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Introductions and Celebrations! / Re: new to this way of meetings
« Last post by vito on September 15, 2017, 07:16:51 AM »
hi im new to this also ... in the same boat.,But glad to have aplace to come
Introductions and Celebrations! / court paper signed at online meetings
« Last post by vito on September 15, 2017, 07:14:31 AM »
i am just so happy i have a place to come when IM scared. As I am now. BUT ALSO for meetings I need to have my paper do i go about having this done?
Introductions and Celebrations! / introduce myself
« Last post by vito on September 15, 2017, 06:44:36 AM »
hi im terri-lynne, im an addict. this is my very first post and first time here  not sure what to do but glad i now have a place to do it in instead of elsewhere if you know what i mean
My friend has used meth, pretty much daily, since she was 13. She is now 35. She does claim to have had a 9 month period of sobriety but the story sort of varies, so who knows. She might not even know.

Anyway, she is trying to quit. She went about 24 hours and then used again, one time, and has not used since. I asked her what she thought made her use again, so we could figure away around that trigger. She said it is this "zap" or "misfire" in her head.

I am a drunk who quit 9 years ago, I don't know anything about "zaps" but I can help here figure out how to work her way around triggers.

Is there a vitamin or herbal remedy she can use to stop or lessen the zapping?

What else should I know? Is there like an Quitting Meth 101 book or something. Or a website that is particularly helpful.

She and I are both Christians, she believes God will get her through this. I think God may have put NA meetings there to help him with that but until she sees it that way, all I can do is give her the help that she will allow me to give her.

Anyway, what do I do about "zaps"?

Thank you

Additional information:
I said one time and then quit again. Her regular habit is to use in the morning, on breaks at work, and in the evening.   (I know her through work)
Online Recovery Meetings and Chat / Re: boredom
« Last post by alikat4400 on September 14, 2017, 01:51:52 PM »
oh, so nobody is readiing this????
Online Recovery Meetings and Chat / Re: Chatting of Forum
« Last post by alikat4400 on September 11, 2017, 07:26:42 AM »
I ee this is an old post, but it piqued my curiosity - how you doin?
Online Recovery Meetings and Chat / boredom
« Last post by alikat4400 on September 11, 2017, 07:24:15 AM »
Any practical suggestions on how to deal with boredom? Please don't answer with rhetorical program lingo. :-\
General Discussion / alcohol, peer pressure, and work-parties
« Last post by librarian11111 on September 10, 2017, 09:57:34 PM »
Good evening brothers and sisters!
Last week, I went to an informal work related party/going away party for a co-worker at a nice restaurant/bar.
I didn't expect it--but one of my co-workers (who knows I'm in recovery from pain-pill addiction) asked me if I could have "just one drink." We were there for dinner--but most of my co-workers drank at least a little.
When my co-worker asked me to drink--I just slowly shook my head, saying nothing (I've been told it's easier to deny a request non-verbally than verbally.
Seconds later, another co-worker (the one who is leaving--and who was drinking quite a bit)--said, "I want to see you get f----d up."
I am 49-- the co-worker who wanted me to get "f----" up is 58; and the one who initially asked me to drink "just one" is 64. I guess I didn't expect stupid peer pressure like this from non-teenagers.
At the time, I think I handled the situation well--I never drank anything that night except water. But I wish I had more of an elevator speech of why I'm just-saying-no rather than to say "I'm in recovery" or merely feel intensely uncomfortable. I'm stewing as I type this!
I'm almost 6 months clean-and-sober--but I'm tempted to avoid all work related parties like this in the future (we don't have too many of them).
Any advice?
General Discussion / Re: recovery in a hurricane
« Last post by p1ece0fm1nd on September 08, 2017, 03:22:29 PM »
I am prepared for what's coming our way with Irma.Been saving our gas as my wife has a serious medical condition and need to be ready to travel. So I'm trying this on line N/A way till the storm passes. Looking foward to my first on line meeting tonight .I have my clean time and my higher power to help me through this difficult time. I know that using won't make anything better,just the opposite. So to all my fellow addicts that are in Irma's path,be safe and smart.

General Discussion / Re: Sick of Recovery - how do I get the bounce back in my step?
« Last post by p1ece0fm1nd on September 08, 2017, 03:12:19 PM »
I too sometimes feel that i'm not where I need to be.Almost had 18 months then fell into a comfort zone,stopped talking not only to my sponsor and tried to keep everything in ,instead of opening my mouth and sharing how I am really doing. Now I talk to my sponsor at least 5-6 times a week,sometimes not even about recovery. I found having a home group is very helpful,seeing these people every Wednesday is the highlight of my week. I go to at least 6 meetings a week but with Hurricane Irma coming right at us,I'm saving my gas for emergencies since my wife is a dialasys patient and her unit might be closed. Getting out of my self and helping others is a great way for me to get out of my head. My wife and I live in a 55+ community and have been checking on our older neighbors,makes me feel so good to give back and expect nothing in return. I don't know of any easy way to get back your bounce for recovery,that I know comes from the inside. Don't know if this helps or not, but wer'e all with you and are all members of the no matter what club.Peace be with you

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