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Starting over
By ican
10/16/2011 11:39:52 PM
I was on this site a couple of years ago and it was really helpful for me overcoming my addiction. I was clean for almost a year, was able to get my endowment and was doing really well. Then I relapsed and fell back into the same old pattern of doing really well for anywhere between a few weeks and a few months and then inevitably I would relapse again. I am ready to be done with this once and for all, and I am working on the hope and the faith that it really is possible to change. I am tired of always feeling less worthy and worthless. I am tired of feeling distant from my Heavenly Father. I am ready to start over with a tiny glimmer of hope.

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Welcome Back    
"It is absolutely possible. You did it once, you can get back there again. I had that problem. I had some good sobriety and then I relPsed and fell back into a pattern of acting out. I think I've finally got my head in the right place to get long term sobriety again. You can do this. We can all do this.

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posted at 09:52:46 on October 17, 2011 by dstanley
Deeper    
"From my husband's experience (or, shall I say, my experience w/ my husband and what he has shared), you must find the deeper problems. Most likely this has to do with how you feel about yourself. This thought pattern probably came from your experiences w/ your family of origin. You've got to find a good therapist and really dig deep. Find and break those thought patterns. Of course work the 12 steps too, but you need psychological intervention to really get your body/mind mending so there is less pull to the addictive behaviors again."
posted at 10:34:16 on October 17, 2011 by confidence
Yes, you can.    
"If you can stay clean for one day then you can do it for eternity. Don't lose faith in yourself. Take control of your life. You can do this. God doesn't give us trials that we can't overcome. I wish you the best."
posted at 13:13:27 on October 17, 2011 by iamstrong
It takes work....    
"As long as you are willing to work the steps, immerse yourself in recovery, do the work....you can! Don't forget the small and simple things also...prayer, scriptures, weeklys with Bishop, etc. Don't rely on just this site. Use a variety of tools from recovery becoming monotonous."
posted at 19:29:56 on October 17, 2011 by chefdalet
Use what you will    
"Use what you will to overcome addiction, but first and always it is Jesus Christ who can and will save and heal you."
posted at 00:05:18 on October 18, 2011 by Anonymous
Good luck!    
"well you went a year thats a lot...so you see it isn't impossible you just gotta keep going Good luck!"
posted at 19:50:08 on October 20, 2011 by Teddy


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