Sober in Advertising

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Did anyone here get sober and discover they were potentially self medicating symptoms of a neurodivergent brain? Ever since I got sober, I’ve have had MORE issues with executive functioning, racing br… more

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Just wanted to say hi. Been lurking as a student for sometime now. Just got hired at a bigger agency on a booze account no less. Super excited to make cool work with great people. I’m just slightly wo… more

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I’ve slowly started drinking less and less. And the less I’m drinking the more I realize just how much of my time revolved around alcohol. From going to get it, to drinking it to fighting hangovers. N… more

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I'm an alcoholic. Just not the usual way. I never need during the day. Instead I down 3-4 large shots before bed to basically black out. Every night. Now my doctor is talking about fatty liver, hi… more

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I’ve got more than three years sober but really struggling with emotional sobriety lately. Coping with control issues no longer in charge just freelancing and fear of the future or lack of control. Fi… more

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I relapsed and took Adderall again and I’m right back where I started and already for more to keep the binge going and I know I need help but idk if I can stop and what happens if I’m not productive w… more

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Been kind of quiet for a bit. How are you doing?

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Anyone read Quit Like a Women, by Holly Whitaker? Reading now and it’s making me consider extending dry January to 6 months, maybe a yr, or ever again...curious to hear if anyone else has read.

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Where’s my sober as friends? Tough day yesterday. Bad client review made worse by internal interactions. So happy to have a program of sobriety and people to talk to, to keep my brain from fabricating… more

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How did everyone handle last night / how are you continuing to manage this week? Sending strength to all of you. It hasn’t been easy.

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Hello! Happy to be here. About a week in of being sober after drinking too heavily for too long. Was seeking community of like minded people who understand how intertwined drinking is with advertising… more

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New to the group. Husband’s drinking got out of hand and he’s currently seeking in-patient help while I’m in outpatient. It’s going well so far. But curious what tricks and tips y’all use in social si… more

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Relapsed and I start a new job in a week. I need to get it together before then. I hateee myself a lot rn. Ugh. Hopefully I’ll come down and sleep tomorrow and be okay for the last week and when I sta… more

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I’ve been battling my diseased thinking over the course of a 16 month job search. I have moments of clarity where I truly believe in myself but more times I am my worst critic.

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Who here has read Dry by Augusten Burroughs? It’s about his time at rehab and after while he worked at an ad agency in the 90s. 5/5 stars.

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I feel like I’m getting all the gifts of sobriety lately and it’s so wild to me how this stuff works

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So quite in our bowl! How’s everyone doing? I don’t know about anyone else, but with this quarantine I am totally acting out in other areas of my life. Sugar and online shopping 😩. Anyone else?

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Have a meeting scheduled with my boss tomorrow with no explanation. Think I’m getting fired because I’ve been making mistakes recently. I’m not handling this well and I’m feeling tempted to use. I kno… more

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There’s obviously innumerous gifts of sobriety. But how much money do you save each month? By my estimate it’s $500/month. $14,000 so far. 🤑

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4 years sober today. So much to reflect on, not least of which how important it is to “get comfortable getting uncomfortable”. In my experience, it’s truly the only way forward. Sending strength to … more

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Sober In Advertising Zoom Meeting today! Wednesday’s at 12PM EST Speaker: Robert C from McCann Meeting ID: 690 936 1783 Password: 9w5ANx Direct Link to the meeting in the comments See you there!

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Tomorrow, Wednesday at 12PM EST, is our sober in advertising AA meeting. Still looking for a speaker if someone is willing to qualify!

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Sober in advertising AA meeting at 12 pm EST! Link in comments

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Feeling awful and exhausted physically and mentally. But day 1 starts today.

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I relapsed today and I hate myself ugh.

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SOBER IN ADVERTISING ZOOM MEETING: When: Wednesday’s, 7-8 PM EST Where: Zoom | Meeting ID: 690 936 1783  Hi everyone, I made our zoom account and am planning to schedule our meeting Wednesday’s… more

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Some have expressed interest in starting a meeting for this bowl, so I made a meeting ID on zoom. Before I schedule anything I wanted to pitch it to the group for thoughts on time and day and process … more

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Crazy and reckless thought from a classically sober alcoholic.. with zoom being the only way we connect to meetings, does anyone wanna do a zoom meeting for this bowl: sober in advertising??

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Does anyone know of a good A.A. mtg in SF? New to the program and in treatment now, looking to hop into some zooms this weekend and next week to find a good one/few. Thanks in advance

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I am finally at the point where I admit I have a drinking problem. Two nights ago I binged, and I’m still hungover. I’m tired of recovery taking so much time and energy out of me. Thanks for listening

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How’s everyone doing?

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How’s everyone holding up? For those of us who do 12 step meetings, I for one miss the hugs! We have to work harder now to stay connected as we are isolators by nature. Find time for you 🙏

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Unpopular Opinion: I’m not loving Zoom AA meetings. I already spend all day on Zoom calls, and on my computer. Sigh. Thanks for listening. Keep coming back.

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Zoom meetings have been fantastic. I can highly recommend my home group SOS. 7:30 daily. Great way to get grounded as you start your day.

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I’m turning to this community for some advice. My husband relapsed this week and I’m panicking. He started 2019 with two rehab stays and has spent the majority of the past year sober with the....

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Here are links to directories of online meetings:

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Would anyone be interested in pinning posts that list all the zoom meetings?

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