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Day 1
By nickwyo
8/2/2010 12:15:23 PM
I am new to this. I have an intense desire to keep from drinking and maybe sharing my thoughts will assist me. Drinking has been part of my life for many years......too many years. It has caused me grief and pain........particularly guilt. I am tired of feeling guilty. I want peace and balance in my life. I want to respect myself again...........

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"My final session in the outpatient treatment is Wednesday. It has been an uplifting experience.....especially since I began with resentment and disgust with myself for being in such a position. I have learned to focus on the future and work it day by day. My guilty feelings are turning more and more into memories that I can build on and learn from. Sobriety is a state......recovery is a process. A process that must be taken one day at a time. I have examined my life (kicking and screaming at first).......I cannot change what has happened. Intellectually I know this. Emotionally and spiritually has been a different story. Today is better than yesterday.........hopefully tomorrow will be better than today. I have the power to change my life.........I must exercise that power..........with some help."
posted at 21:42:02 on August 2, 2010 by nickwyo
Day by Day    
"Hi Nickwyo

I am less than two months "clean" from my addiction. Yesterday at Church I kept getting stressed out of concern about wether I could stay clean forever. It was really distracting me and causing anxiety. As I was going through this I thought of what I was told by a person who was in AA years ago--Yesterday is history, tomorrow a mystery, I must live for today. I thought of that and then I thought "Jim you need to let go". It was a great release. One day at a time--I agree.

I have really gotten a lot of strength by reading the success stories from the AA Big Book. Have you had a chance to read any of them?"
posted at 21:53:25 on August 2, 2010 by Seekrecovery
Searching    
"Howdy SEEKRECOVERY........
I am currently searching for Big Book Meetings that I can get to. My counselor suggested it due to my analytical nature........so I'm looking for the right one. I agree with what you said......I hear people talking about never drinking again. I choose to look at it a little more simply.......I will not drink today. It's one thing to have long term goals......however one must put first things first......for me that is I'm not gonna have a drink........today."
posted at 09:35:03 on August 3, 2010 by nickwyo


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" Is it possible to reclaim a life that through reckless abandon has become so strewn with garbage that it appears that the person is unforgivable? Or what about the one who is making an honest effort but has fallen back into sin so many times that he feels that there is no possible way to break the seemingly endless pattern? Or what about the person who has changed his life but just can't forgive himself?The Atonement of Jesus Christ is available to each of us. His Atonement is infinite. It applies to everyone, even you. It can clean, reclaim, and sanctify even you. That is what infinite means—total, complete, all, forever. "

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General Conference October 2006