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I am now 30 days sober. Tonight I asked someone that I have a gained a good relationship through the aa community to be my sponsor. I am now working on my first step with him and it has been a big eye opener to me. This past month has been a roller coaster of emotions and trying to find myself in sobriety. I haven't been truly sober in about 14 years. Since high school. In school I was always involved in sports and extra corriculars ... Always busy with something. After school my parents divorced family fell apart and I turned to alcohol to cope. Eventually it was all I knew. After losing everything over a 14 year period and hitting rock bottom I have turned to sobriety. Now that I am here its scary trying to find my place in this new world. I guess I am looking for advice suggestions or just some sober talk. Thanks. I am also new to forum sites. So any suggestions on that end would be great. Thanks ahead of time to anyone who responds.

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Welcome to the forum, V706. Congrats on 30 days. That is a great start.

Thanks for your honest share about how you got to the present situation. We have all been where you're at. We do know how you feel.

One thing I learned early on is that I could not stay sober without help. I need help and I needed to accept that.

Another thing is that with help, there is hope. Things will turn out OK. With drinking, for alcoholics, there is no hope-things turn out all bad.

My suggestion is to try the AA program for 90 days. See how it works. Participate. Go to as many meetings as you can in the first 90 days.

If you can, post here how you're doing. We can help.



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Thanks Tanin! I appreciate the advice. I have found a great group that I enjoy and the discussions get deep and honest. I love the fact of not feeling alone and the support has been tremendous! This is again!

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The more involved you become in the rooms the stronger your sobriety will be. It was put best to me that I will have to change "spiritual capes" or the cape that I wear will change over the years. At almost 6 years sober, it has changed twice so far for me. I think you will annoy yourself trying to find yourself in sobriety. 

It will come to you.



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And I say that because the miracle of all this was finally coming to terms with the fact that this whole sobriety deal happened TO me and not by me. None of this is about me. If I had it my way it would of been jails, institutions and death on a continuous loop. I have been chosen to pass on tools that helped saved my life.

 

Literally that simple.



-- Edited by Visionz on Monday 18th of March 2019 08:31:11 PM



-- Edited by Visionz on Monday 18th of March 2019 08:32:22 PM

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