My question for you is I went to a recovery center this past summer that was rather strict. They didn’t allow things like cigarettes, caffeine, or sugar, and I was wondering, does abstaining from these items help your brain heal any faster during recovery, or does abstinence perhaps help in another way? Read the rest of this entry »
I just recently completed a 30 day program at a treatment center and I’m now out after I was drinking. Obviously it was my addiction but one of the questions I have for you was that when I was in treatment center, this was my first treatment center ever. One of the things that I continued to hear with other people within there was that a lot of individuals kept coming back, four or five, six times. Being new, I feel like I do have a good foundation. Besides going to meetings, getting a sponsor, what other suggestions would you have for me going forward to really make a good concrete program for myself? Read the rest of this entry »
My husband, and sister, and mother have been discussing my drinking habits with their friends and our extended family, which makes me feel uncomfortable. I just didn’t know if you had any suggestions how I should deal with the situation. Read the rest of this entry »
My father has been an active functioning drinker my entire life, but I was wondering what’s the best way to deal with this because I can’t be around him and his active drinking, and I do want our relationship to grow and get better. Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve been through several treatment programs down from Florida all the way up to Connecticut, and every time I got out of the programs I’ve gotten some sobriety behind my belt through the programs. When I return home to my spouse, she was continuing to drink in the household. She was involved in several of the family meetings that I was at, at these treatment centers.
It was pretty clear to me and to her and to the therapist that in order for me to have support throughout AA of course, and keeping my sobriety, that she should probably keep the alcohol, wine or vodka, whatever it was that was in the house, out of the house to help keep my environment, my home safe. I kept returning home to this, and it became a problem. It became a trigger for me. What would you recommend I do in the future? Read the rest of this entry »
I have guilt feelings of the past, and I’d like to know what’s the best way to make amends. Would it be a group thing or a personal thing between each family member? Read the rest of this entry »
My question is that I’m relatively new in my recovery. I’ve heard in the rooms, and from my intern sponsor that it’s not wise to engage in a relationship or sexual activity for the first year of recovery. However, I feel that my sexuality is a very integral part of my personality. It’s something that I very much lost when I was drinking. I was just wondering what your feelings were on that. Whether there is a set time that one needs to observe before getting back out there, even for casual relationships. Read the rest of this entry »