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Wednesday, March 30, 2011
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A.A. Thought for the Day
Before I met A.A., I was very unloving. From the time I went away to school, I paid very little attention to my mother and father. I was on my own and didn’t even bother to keep in touch with them. After I got married, I was very unappreciative of my spouse. Many a time I would go out all by myself to have a good time. I paid too little attention to our children and didn’t try to understand them or show them affection. My few friends were only drinking companions, not real friends. Have I gotten over loving nobody but myself?
Quit in early July so I could join the military was super hard because all my friends / roommates / family are major league potheads and quitting kinda took away our activity time
I think the key was to remind myself that it’s not necessarily forever, and that in 30 years pot will still be there, but the opportunities in front of me will not.
Looking back I didn’t realize how much of a slave I was to it, and I no longer have the urge to smoke when I want to play guitar or relax
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And I feel fantastic! Well, I made it thru another weekend sober and clean. I cleaned the house, had friends over for pizza and cards, went to three meetings, did yoga and started packing for my trip.
I have been making new friends in AA/NA, collecting numbers and overall feeling good.
I have started a gratitude journal. I find rereading some of my enteries helps keep me sober.
I am so glad to have found this board, you have all been so helpful and encouraging. I really love hearing your thoughts and take your advice to heart.
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For the past couple of years I have been fighting with suppressing my anxiety and my aggression, and about a month ago it all surfaced like an explosion. I became insanely short fused and took out all of my anger on my family. Went to my University physician and he sent me over to the "counseling department" which I blew off as a bunch of mumbojumbo BS. They said that I have some anxiety problems and were showing symptoms of OCD.
They prescribed me Lexapro and Biweekly visits to see a psychiatrist. I went to the pharmacy and found out that I could not afford Lexapro at $130 for a 30 day supply so they switched me over to Prozac.
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Long time smoker here, I am 45 and have quit twice before, last year for 3 months and 5 years ago for 2 plus years. I am a total gym rat, I go almost everyday with mt 2 teenage sons, I have worked out for years and know what it takes to step up my game which I have been doing. I also do lots of cardio lately to help with me kicking my habit. My problem is my mood is going up and down, when its up I’m very angry and quick tempered. I have decided to take 3 days holidays included with my weekend to re focus my chi….any comments or whatever appreciated
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Hey everyone, just thought I would let everyone know that I am on day 67!!
I have been hitting up one/two meetings a day. I have been making great friends and have been reading my books and am feeling good. I can’t say it’s been all unicorns and rainbows but its better. Some of the promises are even coming true… life is better on this side.
I am still sans Sponsor, but that will come. I have started going to a women’s group on Tuesday’s and I found another one on Thursday’s so I am going to go check it out and hopefully like what I see there.
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I never thought it was possible for me to get away from cigs, I was up to smoking 20-30 cigs a day and I’ve been smoking for around 6-7 years. I’m not going to post any links to the places I got my shit from because I don’t want to look like some affiliate marketing turd. If you have any questions though I’ll share my limited knowledge about different parts and the different ways you can vape.
any time you are ingesting nicotine you are still feeding the addiction. Using patch/gum/vape is not quitting smoking. Its no longer burning cigarettes but the nicotine is really the problem/what you are addicted to. Put it down and just stop it completely. It’s really the only way to quit.
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Hi everyone. About 2 months ago I started seeing someone I met at school (we’ll call him John). We hit it off right away and things have gone really well so far. He was up front with me within our first 2 or 3 dates about the fact that he’s in recovery. Eventually when we talked about it further he told me that he had 3 years sobriety and then slipped. Now he’s got 6 months, which I know is not a lot.
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Is there a difference between addiction and dependence?
My father was an addict, and physically violent. My brother took that side of him and is addict as well. Anything to get that feeling. Chasing the dragon.
My mom is as well. Painkillers. 3 major neck surgeries. My step dad is as well…which may have had an enviromental effect on my brother.
I’m greatly terrified of my ability to perhaps become my dad. I’m bi-polar, and suffering from PTSD from my brother stabbing me in the head. I’m in many ways, I am considered fucked up, by myself.
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