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Have you tried the SMART Recovery Program?
If you are talking to me I have found a Workbook on Alcohol Recovery that I'm going to get into. Can't travel at all outside the house. Thanks.
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SMART recovery is on line. They hold on line meetings and have a chat room.
They are an abstinence program. The meetings fulfill like AA requirements. They are not religious based at all.
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SMART recovery is on line. They hold on line meetings and have a chat room.
They are an abstinence program. The meetings fulfill like AA requirements. They are not religious based at all.
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Good to know. I'll give a look at them. Thanks.
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I went to the SMART Recovery site and registered. It looks very interesting. Going to see what it's all about later. Really glad to find the site.
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I too am a recovering alcoholic. AA was not for me either I only have three years sober but what I have found that works for me is. I realized I drank to self medicate and control my symptoms of bipolar. Once I new what was wrong with me and I got on medication my will to drink stopped. I sometimes still think of a drink but what I say to myself would I drink bleach? Alcohol for me would be like drinking bleach I would eventually end up dead.
Not trigger, but have you found a replacement habit ?

Implying that art is a habit.

I found drinking iced water with lemon slices really helped me stay sober with absolutely no interest in drinking alcoholic beverages.


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Not trigger, but have you found a replacement habit ?

Implying that art is a habit.

I found drinking iced water with lemon slices really helped me stay sober with absolutely no interest in drinking alcoholic beverages.


Sorry Lucy D. But in the interests of your question
I have been drinking ice water with lemon slices in it and squeeze it in there, too. I love it. Have to be careful not to drink it all day though as I'm told it can be acidic and hurt the teeth. I have several glasses a day still. My teeth seem to be okay or the same as always. It is helpful!
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I use liquid stevia to sweeten my water both cold and hot. Sweet leaf makes it. I like many of the different flavors cream, toffee, vanilla, chocolate and others I can't think of right now.
This is day 2 for me.
good luck with your journey.
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I use liquid stevia to sweeten my water both cold and hot. Sweet leaf makes it. I like many of the different flavors cream, toffee, vanilla, chocolate and others I can't think of right now.
This is day 2 for me.
good luck with your journey.
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You are doing good! I've never tried stevia. Sounds good. I have been abstaining and today I printed out a bunch of the recovery worksheets at SMART Recovery. Thank you so much for telling me it's online or I would not have considered it. I have been abstaining for 8 days now. But it's one day at a time for me.
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Great about SMART recovery!
and good for you on 8 days.You made it thru a weekend right?
I am self employed so would reschedule visits to other days if I needed to sleep more due to alcohol from the night before.
Do you work or have children or other responsibilities?
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Is smart recovery like a 12 step program without certain parts?
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