Addiction & Sobriety

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

Anyone up for trading secrets about the lies our addiction tells us? I’ll start: when my addiction gets super loud it feeds me a story that I should leave my wife, quit my job, move to a shitty, bitte… more

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New to recovery and had an intake call with an IOP program. They said all sessions will be on Zoom and I’m really nervous that I won’t connect to the program virtually. Anyone start rehab virtually?

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Anyone else notice that the second time quitting can be a lot harder than first time quitting? Part of its like you've done it before, you can do it again. But it just feels so much harder. Wonder… more

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Hi, just joined this bowl! I have an AH and things have gotten pretty serious this year. He started on and off with recovery always asking my help to try 30 days sober which I do to support but he con… more

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Walked back from the liquor store between calls in tears because I can’t control myself anymore. Am doing an intake meeting with a Intensive Out Patient care provider next week. Will be doing therapy … more

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Stopped drinking a year ago after a particularly rough period. Lately I’ve been having thoughts and considerations around starting again. I think my friend circle has changed a lot so I wouldn’t fall … more

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Downloaded the “Days” app. No frills, no extras. Just a number staring you in the face. I’ve made it almost habitual to open and check... even multiple times a day when I know the day counter hasn’t c… more

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I’m new in recovery and am thinking about how things will change once travel resumes. Can anyone share their “typical” day while traveling?

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My brother has an apparent drinking problem. He’s had two DWIs and stopped drinking after the 2nd. My SIL called tonight to tell me he has started drinking again and will pick up wine from a gas stati… more

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🧔🏻🐠 here - I think I have an addiction to sexting women. I'm on my phone constantly looking for someone to chat with and it usually goes down that path fairly quickly. Anyone else? Advice?

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I think this whole quarantine thing has helped me... I used to drink like a fish on Thursday on the plane rides home and on the road.. it was all free booze

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Whenever I drink, I tend to gamble and lose... a lot. I don’t want to stop socially drinking, but idk how else to not gamble or end up at a casino

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I feel this app has really helped me

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Some good advice from my sponsor as I go into this stressful week: - Invite your Higher Power into the meetings with you - Be your authentic self - Be there to help others

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Does anyone have experience with ketamine therapy? My dad had been to inpatient treatment three times in the past 18 months and it hasn’t stuck. Vivitrol, anabuse, therapy, and AA haven’t worked eithe… more

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My dad has a problem with alcohol. When he stops drinking for a day he clearly exhibits all the signs for alcohol withdraw. Shaky hands, sweating insomnia. I’m so tired of seeing him fall. My mom has … more

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Has anyone done the Lionrock Recovery Program? I just enrolled and wondered if anyone has done it. I was stunned that my insurance basically covers all the costs.

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Today is my first day of work in a long time without taking an Adderall. I feel tired, empty, and unmotivated. Has anyone had success with kicking this habit? I have a prescription and I am on a very … more

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Social media drives addictions for me. I got off a lot of channels and I thought about gambling a lot less.

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I’ve reached the conclusion that I have a drinking problem I need to address. Based on my present circumstances, I believe a residential program is the right approach. I’ve identified a few potential … more

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Anyone else struggle with sex addiction ?

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Anyone else finding themselves being a little obsessive during covid? I catch myself online shopping/checking order status, checking news sites over and over, and playing a phone game in between meeti… more

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3.5 yrs into sobriety, I’m 25 years old, I have my masters, senior at my firm, passed REG a few weeks ago and have my eyes set on being done with the CPA by Jan 2021 and law school after. Posting th… more

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Does anyone struggle with overeating/binge eating? I’ve realized I’ve been coping with food which has led to gaining a bunch of weight. I know I’m eating more than what my body needs nutritionally, bu… more

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Yesterday was 900 days sober. Lots of ups. Lots of down. But not a single drop. Today is 901, and it’ll continue as “one day at a time” for another 24 hours. 🙏

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Anyone here ever taken Kratom? It’s one of the most insidious drugs out there and luckily I figured that out only a few months into taking it. I’m going through hellish withdrawals right now on a stee… more

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My sister is turning 30 in rehab this week, and I want to send her a birthday gift that she'll appreciate, but also that might be helpful to her as she transitions into a new sober life. Any rec… more

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I’m at my lowest point in my drinking career. I have pints of cheap vodka stashed on multiple floors of my place to hide from my SO. I’ll claim to need to work late but just drink in my home office. … more

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“Like” this post if this has been a tough week for you too...help me feel not so alone.

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For those here with long term sobriety (let’s say, anything over 1 year), what other books or techniques or videos or websites have you found helpful?

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Has anyone here struggled with Adderall? Things have gotten bad for me again, and I’m looking for hope...

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Feeling so frustrated and scared. I am trying my hardest to be loving to my brother who is addicted to many things. My family has been encouraging him for years to get real help. He’s finally semi-… more

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Dad “finally” agreed to treatment. Went out of my way to take him and they said he was intoxicated and requires detox. I told him this was my last straw and I’m done. Am I wrong here? It’s been an iss… more

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I have a gambling problem and it’s become way worse due to Covid. I have been playing online during the pandemic as I’m now in a state where it is legal to play online. This has been bad to the tune… more

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Got through Day 1 again yesterday. Bittersweet as always.

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Someone in my firms bowl just wrote about needing to pass a drug test. Out of 40 replies mine was the only one to say, ‘Get the help you need’ ... we use substances (pick your poison) to mask feelings… more

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Has anyone found recovery from emotionally eating??

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A funny little recovery story for a Friday. :) Story posted below...

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