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I'm new here!

Hi, my name is JasonCRPA. I'm a Peer Advocate at a not for profit recovery community and outreach center. I advocate for people with mental health and substance use disorder. I write for an online publication call the Sober Curator and I have a personal blog about my own personal mental health and recovery journey. www.ifithurtsithelps.com Nice to meet you all.

#MightyTogether #Depression #Recovery #SOBER #MentalHealth #selfcare #peeradvocate

If It Hurts, It Helps.

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Does it let up? #CheckInWithMe

It's been a long time since I have felt like things are okay. The past year and a half have me so jaded. I am fighting for SSDI and have been, so everyone around me supports my financial needs. God love my boyfriend. He has been more understanding than I expect out of anyone. More than family, more than my old friends.

Speaking of my old friends and family. The way I feel "vibes" or looks could crumble empires. I always feel like an outsider. I feel like people think I'm trying to get drugs, being dramatic, wanting attention. I suppressed so much with addiction that my negligence to me is overwhelming.

I hate knowing my old friends are lying or they feel "bad". Not many are authentic. #Addiction #CPTSD #ADHD #EndTheStigma #PTSDSupportAndRecovery #SOBER #BrainInjury

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Hello! 👋

My name is Elizabeth Waldron. I'm from St.Catharines,Ontario Canada. New Member of this group! Living and loving life sober one day at a time! #SOBER #FreedomfromAddiction
#NeverAlone #EST 😍 ✌ 😊 💪

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#Sobriety and IG ads

I'm very proud of my 14 years of #Sobriety . And while I wouldn't go as far as to say I was tempted by the non-stop alcohol ads were quite bothersome. So I'm taking a break. Maybe I'll return after the holidays. Maybe not. Either way, I'm doing what's right for me.
#mighty #SOBER #Bipolar2Disorder

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Another step backwards

I decided to give up alcohol as it was getting really bad for my mental health and I was using it as a coping mechanism. It's only been a few weeks but I've started self harming again because I can't deal with my anxiety, stress and unstable emotions. Has anyone else experienced this? Will I ever learn to just feel how I'm feeling without resorting to unhealthy coping mechanisms? #MentalHealth #SOBER #Selfharm #Bipolar #Anxiety

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#Depression #SOBER #fighting #darkthoughts

I have been sober 5 years with zero cravings. The past 2 weeks, nearly daily, I have struggled with the urges to drink. It is concerning since I've no desire for alcohol. If anyone could reach out and talk to me, maybe that would help understand better

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Clean Sheets

It’s a small victory and I guess I’m gonna pat myself on the back as I’m lounging in my bed. Did all my laundry. Put it all away. Took a shower. #Selftalk #SOBER #FunctioningDepression #Anxiety

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Sunday Morning

Woke up anxious and already feeling defeated. Why does everything seem so hard?? Just doing laundry feels like a daunting task. My mind went straight to drinking. Why can’t I just have two drinks and relax? Why does it have to be 5 to feel fun and fancy free & 9 to pass out? Just took my AM pills wonder how long they’ll take to kick in…Forget about meeting anyone and socializing, it’s a pipe dream to ‘bump’ into my soulmate at a museum…my heart is racing as I sit on the couch trying to concentrate on reruns of “Saved by the Bell”…even taking the first sip of my coffee is requiring too much thought and collaboration of my brain & limbs. I stare at the mug and know it’s getting cold-another task I’ll have to do again. Why???!!!! Why does everything have to be so hard?? Why can’t I just wake up & not have to categorize my thoughts and actions and build secret plans in my head with backup plans just to get ‘normal’ shit done ?? I’m already exhausted!!!!!! AND I SLEPT 8 hours!!!!! ….Good morning. #Anxiety #ChronicDepression #BipolarDisorder #SOBER

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