Monday, 23 January 2012

2 Weeks Free from the Computer

Elya K. (moderator of the phone conference) writes Chizuk to someone struggling:

by Elya (See all authors)

Not isolating yourself and becoming a part of a group is the main way to get sober and recover from this addiction. Ideally, that means a live SA or SLAA group in your city. We also have phone groups that meet 3 nights a week for members of the forum. You - and none of us - can do this alone.

You can make it easier on yourself by staying off the computer for 2 weeks. Just don't turn it on. I did it for a month. And I work on the computer. But I had to reprogram my brain, and the only way was to be free of it. My wife answered my e-mails and we made it. Get a filter, get a sponsor, figure out what it is that is driving you to avoid fear, anger, loneliness, boredom (by medicating yourself with the addiction).

Never give up. There is hope and a bright future ahead in recovery and sobriety.

Keep coming back, one day at a time.