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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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Started 10/21/19 by Danny2333; 454 views.

From: Danny2333


I'm not actually newly sober, but I am new to the group. I am a little lost on where to start... Anyway, I am 37 years old, and I have been on Suboxone for over 10 years now. I was addicted to opiates off & on through my teenage years, drank almost everyday through my 20's, and in my late 20's got hooked on opiates & decided to start Suboxone treatment. I was/am very dedicated to staying clean & never had a relapse. I am now seeing a doctor that thinks it is best for me to get involved with a recovery group, so I thought it would be a great idea to get on here & start meeting some people! I also, at this point, feel like I am pretty seasoned on the subject of taking Suboxone. If anyone needs info, just let me know.

Brian (BrianB125)

From: Brian (BrianB125)



Welcome to the forum.  It's been a little slow lately, so it's good to see some new members.  Many of us have found groups like Life Ring a big help in our efforts to stop drinking.  For a start, you might want to look at some of the member's journals - they describe what we went through in trying to stop.    And if you could start a new group, that would be great.



From: Greeener


Hey Danny,

It’s pretty deadly for me that you wrote on here. I have been popping for 7 years total. I just had 44 days and was feeling good and relapsed... then went for another 2 months then had 2 weeks and relapsed again for a two months. I am currently on day 2 of withdrawals and it sucks as I’m sure you know but would be interested in hearing how you are doing and getting some tips from you to help me out. 


From: Danny2333



 I'm so so so sorry it took so long to get back. I had some issues with my internet & CPU. Anyway, I'm still clean & good. I had several off & on moments when I was doing oxy and stuff too. I had a whole routine worked out for when I knew I was going to be in withdrawal for a while. Though, it seemed like nothing really helped. The only time I ever successfully quit, was when I started Suboxone. My brother had already just started with a Dr that prescribed it & he was doing great, so I decided to find my own Dr. You should really think about looking into it. You just find a Dr that can prescribe it, see them once a month to start & go from there. It's an expensive prescription, but there are also some clinics that can help if you don't have insurance or have insurance that doesn't cover it enough. Dude, I hope you are doing OK. I know how hard it is & how depressing it can get.

Brian (BrianB125)

From: Brian (BrianB125)


Great to hear Greener.  Many of us have had to stop several time too - you just have to keep working on it,  And getting medical help is a big help too.