM
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Welcome, AnonSara!

We have an amazingly supportive group here and I suggest taking full advantage of that. I'm finding, too, that supporting others helps me stay sober.
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Welcome! If you are early in recovery, emotions can be pesky, alright. It does get better tho, the longer you stay sober.
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Old 06-23-2015, 10:43 AM
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Way to use your recovery tools sara! What else can you do today to not pick up?
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Old 06-23-2015, 11:00 AM
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Welcome To SR, and well done for not acting on your emotions.
Alcoholics emotions tend to be so exaggerated that they're almost as false as the Alcoholic Voice that offers to sooth them.

Keep checking in
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Old 06-23-2015, 12:04 PM
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Thanks everyone for the welcomes. I have about 18 months sober and lately have just fallen prey to my addicted voice- "You've got this" sort of thing. I know that I wouldn't even have the urge to drink if the universe hadn't messed with my serenity! Oh, right, that's what they call Life!

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Old 06-23-2015, 12:59 PM
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Welcome Sara! Welcome to the family.
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Old 06-23-2015, 04:45 PM
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Welcome Sara. I'm on day 8 and wouldn't be here without SR.

Keep up the good work.

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