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Sufferer Long Time CPTSD Survivor

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I have 31yrs sobriety in AA and have been in many CPTSD recovery programs. My trauma was particularly severe, I don't tell my story in AA because of the impact on others, but I was able to leave the mental health system after 6yrs and steadily recover and stay sober to today. A month ago, I finally was able to get off my psyche meds, a dream I have had my whole sobriety. I am doing the NARP program, and working with a therapist who follows Pete Walker's CPTSD book. My emotions are no longer repressed, and I am able to work through them. It is brutal and difficult to even begin each session without running to distractions. I have a 10yr old son who is my joy and I have many hobbies like hiking mountains that fill me with happiness. My dream is to hold my son in love and safety for hours at a time. I may never get there, but that is my goal.
 

ladee

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Welcome!! Glad you found us. Congrats on that awesome sober time in spite of the odds against you!!

Hope you find this as helpful and healing as I have. Great people here you can tell your story to and be supported.
 
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I have 31yrs sobriety in AA and have been in many CPTSD recovery programs. My trauma was particularly severe, I don't tell my story in AA because of the impact on others, but I was able to leave the mental health system after 6yrs and steadily recover and stay sober to today. A month ago, I finally was able to get off my psyche meds, a dream I have had my whole sobriety. I am doing the NARP program, and working with a therapist who follows Pete Walker's CPTSD book. My emotions are no longer repressed, and I am able to work through them. It is brutal and difficult to even begin each session without running to distractions. I have a 10yr old son who is my joy and I have many hobbies like hiking mountains that fill me with happiness. My dream is to hold my son in love and safety for hours at a time. I may never get there, but that is my goal.
Hello and welcome - 12 years sober next month if I make it. I also have CPTSD. They say it is mild these days but there are times when I am sure "they" are wrong. It's a whole lot better than it used to be.

Glad you are here and trudging along.

Best of luck.
 
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