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|05-03-2012, 06:07 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2012
Hi all, I am a 34 y.o. woman, who wants the old me back. I got drunk last night, and this morning. Today it hit me hard, I can not do this anymore. I've turned into a miserable, sad, verbally abusive alcoholic mess.
I am an alcoholic. Wow those words are bringing relief, not shame.
I hope to learn a lot here, just wanted to say hi and check in.
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|05-03-2012, 06:15 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Between Meetings
Welcome roosta...Glad to have you here..I got relief from addmitting that to myself too....God knows I denied it long enough.
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|05-03-2012, 06:29 PM||#5 (permalink)|
bona fido dog-lover
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: eastern USA
Blog Entries: 31
Welcome to the family! I'm glad you're giving up the booze. I gave it up over two years ago (with the help of this site and my counselor) and my life is a thousand times better. I wish you well in your sober journey - you're not alone!
I'd rather live in my car with my dogs than live in a castle without them.
Dogs may not be our whole lives, but they make our lives whole.
Don't wait for the Last Judgement. It takes place every day. -Albert Camus
Find the good and praise it. - Alex Haley
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|05-03-2012, 06:35 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Learning to live again
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Upstate New York
Hi Roosta! You sound ready - that's great. I felt relieved when I finally admitted it, too. Wish I had still been in my 30's when I saw the light. We're glad to have you with us.
You are so much more than the worst thing you've
ever done. - Fr. Gregory Boyle, Homeboy Industries
Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it well and serenely, and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. - Emerson
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|05-03-2012, 06:53 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2010
I know what you mean about the relief...... Until I posted here, I didn't realize how alone I felt trying to do this on my own (and failing) and putting on a happy face for the world.
Glad you've joined us - keep reading and posting!
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|05-04-2012, 03:33 AM||#11 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2012
Made it through the night okay. Off to work but I will respond later about my plan and such. There is no more alcohol in my home.
Talk to you all soon, thanks for the warm welcome
|05-04-2012, 11:48 AM||#12 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2012
I tried AA once before, and found a lot of comfort in the rooms. I only made it six weeks that time, five years ago. Since then I attempted suicide, lost custody of my little boy, which sent me into a long period of me being a functional drunk. I could hide the pain okay during the day, it was coming home to an empty house that killed me.
I have a good support system, a wonderful new husband who does not drink, and does not ridicule or judge me. I do see my son quite often. I want to be sober and happy again. I want to do this for myself because I've spent the last 15 years being dragged down by a demon, and its one I let in. No more cowering and hiding. I can't live this way anymore.
Thanks for listening.
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