Category Archives: Addictions

Returning to the Women for Sobriety Statements – Statement 8

Wow, I can’t believe how long it’s been since I last wrote on the statements.   Clearly the last portion of last year was not a good year for writing. And so now I return to the statements with Statement 8: … Continue reading

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Women for Sobriety Satement 6

6) Life can be ordinary or it can be great. Greatness is mine by a conscious effort. I love this statement.    It doesn’t mean to me, that things are always going to be awesome, but rather by attitude and embracing opportunities … Continue reading

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WFS Statement 5

I am what I think. I am a capable, competent, caring, compassionate woman.    I really struggled with this statement initially, largely because I did not like what I thought about myself. For a long time I defined myself by … Continue reading

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Women for Sobriey Statement 4

Problems bother me only to the degree I permit them to. I now better understand my problems and do not permit problems to overwhelm me.   When I was drinking, and even occasionally in early sobriety, any problem was a … Continue reading

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Women for Sobriety statement 2

Negative thoughts destroy only myself. My first conscious sober act must be to remove negativity from my life. This is something I really struggled with for a long time.   At heart I lean towards pessimism, and I can usually give … Continue reading

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Women for Sobriety Statement One.

1) I have a life-threatening problem that once had me. I now take charge of my life and my disease.  I accept the responsibility. Out of all the statements, this one is the most important to me personally, since until … Continue reading

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New 13 Week Series on the Women for Sobriety Statements

Women for sobriety encourages women to journal about their feelings on the 13 affirmation statements that make up the program.    We are also encourage to pick one or two to really focus on incorporating into our lives for whatever period … Continue reading

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Letting go of shame

I had something of a breakthrough, about 6 weeks ago, when I was being interviewed for a volunteer position on their phone lines. I’d applied 2 years ag0, and had gone through all the steps and was in the final … Continue reading

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When your Dr. tells you it’s the end of the road

I had a very discomforting conversation with my addictions Dr. on Fri.    I was telling her how much I wanted to drink, and that the desire was being fulled by anxiety around returning to school to finish a post graduate … Continue reading

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Cravings & Mindfulness

I don’t know if anyone who isn’t an alcoholic or addict can fully understanding the insane, overwhelming power of craving for their drug of choice.    It’s not rational. I’ve been struggling a lot in the past few days with really … Continue reading

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