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Hi! I'm Sarah. I am honestly looking for allies and to be an ally and other people who relate to the bipolar rollercoaster and anyone hanging onto their sobriety by their teeth.

#MightyTogether #BipolarDisorder #Anxiety #ADHD #PTSD #Migraine #SubstanceAbuse

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How can I substitute the urge?

I've recently started struggling with a disfunctional way of soothing my mind, which is taking whatever at hand, from mainly alcohol to various meds, in a sort of compulsive way.
In the past I struggled a lot with self-harm urges and now it seems to me to be the same pattern here.
When the urge arrives, then, sometimes I asked myself what to do instead able to soothe me the same, and I answered self-harming. Which I don't want to do again.
There must be an alternative, but I need hints.
Waiting until the urge goes away doesn't work. Distracting myself neither.
I now decided not to touch alcohol in any case, even in casual social occasions.
I have my opinions and am aware it's not healthy for neither my mind nor my body, but the urge is there and knows nothing apart from the fact that the feeling I get from the misuse attracts me so much I can't say no to it.

#Alcoholism #SubstanceAbuse #SubstanceMisuse #Alcohol #AlcoholAbuse #Anxiety #SocialAnxiety

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Detox Retreats? #Bipolar1Disorder #OCD #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder #SubstanceAbuse

I considered a dual diagnosis clinic. My family was hesitant. They think a “reset” will do the trick. Does anyone have any recommendations on detox retreats? I’m heavy into yoga and hula hooping, dance, doggos, hiking, love the mountains 🏔️ but love the ocean 🌊 equally. I currently practice transcendental meditation and am only using a mild anti-anxiety med. Thanks for any help!! 🫶🏼✌🏼💜

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Monday All Day Gratitude

What are you grateful for today?!

Today I am grateful for beautiful sunrises from my porch.

This starts my day off just right! I love all the beauty around me.

Happy Monday, everyone!

Big Love,
Weichy xxx

#MentalHealth #Anxiety #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #BipolarDisorder #SubstanceAbuse #EatingDisorders #Gratitude

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Sunday All Day Gratitude

Happy Sunday!!!

What are you grateful for today?!

I am grateful that I had an amazing time at the tattoo shop yesterday with one of my best friends.

We always get our tats together and we love hanging with our tattoo artist. I love a fun time full of laughter! It’s so good for me!

Have an amazing Sunday!

Big Love,
Weichy xxx

#MentalHealth #BipolarDisorder #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #Anxiety #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder #SubstanceAbuse #EatingDisorders #Gratitude

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Welcome to the Daily Attitude of Gratitude Group

Good Day all!

My name is Michele but my friends call me Weichy (pronounced Wikey). Some students gave me the nickname about 17 years ago and it just stuck and I love it!

I started this group because I was posting gratitude on my own feed and people were commenting with their gratitude. I figured why not have a safe space where we can come when we want to immerse ourselves in gratitude.

I will share more in a later post but just know that practicing gratitude and living in gratitude each day has not only made my life better but has saved my life a few times.

I hope to see you around this group! Let’s have some fun and get our attitude of gratitudes going off the charts!

Big Love,
Weichy 🇻🇮 xxx

#MentalHealth #BipolarDisorder #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #Anxiety #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder #SubstanceAbuse #Alcoholism #Addiction #AddictionRecovery #EatingDisorders #Gratitude

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How Are You Feeling Today?

On the rubber duckie scale, how are you today?

I’m between a one and a two. I’m feeling happy and confident!

Big Love,
Weichy xxx

#MentalHealth #BipolarDisorder #OCD #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder #SubstanceAbuse #EatingDisorders #Meme #laughter

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