Elya's Phone Conference
Elya, who moderates the U.S GYE hotline and one of the anonymous phone conferences, wrote today to his contact list:
Jack is celebrating two years of sobriety very soon. All it took for Jack to get started, was one phone call to the phone conference, where he was told that when you succeed in abstaining for 90 days it will get much easier. It's now been 2 years since he stopped going to places and doing things that were against his personal values. This was without live SA groups, therapy or anything. He is a very strong person indeed.
However Jack did one thing which kept him sober, and that is, he made phone calls to a sponsor once a week, sometimes 3-4 times a week - when he was feeling weak, when he wanted to return to his addictive ways of soothing his bruised self.
Imagine what you can do for yourself when you participate in a group with supporters and friends whose sole purpose in life is to help you succeed. People who are willing to share and listen when you need... someone just to listen.
This is what our group offers, and I invite you to join us, not only to help yourself, but to helpothers as well by being on the calls and participating. I'm open to whatever you want to discuss or any suggestions for giving us all the maximum benefit from the experience.