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Recovery: Achieving The Life You Want Or The Life You Lost

Group Mission: To create an open and understanding forum for those in addiction, mental, physical, social, financial and of course religious recovery in an online support group format.


It is my hope this group will attract fellow mental health professionals as members and .. Read more

Group Mission: To create an open and understanding forum for those in addiction, mental, physical, social, financial and of course religious recovery in an online support group format.


It is my hope this group will attract fellow mental health professionals as members and .. Read more

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Recovery: Achieving The Life You Want Or The Life You Lost
May 25, 2019May 2019

Posted by CrunchiestOne
Hello. I am new here and thought I would introduce myself. My name is Sarah and I am an alcoholic and an addict. My sobriety date is January 28, 2002. I can say today that I have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body, like the ...
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Shared from Health & Happiness
May 1, 2019May 2019

Posted by Bikes4Fish
I have not been a good group member. Rather than continue to feel guilty I’ll post some stuff. First, about me: sobriety date 1/21/2013 (my second one). It was MLK day. I had a dream. Literally. The experience was a Dickensian-esque visit from the ...
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Recovery: Achieving The Life You Want Or The Life You Lost
Feb 13, 2019Feb 2019

Posted by Fibonacci1618
This is an article discussing the differences and similarities between a 12 Step Program and SMART Recovery. I'm curious about your thoughts or experiences between the two.....
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Recovery: Achieving The Life You Want Or The Life You Lost
Jan 31, 2019Jan 2019

Posted by Skeezwazzle
INtroducing myself to the group- Early Childhood trauma- Hit on the head in grade school with a baseball bat- became alcoholic on first taste at 6. Abandoned hope of support of human beings at 6. Thrashed as an entitled child until just after high ...
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Recovery: Achieving The Life You Want Or The Life You Lost
Sep 26, 2018Sep 2018

Posted by Fibonacci1618
For those of you who attending meeting..... How would you handle someone who is making you uncomfortable at your meeting? I struggle with my aggression, and I have the tendency to escalate the situation because I honestly, don't like my boundaries ...
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Recovery: Achieving The Life You Want Or The Life You Lost
Sep 7, 2018Sep 2018

Posted by dreamsinflux
I am visiting my family out of state. At home I go to several AA meetings. Here, I just don't see it happening. No one's fault but mine. I need to figure out a way to deal with my reluctance to reach out when I am away from home. I lose perspective ...
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Recovery: Achieving The Life You Want Or The Life You Lost
Aug 29, 2018Aug 2018

Posted by Fuser
Does AA come off as "cultish" to you? I have been in and out of AA since 2008. Relapse, some sobriety achieved only to relapse (time and time again). Out of desperation, I really tried to find "spirituality", I tried the steps, I tried a door knob ...
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Recovery: Achieving The Life You Want Or The Life You Lost
Aug 23, 2018Aug 2018

Posted by DeeWoman
I would only change the word “hero” to “warrior” ?✌?
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Shared from Health & Happiness
Aug 19, 2018Aug 2018

Posted by kmdskit3
What not to say to a friend experiencing a mental health problem.
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Recovery: Achieving The Life You Want Or The Life You Lost
Aug 19, 2018Aug 2018

Posted by firecracker
This has gotten difficult. No, I'm not thinking about drinking. Well, I guess that's a lie. I am not thinking about having a drink. That's more accurate. So what has gotten difficult? Let me explain (warning, I have written a bit of a book here, ...
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Recovery: Achieving The Life You Want Or The Life You Lost
Aug 18, 2018Aug 2018

Posted by Eurobrit
Hi, I'm wondering if this a good place for me. I'm not an addict but I am in recovery, having lost my son to an overdose and one of my daughters is an addict in recovery. I go to Alanon type meetings, but it's difficult being an atheist and living in...
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Recovery: Achieving The Life You Want Or The Life You Lost
Aug 14, 2018Aug 2018

Posted by Fibonacci1618
Is there a subject about Recovery that you have questions about? Disease theory? Abstinence vs Moderation? Rational thoughts vs Emotions? The differences between triggers and urges? Stages of Change? Reason I ask, is I am giving a presentation and I ...
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Recovery: Achieving The Life You Want Or The Life You Lost
Aug 14, 2018Aug 2018

