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Melissa - posted on 02/13/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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come on ladies lets start getting some stuff out there. we all need to get things out and get some feedback. i created this group so us women in recovery can connect with others. we need other woman who can understand. dont be afraid say whats on your mind. we all have something that could help somebody else. even if you just introduce yourself and tell a lil of your story and how you got clean or if your struggling to stay clean. i look forward to hearing from you and so do others

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Christie - posted on 11/25/2014

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Hello! My name is Christie, I am a single mom to an awesome 3-year-old little boy, and I have been sober for 2 years. It was not easy for me to get sober this last time, it took a great deal of help from the local support group and a lady calling me every hour to check in. I waited too long to get help, and I almost lost my son my son because of it. He nearly drowned in the family swimming pool and I had to give him CPR. Our local child protection agency took custody from me, and it took me over a year to get him back. It was the toughest year of my life. My sober date is about three months after his accident, as the loss of custody and the guilt over his near drowning were what actually pushed me to hit my bottom. If you are a mom in active addiction, please don't wait as long as I did to reach out to your local support group. I was given the gift of a second chance when my son came back to life, and I do not expect to receive such a blessing the next time (which is why I work hard everyday to make sure there won't be one). If you would like to follow my story, you can find me at my blog: AChrisalis.com. If you are struggling, my heart goes out to you, and the best advice I can give is to reach out to another woman in recovery. If you don't know about the meetings in the area or cannot find a sitter to go, call the help line; there are women waiting by the phone to lend an ear and give advice. You can also attend meetings online. Stay Strong!

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Adrienne - posted on 04/04/2011

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Thanks for creating this group Melissa! I am a lifelong member of AlAnon/ACA . I take what works and leave the rest, add some things that I know have worked for me and put them up on my site www.12stepsthinkaboutit.org please take a look. Inspirational photo's excerpts from daily readers and some days it will be excerpts from other things I have found to help me to understand the concepts in an other way! So Glad you started this group. It is so needed. We live in a dis--eased world everyone can benefit! Peace Light and Love!
Adrienne

Melody - posted on 03/16/2010

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Hi guys I just want to say how nice is to know there are woman out there that I can relate to. Now that I'm clean and an 'active citizen' I feel like I'm walking around with this big dark secret that I am a mom in recovery and I spent half my life high. I always feel like "wow if people knew the truth...." On the other hand, it sets us part from the rest, we have some real life experience that we can use to help our selves and each other.

Kelsey - posted on 03/09/2010

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Hi, I'm Kelsey. I just gave birth to my first child 5 weeks ago. She is the most amazing thing! I'm 24 and a Navy wife living in a new state, knowing only my husband. I have one year and 8 months clean. I spent almost 4 years of my life in haze because of drugs. I got clean through my church and the Faith I have in God. I met my husband after I got clean and although he knows about my past, I still feel alone in my struggle to stay clean everyday. Its also a big blow to not be able to be close to my mother with just having a new baby. I'm not sure if its postpartum or what. But the lack of sleep, feeling lonely, stress of a being a new parent... etc etc is all weighing in on me right now. I tore while giving birth and I was prescribed pain killers, I had no problems with them. But now that all family is gone and its just my husband and I. And myself alone with the baby all day basicially... im just stressed. I feel the need to use so I can make it through the day... or so I can sleep... or a panic attack wont hit... or to finish laundry... you know all the excuses we use to use. I even had a bought of Mastitis a week ago and the pain was so horrible, I was at a breaking point. I don't know anyone up here or anything so the possibility of using is extremely low, but the want to use is just bearing down on my Soul right now. I haven't been able to go to church as well for a while and I think thats a big part of my addiction creeping back into my head. I know its always going to be there, but its knocking at the door harder because of all the stress of a whole new life. I'm managing fine with this and I'm not worried about going out and using, I just don't like the way I feel with everything and the little thoughts that slip in every now and then when things are stressful. I havent mentioned my current struggle to my husband and I feel alone with this. I need support. Thanks for letting me share.

Melissa - posted on 02/14/2010

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Jessica thank you for sharing that. if u dont mind me asking what was your drug of choice? do u go to meetings? its hard being alone taking care of children and with one on the way trying to stay clean. do you have any help. your situation is tough and give yourself alot od credit for staying clean and trying for your children. they are lucky to have a mom like you. be proud of yourself and yes times are gonna be tough but you can get throught it. please contact me anytime if you want someone to talk to or are really struggling. my email is meloopie@optonline.net if you would like to chat privately. hang in there and please feel free to email me anytime

Jessica - posted on 02/13/2010

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Hi Im jessica mother of two little girls and another baby on the way well my story is this before i got pregnant with my first i was into drugs really badly and as soon as i found out i quiet cold turkey then after she was born i stayed clean got pregnant with baby number 2 then after she was born i didnt stay clean my fiancee found out and got me help asap so here i am 4 months pregnant been clean for 7 months now but the hardest part is admitting i still think about doing it and my fiancee is in prison now so i really need support to stay clean Thank you for listening

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