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    hi..

    i would like to enquire,1) who has been on a recovery program, 2)for what, 3) how was it like???

    Thanks

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    I started in AA 13 years ago for alcoholism. In my opinion it is a wonderful program that has taught me all about living life sober. It isn't for everyone, but for those who want it - it is a lifesaver.

    AA has a website: http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org/

    Here is a passage that is read at the beginning of most meetings:

    Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
    Kim

    Diagnosed August 2001

    Current IC meds: Elmiron (since 2001), Levaquin (one pill after intercourse to prevent UTIs), Effexor (for depression & anxiety)


    Past IC meds: Amitriptyline (Elavil), Hydroxyzine (Vistaril), Detrol LA, Lexapro (for depression & anxiety, but also helped my IC) (They all helped, but I was able to discontinue them.)

    I've been virtually symptom free and able to eat & drink whatever I'd like for about 8 years now.

    *****************************

    “We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.” ~ Viktor Frankl

    “You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.” ~ Brian Tracy

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    • #3
      I go to a NA/ recovery program. I gone on /off for nearly 5 years August 21st will be 5 yrs.
      I got addicted to presciption drugs following major surgery.It was great it saved my life.
      Life is what you Make It .By being kind to every one and all creatures your life will be more pleasant. Live your life for GOD and if it were the last day you were alive becausse it maybe.

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      • #4
        Hi, I have beent hinkgin abou tthis and wondering if I should post my story and I said why not. I have gone overeater anymonus in1989 and alanon and aa. I am addicted to xanax and went through 100 of my moms pills an dlived to tell the story. She was dying back then in90 and went through the 100 pills in 2 weeks. She knew I was addicted and I didn't know it back then. It is an anti anxiety drug. I came off cold turkey with the helpfof oa and sponsor and freinds from other programs and my oa program. I thank the good Lord that I am clean today.I take prescripitons as prescribed which I do. i love sugar and junk food too. I haven't been to a meeting in quite awhile with me working and all. but it is great to have this board. That is my story. anyone else? grouphug
        Hang in there , There is hope.
        There is hope. Prayer works.

        Love, Debbie

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        • #5
          hi,
          I got clean in NA. It was great for me. I used narcotics and cocaine, off and on since I was in 7th grade, went to my first inpatient treatment center in 9th grade, then again in 1894, got out of treatment and started drinking!! Then finally found NA and got clean April 17 1985.
          I am so glad I had meetings and support to get me through
          Jazz
          IC since 1980,Interstim 5/25/2005, Hyst, Deg. disk disease, VV, Hydrodistentions every year,urine capacity 175cc; Synthroid,, Biodentical Hormones,Atarax,Trazadone, , Anxiety,Depression, diagnossed with Huntingtons Disease 2003 ....RN

          my story: www.ic-network.com/patientstories/nancyhtml

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          • #6
            hi,
            I got clean in NA. It was great for me. I used narcotics and cocaine, off and on since I was in 7th grade, went to my first inpatient treatment center in 9th grade, then again in 1894, got out of treatment and started drinking!! Then finally found NA and got clean April 17 1985.
            I am so glad I had meetings and support to get me through
            Jazz
            IC since 1980,Interstim 5/25/2005, Hyst, Deg. disk disease, VV, Hydrodistentions every year,urine capacity 175cc; Synthroid,, Biodentical Hormones,Atarax,Trazadone, , Anxiety,Depression, diagnossed with Huntingtons Disease 2003 ....RN

            my story: www.ic-network.com/patientstories/nancyhtml

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            • #7
              hi,
              I got clean in NA. It was great for me. I used narcotics and cocaine, off and on since I was in 7th grade, went to my first inpatient treatment center in 9th grade, then again in 1894, got out of treatment and started drinking!! Then finally found NA and got clean April 17 1985.
              I am so glad I had meetings and support to get me through
              Jazz
              IC since 1980,Interstim 5/25/2005, Hyst, Deg. disk disease, VV, Hydrodistentions every year,urine capacity 175cc; Synthroid,, Biodentical Hormones,Atarax,Trazadone, , Anxiety,Depression, diagnossed with Huntingtons Disease 2003 ....RN

              my story: www.ic-network.com/patientstories/nancyhtml

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