New Start
By calgarysouth
4/7/2013 1:37:16 PM
Hi I just joined, and am unfortunately starting from day 1. I'm in a fully motivated mindset right now and want to start off right. How should I begin?


One Day at a Time....    
"Just take it one day at a time. If you mess up, don't be too hard on yourself. After all, tomorrow is another day that is clean with no mistakes. Attend meetings. Get a sponsor. I don'tknow why these things help our why they work, but they do work.

Recovery may take time, so be patient with yourself. Because, after all, God is patient with you all of the time."
posted at 15:34:24 on April 7, 2013 by Anonymous
"I would start with the manual to the left and looking up a meeting group to start going to. I would also immediately identify your access points to your addiction and start cutting them off.

Move now while you are motivated. And then keep moving when the motivation fades. YOU CAN DO THIS!"
posted at 21:56:04 on April 7, 2013 by Maddy
"I thought I should mention that I appreciated your comments. It's been 81 days since I wrote this and I'm still going. Hoping to keep it up. Thanks for the help."
posted at 01:20:14 on June 27, 2013 by calgarysouth
Great work Calgary    
"Keep up the good work Calgary - glad to hear you've stuck with it. I just hit my 3 year mark of consistently attending 12 step group and it's really changed me life - still have a long way to go but I'm going and that gives me hope. Good luck to the both of us"
posted at 11:35:48 on June 27, 2013 by recovery.gdo

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"Lucifer will do all in his power to keep you captive. You are familiar with his strategy. He whispers: “No one will ever know.” “Just one more time.” “You can’t change; you have tried before and failed.” “It’s too late; you’ve gone too far.” Don’t let him discourage you. When you take the path that climbs, that harder path of the Savior, there are rewards along the way. When you do something right, when you resist temptation, when you meet a goal, you will feel very good about it. It is a very different kind of feeling than you have when you violate commandments—an altogether different feeling. It brings a measure of peace and comfort and provides encouragement to press on. "

— Richard G. Scott

General Conference May 1990