Nice to have you here and welcome to the forum. We've got a great bunch of active sober AAs here that are willing to go to any length you are willing to go to -- to maintain sobriety, to recover, to re-create your life (if you want to), to feel and to be useful to others, to Fellowship, to be friends, to help, console, understand, identify, and to help achieve that state of happy, joyous and free -- as we trudge the Road of Happy Destiny together.
dsbfail wrote:I work in the field of addictions and and I quess I am forgetting to care for myself.
I'm reasonably sure -- that when you were studying for certification -- one of the things that workers in the field of addiction were warned -- was that the reason so many of those workers return to their own addiction is -- they get so busy helping others to recover -- that they forget that they must continue to be active in their own personal recovery and involved with their own personal program of recovery.
You've already made the first Step to making changes by joining with us here in the forum. Getting started at change is always the hardest part of change. You've made your start. I hope that we can inspire and encourage you to continue and to participate with us and to become active again in your local Fellowship, too.
One of the things that has helped me, when I've become complacent, is to read... or hear read, the following, from page 164, Big Book:
"Still you may say: â€œBut I will not have the benefit of
contact with you who write this book.â€