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Old 07-19-2016, 06:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm so grateful that I found this forum; scared to start recovery, but more scared not to...
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Hello and Welcome. I know how scary this is right now. But you CAN do this. Wishing you all the best on this journey.
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Yes, that's a common feeling at the outset of recovery.

I'm glad you found us.
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Old 07-19-2016, 07:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It was scary for all us. Reach out for help and only worry about today. If you stay sober today then today has been a good day
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Old 07-19-2016, 07:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Soberlife - that's where I was when I found SR. My life was on hold & I was in a dangerous place. Being here, sharing with friends who care, made a huge difference. A great deal of my anxiety left me when I began to read what others had been through & the progress they had made. You will do this!
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Old 07-19-2016, 09:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Glad you made it here. I know it is scary. I remember feeling like the ground had been swept from under me and there were no handrails.

Thing is, I found lifelines here, and in the fellowship of AA. It took me a while to start listening to any of them (being born knowing everything is a common alcoholic problem) but once I did start listening to others advice, and got a plan together and worked it, things started getting better.

This thread of Dee's is worth a good long read.... http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...y-plans-2.html

Please spend some time devising a plan, and then stick to it. Just focusing on 'not drinking' is just white-knuckling things. We need to take action if we are to find a way of living comfortably in a state of sobriety.
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Old 07-20-2016, 12:41 AM   #7 (permalink)
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