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|08-04-2012, 12:09 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2012
I don't know where to start. I know I'm looking for support.
I'm looking for people who understand. I've read some posts here and feel like I'm not alone. I hate drinking. But I do it anyways. I start drinking I think because I feel I want to be around people and have a "good time". But I never stop until I physically can't drink anymore. I don't like who I am when I'm drunk.
Whatever it's called, it's a problem for me. It's causing problems in my day to day life.
|08-04-2012, 12:11 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2004
Good news - you don't have to drink ever again !
It took me a few tries, but sober life is so much better...
" Failing to prepare, is preparing to fail "
" It's not how hard you fall, but how high you bounce back"
Sober date : February 6th, 2011
|08-04-2012, 01:16 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2011
Welcome to SR Gilberto
I felt like I was drinking under duress for the last few years of my drinking. I didn't want to do it but I couldn't stop myself. You've come for a really good place for support. Have you ever tried to get help for your drinking before? x
“The future you have tomorrow, won't be the same future you had yesterday.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Rant
|08-04-2012, 01:42 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2012
I did quit cold turkey several years back. And it lasted for a period of a couple years. I didn't even keep track. However, it required me to break off contact with everyone I knew. I wasn't drinking but I was very lonely.
I have a good idea what's ahead of me. People that I need to get out of my life. I need to find positive replacements.
|08-04-2012, 01:52 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2012
Welcome to SR. You're definitely not alone here. We're all here for a reason and so we can probably relate to a lot of what you're feeling/doing and have felt/done. Being sober doesn't mean that you have to be lonely. I've cut a lot of things out of my life due to not finding them entertaining any more but because I'm now sober and happy I've been able to rekindle relationships that mean something... I may not have as many 'friends' now, but the ones I have aren't entirely focused on alcohol. I hope things go well for you this time and I wish you all the best on your sober journey.
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|08-04-2012, 03:56 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: South Seas
Welcome to SR Gilberto.
I think a successful recovery has two phases - one is not drinking/drugging...the other is finding a way to be happy about that
You'll find a lot of support here
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|08-04-2012, 04:08 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Learning to live again
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Upstate New York
Welcome Gilberto. We all understand, most of us have felt that way. We drink to have fun, relax, feel social - but then it ends up having the opposite effect. You'll feel much better when you kick it out of your life. Glad you found us - please keep posting.
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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