30. We are strong together | Positive Recovery Mindset | I was the new guy for the first day, then a new guy arrived after me. There were guys who had more sobriety than us. How much time we had sober didn't matter, what mattered is we went to meetings. As a group we helped each other.

30. We are strong together

I was the new guy for the first day, then a new guy arrived after me. There were guys who had more sobriety than us. How much time we had sober didn’t matter, what mattered is we went to meetings. As a group we helped each other.

I wasn’t able to self-manage my addiction

This is where the program came in. Finding ‘the fellowship” made me feel welcome. I’ve talked before about feeling lost, and not belonging. Finding a support group changed that for me. It added a perspective of reassurance. I valued not being alone. Talking with others going through the same challenges.

I was only new for the first day, there’s always guys who had more sobriety. Attending AA meetings is more important than how many days in Sobriety we have.

On my own there’s only so much I can accomplish. At a support group I hear how others apply ‘the recovery message’ to their lives. I laugh & cry with others as they shared their challenges in recovery. Connecting with others is relieving. Hearing other people’s experiences and sharing my own, reassures me I was in a safe place.

Having a home group helps map my own feelings. Individually what brought us to those meetings is unique to us, but what makes us stay is the message of recovery. Individually we were weak, but united we are strong & never alone.

As a group we help each other.

Gratitude of the day: Thanks to the program, I always have someone to reach out to.

Action of the day: Today I will make a list of 3 people I could contact if I ever needed help. I’ll let them know how much I appreciate them now, because I might lean on them later.

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