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Old 01-12-2018, 04:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I've found Sober Recovery - this thread seems as good a place as any to gently nudge my way into the circle.

In terms of where I am, I'd say "getting sober" is a decent description of where I am along the line. I've not used alcohol in just over 4 months.
How did I get here? A choice. My relationship with alcohol turned sour a few years back, like many stories I've read so far on these boards, I couldn't break away from it. I was led to one simple choice, my life with or without alcohol. There couldn't be any grey area, it was all or nothing.

So I'm here, thankfully. I'm hoping I can draw inspiration, insight and at times strength from what others like myself are dealing with. I'm looking forward to meeting some of you.

All the best, Carl.
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Old 01-12-2018, 04:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's wonderful to have you here, Carl. I'm so glad you made that choice 4 months ago - to get free & no longer live dangerously. Welcome.
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 01-12-2018, 05:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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So happy you joined us, JustLampin!

Nice to meet you.
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