First day!
By peace25
10/26/2008 3:50:04 PM
Im 17 and i have been in a rehab program for almost 8 months now. i have been searching alot for different things i can get into like AA meetings and different online things because in january im 18 and im on my own. i happend to come across this website and i was reading some blogs and i love the stories people have and are willing to share. i have been clean for my 8 months since i went to rehab but im extremely scared at this point since time is running out and im going to have to be on my own and i dont want to go back down the path i was on. the program im in is a residential treatment center so i live there during the week and come home on weekends and thats part of the reason im so terrified because i am in such a safe enviornment at this point but i wont be forever. i have to come back to the real world and deal with more harsh situations. i also struggle a lot with spirituality i believe in god with all my heart but its just really hard for my to pray for strength even though i need it so much right now. i would love to hear what some of you have to say or advice for different things to try.
peace and love<3


Strength in Numbers    
"I found this site while looking for help, too. As an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and a person suffering from addictive thinking and behaviors, I am glad to find others like myself.

There is a quote from the LDS Addiction Recovery Program handbook, from page 7, that summarizes:

"Finally humbled, we reached out for help. Following what felt to us like the tiniest ray of hope, we began to attend recovery meetings. When we first came to meetings, we were filled with doubts and fears. We were frightened and possibly even cynical, but at least
we came. There we heard men and women honestly describe what their lives had been like, what happened to change them, and what it was like to live in recovery from addiction. We discovered that many of the peoplewe met in the meetings had once felt as hopeless as
we felt. But now they were laughing, talking, smiling, attending meetings, praying, reading scriptures, and writing in their recovery journals."

I think there is real power as we describe what our lives have been like, what happened to change us, and what it is like living in recovery. I'm glad you found this site, too! Good luck."
posted at 19:55:49 on October 26, 2008 by stargazer
"Hit a meeting once a day get numbers dont be afraid to call you are not alone at all praying honestly will help hit your knees go to a closet if you have to forgive yourself everyone makes mistakes God knows that and that is why he sent his Son to die on the cross so that we would be forgivin it repetes over and over in the scriptires BUT HE LOVED THEM STILL always remember that and guess what the real world will always be here but thats one of our puposes here on earth is to be able to choose right from wrong you can do it keep close to those who support you now."
posted at 23:34:22 on October 31, 2010 by NatoshaC

Add a Comment:

***Anonymous User***     (login above to post UN-anonymously)

"In recent years, as I have sung the hymns of the Atonement, it has been with an especially full heart—and also with full voice, when I can continue to sing—lines such as “How great thou art,” “I scarce can take it in,” “To rescue a soul so rebellious and proud as mine,” “I stand all amazed,” and “Oh, it is wonderful!”"

— Neal A. Maxwell

General Conference May 1987