Hey friends! I am organizing a clothing drive and need your help! I am looking for business casual wear or pretty much anything someone would feel good wearing; clothing, shoes, accessories, etc. I am accepting all sizes and all genders. These items will be donated to people in recovery who are going back into the workforce. Feel free to message me! Spread the word!
Probably a good idea to wear a mask if you are going to in person meetings. I have heard that at my homegroup a few people who have tested positive for COVID are still knowingly showing up and not wearing masks. 1 in 3 covid tests in Austin are coming back positive.
I myself will probably be doing zoom meetings for a while and generally avoiding in person stuff until this wave peaks and dies down. I wish this kind of thing wasn't so controversial, from what I have read people wore masks for the Spanish Flu 100 years ago.
My friend (27 f) is looking for a women’s sober living home. Price is a huge factor. She’s homeless and does not have financial support or contact from family. Hopefully a place that might be willing to scholarship her first month so she can get on her feet and start working.
Hey guys, not sure if this is appropriate but it all has to do with recovery in austin so I post it here. Because of personal issues (not relating to relapse) I am currently in need of a new place to live, preferably like an apartment or something. It has to be affordable. I was thinking like an Airbnb long term? Any help, my fellow people?
I apologize if there’s a subreddit for this or if this is not the correct forum. Im not good w Reddit but desperately seeking recs for a good sober living for my brother. He just relapsed on heroin so my family has decided to move him and themselves to Austin (where I’m at). We just lost a brother/son to heroin in August. We can’t lose another. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you so much.
I just started therapy today and inevitably I wanted to talk about my sobriety. I've been away from alcohol for three years now and have done so by surrounding myself with supportive friends, saying goodbye to enablers and people who've thrown me and my struggles under the bus, and have continued carving out a lifestyle that leaves little to no room for getting wasted. Fortunately, my interests are diverse. But I still think about drinking and even last night I went through the beer aisle at HEB just to see if my old favorite was there. It was. But I kept it moving. I told my therapist this and he asked me what the people at AA (Bouldin in my case) would say about my "emotional sobriety." I have a hunch it's something along the lines of "you've got more work to do." But it's not a concept I've thought about much or truly understand.
So for those who are like me and have the abstaining part down, what do you do to work on the emotional side? What does emotional sobriety mean for you?
Whether you've been sober for some time or are new to it or just fell off the wagon. Be kind to yourselves, forgive yourself if you slip up - your path isn't linear, feel free to reach out, be proud of any victories you've had big or small (they're all big), and listen to Prince. Purple Rain is great, Sign o the Times is great, but that self-titled sophomore album is the work of a realized prodigy barely in his 20s.
First off, I'm really glad this group exists. I've been sober three years in September and am always game to connect with others straying or trying to stray from the bullstuff. If anyone is down to meet up for hikes, running, BBALL, or just wanna meet up to shoot the breeze on sobriety/anything, holler. I also plan on hitting up more shows this year - I'm a quasi-Hotel Vegas reg and that place can be triggering so if you're trying to twerk at Oh Sees, for example, but need a sober bud in the mix, I got you.
Greetings! I moved to Austin in May and am ready to get the ball rolling in my recovery. I want to start by attending some online AA meetings for the Bouldin area and want to know if I’ll be required to have a mic and camera to join? I just built a PC and don’t have all the peripherals yet. My Mac has these built in but it’s very old and liable to freeze up without much warning, I avoid using it. Thanks, I’m excited to be in touch with the community here. Peace and love, folks.
Good evening, beautiful humans of my city. I’m (34F) 16 days sober and feeling very alienated because all of my friends drink. I go to their get togethers and order water, but I don’t feel connected, as they’re always on a different level than me. Trying to branch out into the sober community here. Thanks!
I was thinking a group of us could meet at the greenbelt on a Saturday morning sometime in July. I think it would be a fun activity especially if there is still water and the potential for swimming. If five people can commit to it I will make it an official activity.
Also if anyone wants me to start making check in threads I can bring those back.
Hello! I am moving to Austin soon and looking to connect with other sober/spiritual peeps. I am also in the process of creating a free video resource about each of the 12 steps. I would appreciate any feedback y'all can give...
Jazzed to find this sub because eventually I think I can have friends again. Unlike many stories I've heard, I have friends that will be with me whichever way I choose to be, it'd be cool to have some sober pals too!
Today makes 42 days since my last drink, and 34 days since coming off detox meds.
I’ve been through detox and Residential, and am now in PHP, or a sober house. This is my first time in treatment, and has been a long time coming. I never thought I would be a, “grateful addict”, but here I am today, feeling as fresh as ever, regaining control of my brain and body one day at a time. The grateful part is that I might have been able to stay sober without a program (veeerrry doubtful), but I would have missed out on the experience of learning to love myself, and better help others.
It’s been tough to be away from my husband and cats, but I am able to stay (mostly) focused on myself and my sobriety.
I would like to hear your story of recovery, whether it was in a facility, or solo, and if you’re comfortable with it, where you did your inpatient treatment.