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Sat, Oct 19 9:18am · Post Interferon Syndrome in Infectious Diseases

Interferon, or ribavirin discussion. I think I was the first one to put this on the board for discussion. These drugs have affected so many of us in so many ways. These drugs are poison. I suggest complaining to the FDA. The difficulty of living with the aftermath is devastating.

Wed, Aug 28 4:42am · Alcoholism in Addiction & Recovery

I think getting sober are prone to more triggers. Not to say maintaining sobriety you still are vulnerable to triggers too. Generally speaking people, places, emotional state, physical states, and spiritual states are triggers. Getting sober old people, places, and things are powerful triggers. This may sound simple, but the truth is I am an alcoholic. I have a disease that tells me I do not have a disease. It has a build-in condition of built-in forgetters, Denial! Theses are a few that makes it a disease. It makes no commons sense to repeat behaviors with negative consequences and do them over and over. For my relapse is based on lack of support, not working a program and attending meetings. Hope this helps!.

Thu, Aug 22 2:38pm · How long have you been sober? in Addiction & Recovery

My emotional sobriety is peace, gratitude, and serenity Not having a need to control people, and places A lot of healing, spiritual growth, and forgiveness. Too many details to mention. Emotional sobriety can be very broad depending on the needs of a person. I will cover a few areas. Resolving past issues with the change of behaviors. Identifying character defects such as self-centeredness, self-righteous, ego, resentments, and other issues. Maybe mental health issues: meds and/or therapy. Those are just a few. It may mean fewer lows and fewer highs. Practicing principals: 12 steps. People can go to AA but not be in the program. What is challenging? constant honesty, open-mindedness, and willingness. Living it! AA is not for the people who need it, it is for people that want it. SOBRIETY and more! It is a simple program for complicated people-lol!

Tue, Aug 13 5:41am · How long have you been sober? in Addiction & Recovery

I work a 12 step program. I will share a little on my personal experiences. !2 step program is about getting sober, staying sober and self-improvement. All 3 are important to me. Personal growth and spiritual growth has always been part of my journey. One of my favorite sayings is " being smart is knowing half of what you are dumb at" 12step programs is an opportunity for me to stay sober with personal and spiritual growth. I have problems like everybody else! I am content and grateful most days! So, for me getting sober is so much more than just not drinking!

Wed, Jul 24 7:18am · Alcoholism in Addiction & Recovery

I do AA but I might suggest: inpatient treatment, individual therapy, and possible meds. Of course, with AA I Need to have a sponsor and participate.in a homegroup.

Tue, Jul 9 4:16pm · Addiction & Recovery - Meet others & come say hi in Addiction & Recovery

Here is a little bit of my story. I had gone through a difficult time divorce, the suicide of my son, and chemotherapy for a year. It was 3 years in a row. It took me a while to get my feet back on the ground. I started back to work as an A&D counselor. Big fish in a small pond. I played hard and worked hard. I got grandiose and complacent with my recovery program. Big mistake! It started out using pain pills then move to alcohol. Deadly disease! Very long damaging relapse. My health was affected but I did keep trying to recover..Everybody abandoned me. My family and wife for years. I was referred to a little bit different treatment center. So by the grace of God and my past knowing what to do so I got sober. Now very attentive to my recovery program and support. The relapse was total hell. I really enjoy a sober life and I enjoyed it before my relapse. Three big motivators not hurting wife anymore did not want to live in hell anymore and the big one I remember how much I enjoyed a sober life. Very grateful for life and sobriety! I am a laid back old hippie!

Mon, Jul 8 10:21am · Addiction & Recovery - Meet others & come say hi in Addiction & Recovery

I was raised in an alcoholic dysfunctional family. Genetics play a major role in my alcoholism. Dysfunctional family affected my behaviors and feelings. I drank because I was an alcoholic at an early age. . I am in a program and I know plenty of alcoholics that were raised in a good family environment. The environment I am sure plays some role, but it does not the primary cause. There is a lot of adult children of alcoholics that are not alcoholics. If in a program ACOA they work on behaviors and feeling which can long term damages from a dysfunctional family.

Wed, Jun 12 7:25am · Living in the present in Addiction & Recovery

Practice mindfulness, meditation, list, posters, and education. just a few I use.