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|08-04-2012, 12:53 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2012
Hi. Im New
Hi Everyone. I've been lurking for awhile and now I'm ready to share. My name is Sherri. I've been a drunk/alcoholic for 16 years. I have done so much harm to my family relationships that I can't even put in here because it hurts too much. For the last 16 years I have drank every single day. Seriously, every day. By the grace of God, I have never gotten a dui. I want to get better but I dont know how. thanks for listening.
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|08-04-2012, 01:00 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2004
Welcome Sherri !
I suggest you seek medical assistance in detoxing from alcohol.
" 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
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|08-04-2012, 01:20 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2012
Welcome to SR. You've come to the right place. There is so much support and understanding here. We'll support you every step of the way on your sober journey, but ultimately it comes down to you... are you ready to be sober? Honestly? 100%? Do you need it? There is no magic way, but there are many recovery programmes available. You'll find them on the main page of this forum. I wish you the best of luck in your recovery. Let us know how you get on. x
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|08-04-2012, 01:24 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2011
Welcome to SR Sherri
Are you getting any face to face support too? x
“The future you have tomorrow, won't be the same future you had yesterday.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Rant
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|08-04-2012, 01:34 PM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2012
Welcome Sherri. I can certainly feel the pain you are having, after the difficulty that drinking has caused with your relationships. I can tell you are good person from the way you care so much. We can do this!
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|08-04-2012, 01:39 PM||#11 (permalink)|
in my 24th year of sobriety
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Canada. About as far south as you can get
All the best to you.
.If you want to drink, that's your business .....
.If you want to quit, that's A.A.'s business.
. --- driven by a hundred forms of fear, self-delusion, self-seeking, and self-pity.
. L.D. 1989
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|08-04-2012, 02:34 PM||#12 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Austin, Texas
I am so glad you found SR.....this place literally saved my life. Please stick around - we care and understand.
|08-04-2012, 03:53 PM||#13 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: South Seas
Be smart and see a Dr
|08-04-2012, 04:00 PM||#14 (permalink)|
Learning to live again
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Upstate New York
Welcome sherri. I drank every day for many years, too. It was never enough, and no amounts made me feel good or happy. I convinced myself I couldn't live without it. I was so wrong. It brings us nothing but misery and turns our lives into chaos.
I also damaged my family relationships. No one understood what I was going through - there apparently are no other alcoholics in my family. The things I did bothered me so much that it was very hard to face life sober, but we must get past all that guilt so we can start our new life. Don't let yourself be held down by dwelling on the past. You can rise above all the troubles and reclaim your life. People will realize you're recovering, and they'll see you in a new light. Keep posting sherri!
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
|08-04-2012, 05:34 PM||#15 (permalink)|
Powerless over Alcohol
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Trudging the Road to Happy Destiny!
Morning, Day, and Nightly drinker here for over 20. You dont have to live that anymore. Thankfully you didnt hurt or kill anyone or yourself will drinking and driving. I thank my god all the time for that. I drank and drove , every time I drove I had or was drinking for many many years. Wasnt till in the 30's I got 4 duis. The first three I blamed on Ohio and the police , wasnt ready to accept responsibliy yet. Lots of yets out there still have if I were to pick up again.
Its not a prize fight , you dont beat it. You learn to live without it. Once you ever think youve beat it , and with that thinking you will. Your alcoholic voice will tell you its okay, and off to the races you go.
Glad you found us, and I hope you find a program to help you learn not only to stay stopped on drinking, but learn the skills to live life without it.
"The only real thing in life are dreams, which nature cant touch with decay." Bob Dylan
"Each day,somewhere in the world ,recovery begins when one alcoholic talks with another alcoholic , sharing experience,strength and hope."
|08-04-2012, 05:39 PM||#16 (permalink)|
bona fido dog-lover
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: eastern USA
Blog Entries: 31
Welcome to the family! YOu've come to a great place for support and good info. I too did a lot of damage to family relationships but now my family life is normal and happy. I feel alive now, not just existing from bottle to bottle.
Glad you joined us!
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
|08-04-2012, 09:44 PM||#18 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2010
It gets easier as you go and you'll get stronger and feel better mentally and physically, which will help you feel better about yourself, too. Do be careful with detox - they often get worse each time, so you can't always predict what's going to happen based on past experience. Anyway..... Glad you're here - Welcome sherri!
|08-04-2012, 10:02 PM||#19 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Southeast US
Blog Entries: 1
Sherri, congratulations on making the choice to get sober.
I lived with shame for the better part of 10 years before I made that decision and joined this web site. I think that you will find a lot of like minded people here on SR who want to help.
Spend some time in the forums, connect with people here. You will gain insights and it will get better.
Best wishes to you.
"This above all: to thine own self be true."
Sobriety Date: July 26, 2012
|08-05-2012, 12:34 AM||#20 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2011
Blog Entries: 5
welcome I am glad you are here. The sober life is better and is possible.
Let everyone be my teacher and RTFD
May 15 2011
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