I just signed up and wanted to say hello. I am brand new to online support so not totally sure how to use it, but I think the first step is saying that I am here, I am desperate to stay sober and I know I can’t do it alone. I am coming off a relapse and need support getting through the first days again. Any words of wisdom and support would be much appreciated. Thank you!
You have come to a great place @christym47. My decision to join was life changing. Make sure to check in daily. Check out the entire site. Mrs-D’s blog and Sober Toolbox are 2 of my favorites. Don’t be afraid to share your feelings and challenges. Lots of understanding and support will come back to you. Glad you joined us!
Welcome here @christym47 it’s amazing how much you learn just reading posts and their replies. Every aspect of addiction and sobriety comes up at some point and is discussed frankly. Right now be good to yourself, stay hydrated, eat as healthy as you can, if you feel you need to climb in bed at 6:00 PM (and circumstances allow) – do it. I set myself a 30 day challenge to start, carried no cash for weeks to lessen temptation, got into my pajamas as soon as I got home and drank oceans of tea. I found keeping a journal really helpful, every day I would just unload on paper plus list a few things I was grateful for that day to remind myself that it was not all bad. As SteveF said, come here and share, everyone has the best interest of everyone else at heart, it’s a wonderful community.
You’re absolutely right, @christym47, in that nobody should have to do this alone. You can do this, seems you did it before, so you can do it again. We’re cheering for you! My method was pretty simplistic; stay busy in the evening, read “getting sober” books, and I went to bed earlier for a while. And be proud of each sober day.
Glad you’re here! This place has been a game changer on my recovery journey. I had tried so many times in the past to get and stay sober and the longest I ever went was 9 months. The support here is amazing. Stay close. 😊❤️