Other than writing my thoughts and rants on this site I really haven’t been making that much effort lately to share with people. I decided that I would join some online addiction related groups. I joined Yahoo Groups and I can’t believe I’m about to say this but I love it!
I can’t tell you how great it is to be in contact with people who are going through exactly what I am going through. Not only that, but it is really great to be able to give some advice to someone who is struggling with a part of recovery that you have already gone through. I’m not saying I’m an expert by any stretch of the imagination. All I’m saying is that there are certain circumstances that I have already faced and I can let someone know what I did in the situation, what worked, what didn’t.
Another really good thing is just like at an NA or AA meeting people who are really struggling are sharing with you and it drives home the fact that I never want to be in that position again. It reminds me of where I came from. How low I was and how far up I have climbed. I honestly had tears in my eyes because someone was telling their story and it was so similar to my story. It made it all real again and I honestly believe that that is what we all need. Recovering addicts need to never forget just how bad we can get.
Another site that I think deserves and honorable mention from What Winners Do is The Discovering Alcoholic . I absolutely love the writing style of this blogger and think that he has such a way of expressing exactly what it is that we go through in a very encouraging way. He also seems to have a good sense of humor, which to me is one of the most important things in my addiction recovery. This is definitely a site that you need to check out. You can become a member and submit your own blog entries which is really cool. I submitted one called Wasted Sundays that talks about the benefits of not having a hang over every Sunday.
I hope this helps you the way that it is helping me. Good Luck and remember…Do What the Winners Do.