2 thoughts on “Lifting The Cloud Of Early Recovery: How To Stop Being Confused And Start Thinking Straight

  • April 11, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Early sobriety was very painful for me. I cried a lot and my emotions were so volatile it was like 24/day PMS in a full moon. If it hadn’t been for the fellowship of AA I never would have made it. “Let us love you until you can love yourself…,” I was told. After drinking two bottles of wine per day for years I should have gone to a rehab and wish I had. But 20.5 years later I can say that it gets much, much better. It takes time to feel comfortable in your sober skin, but the worst symptoms passed in 90 days.

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  • April 13, 2012 at 11:49 am

    This is a great article, a reminder to hang in there. One day at a time is the only way, and really should be THE way, since living in this moment is all we are promised anyway. I am going to print this article out for my dad, who is currently in his 4th treatment center right now. I think he will benefit from knowing this really is a common occurrence. I’m 5 + years sober and still have the confusion and memory issues at times! It seems like it should be instinctual to be patient with our own selves, but regular reminders are necessary, so thank you.

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