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Addiction & Sobriety

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Are you battling an addiction? Are you currently in recovery? You’re not alone. ♥️

About to send my old man to a structured in patient treatment program again. Lost count of how many times he’s gone at this point. Not looking for advice here, just want to tell you guys to stay stron… more

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Daily Reflection 1/21

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12 years sober yesterday. It works if you work it!

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Daily Reflections Recurring Post January 18, 2021 WOULD A DRINK HELP? By going back in our own drinking histories, we could show that years before we realized it we were out of control, that our drin… more

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Any interest in doing a daily reflections thread? In the spirit of rotation one of us would be responsible for posting the link and kicking off the share for a month at a time??

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Recommendations to best approach family member who has an obvious problem with alcohol? My siblings and I have been talking about it for a while about how bad the problem has gotten with our dad but k… more

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I finally told my sister & brother-in-law, who I live with, about my addiction. Fuck that was hard. Felt like I was confessing to murder. I want to cry out of gratitude for them, out of the sheer… more

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I fucked up and somehow slept through my alarm this morning. I was supposed to pick my kids up and take them to school but obviously that didn’t happen. I’m sober and didn’t do anything wrong besides … more

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Sibling is 52 days sober from heroin/cocaine, but I just found a syringe and alcohol wipes under their pillow. They have been passing observed urine tests, how is it possible that they’re using? Any … more

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Has anyone struggled with Adderall/Vyvanse addiction/dependence? How did you successfully stop taking it while being able to keep your job? Any tips, supplements, etc.

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When did you realize you had a problem? I’m 26 and I’ve been drinking heavily since college. I don’t need a drink everyday nor during the day. I do have a hard time just drinking one or two drinks tho… more

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Just found this bowl. How great! 12 years sober here - one day at a time. Glad to see so many members on this bowl as well. Anyone struggling with alcoholism or addiction, feel free to direct message… more

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Anyone have experience using a habit tracker app? Trying to replace, reduce, or remove habits and I’ve seen some apps that claim to help by offering encouragement and accountability. All comments welc… more

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Not sure if this is the right bowl but my dad is an alcoholic, I never knew until I went to college bc he was high functioning. Now my parents have finally decided to be physically separated. Everythi… more

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10 months sober from alcohol & cigs. I do feel better. Not sure if sobriety is for the long term. However it works for now. Question: Does anyone use the habit changing tactics from something deep… more

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This time last year I knew I needed to stop drinking, but I couldn’t. This year, though, I’m putting my health first. Starting day 2 of sobriety and hope to keep it up. Thanks to this group for all th… more

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It’s New Year’s Eve and I just found this bowl after thinking something like this would be really great. I relapsed on Christmas and I think finding this today is my higher power helping me stay stron… more

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I think my boyfriend may have a drinking problem, and I’m looking for advice. Whenever we’re together, he drinks a few beers. But on nights alone, he will drink 8-12 beers and get wasted to the point… more

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Seeing my father drink every day for the last 2 weeks brings me a lot of anger and anxiety. Knowing he has drink everyday for the past 10 years is embarrassing and sad. The worst part is seeing him de… more

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does alcohol ruin pancreas?

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bloodwork shows high amylase?

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Anyone addicted to sugar? I know this is artificial but I joke this is my “beer”. It really is though. i drink it everyday

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Has anyone else felt like living by yourself, isolated has driven them crazy? New city, no family, no friends. I understand that’s life and I’ll get through it but just wanted to express that

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Kind of embarrassed to admit it, but I think I’m addicted to WoW. I just started playing last month but I think about it all the time—what I do, how to optimize and improve my performance, etc. It’s o… more

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What are some hot and cold drinks to replace alcohol? I like hard cider with Fireball, cabernet, chardonay, and craft beers but want to treat myself after a hard day with something less destructive.

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Trying to break my "It is 5 p.m." nightly drink habit. Got ideas?

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Trying to remember to turn my will over as fear has been my main driving force recently.

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What do you do on weekends to stay busy? I find it hardest on weekends especially in quarantine

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Had a really rough drinking episode this past weekend. Broke some things in our house. Don’t remember. For 20 years now, I can have 1-2 drinks and be fine 9/10 times, and that 10% I go HARD. Sometimes… more

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Every evening between about 5:00 and 8:00, I have this tremendous impulse to drink alcohol. And on the occasional morning, when I wake up having successfully resisted this urge, I feel great. Clear-he… more

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I recently read “To the Employer” — which talked a lot about how to carry yourself at the office. Any other good material on work/life and AA?

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Just did an export of my spending for the year to do a full breakdown. I spent almost $2k on liquor in the 6 months before I went into treatment: February: $553.25 March: $418.04 April: $14.75 May: $… more

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At what age did you know you needed to quit

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I wanted to say how grateful I am for the encouragement and support of this group. I have my sobriety to be grateful for this year. Thank you all.

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Ugh, I fucked up afajn :( thus isn’t my time. :( :( I hate myself but can’t break the cycle I guess. Udhdh UGH!!!!! Guess I’m not sleeping tonight cuz of the speed. I could use some positive vibes rn.… more

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Has anyone recovered from insane gambling losses? I have live dealer now and literally lost $100,000 online on DraftKings casino plus mgm. I have no savings now and am so bummed. Have to stay in co… more

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Folks who got sober through a rehab program (in patient or out) - how much did it cost, financially? Looking at spending a boat load of $ to get sober. Spare me the ‘you can’t put a price on your hea… more

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My sibling is currently going through opioid withdrawal and my family and I would like her to go to detox. She’s insisting that detox isn’t helpful, and just makes her want to use (She has run from de… more

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Can any PwC 🐠 tell me if there is a yammer community or something for people in recovery? I’ve searched but haven’t found anything.

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