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Old 12th January 2015, 6:13 PM   #16
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How are you doing thus far? How does it feel to have a clear head?
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Old 12th January 2015, 6:19 PM   #17
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doing fine. i feel great
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Old 14th January 2015, 10:05 AM   #18
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Alpha - are continuing counseling now that you're home; to recognize what the cause is of why you drank? Are you addressing your fears and anger?
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Old 14th January 2015, 10:31 AM   #19
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Good for you Alpha.

Sometimes it is hard to change your life for the better but you are doing it. You should be proud.
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Old 14th January 2015, 7:48 PM   #20
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hi alpha!

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.

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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.
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Old 14th January 2015, 7:52 PM   #21
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Hi Alpha!!! So glad to see you back and clean. Many hugs and prayers for you!
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Old 2nd February 2015, 10:07 PM   #22
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that's good pal, keep it up and keep hangin' in there there is nothing can compare to be clean and free
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Old 7th February 2015, 1:28 AM   #23
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Congratulation! Keep it up. How does your experience in rehab? I have an alcoholic friend, we've been persuading him to quit for a long time, but accepting help is hard for him. His life is really a mess now. I'm also worried to his wife and children that lives in Nevada. Lately, I've been looking into some addiction resources online and I realize that finding a treatment program is not an easy task. I'm still confused if alcohol intervention services can really convince my friend to seek treatment. What methods have worked with you?

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Old 3rd January 2017, 7:37 AM   #24
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Alpha - are continuing counseling now that you're home; to recognize what the cause is of why you drank? Are you addressing your fears and anger?
I drank because i'm bipolar. But i've been alcohol free for 2 years...
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Old 4th January 2017, 12:45 PM   #25
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it feels great pureinheart
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Old 4th January 2017, 7:37 PM   #26
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Alcoholism doesn't make you a bad or flawed person; it's a symptom of deeper issues like depression.

Congrats on the success so far.
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Old 11th January 2017, 3:22 PM   #27
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But i've been alcohol free for 2 years...
Keep on keeping on Alpha....
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Old 13th January 2017, 11:22 PM   #28
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stay humble. Be prepared.

De-activate the disease and embrace sobriety. Its sooooo worth it!
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