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Old 09-12-2017, 08:16 AM   #621
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I'm back going to meetings again. When I get paranoid it's hard for me to sit through meetings, or to share. I have a quite a few 24 hours of sobriety, so I don't get the urge to drink, but I know meetings help me with my sobriety as well as my mental health. Isolating is a bad space for me, & if I do it too long I wind up in bad mental spaces. The past few years, I've made an attempt to form more friendships in the program to prevent me from disappearing so easily. While I've shared that I have bipolar disorder & disappear sometimes, my AA friends call me to encourage me along. AA is about more than getting sober...It's sometimes like learning to live again.
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Old 09-12-2017, 08:42 AM   #622
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I blew it and drank yesterday. Feel really awful today. So it's back to day 1.

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Old 09-12-2017, 09:27 AM   #623
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splitimage - if you are are back to abstaining it is just a slip IMO. Hang in there.

emgreen - I hear you about the social aspect. I don't get calls checking up on me. My wife and family know I was drinking/using and quit, but they never ask me about how it is going and if I am sticking to it. The closest they came to that is when I wanted something specific for dinner and was going to run out and get it and my wife expressed concern that I was going to get alcohol, so I asked one of the kids to come along just so she would know that was not the case. Kind of pissed me off that the only feedback I get is suspicion. I have started going to the RI meetings and there I don't report. Most of the positive feedback I get is here.

EDIT - oh yeah - hanging in - 2 months 2 weeks and some days

another edit - I should ask my t to ask me on each visit. that is almost every week.

yet another edit - I left my t a phone message asking her to make me check in. I have no reason to lie to her; if I were to slip I would want to talk about it.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:57 AM   #625
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Drum roll please I am on my anniversary day so this what the sober app is showing:

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Old 09-12-2017, 10:51 AM   #626
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I know you found yourself in a rough situation recently (your housemate using), but you made it to your 2 & 2 anniversary! Congrats!

Congrats on the week, Desoxyn! I know it's been a rough road for you!
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Went to my second Recovery International meeting tonight. I prepped for it by filling out a worksheet with an example of something that happened recently that I want to apply RI principles and methods to. I jumped in with both feet; I chose crashing into depression and resisting being triggered into numbing myself to it. I do see how their methods make it easier. Short trite expressions can have some power if you remember to trot them out in your head at the right time. For example, "Be self led, not symptom led" - don't let the depression make the decision. "Feelings are not facts" - the stuff that goes through my head when depressed is often based on negative feelings and not accurate. I think it helps to have simple phrases to remind me of these things.
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I saw my addictions counsellor today and announced it was my anniversary day so she said it was my birthday so walked past this office and basically everyone wished me happy birthday and then the receptionist asked if I was going to chuckie cheese!
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