LifeRing Recovery: a self-help alternative for recovery from alcoholism and other chemical dependency. Group support for abstinence from alcohol and “drugs” by empowering the sober self within you. Completely secular: no prayers, Higher Powers or Steps.
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I think your bottom is just where ever you decided to stop.
"But I eventually reached my "bottom" - I became tired of digging."
That stuck me, When people ask me what finally got me to stop I say I was just too tired to go on. Being an alcoholic is a lot of work - getting alcohol, covering up, keeping track of what you've told people, feeling awful. I remember sitting in my basement - where I used to drink - and just thinking - I can't go on like this.
I was lucky, my wife staid with me, though she often thought of leaving. She came with me when I finally went for help.
Your recovery journal sounds like what so many of us have gone through. You should be at the point where you are starting to feel physically better. And you will just feel better and better. The wonderful thing is that our life does come back. It won't be anything sudden, it wasn't for me, but at some point you start noticing that you are doing the things that you used to do.
Hoping for all the best for you. I know it still hard what you are going through - but we are just here to say it does get better.
One tip - pick a nickname we can all you by - you can just make one up.