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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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Old 07-19-2016, 07:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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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Old 07-19-2016, 07:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, that's a common feeling at the outset of recovery.

I'm glad you found us.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens 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
I've dealt with my ghosts and faced all my demons
Finally content with a past I regret
I've found you find strength in your moments of weakness
For once I'm at peace with myself

Came back to life 7.24.2009
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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!
You are so much more than the worst thing you've ever done. Fr. Greg Boyle

A little voice deep inside me said, "Hello, I am here." It was a small voice, & sounded as if it were buried underneath the cushions of my couch. It was my soul...I had forgotten it.

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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....

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.
There is a saying: When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging. And this step is simple, this is the point when we decide to put down the shovel and assess how deep the hole really is.
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Old 07-20-2016, 12:41 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Welcome Soberlife1
In the attitude of silence the soul finds a path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness, our life is a long and arduous quest after truth

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