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Create a new life

Hey there! My name is Lauren, and I’m a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. Quitting drinking or using is just the beginning. After that is when the real work begins. That’s when you change your life. I had to replace the time I spent drinking or using with positve things, family, AA, and church. Instead of sitting in a bar or in my room by myself drinking, I needed to be with people that cared about me, people that were going to help hold me accountable, people that understood me, people that loved me. I did what I needed to do to keep me sober. I had to change people, places and things. I had to change who I hung out with, where I hung out at, how I drove to work, where I got gas at, whose phone numbers were in my phone, lots of little things. But now looking back, it wasn’t that bad, it was the best thing I could have done, it needed done. I needed to take care of me, and my family. It was hard at first, change, thinking, I’m losing all these things, but I didn’t realize all the things I would gain. I just have to keep myself in check, because my addiction is still there, doing push-ups in the back of my head, waiting for me to have a lapse in judgment for 1 second, and I will be right back where I was. So I just need to keep doing the next right thing. That’s all I have for today. Have a great one!