14th January 2015, 7:48 PM
Join Date: Dec 2013
Congrats on your sobriety! Celebrate your success each day.
Normally once getting out of rehab, they advise you to do 90 meetings in 90 days. Is that doable for you? Have you found a sponsor yet? Do you have a good support network? Are you working the steps?
My advice - find a 'home group' (AA meeting you really feel supported in). Embrace the program, remove all non-supportive and/or drinking friends from your phone/social media/social life. You don't need the temptation or the hassle of them.
Have a list of people you can reach out to if you are feeling tempted or triggering. Use that network. That is what they are there for.
Feeling down? Go to a meeting. Feeling anxious? Go to a meeting. Feeling awesome? Go to a meeting. Don't just attend meetings - immerse yourself in them - open up, share your story. Listen to others there; be a support to a newbie. Do you have any 'unity' clubs there? Those are places that have meetings 24/7 - they also have special events for sober people to attend; especially on the holidays, the superbowl, etc.
I wish you much success! You can conquer this demon and have an amazing life. One step at a time.
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
that I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
forever in the next.