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Old 02-08-2016, 08:49 AM
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I have been reading the forums for a few months. My sober date is November 25, 2015. I went to an IOP for 22 sessions and discharged a few weeks ago. I go to AA meetings almost every day and work with my sponsor on the steps. I'm grateful to be sober.

My alcoholic boyfriend broke up with me about a month ago. He's the only "friend" I have lost so far getting sober. I mostly drank home alone or with him, so I still have a lot of support/friends. I have told many of my friends and they are very supportive. I have the support of AA friends now too.

I went to AA a few years ago, but I was not ready to admit I had a problem and put in the work. So I didn't get sober. I am ready and putting in a huge amount of work this time. I am already so much better, so I plan to keep doing what I am doing. I know that many relapse, and I am making every effort not to do that, like so many of you. I haven't had a craving since the night my XBF broke up with me. I am thankful for that.
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Old 02-08-2016, 09:01 AM
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Congrats Tex and welcome!

Sure is nice to live life without cravings, isn't it!?!
They pop up once in a while, but as long as we don't give in, we're all but guaranteed to have a better life.
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Old 02-08-2016, 09:12 AM
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Welcome fellow Texan! Glad you've gotten some good sobriety under your belt and going to AA. Stay strong in AA and SR! I think being overconfident when I was almost 1 year sober caused my drinking to start up again. On day 4 here...
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Welcome to SR. I am glad you are here with us. The support and good advice that I have received here has been critical to my success in getting sober. The people here are very nice. And very smart. They "get" it. And they are quick to offer their help.

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Old 02-08-2016, 09:22 AM
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Hi TW:

Glad to have you here. Relapse doesn't have to be part of your journey, for the most part it is our AV... Do you have a plan yet?

Read a lot and participate, that has really helped me. Don't forget that there's always someone here so you can rely on us anytime.
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Old 02-08-2016, 09:23 AM
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Welcome fellow Texan! Glad you've gotten some good sobriety under your belt and going to AA. Stay strong in AA and SR! I think being overconfident when I was almost 1 year sober caused my drinking to start up again. On day 4 here...
I'm definitely not overconfident now, but I understand how that can happen! Glad you are back!
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Hiya TW -- Hill Country here.

Welcome to the forum, and congrats on ten weeks' sobriety.
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Welcome to SR, TexasWoman; glad you found us.

There is lots of support, understanding and encouragement to be found here.
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Old 02-10-2016, 09:12 AM
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Hi TW:

Glad to have you here. Relapse doesn't have to be part of your journey, for the most part it is our AV... Do you have a plan yet?

Read a lot and participate, that has really helped me. Don't forget that there's always someone here so you can rely on us anytime.
Thank you for the wonderful welcome! I went to an IOP for the first two months. Very helpful. I have anxiety and depression too and have a therapist and psychiatrist. I am in AA and working with a sponsor. I read AA literature/Big Book/daily reflections. I have a lot of friends and family for support. I work full time and have a 11 year old son who keeps me busy too. I have two dogs.

I've also been to alanon many times, as I have been in relationships with both addicts and alcoholics. I am focusing on my sobriety now though.

I read SR a large amount and love the support.

The number one thing that is different now (so far) was admitting I have a problem with alcohol. I am powerless over it and my life was unmanageable. I can't moderate or control my drinking. I can't have one drink. I wasn't ready to stop drinking and do all the work and changing until now. So glad I am ready now. One day at a time!

78 days sober today!
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Old 02-10-2016, 04:44 PM
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I like that you say that you weren't ready to do the work. It was the same for me. Took me 10+ years to finally acknowledge, recognize and surrender. I feel such a relief that it finally clicked. I have had ups and downs but now I WANT sobriety.
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Old 02-10-2016, 07:18 PM
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Welcome to SR! It sounds like you have a great plan for staying sober and great support.
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