Quote from rninmi
Right on.......After 5 yrs of being clean, I can still use tomorrow....My wife and I lead a al-anon type Christian support group, and last night, this topic came up. "once an addict always an adict"....allot of interesting opinions from the family members. I know I am an addict till I die....the only choice I have is to pick up that first one...that's it, after that my choices will stop!
Rambling...Rambling....anyway thanks Southerngirl for your honesty and your love for God....In the past 5 years I have met countless people in recovery and anyone with ANY amount of clean time will always eventually admit nothing worked until they came to know the real and living Christ. Thanks again.
Oh....and don't even think about doing Hospice! Way too risky...
Thank you so much!
The day I finally asked for help, the day of my intervention, God literally screamed in my head "tell her tell her tell her tell her tell her tell her" until i wanted to yell for him to stop. I knew right then i was either making a choice to take that leap of faith to live or i was going to make the choice to keep using and die. i knew it sure as i know i'm sitting here. i think that truly was the first time in my life that i lissned to God. oh sure, He talked to me lots...but that was the first time i really lissned to Him.
I've been lissning ever since too!
I tried getting sober on my own for years and years. I can't do it on my own. Without His love and strength, I have nothing.
He truly did heal me but all it would take for me to be right back in my own hell is to use one time. one pill...one drink and i'm gone. i know that now. I dont have any more "one mores" in me. Thankfully, I'm not alone either. God gave me His love, His strength and His peace and then He surrounded me with people that would help me stay strong and on the right track.
To those that think that we get "cured". keep coming back is all I can say.