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3 days clean and sober
By doc88401
1/12/2009 10:14:40 PM
i have been inactive for the past year because of my addiction to drugs and alcohol. I finally told my bishop tonight what has been going on. I felt a great sense of relief, however also a great deal of shame about lying to my fellow members. Even though I have only been a member since 2005, I have been fighting my addiction since 1990, picking up 2 felony convictions along the way. Just happy to be starting this journey again with help from the church.

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glad you found this sight    
"Welcome!"
posted at 10:39:40 on January 13, 2009 by Anonymous
Good Luck and May God Bless    
"I am a recovering drug addict as well. I thought that I would never be able to stop using and thought that I was certainly going to die using. The obsession and compulsion to use have been lifted through my applying spiritual principles in my life. I have been active in Narcotics Anonymous and LDS ARP for over 3 years now. It took both. Either/or was not enough for me."
posted at 13:59:05 on January 13, 2009 by Anonymous
I'm so glad you're reaching out!    
"I hope you're in an area where you're able to attend an ARP 12 Step meeting. You're not alone and you don't need to feel ashamed anymore. When we take responsibility for our own recovery we open ourselves up to the possibility of a miracle happening. Luckily, Heavenly Father has provided a way for us to escape addiction. I hope you will find the help and fellowship you need to make it. Please don't be afraid to reach out for help. That is the hardest part in the beginning.

I've been to the same places you've been. I spent four years in prison over my drug addiction. The Gospel is not for perfect people; it's for the sinners and we're ALL sinners.

I will tell you how things work in my life today as opposed to when I was strung-out...
Today, Heavenly Father agrees to keep me clean and sober if I stay active in working the 12 Steps and stay involved in the ARP fellowship and AA. If I stray from doing my part I get to have my insanity back and all bets are off. I need to spend at least an hour every day acknowledging and working on my recovery. Some days I do it by going to a meeting. Other days I have to immerse my self in the literature or work on the Step I'm on or talk to other recovering addicts and alcoholics. So far it has worked. On January 20th I will celebrate 7 years clean and sober. If I can do it, TRUST ME, so can you. You already have a lot of people rooting for you."
posted at 19:19:08 on January 13, 2009 by soberinsocal
Welcome    
"I am always inspired by someone in their first week of sobriety. That is when it is really though, and the voices are the loudest, but if you will work the Steps you'll find that Christ suffered for you personally, because He loves you and wants you back. Heavenly Father will give you the strength if you ask.

You are among friends."
posted at 23:44:08 on January 14, 2009 by justjohn
Treasures    
"you've got many treasures placed with the lord and his gospel,his children.
may the ground move and the air speake and hold you fast.Hold your eyes fastend continually upon the heavens.Seek for sanctity and the covenant to cover you. Remember the church is like a mother that holds many blessings awaiting you."
posted at 18:54:57 on February 4, 2009 by A Messenger
Hello DOC,    
"DOc, I commend your effort in getting honest and talking to your bishop about your problems. That is a huge step, and it shows that you are ready to get well.

I am a convert to the church. I joined in 2003. I got a felony charge before I joined the church. But I feel like we are both in a very similar situation. By going to recovery meetings and working the steps and helping others I am a VERY happy person today.

That is great that you are starting your path to recovery. Trust God, Clean House, and Help Others. That's all you need to remember.

24"
posted at 17:48:56 on September 25, 2009 by 24
..    
"well the first step is to admit that you of yourself are powerless to overcome your addictions and that your life has become unmanagable ive been there actually am there right now ive been inactive for a great while longer than that but nevertheless inactive because of my addiction i too today talked to my bishop about it, i have gained a lot of insight just know that you are not alone and repetedly in the Bible is says AND HE LOVED THEM STILL. forgive yourself, everyone makes mistakes and thats what Jesus Christ was cruicified He too knows what we go thru and knows its not easy but pray and seek diligently He will see you thru it all."
posted at 02:54:45 on November 1, 2010 by natoshac
pedro nunez    
"YOUR ABSOLUTLEY RITE BROTHER, I HAVE ALSO BEEN A SLAVE TO A DRUG FOR THREE AND HALF YEARS, AND IT HAS ALSO TOOKEN ALOT OF MY FREEDOM, BUT OUR FATHER PUT US ON
THIS EARTH TO BE PUT THREW TRIALS TO SO HOW MUCH FAITH WE HAVE IN HIM. ID LIKE TO BARE MY TESAMONY IN DECEMBER 15 2011 I WAS SHOT IN THE HEAD AND BEAT WITH A CROW BAR AND I WALKED AWAY TO BE TAKEN THE HOSPITAL, THE WAS MY 2ND CHANCE FROM THE LORD OUR SAVOR TO SPREAD THE GOSPEL AND BARE MY TESAMONY TO ALL THAT
IS IN NEED TO HEAR IT, AND I LEAVE YOU THIS IN THE NAME OF "JESUS CRIST AMEN""
posted at 18:51:38 on July 7, 2011 by pdnunez
One Day at a time.    
"Your days will turn into weeks, months and years. There will be rough spots. I guarantee it. However, you are in the right place. My first beer at age sixteen led to malt liquor to rum and coke to weekend benders, to smokin pot and going to all of the top less bars.

I found the Book of Mormon in a motel in Winslow, Arizona. That book changed my life. In order to be baptized I had to quit - so I went cold turkey. The Lord took away my craving for that cold beer on a hot summer afternoon. He took away the attraction to pot. The smut and the porn was a little harder to break. I had to destroy all of my magazines. That took me a couple of months to do. I just kept putting it off. I finally did it and felt wonderful. I also had to find a different route home from work as the shortest route took me right past all of the bars with their erotic dancers. I also had to get rid of the Rock and Roll CD's with songs that had lustful memories attached to them. In short I had to fight this thing. Without the Lord's help I would be totally lost, with alienated children, single and lonely and in poor health, if not dead. The Lord's Plan of Happiness in now my plan of Happiness. This AR 12 step program is going to be a must in your life. Stay with it and build a network of friends who are also in recovery."
posted at 23:51:17 on July 9, 2011 by 3R's
Misspelling on — Jeffrey R. Holland quote    
"I think there is a misspelling on the Jeffrey R Holland quote on the front page."
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