I haven’t posted for some time but I have never really been “gone”. Following my posts from 3/4 years ago I have continued to struggle with addiction although made some positive steps for further counselling and support since early January and have been GF since.
I have been on this website several times a week to help with my recovery reading all of your stories, support and responses. It has been, and continues to be incredibly helpful in my recovery - I find so many similarities in our stories which helps apply advice to my own situation. I wanted to come out of the woodwork, to say thank you for sharing your stories and while each of us is fighting our own battles, sharing does really help others.
I do feel that I wasn’t really ready to back writing on the forum but I do now. I am progressing with each day, building confidence and my guilt VERY slowly reducing. Some days are hard, some are not but I feel happier in myself than I have done for the last ten years. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel with my debt and with the guilt I feel regularly - I won’t let this addiction ruin the good times.
I hope you all have a fantastic weekend. Be kind to yourself and stay strong 💪🏼
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