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Moving Forward
By nickwyo
8/4/2010 9:30:59 AM
Today is the last day of treatment......one part of me is glad.......another is going to miss the sessions. I have to thank our counselor Mike for helping me through this and helping to shift my paradigm, from one of resentment and closed mindedness to open to influence and feeling better about who I am. The guilt lessens each and every day; the lessons remain. I have to work on me before I'm any good to anyone else.

Just a thought about how quickly a situation can turn.......a former (I guess he's former, haven't seen him in a while) member of our group was arrested Sunday for carjacking a van with a lady and 3 children in it. He did let them go; then proceeded to get into a high speed chase with police. Not the first time he's done it.........but apparently was under the influence since he was charged with DWI among other things. He seemed so engaged and interested in group......maybe just an act. It could be any of us........if we let the demons control who we are and not take responsibility for ourselves.

As for me.......I am not going to drink today. I am going to get some productive things done. I can do this.......today.

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Rooting for you    
"HOLD TIGHT TO THE STEPS"
posted at 09:34:28 on August 4, 2010 by Anonymous
One Day at a time.    
"Your closing statement is so powerful. I have been sober from the day that I joined the church and that was in 1971. That was 39 years ago as of June 26. Yet, I still crave a cold beer on a hot summer day. I still rationalize that a glass of wine would be a nice way to end my day. I miss my rum and coke. But thanks be to the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ- Step 7 - the Lord, through the power of His Atonement, has made a way for my escape from these self destructive behaviors. He has given me strength beyond my own natural ability.

I preach the "One Day At A Time" So did King Benjamin- Mosiah 4:26"
posted at 12:28:04 on August 4, 2010 by migail3
Hoped it would be gone    
"I am working to quit drinking. I drink every day, Feel lousy about myself each morning. I pray for strength and then later I drink. I read where the thought of a cold beer on a hot day, a glass of wine, rum and coke can persist for years. I can only hope that I can be strong enough to resist."
posted at 13:28:44 on August 7, 2010 by Anonymous
Universal Struggles - Universal Solution    
"It's good to read some comments from others with a different addiction. It emphasizes that there are many different kinds of problems out there, and are are all in the same boat and on the same team.

Thanks be to God for his glorious gospel of repentance and for the atonement of His Son, Jesus Christ."
posted at 14:45:00 on August 7, 2010 by BeClean


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— James E. Faust

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