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At First You Fall Down a Lot

By Craig M. [Jan wrote: I sure am having trouble staying sober….] Jan – You don’t really sound like you enjoy drinking at all anymore. I remember the last months of my drinking – hating every drop of vodka I poured down my throat, yet sneaking out and buying another “last” bottle….every single day. Once […]

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The Fuckit Switch

By Lin L. C.W. posted: My last relatively lengthy abstinence ended while I was standing in Rite-Aid. Suddenly, I happened to notice the beer display and The Cloud descended over my head. “Why not?” “Who cares?” “What difference does it make?” These were my thoughts. Ah, the infamous “fuckit switch”. As in, “Aw, fuckit, I’ll […]

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Focusing On Sobriety

By Steve B. There has been a lot said here lately about sobriety and relapse.  A lot of this takes the form of confessions, explanations, and remedies. The remedies I am reading here seem to involve pharmacology, psychology, or the distraction of keeping busy in one way or another. At the present time, I haven’t […]

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Recovery Is a Process

By Ron C. The state of recovery isn’t an end state of not using … it is a process of sobriety, relapse, success, failure, joy and pain… and a lot of work If we could all realize that we are addicts and that not using was the answer … and could do that … this […]

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