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Old 03-08-2009, 06:25 PM #21
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Welcome to the newcomers and hi to the old timers!

By grace, I have not found it necessary to take a drink or use a drug today...
By grace, I have not found it necessary for the last 9,307.5 days.
However...only today counts.

Anyone of us who gets through another 24 hours without drinking and/or using has had a beautiful day

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I'll try again I'm back in recovery again,looking for support thanks
hi beth, so glad you are recovery again!! i was wondering if you would feel comfortable with sharing what u think made you forget "where u came from" before you picked up again after 6+years clean and sober? i think it would be helpful to others and yourself to give what would be relapse triggers. when i got sober at first i kept going back to the drink. it's been a while now since i've been sober but your experience could help others remember what "keeps it green" for us.
we only have to do this one day at a time....
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I'm new and would really like to meet someone to help me get through my issues with with substance abuse and depression...mean cobination...
welcome to pc and this forum!!! i'm so glad you found us. i think you will find this is a very caring community of ppl.
can you elaborate on your issues with drugs and alcohol? it may help us to better help you. i will tell you that i used alcohol to self medicate the depression i had before i was diagnosed. it came back to bite me in my butt. at first it "helped" but that's more what i thought rather than what was. alcohol being the greatest depressant around. so it was feeding into my depression, not helping it.
hope to hear from you and so glad you're here and are seeking solutions to your d/a problems.
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I just joined and I am trying to stop taking pills for courage. my family is worried about me. I don't know if I am "addicted" but I know that it helps me to feel like I fit in.
hi BA and welcome!! here's rule of thumb that i've passed on before: if you use a substance to create a feeling or use it to numb/or get rid of a feeling you may have a problem with drugs and/or alcohol. if you're using drugs to have 'courage" it sounds like you're at the right place. if using drugs helps you to feel you "fit in" you're probably in the right place....at this forum. hope this helps and i hope to see you here again. we only have to do this for 24 hours at a time...sometimes we have to do it for for 5 minutes at a time....but those minutes add up.
if your family is worried about you then there's probably a good reason. they love you and want you to have the very best life you can have. from my own experiences i can tell you that having a substance abuse issue denies you your very life. today i have a good life and that was done by putting down the drink some years ago. hope you stick around and dont' hesitate to ask questions. we are all here to support each other.
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Glad to see lots of information about the alcohol addiction and their reason.

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Glad to see lots of information about the alcohol addiction and their reason.

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I am a recovering heroin addict. Been clean for a year and only came close to relapse once. I am lucky.
My problem lies in now its just sobriety is a problem for me. I'll drink, or take a couple valium or smoke some pot just to not be sober.
I'm a regular pot smoker, but if I'm out of pot, I go to other things. I don't want to quit weed entirely; I love it, but I do want to cut back and I want to quit with the valium and drinking. That isn't healthy.
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zyklonP, hi and welcome!

Congratulations on the year--it's not luck, my friend. It's you doing what you needed and wanted to do. Your gratitude is obvious and that is an absolute necessity for staying clean.

I applaud your honesty about the weed, valium, and alcohol...dangerous combo no matter how you take them.
Using them, though, is akin to still being lost in the hell of addiction.

zyklonP, perhaps you have traded addictions and are now becoming aware of it. Many of us, myself included, are dual-addicted.
I stopped both at the same time, but others tackled them one at a time. Sometimes it's the only way we come to understand addiction encompasses many things.
Taking care of one opens our eyes to the others we have...

I don't know your situation/details, but maybe you could stop the Valium and alcohol first. You may have to wean if you've been consuming them for awhile and the amount has to be considered, too.
Are you in any type of recovery program?

Please keep posting and let us know how you are doing, ok?
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It would be grand if you start your own thread in the regular addictions forum. It won't get "lost" here so you'll get more replies which means more support...
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how do you get the days,hours etc? can you teach me.?soberbuzz78...07/16/1978???after i was sober i quit useing all drugs. switched to cream aftershave.liqued splashon made me sick and nauseous after it was applied. a friend went out after 9 yrs because she started swalowing her green mouthwash. i dont use any products with any chance of alcohol in them..silly dont you think..just the same i havent relapsed so far. i got the urge to smoke weed after 5 yrs,i ask a friend to take me to na. it saved me to learn about addiction.i knew about the izem of alcohol.when i read the little white book of na.i havent used ever . i got the black book of na now. i stay clean and sober just like all of you today at midnight i started sober ,,the same as all of us do thgether we can do it. i still go to meetings like i started...90 meetings in 90 days. my sponser now that you did this just do it three more times the rest of your life...oh i get it 90 daye times 4 equals 1 year. still do it when i am in a big city.the left over depression attacks are where i need help now and for several if the last mounths. just looking for friends who are getting help too.thank you for being here. buzz..in burien,wa.

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I found this website last night, never thinking that I could find information, support, and others dealing with the same issues
I have been dealing with. I go to my NA 12-step group, but after work
Im tired, its just nice to relax, read other peoples opinions, feelings, and
inspirational works. My day had peace because of my new found refuge I found in this web-site last night!

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