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Changing Everything 

January 26, 2017 by Kayce L.

Change is hard. For many people struggling with addiction, the biggest and toughest step toward recovery is deciding to make a change. It’s normal to feel conflicted about giving up your drug of choice, even when you realize it’s causing problems in your life. Change is never easy—and committing to sobriety involves changing everything


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  1. Dave w says:

    I will break the ice since there are no comments yet and I have been away from this site for a bit.
    It was a long time ago so I don't remember if it was suggested or I just did it. Probably suggested that I order to get well and stay sober I had to change my world I was very anxious. Didn't think I would ever laugh or have fun anymore. As we know our lives revolved around drinking and drugging.
    It took time and staying around others that were in the same boat as me.
    Meetings, more meetings. Eventually I did laugh and meet people and realized that I didn't need booze to be alive.
    It is a very difficult task when new. Being willing to make the complete change is what works.
    One foot in and one foot out leads to relapse in my humble opinion.
    Just some ramblings from an old timer.
    Bless you all.

  2. Dave C says:

    This past Mon. My oldest son texted me this question. "How should I go about getting a Sponser?" After some thought I shared my suggestion. Then about Thur. I copied and sent him this post. Now it's in Gods Hands for his actions. So I appreciated this post.

  3. Dave w says:

    Dave C . I hope our sons find the path that has helped us.

  4. Dave w says:

    Thank you sir you as well!

  5. Gayle R says:

    I have been sober 5092 days... I just finished a Hugh move out of home of 22 1/2 years. Big change. I was completely drained as I drove away. I took sunflowers to my peer friend Kay who had 17 years that day, Jan. 31. We sat & shared for an hour. One alcoholic to another. Then I went to an Al-anon meeting. Yesterday I went to mixed, open AA home group. My Higher Power wants me to fill up with recovery before I move to my birth state, CA. My plan had been to leave right after move! Ha! I had no idea how long & hard the push to remove everything from home & leave would be. The true blessing of this program is we never have to be alone or do anything alone. There will always be a circle of love I can go too. Change one thing; change everything. Be still & know.

  6. janice says:

    Perfect subject for me as I am in the process of leaving my job of 35 years. So many conflicted emotions. I know it's time for this new adventure. I am terrified and excited. My AA family is a huge support to me and assuring me I won't freak out. I've used work as another addiction and it gave me release from financial insecurity. I'm taking the leap while I'm young and healthy. Am I afraid? Hell yes!! I'll go to a meeting every day if I have to. Love you guys!!!

  7. Suzy says:

    Change is difficult but necessary. Change is overwhelming and many of us don't even know where to start. It starts from within, how you think about yourself. Believe yourself to be worthy of a new life and it will happen, with effort and action of course. How you talk to yourself is paramount to happy sobriety.
    I work at a recovery center and tell my inpatient clients, you will find what you focus on. So be careful about how you phrase your internal dialogue.....think about what you WANT, rather than what you DONT WANT.
    Take care and God Bless all!!

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