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by SoberSarahK
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: The Family Afterwards
Topic: Relapsed, son not talking to me.
Replies: 6
Views: 9263

Re: Relapsed, son not talking to me.

I am so sorry your son is angry. I remember when I hit rock bottom, so many people were angry at me and it was the most uncomfortable feeling. But, I think, especially for his age, this is a really normal response. I think respecting him and where he is at and giving him the distance he wants is the...
by SoberSarahK
Fri May 18, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: New Member SoberSarahK
Replies: 9
Views: 2932

Re: New Member SoberSarahK

I don't know what a "relapse prevention program" is, but are you working the steps? Yes! I was almost to step 9. This time I’m doing the steps with Russell Brands book. It has a bit of humor and really thoughtful writing assignments. My relapse prevention plan is something I did in rehab. It is a q...
by SoberSarahK
Sat May 05, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: The Family Afterwards
Topic: Question to recovered parents
Replies: 7
Views: 7337

Re: Question to recovered parents

I am building on what was done from me; my dad took me aside at 13 and explained what addiction was, outed himself as a relationship addict, and warned me to be careful about peer pressure, because addiction is a train you can’t stop once you’ve boarded. It wasn’t until 36 that addiction hit me, and...
by SoberSarahK
Wed May 02, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: What's your favourite piece out of the Big Book?
Replies: 64
Views: 70179

Re: What's your favourite piece out of the Big Book?

“Half measures availed us nothing. We stood at the turning point. We asked His protection and care with complete abandon” Surrender is the most important thing for me whether it was at the start, after a relapse, or unwanted thoughts. Realizing that I am responsible but also that I’m allowed to let ...
by SoberSarahK
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: To Thine Own Self?
Replies: 8
Views: 5105

Re: To Thine Own Self?

To me it’s about being totally aware and transparent with yourself. It’s about humility for me. My pride gets in the way a lot. But the more I witness myself and my choices I can apply step one to encourage me to surrender and allow myself to blunder and make mistakes without attacking my self estee...
by SoberSarahK
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: The Family Afterwards
Topic: AA Couples
Replies: 10
Views: 11141

Re: AA Couples

My husband have also been married 19 years and go to meetings together. I’m in a wheelchair so I need a ride and assistance. When his sponsor is there my husband sits with him. His sponsor tree is almost 80 years old and they are old school. They wear ties to meetings and my husbands hits is knees o...
by SoberSarahK
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: The Family Afterwards
Topic: Damage to Children
Replies: 17
Views: 14358

Re: Damage to Children

Big hugs Mama. When I was Working on step four I realize how many resentments I had bern holding on to with my parents and how I had hung on to those old stories of how I was hurt. Typical addict, it’s all about ME. I am in seen my dad since Thanksgiving and we haven’t talk to the phone since Septem...
by SoberSarahK
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: New Member SoberSarahK
Replies: 9
Views: 2932

Re: New Member SoberSarahK

Thank You! This relapse has taught me a lot. I didn’t follow my relapse prevention plan to the letter I need to provide myself freedom from my pride. I also realized that even if you have relapse prevention plans and prepare for prescription drug interactions it could still be not enough and that is...
by SoberSarahK
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Our Friends and Families
Topic: Are they going to distrust me hate me forever?
Replies: 3
Views: 2234

Are they going to distrust me hate me forever?

I became an addict at the ripe old of 36. I have always been the perfect daughter, high achieving, an opera singer, ran my own HR department by 24 for a local branch of a national children’s program non profit, started my own family concierge business at 26. But post parrtum depression slated me and...
by SoberSarahK
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: New Member SoberSarahK
Replies: 9
Views: 2932

New Member SoberSarahK

Hi I’m Sarah and I’m an addict alcoholic. I’m a mom, a doula, had 18 months sober until I relapsed after a bad drug interaction with Wellbutrin. I have 5 days sober