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Any DFW folks here? Need to freshen up my meeting routine.

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Anyone in the Denver area working a 12 step program and want to hit a meeting this week? Looking to meet more people in recovery.

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I’m sober curious. I’m also about to help a new non-alcoholic spirit company with their launch. I have a question for people in recovery. If a brand were to contend that sobriety is a spectrum, or al… more

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𝗧𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝗜'𝘃𝗲 𝗮𝗱𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗱: Sex - cut-off/set boundaries Alcohol - only with company 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝗜'𝘃𝗲 𝗽𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝗱 𝘂𝗽: Smoking - during tax deadline/CPA studying 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴�… more

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How to deal with a spouse that has had it with my relapses. Overall doing great. Used to drink daily to excess for about ten years. Now I have a lapse about once every two years and my spouse hates me… more

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I don’t drink during the week, but whenever am out with friends on weekends, I will end up drinking excessive and waste the next day recovering. I hate to see myself repeating the same mistake. Any su… more

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I’m studying addiction psychology and I’m curious what treatments you all have personally found to be most effective (eg types of therapies, 12 step programs, rehabs, detoxes, spiritual practices etc)

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Have been mostly sober for the last 5 years with the occasional bust, say once every 18months. Have started to take antidepressants for post natal depression, but last night I had another bust. I thin… more

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How have you found happiness?

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My SO is an alcohol abuser but has said he knows it’s a problem and would like to cut back or quit. Any suggestions or advice in how to help and cope with this. He becomes a different person when he d… more

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13 years, 3months and 21 days! Its not been easy, but definately can be accomplished! Hard work, GOD a a desire to change, and not in that order!

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Problem gambler here having to deal with multiple payday loans. Does anyone have any advice on how to handle? Been in a situation with pay day loans in the past? Any guidance would be great.

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I’ve been sober about 14 months, and now with things opening up more I’ve been going out to dinner, concerts etc with friends. I’ve been finding it hard to have fun, or not get restless while out. I t… more

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I already had no respect for AdAge. But this crosses so many lines. Basically endorsing/suggesting an activity that’s unproven, illegal in most states, and could be seriously harmful to anyone trying to cope with this industry. We have enough people addicted already without this rubbish “news”

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Stop smoking weed and my life has really improved I do want to try it again to relax for example but not any time soon.

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Love this quote: “The measure of my sobriety isn’t the distance between now and the last drink -- the measure of my sobriety is the distance between now and the next drink.”

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273 days: one day at a time. The ninth month was brutal, but good preparation for the holidays. Also got to see someone celebrate 3 years today, so that was pretty cool. Let’s keep going!

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Hey all, just claiming my seat on a Saturday night. Was just struggling and another comment helped me get back to a healthy space. If anyone is struggling tonight, know there’s one fellow here thinkin… more

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My SO has been an opioid addict for 5 years. Any advice to a spouse for how to handle it? SO has been to rehab, EOPx2 and drug tested 2x a month but fakes them. I’m at my breaking point.

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Five months today fam 🌞 best decision I've ever made.

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Any problem gamblers here? Really struggling

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Just discovered this bowl! I’m a sexaholic/lust addict and have failed at quitting porn and using other people for sexual pleasure for 3+ years and just started SA last month. It is helping and I’m sh… more

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So I know I’m sinking into alcoholism but I don’t necessarily want to stop it. What do I do? I still like the feeling of being drunk but I know it’s impacting me in a negative ways. Not sure where to … more

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Pause. Breathe. Proceed. ⏸ 🌬 ▶️

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Hope everyone is having a great 24. There is an excellent speaker named Chuck C that I've always been a fan of. This is one of his talks from the 60s on practicing 12 step Principles in business -… more

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Recently got sober and am applying to business schools. I’m concerned it’ll be tough to make friends/networks without drinking or doing drugs. Anyone have any insight on this?

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I am 10 months sober today. I am very grateful to be part of this family.

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Covid has been hard. March 2029- December 2020 I drank a lot to cope without realizing it. January- March I didn't realize I was depressed. March I came to terms with increase and ongoing suicidal… more

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Heard someone say once, “when I first tried Adderall, I wondered why anyone even did cocaine”. Quitting Adderall/Vyvanse is tough man 😞

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Stay strong fam

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I buy things I don’t need and don’t know how to fix it. I always blamed it on “drunk buying” but I’ve been sober for 355 days and it persists. I know I buy things in an effort to fill a void and try t… more

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Last 5 years I've been fortunate enough to be working, especially thru the pandemic in a very successful ortho practice. Past months I've been struggling with a nagging hip injury I had surger… more

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I’ve been sober a year now, and someone recently reached out to me about not drinking. When I suggested AA, he said ‘washed out people with nothing to lose’ wouldn’t comfort him. And that it was a ‘sc… more

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I think I reached my low. I was at a family gathering and was having fun but started taking shots. Needed help into the cab. Vomited at the venue. I don’t want to get like that again. Do I need to go … more

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I recently tried quitting everything last Sunday, with drew all last week and then relapsed Friday, Saturday and Sunday worst withdrawals I ever had (cold sweats, shaking, wasn’t sure I would survive)… more

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Starting IOP and medical leave tomorrow. Feels good to have hope.

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One. Day. At. A. Time!

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I'm not sure if this is the correct place to seek help but I need it desperately. I'm a sex addict and I can't stop. I have been with my wife for almost a decade and I have lost count of t… more

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My SO has been a pot smoker for nearly 20 years. He's smoked nearly daily since he started in college, sometimes multiple times a day. I've always had issues with it, but since he was high fun… more

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