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Our Stories / Newbie...Waiting to get into treatment...
« Last post by Whtlion73 on May 17, 2017, 11:08:40 PM »
I'm working on about 40 days clean. Been a rough ride. I've always been indepent I was using..slowly destroying myself with hardcore drug use. Then lost everything after a serious car wreck. Didn't stop using until the humiliation of being homeless hit me..and w broken leg ! Thankfully started  to get help..Now living w family..waiting to get into inpatient treatment center.
I'm thankfull..but going crazy as a 40 plus yr old w family.. Just get antsy waiting for a spot in treatment.
Ask It Basket / Re: What does the First Step mean to you?
« Last post by Wendy-Li on May 09, 2017, 04:13:33 AM »

For me, getting honest...with myself.  Answering that question that would lurk in the back of my mind after yet another sleepless night...maybe I AM an addict?  The realisation that no matter how good my intentions were each day I would always end up using. Admitting that I can't do this alone.
Tired of being tired
 Waiting for the comeback groove
 Give it up, let it go...
 Forever, maybe never
 Twirl around a sad old lie
 Refusal stakes it deeper
 Take take take but never give
 Will you sign the dance card Reaper?
 Tired of being the willing fool
 The double standard test
 Tired of all the clever lies
 Even broken fools need rest
 Dance with all the shadows
 The damage of pretend
 This tune must be forever
 It never seems to end
 Reaper won’t you dance with me?
 This broken fool needs rest
Ask It Basket / Re: What does the First Step mean to you?
« Last post by hillbilly571 on May 05, 2017, 12:20:07 AM »

that first step means a lot to me. it means that i admitt i have a problem and accept that i have to change the things im doing, then things im thinking, and the people im hanging around. not an easy thing to admitt and take action on. i was used to doing things "my way" but that poinbt came when "my way" just wasn't working out so well anymore. i knew about the program and had been in and out of it several times over the course of several years but never for the right reasons. i wasn't here for ME. i was always here for someone else because they wanted me clean so i ddin't really put much into things and didn't follow the program the wasy its meant, i tried to tailor it to me. needless to say that didn't work out so well and it ddin't take long before i was using again. once i saw that i had a problem and became willing to change and started working the program i began to see progress. and i began to understand the program and the importance of the steps and their order

 hope this helps
Chat Room and Website Support / Re: link to new site
« Last post by Lon on May 03, 2017, 12:44:34 PM »
It's a still a work in progress, real life takes precedence once again.
Ask It Basket / Re: What does the First Step mean to you?
« Last post by recovery on May 01, 2017, 11:59:12 AM »
for me it meant that I couldn't use just one and stop no matter how hard I tried to I proved time and time again that I couldn't. the hard part of step on for me was grasping the fact that I wasn't responsible for the things I did in my recovery but my sponsor helped me see that if I was not getting high I wouldn't have done the things I did to get that fix id didn't matter what drug I used because a drug is a drug and I had to keep that in mind so that I didn't focus on well I didn't do that drug so maybe I am not an addict. I had lost the ability to know how to live in everyday life but  once I got to meetings they started teaching me.

hope this helps
In or Just Out of Treatment, Rehab, or Prison? / Re: For Those In Treatment
« Last post by recovery on April 29, 2017, 01:17:14 PM »
I wish you luck on your journey of recovery  hope you give yourself a brake  and get to some meetings this is a we program because we need each other because only an addict can understand another addict

with love

Ask It Basket / What does the First Step mean to you?
« Last post by deadserious007 on April 22, 2017, 10:24:01 PM »
I am two months into my recovery, and am working on my first step. My sponsor gave me an assignment to ask people what the first step meant to them. So I found this forum and am looking for some addicts to share with me for my sponsor work and for personal guidance and understanding.

Look forward to reading your responses

Thank you all very much  :)
Thanks for sharing, KAT
Chat Room and Website Support / Re: link to new site
« Last post by rider on March 24, 2017, 07:52:11 PM »
welcome, my suggestion is getting to a local NA mtg in your area, Your not alone , hug
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