Getting started
By ddg
9/12/2011 4:17:25 PM
I went to the Bishop yesterday and I'm excited to begin the program with you all as my support group. I'm only six days sober, but I feel that the Lord is strengthening me daily.

The discussion was wonderful, the Bishop was not judgmental at all, just supportive and helpful. We set up a weekly accountability program. I plan on doing my "daily" accountability here, though I probably won't post something every day, I'll just be reading most of the time.

For some bio background: I'm old, male, and have had this addiction (mb) for decades (since my early teens). I tried therapy and meetings about 5 years ago, but the therapist didn't help at all, and the meetings were a trigger. I did much better by myself, and I had several periods of abstinence and sometimes I felt that I'd never go back. But I did go back.

So now I'm here. And this group makes me feel stronger, and we can cross talk here, and several of you have made comments that have had a profound positive effect in helping me to become stronger. For that, thank you, thank you, thank you.

I hope to work through the roots of my addiction and get onto the road to recovery, and I believe that someday you and I will all feel that "perfect brightness of hope" spoken of in the Book of Mormon.


"Stay positive - for that is when you are in the light - and are thinking clearly. Great job! Welcome!"
posted at 16:30:03 on September 12, 2011 by confidence

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