Addiction & Sobriety

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

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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I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who shares in this group. It truly helps me stay sober. I am approaching 12 months sober but have been struggling lately. While I have not relapsed, I’ve be… more

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I realized after reflecting upon 2019 that I’m definitely an alcoholic. I attempted a dry June due to having gained weight, spent so much money , during March through May (self medicating covid anxie… more

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Brother’s addiction has taken a turn for the worse. Always seems to coincide with when I have a newborn baby (everything blew up when my first baby was 1 month old). Last time I was heartbroken and t… more

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About to have the talk with my spouse about his drinking. He needs to get help. We have a family and it’s not okay what’s been going on. Any advice on how to approach this? I’ve written a letter but h… more

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Been running on self-will for the duration of this lockdown. My reserves that I built up in this program are depleted. Thankfully I was able to attend a meeting this evening, and the topic was 3rd ste… more

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I’ve noticed so much negativity and mean-spiritedness in a lot of the bowls lately. I don’t know what everyone is going through personally, but I’m guessing there’s lots of anxiety, fear, and powerles… more

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The serenity prayer has been my best friend through all of this.

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Sharing some thoughts I’ve had lately: The end of my suffering occurs with the death of my ego. I am reborn when I surrender to life exactly as it is, right at this moment (and it’s always “this mom… more

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Hello. I came to realize that 100% of my work/social problems stemmed from my drinking. By not drinking, I will have much healthier relationships. Day 3, I’m having trouble staying asleep, any tips?

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How many times did you tell yourself you didn't have an issue before you accepted it once and for all?

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How do you feel about anonymity at work? Curious if anyone has ever broken anonymity and how it went? I have 11 years in AA but have never told a co-worker in all that time. I know it’s a highly perso… more

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A little late notice, but some of us on FB started a little aa meeting. Tonight’s the first meeting! More deets in comments.

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Curious to hear the story of anyone that has overcome or going through cocaine addiction. Given that people in this bowl make enough money to support such an expensive habit. Take me through your stor… more

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Tomorrow is day 30 of sobriety. Good night to you all!

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Officially hit my one month. Again. I’ve gotten this far before and slipped up once in quarantine so my streak should be longer, but happy to keep adding days to the clock.

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Anyone know of or recommend any alcohol treatment centers in Northern VA? Trying to get my pops in

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