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Unread 10-02-2009, 03:16 AM   #1
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i will be 12 years sober at the end of this mont and this has been the hardest year since getting sober.
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Unread 10-02-2009, 11:05 AM   #2
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Default Hi William Welcome to the Forum !

Hello William,

I am glad you found us and posted, though sorry you are having a rough time. ! 12 years is amazing, congrats. Though-it must feel hollow since you are having some difficulties.

Can you tell us a bit more about what is going on with you ?

Are you active in some form of support ? Are you having cravings, is it stress, life issues or all of the above ?
I remember someone telling me a long time ago, getting "sober" is easy compared to STAYING "sober" - I thought, nonsense ! But I found out the hard way, it was true in my case.

I once had close to 10 years, but my process was that I stopped doing what I needed to do for me: Meetings, therapy, avoiding friends, even went off ADs. I had always been around recovery through my job, most of my friends were in recovery. I thought I was ok. HA !
Then, I had medical issues, then a surgery, started off taking meds as prescribed, but not being vigilante about other areas in my life. My stress level was off the charts, then I cared for a parent with cancer who died and after that I lost all sense of what I needed to do , I basically gave up. The stage had been set so to speak.
I needed professional help, but insurance would not cover it, but as soon as I got the cash together I was medically detoxed, then I went to a 28 day program, because I knew I needed a jump start and to deal with my grief among other issues.

Anyway, I wish I had known about forums, medically assisted treatment options, I wish I had reached out sooner. Shame kept me from walking into the rooms and saying I NEED help ! So stupid on my part . But I accept that this was part of my journey, though, I hate what I put my family through, I went down far very fast so I believe it when they say you pick up where you left off, in less than a year, I was not well at all.

I share this because it maybe you can identify with something and believe me, if I could do it over, I would have paid attention to the warning signs - I would have screamed from the rooftops, Help ME figure out what to do.

Has anything changed or perhaps Not changed, boredom - complacency ? Is there something that will re-ignite that passion you probably had in the beginning?

I hope you will post - this is a very supportive and caring community.

Again, welcome, glad you are here ! take care, Carly : )
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Unread 10-02-2009, 04:26 PM   #3
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this is a good place for you to be. You are never alone here. I am grateful for all of the support I have received here, and I know that as you become more and more familiar, you will feel better too. PLEASE KEEP POSTING.
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Unread 10-02-2009, 05:17 PM   #4
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Willaiam, keep posting & share some more of yourself. Post what you are going through.

Remember how far you have come in 12 years & don't drink. Alcohol is cunning baffleing & powerful. It is always waiting for you to give in. R. Lee
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Unread 10-02-2009, 06:37 PM   #5
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william-
Welcome to the site. I am sorry to hear you have had a rough year,maybe when you are comfortable you could elaborate. Til then, keep your head up and know that there are people here that understand struggles in long term recovery.Take Care.
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Unread 11-05-2009, 11:14 AM   #6
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William,

Read your post and wondering how goes it? Let us know how you are doing.
Hope you are well and feeling better.
All the best,
Jerry
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Unread 11-08-2009, 08:43 PM   #7
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Hi William,

Congradulation's on 12-year's that is GREAT!!

Sometimes , some year's can be harder than other's! With the economy & stress

everbody is going through this year, it is a tough for alot of people.

Just Remember how far you have come, ( and you don't want to be that person you were 12-year's ago.)

Stay Strong , and be so " PROUD OF 12-YEAR'S !! THAT IS GREAT!! (:
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Unread 11-14-2009, 07:15 PM   #8
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Smile Everyone Feel's the Holiday Stress !!!

Hi William,

I hope you are doing well. With the Holiday's coming up , there is so much stress

put on everyone, so Believe me I understand how the Holiday's feel.

I Brace for the worst, that way if it is good - Then I don't have to feel like someone has made a fool of me. And you have to think , if it is too much of a strain to go to a certian person house, then go another time.

I have done that , so that I did not have to hear about his situation.
And it was so much more relaxing !

Good Luck!

And let us know how you are doing?

Casey

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