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Did everybody relapse?

Discussion in 'Friends of Bill W.' started by John Wayne, Aug 9, 2011.

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  1. Feuille

    Feuille Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 16, 2012
    Yeah, I am being very careful. Luckily I'd have to make a lot of effort to use at the moment, so that's keeping me going. Avoiding thinking it through because at the moment it is leading to rationalisation to use rather than the other way round. In my experience using wasn't worse or better than the years of sobriety before or the sobriety since, it was just different. Kinda drifted into stopping and decided to stick with it because it is generally accepted that addiction is unhealthy and that the pursuit of unhealthy things reduces the chance of achieving desirable outcomes in life.

    Which puts me in a rather dangerous spot.

    Glad to report the euphoric recall has abated for the past few days though, as have some other alarming self-destructive urges, so thank you both for the support.

    How are you both doing today?


    Xx
    Xxx
     
  2. Foxman

    Foxman Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Feb 18, 2012
    Trussville al
    I'm doing good. Had a good time at my Area conference and learned alot.
     
  3. Feuille

    Feuille Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 16, 2012
    Excellent. How long did it run for and had you been to one before?

    Xx
     
  4. Foxman

    Foxman Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Feb 18, 2012
    Trussville al
    3 days and this was my first. But I'm committed for 2 years as GSR. So I'll be going every 3 months to Auburn.
     
  5. amerirish44

    amerirish44 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    WoW am a newbie at this vaping but is amazing to find the fellowship here...no coinsidences(however you spell it) so cool...how is everyone doing?...my name is Joe".........."
     
  6. Foxman

    Foxman Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Feb 18, 2012
    Trussville al
    Welcome Joe. I'm Randy
     
  7. tybin

    tybin ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Sep 17, 2010
    WA
    hi Joe. Welcome :)
     
  8. Feuille

    Feuille Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 16, 2012
    Welcome Joe. I'm Feuille.

    That's great you are so involved Randy.

    Went to group the other day and remembered (how could I forget) that my primary addiction is self-destruction, which explains why I was struggling the other week. Feeling a lot better after this realisation/clarification in my head. :D

    Not as clear how long I have been clean for now though as I have been allowing myself to think in self-destructive ways, but it's just over six months clean of substances. :D


    How is everybody doing today?

    Xx
     
  9. Foxman

    Foxman Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Feb 18, 2012
    Trussville al
    Well just got back from picking up # 23
     
  10. Feuille

    Feuille Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 16, 2012
    #23 ?

    Not familiar with what that is.

    XX
     
  11. Foxman

    Foxman Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Feb 18, 2012
    Trussville al
    1 day at a time Feuille and you'll find out what it is, lol
     
  12. avonjon

    avonjon Full Member

    Oct 4, 2012
    United States
    Was there an original question here? This is the first in the thread....I've been clean 6 months and smoke free 5 weeks. Found this thread and was hoping to get some answers but all I see is "not much action here...".
     
  13. Foxman

    Foxman Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Feb 18, 2012
    Trussville al
    I wish it was more active myself, but it's not. Congrats on 6 months jon. and keep up on the vaping. I just got back from my area confrence yesterday, lol
     
  14. r77r7r

    r77r7r ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
    Pa,LandOfTaxes
    It's just not a daily hangout. But there are several of us subscribed that would come here to/for help, if need be. There are several with many years.
     
  15. Foxman

    Foxman Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Feb 18, 2012
    Trussville al
    haha R7 I actually came to Philly and told my story about 15 years ago, lol
     
  16. Bullette the Cowdog

    Bullette the Cowdog Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 5, 2012
    Treasure Coast, FL
    Hello all. :)
    Bullette the drunk Cowdog checking in here. Just got back from a meeting a few hours ago.
    Oh... And WAY TO GO. Foxman!! Keep coming back. LOL
    Anyway great meeting tonight. We gave out 2 90-day chips tonight. Wow. Warms my heart. Yay!
    So Howz it going?
    I'm gonna subscribe to this thread. So I'll be back.
    Bye for now
    Bullette says woof.
     
  17. Foxman

    Foxman Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Feb 18, 2012
    Trussville al
    Welcome Bullett. Glad you found us.Just got back from a spealer meeting myself.
     
  18. Bullette the Cowdog

    Bullette the Cowdog Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 5, 2012
    Treasure Coast, FL
    Glad to see an oldtimer still attending meetings. It really means a lot to the newcomers. I did some service work today. Along with some others from our group, we helped a member move. Several pickup trucks involved. Member's mom said "I can't get over all of you people helping. ". I just looked at her & said "that's what we do. ". :)
    It made me feel really good to do it. Feeling good about myself helps to keep me sober.
     
  19. Foxman

    Foxman Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Feb 18, 2012
    Trussville al
    Theres ALWAYS an opertunity in front of us if we keep our eyes open, lol.
     
  20. texasnavigation

    texasnavigation Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 20, 2012
    Texas
    Just stopping in to say Hi.
     
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