Day 1
By r2d2
4/27/2012 12:18:15 PM
I have been relying on alcohol every day for almost a year now. Only a few days without it. Every morning I say no more, and at about 3 pm the adversary has told me so many times that I deserve a beer. And that I deserve to be miserable.
Its 11:15am, and I already had two thoughts about getting a 12 pack tonight, and playing a video game.
I used to be smart, but its very cloudy all the time now.

Going to go to a meeting tonight at 7:30.
Just need to be strong till then.

I wasn't strong yesterday or any day lately.



I made it!!    
"Went to dinner, and didnt drink. Was going home to work, but figured ide just get weak, and buy beer. So I went to a meeting. I admitted im an alcoholic! I ca,e home and worked, and in bed sober!! Yeah for me!

Definetly going tommorow night."
posted at 00:30:01 on April 28, 2012 by R2d2
as an alcoholic, how do you recognize an alcholic    
"society has generally accepted heavy drinking, would you agree. And so the problems we see today aren't seen as problems to others. I have a close friend who drinks a lot, but being a party person, he doesn't see it as alcoholism. Sometimes he drinks to get rid of hangovers. I feel he has a drinking problem, but how could I help if he doesn't think so. And is there anyway to convince him

posted at 02:25:58 on April 28, 2012 by moronidenovo
Good for you    
That is fantastic!! I second the “Yeah for you!” There is nothing tougher than the first day or week of recovery. I am always impressed by the newcomers at meetings I attend. 90 meetings in 90 days if you can, get a sponsor and start working the 12 Steps. Life will get better. Hang in there. With God’s help you can do it!!!

The best thing you can do for the person who doesn’t see the problem is pray that they will have whatever experience they need to bring them into recovery and then be there for them. I have a friend who is over 40 living with his parents and couldn’t even keep a menial part time job with a very nurturing boss. In his mind his only problem with alcohol is when he doesn’t have it in his system. Thanks for the reminder that I need to pray for him more. You can’t force anyone to see the light.

Love you both,
Brother John"
posted at 21:24:03 on April 28, 2012 by justjohn
Thank you John    
"I am starting on day 1 again.
My brain is programmed to turn to alcohol at every instance of stress.
And I seem to have a little of that everyday!

Got to be stronger. My friend is going to give me a blessing Thursday.!"
posted at 16:33:59 on May 1, 2012 by r2d2

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"If, through our unrighteous choices, we have lost our footing on that path, we must remember the agency we were given, agency we may choose to exercise again. I speak especially to those overcome by the thick darkness of addiction. If you have fallen into destructive, addictive behaviors, you may feel that you are spiritually in a black hole. As with the real black holes in space, it may seem all but impossible for light to penetrate to where you are. How do you escape? I testify the only way is through the very agency you exercised so valiantly in your premortal life, the agency that the adversary cannot take away without your yielding it to him. "

— Robert D. Hales

General Conference, April 2006