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Old 01-14-2011, 03:51 PM
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Hi Tomsson! This is the Secular forum...I am the lone believer in Theism (more or less) but I find this group of people closest to my beliefs on recovery

Welcome to our happy little family.

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I guess there's one in every happy little family :P

LaFemme I think there are some other theists in the crowd, but I haven't seen them posting in a while. Or I've forgotten who is who. I don't tend to think of people in terms of their religious beliefs anyway, probably because if you asked me to list 10 things about myself, my religious beliefs (or lack thereof) wouldn't even be mentioned. For some reason I tend to discuss it on SC considerably more often than I do IRL.
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:03 PM
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Hi and welcome.

I'm a theist but a central part of my recovery is the SMART Recovery program. Just as we don't bring up non-secular programs, neither do I need to discuss my religion here very often.

Glad to see some new faces this new year.
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Old 03-06-2011, 03:10 AM
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Hi all!
I'm new to this site and thought this would be a good place to introduce myself.

I'm 8 months 5 days clean and sober, I did a CBT based inpatient rehab in July/August last year after struggling with addiction and alcoholism for 10 years or so. I've done quite a few NA & AA meetings since cleaning up but have been have been finding it increasingly difficult to identify with due to the religious side of it. So, I was looking for somewhere that was more open minded (secular) and I think I've found it!

Looking forward to getting to know you all!
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:48 AM
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Welcome to the secular side Beardo. Congrats on your clean/sober time.

SoberRecovery is a good place to work the program of your choice wile giving and receiving support. I do happen to go to AA meetings but I work the SMART Recovery and CBT form of addiction treatment modality. Its all good when it keeps one clean/sober.
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:08 AM
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Hi Beardo,

Well it appears great minds think alike...I've got 8 months and 3 days!

Welcome aboard
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:47 PM
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Thanks guys!
I want to try the SMART Recovery meetings, unforunately in my area they are on through the day and now that I'm working again (after 18months unemployed) I can't get to them. Hence the AA/NA meetings, if I get nothing else out of it at least I'm hearing other peoples stories and getting face to face time.
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Old 03-21-2011, 04:09 PM
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Count me in - I call myself a Free Thinker. I was born an atheist (arn't we all) raised Christian (but United Church - so really just lip service Christians) and then reverted back to atheism in my 20s. I'm in my 50s now.

Glad to see their is a secular part to this forum and that I won't have to get knee-bound to find sobriety. I would like to give myself the credit for it because no one else but me puts that drink down my throat.

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Old 03-21-2011, 06:00 PM
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Welcome to SR Genie. I think you will find some excellent secular recovery methods here.
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Genie View Post
I would like to give myself the credit for it because no one else but me puts that drink down my throat.
You pass the secret entrance exam with that one!

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Old 03-21-2011, 07:36 PM
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Welcome to the secular side of things Genie.

There may be a lot of mystery's in this universe but slamming drinks down my gullet wasn't one of them .
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Old 03-21-2011, 08:29 PM
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Murray, Now you'r gonna have to teach her the "secret handshake".
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:07 PM
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Sorry, I can't. I dislocated my left hip trying to teach it to shockoluzu

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Old 03-22-2011, 08:05 AM
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Murray, Now you'r gonna have to teach her the "secret handshake".
I was just thinking the same thing Luckedog. I am hoping that I will eventually earn the Secret Decoder Ring.:rotfxko
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Old 03-27-2011, 12:15 AM
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Hi!

I'm new here and have been sober for about a month. I generally describe myself as an atheist or humanist, depending on my mood and who I'm talking to. There are no alternative meetings in my state as far as I can tell (I'm in the deep south). But I stumbled across rational recovery about a year ago during a short lived moment of clarity. I ordered the book, but I had already started drinking again by the time it arrived. But its been very helpful this time. The idea that I am in control of my own actions is the only one I can accept. Otherwise, finding excuses to drink is just too easy.

I've been mostly going it alone, but I think this might be a good supplement.
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:41 PM
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Murray; Da*n I hate it when that haptens! Genie, sorry but I forgot who was it in charge of the secret decoder rings? LaF, or recycle maybe?

Corkeycourt, all I can say is it works for me!-- Welcome, by the way

P.S. No matter how you describe yourself, we'll love ya anyway!
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:46 PM
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Welcome Corkeycourt! This forum is a great resource, and the people (especially in here) are awesome
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:56 PM
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Hi folks
Thought I would introduce myself. I'm just over 2 weeks sober so still have a lot to learn.

I have known I needed to stop drinking for a long time but was never ready to give it up completely, always thought I could moderate. After a blackout situation the last time I drunk I knew in my heart I had to stop. So far I have found this pretty effortless (I know danger danger) but I really do want to stop drinking. I had joined this site about a month before I quit. I was reading all the posts like a crazy fiend, no doubt that helped sway my decision as I could see myself in so many

Someone earlier on mentioned a site that tells you what your beliefs are, I found the Belief-o-Matic (LOL) and apparently I'm 100% Unitarian Universalism (what ever that is). I hope I am a kind compassionate person, that is what I strive for.

I'm happy I found this place, you guys are helping me more than you know
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Old 03-29-2011, 08:27 AM
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azureseas Glad you are here you have already contributed a great deal in your posts.
I know exactly what you saying about trying to moderate, took me a LONG time to realize others could-I cant- no way no how! Welcome
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Old 03-29-2011, 08:50 AM
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Welcome Corkycourt and Azureseas to the secular side. Glad to have you here.
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Old 03-29-2011, 03:54 PM
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Luckedog...I'm all out of decoder rings...I think Murray's dog Zain ate them!

Welcome azureseas! You've found the coolest section of SR ...glad to have you with us
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