• SteveF posted a new activity comment 1 day, 2 hours ago

    Welcome here @stephanienorcal! You’ll find lots of support and understanding here. Glad you joined us.

  • SteveF posted a new activity comment 1 day, 2 hours ago

    Welcome here @finalboss! Lots of support and understanding here.

  • SteveF posted a new activity comment 1 day, 15 hours ago

    Thank you @Mrs D. You are such an inspiration for all of us. Teaching us and showing us by your actions how to live the sober life. Couldn’t do it without you. And yes it is good to hear a “bravo” now and then.

  • SteveF posted a new activity comment 3 days, 18 hours ago

    Welcome here @soberwifenewlife! You’ve come to a great place for support from people who have been where you are and totally understand. Congrats on taking this first step. You can do this!

  • SteveF posted a new activity comment 4 days, 16 hours ago

    Welcome here @dickyqueen! You’ve come to a great place if you want to get off the booze train. Lots of good advice and reading material. Glad you’ve figured out you’re heading in the wrong direction.

    • Thanks, SteveF! I got through Day 1 OK! Day 2 today, and off to a scheduled ladies’ lunch with two friends – we had promised ourselves bubbles to celebrate a shared achievement. It’ll be sober bubbles! Usually i’d get my husband to drop me off at a lunch like this. Today – I’m driving, because I won’t be drinking.

  • SteveF posted a new activity comment 5 days, 7 hours ago

    I have tried moderating many times and it just doesn’t work for me @ladycaz. I always wind up in the same drinking out of control place. I think you know better than to try to moderate. You just hit a speed bump. Shake it off and get back on the road of sobriety. You’ll be much happier.

  • SteveF posted a new activity comment 1 week ago

    You have become a real inspiration for me @lee-2. I am a good bit older than you and have been alcohol free longer but you are teaching me so much about how to kick alcohol to the curb and never turn back. I can tell you have really turned your life around and the best is ahead. Thank you for your posts and being here. You go girl!

    • Hey neighbor!! @SteveF I have been working on and chipping away at sobriety ever since it began to get to be a
      debilitating problem which was 17 years ago and I was born in 66 so I doubt there is that much difference in our age. A lot of what I’ve learned in recovery had stuck except I’d end up drinking again at some point. I am very involved in…[Read more]

  • SteveF posted a new activity comment 1 week ago

    Congratulations @kitten on 299 days! We are all works in progress aren’t we? Living life raw as Mrs D calls it. No, it’s not easy, and yes, sometimes it sucks, but it sure beats being stuck on that boozy merry go round that is going nowhere. Keep doing the work. You will get through it. I will continue working as you are to live my best alc…[Read more]

    • kitten replied 1 week ago

      Yes, @stevef, that says it all “sure beats being stuck on that boozy merry go round that is going nowhere.” yes!!!! Yes, 299, i did not know we were close to day partners depending on how you count your days.

  • SteveF posted an update 1 week, 1 day ago

    Hello everyone. 493 days since I began this journey and 298 days since my last and final slip. Because I am now sober, I can now deal with the underlying anxiety issues that I was numbing out with alcohol for years. I have read Mrs D’s book, “Mrs D is going Within”, which was great, and Tara Brach’s book entitled “True Refuge”. For those o…[Read more]

    • kitten replied 1 week ago

      thank you, @stevef . I have listened to Tara Brach’s podcast, but it did not click, I will give it another try. Congrats on your 493 days and you 298 no slip.

    • I listen to Tara Brach’s guided meditataions several times a week, so soothing.

    • 493….Boom! Way to go, SteveF!
      I love Tara and she has helped me tons with my anxiety and depression. So glad you found her! oxoxox

    • Winner replied 1 week ago

      Yay! Congrats to you! ❤️❤️

    • More good tools for me to try. Thank you @SteveF. And Congratulations !!!

  • SteveF posted a new activity comment 1 week, 1 day ago

    Be kind to yourself @gglover. You don’t suck. You are a good person that got addicted just like the rest of us. It’s the alcohol that sucks. Keep trying.

  • SteveF posted a new activity comment 1 week, 2 days ago

    Welcome here @dylan! Glad you joined us.

  • SteveF posted a new activity comment 1 week, 3 days ago

    Welcome here @Alliyah!

  • SteveF posted a new activity comment 1 week, 3 days ago

    Glad you joined us again @cadams. Congratulations on 88 days. Yes, it is good to be sober!

  • SteveF posted a new activity comment 1 week, 3 days ago

    Welcome @Laws32! Congratulations on taking the first step. You’ve come to a great place.

  • SteveF posted a new activity comment 1 week, 3 days ago

    I’m with you Lotta!

  • SteveF posted a new activity comment 1 week, 3 days ago

    Congratulations on getting through your first night @trophy! Yep, sleep is rough at first but it definitely will get better. We’re all different but I would say within 7 days you should see a big improvement. Hang tough, and check in often. You’re doing great!

  • SteveF posted a new activity comment 1 week, 4 days ago

    Welcome @trophy! You have joined a community of people that are in different stages of recovery. We are winning the battle and you can too. You will find lots of support and understanding here because we have all been where you are. Congratulations for making the decision to join. You’ve taken that very important first step. I will not drink…[Read more]

  • SteveF posted a new activity comment 2 weeks ago

    Glad you’re back with us @Buggles. Awesome work there! You may have seen this article before but I’ll post a link anyway. It’s written by Mrs D and talks about “Urge Surfing” among other things to help in the early going.

    Strategies for Early Recovery

  • SteveF posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Welcome here @renata! Glad you joined us.

  • SteveF posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Welcome @carawithac! You’ve come to a great place for understanding and support.

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