Post # 1
Hello my name is Kelly and I am an alcoholic. 🙂
I’m reaching out to see if there is anyone else out there who is in the same boat as me. The boat of recovery. By the Grace of God I am a recovering alcoholic. I quit drinking on April 21, 2010 (almost 20 months ago!). When I walk down the aisle I’ll be just over 2 years sober.
I’ve been attending AA since I quit drinking, I work the steps, work with my own sponsor and now even have sponsee’s of my own.
Why would I post something like this?
1) Because I’m very open about my recovery, it keeps me accountable
2) Wedding planning can get tough and it quickly becomes the most important thing in your life. If your like me then you know you will soon fail if you put anything before your recovery. And we alcoholic/addicts have abnormally obessive brains.
3) Since you don’t hear a lot of wedding planning discussed in the rooms or at the tables, I figured we can chat about it with others like us here in the hive. Like whether or not to have a wet or dry reception.
I hope that if you are in recovery you are not affraid to come forward and share in this journey with me. There is absolutely nothing more rewarding than working with others.
Post # 3
@knvprincess143: I’m not in recovery myself, but I just wanted to congratulate you on 20 months sober! I have family that are in recovery, and I’ve seen first hand how hard it can be…Congratulations 🙂
Post # 4
@knvprincess143: congrats to you for being able to overcome such a tough life situation! it takes a strong individual and you should be so proud of yourself!
Post # 5
@knvprincess143: Congratulations on your success thus far. May you stay strong and work through the urges. =) Thank you for sharing and being so open about it.
Post # 6
Yeah Kelly! Keep rockin on and doing what your doing. You are beautiful inside and out 🙂
Post # 7
@Rouquine: Thank you so much, you know God has really removed the urg to drink from me.
To anyone else out there who maybe suffering from alcoholism, know that the happiness and freedom from it are yours if you want it, the urg and compulsion can be removed from you too. There is a solution.
Thank you to all the ladies for the warm wish and encouragement!!! The hive is my second support group, lol.
Post # 8
@knvprincess143: I used to drink heavily. Vodka was my best friend at one point. I have no idea what made me stop. If it was an act of a “miracle” or the fact that Fiance came into my life. I’ve been sober since late 2009. I couldn’t be any happier. There were days where I wanted to hit the bottle and forget about the world. My strength and belief got me through those dark times.
Post # 9
Congrats on your sobriety and gained serenity! : ) The 12 steps is definitely a work of art!
Post # 10
Congrats girl, keep it up! God bless you!
Post # 11
while my grandmother is not an alchoholic, she did suffer with an addiction to marijuana. most people don’t believe that marijuana has lasting effects, or that you can become addicted to it, but you can. most people don’t recognize the mental aspects of addiction in how you become addicted to a feeling that you receive from taking a drug, or drinking something. with help of the 12 step program, and attending meetings for AA (any meeting is useful, even if it’s not for your drug of choice. the basis of healthy recovery is the same). she’s now been clean for 4+ years. i have attended several meetings with her and can attest that they are a wonderful thing. i’m so thankful as her recovery has allowed us to have a much more amazing and deep relationship than i would’ve ever had before she sought help.
congrats again, on both being sober, and getting married.
Post # 12
@knvprincess143: Congrats, This is really amazing! 🙂 Keep up the hard work!
Post # 13
I’m so pissed, I’m sorry but I had to share this and I think since I posted this, this tread would be the place to do it.
Why am I pissed, because I just unknowingly ate a very heavily rum infused rum ball. The taste of alcohol was so strong in my mouth that I had to wash it down with my cold coffee and a smoke. I get that I should be more careful of what I eat becuase I am a recovering alcoholic, but one of my reps dropped off a plate of goodies his wife made. I’m at work, an alcohol free zone, and for some crazy reason never was conserned with alcohol here. But he left no note, no disclousure, nothing about the rum. I took a bite and swallowed when a good friend of mine at work, scream “Don’t eat that, it has alcohol in it!” The only reason she knew was because she tasted one earlier.
Great! Too late! I thought it was a good looking truffle or something. Anyway, I refuse to consider this mishap a relapse. Sorry for the rant, but I wanted to vent somewhere.
Post # 14
@knvprincess143: Im sorry 🙁 But I dont consider it a relapse either. That was kind of rude of him not to eat least leave a little note saying what each thing was!
Post # 15
@knvprincess143: oh, that totally stinks! 🙁 Yes, I definitely would not consider that a relapse! So, congrats for staying sober for more than 20 months! 😀