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Re: [GR] It's getting better! ...Wait, no. It's getting worse.

@Asche I really like your positive - about re-thinking your recovery process. Do you think there's any word that would fit better than recovery does?
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Re: [GR] It's getting better! ...Wait, no. It's getting worse.

What things do you think have or could lead you to having a relapse?

 

(*huff* *huff* Finally caught up...)

 

For me, I think it usually has to do with not paying attention to warning signs- like if I'm drinking waaaayy too much caffeine in a week because I'm overburdening myself, or if I'm withdrawing away from my support network at a time of the year when I know I'm usually sensitive. The thing I mentioned about being overly dependent on just one thing as a source of my self-esteem (e.g. grades) is also a pretty big risk factor as well (e.g. going from high school to uni).

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Ahhhhh @Asche, I could not have worded either of those responses better if I tried! I totally, totally, totally agree with everything that you have said!

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I understand what you mean @dustb0wldance when you say it's not that definitive for you. I think that may be because when a relapse occurs, it very quickly gets back to the beginning, whereas with recovery, it's more of a process and you may not notice it until you have been fine for a while.
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And we are almost finished up, so we will head to our last question:

 

What do you think you will take away from tonights discussion?

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What do you think you will take away from tonights discussion?

 

To keep on pushing and fighting every day. Recovery is ongoing - there is no destination no matter how much we might like there to be one. You are all an incredibly resilient and wise bunch of people and I am feeling really inspired by all the things that have been said tonight. Thanks so much everyone for joining in! 

 

And for now - goodnight I am super tired!! Smiley Happy 

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Sorry I need to hurt myself so bye
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I think I will be taking away the fact that there are a few positives that can be gained from relapses. I also think I will keep in mind all of those great ideas about keeping mindful when trying to get through any relapses to get back on track with the recovery process.
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What do you think you will take away from tonights discussion?

 

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And support, I'd like to add Smiley Tongue

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