Posted by Jlangston70
Perspective
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Shared from Health & Happiness
Aug 11, 2018Aug 2018

Posted by kmdskit3
Thought this would work here: NOFX/Funny or Die 'Oxy Moronic' Disclaimer: I am currently on oxy because of my total knee replacement. ?
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Shared from Health & Happiness
Aug 9, 2018Aug 2018

Posted by kmdskit3
"The opposite of addiction is not sobriety, but human connection." Johann Hari
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Recovery: Achieving The Life You Want Or The Life You Lost
Jul 28, 2018Jul 2018

Posted by jacpod
I was a lecturer in person centred counselling - troubled abusive past I have 3 uni degrees now 70 dont get out so much any more as hip replacement needed - I love my life I love my children and grand children - I know it isnt politically correct to...
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Shared from Health & Happiness
Jul 25, 2018Jul 2018

Posted by kmdskit3
Think this needs to be my mantra everytime I try to go to sleep: Atlanta Rythm Section 'I'm Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight'.
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Recovery: Achieving The Life You Want Or The Life You Lost
Jul 25, 2018Jul 2018

Posted by Jlangston70
“Yeah, I have a problem with the absolutism of that. “I’m an alcoholic, I’ll never be cured.” I said, “Wait a minute, there’s something called willpower.” I don’t buy into the higher-power thing. The closest thing I have to religion...
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Recovery: Achieving The Life You Want Or The Life You Lost
Jul 22, 2018Jul 2018

Posted by DeeWoman
Hey there wonderful sober people! Tomorrow is my 20th year of sobriety anniversary. July 22, 1998 was almost my last day on the planet. So many beautiful things have happened in my life in those 20 years. Things that I almost completely missed out ...
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Recovery: Achieving The Life You Want Or The Life You Lost
Jul 18, 2018Jul 2018

Posted by Starfodder
So who is in control of your life?.. You?.. or have you given your power.. your life.. away to a substance or behavior? Life is a series of choices and you have control over much of what affects your life.. more accurately.. you have control over ...
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Recovery: Achieving The Life You Want Or The Life You Lost
Jul 14, 2018Jul 2018

Posted by ashortbeauty
Each step matters
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Recovery: Achieving The Life You Want Or The Life You Lost
Jul 7, 2018Jul 2018

Posted by ashortbeauty
For you...
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Recovery: Achieving The Life You Want Or The Life You Lost
Jul 6, 2018Jul 2018

Posted by Starfodder
I have much to write for this group but lack the energy at present to write a long winded post so I thought to just post short snippets of my dance with addiction. I found myself in the hospital after many months of drinking a case of beer a day.. ...
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Recovery: Achieving The Life You Want Or The Life You Lost
Jul 6, 2018Jul 2018

Posted by Kat-purrx2
I just joined the Agnostic site a couple days ago. I’m glad to find a group specifically geared to people with substance abuse issues. Also your experience with any 12 step programs, be they good or bad or seeking. I’m in Cleveland, near the ...
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Recovery: Achieving The Life You Want Or The Life You Lost
Jun 30, 2018Jun 2018

Posted by Marcie1974
Look what I got!
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Posted by Fibonacci1618This is an article discussing the differences and similarities between a 12 Step Program and SMART Recovery. I'm curious about your thoughts or experiences between the two..... [thefix.com]

Posted by DeeWomanI would only change the word “hero” to “warrior” ?✌?

Posted by Jlangston70Perspective

Posted by ashortbeautyEach step matters

Posted by ashortbeautyFor you...

Posted by Marcie1974Look what I got!

Posted by Jlangston70Today I chose...

Posted by ashortbeautyToday is a new day

Posted by ashortbeautyBelieve in you

Posted by Sherri-VTI’m new to this group.

Posted by ashortbeautyChat will be open from 6-8p EST week nights Weekends I still med y'alls input for a timeframe

Posted by ashortbeautyStole this from the singles group. Thought it would fit perfectly here

Posted by ashortbeautyFind someth ing good about today and let that lead you forward

Posted by ashortbeautyDon't beat yourself up. Recovery takes time. Allow yourself that time to heal

Posted by ashortbeautySomething people forget to give those of us who've overcome xyz...Respect. So mad respect to every one of you for succeeding in today's struggle

Posted by Rudy1962Self sacrificing people tend to forget this.

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