Perhaps the biggest mistake that people make in recovery is failing to call someone who they can chat with on an ongoing basis when they are having a craving to relapse. This is why you need a list. this has been one of the tools I have really leaned on in my 33 years of continuous sobriety. participating in a forum is helpful make no mistake about it. It's nice that you can get replies in this form. However, there's no substitute for interactive conversation immediately when you need it. I strongly recommend getting a list of people you can call at any stage of recovery. Thoughts?
I'm with you grateful ,my phone contacts is full of numbers of members . If someone doesn't answer straight away I can call someone else it helps relieve me of the bondage of self. I have support from old timers like yourself that help guide me through life.
Yes I agree, I have a really hard time calling people when I want to drink. I wish I did not. I wish I could just do it automatically, I guess the thing is maybe changing your friend Set, also telling all your new friends about your troubles. I guess that’s the hardest part. Thank you for the encouragement.
Thanks AussieDrunk! I need to keep away from the selfishness too. Me, me, me like an opera singer...my troubles always seem to center around my rights, my will. Always appreciate your comments.
You are definitely are not alone Grateful, reading pages 60 -62 from the Big book are a great way for me to assess what role I'm playing in my life . I read it very regularly 😁