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Old 01-18-2016, 01:52 PM
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You probably already have this Fab....

Online Intergroup : Alcoholics Anonymous

I know it's not f2f meetings, but there is still some wonderful support.
Every tool we can add, right?
Hello, Thanks for the link. I did have it stored away for a rainy day, I think Dee sent it to me in my early days here, but had not really looked at it until now.

I took the time to take a good look at it this afternoon and found it very interesting. I even managed to find détails of meetings that take place in French that are moderated by a group in Paris which is of interest to me.

I would like to ask a question, which may seem silly to some but my Mum always taught me that there is no such thing as a silly question so here goes..! What would the site provide me with that I can't already get here? Will it bring me new/different kind of support? Or will it reinforce what you guys, and this site, gives me?

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Old 01-18-2016, 01:56 PM
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I am going to let someone who is doing meetings regularly answer that Fab.

But for me, every tool I add to my recovery makes me stronger, and happier, and closer to be the woman I always knew I could be.
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Old 01-18-2016, 01:58 PM
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Just saw your op right now. I am so glad you did not leave Fabat. Don't give up on yourself because (as the length of this thread shows) we sure are not giving up on you.
Why don't you also join us at the 24 hours recovery connection? Check in every day and commit not to drink that day.
http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...ml#post5745890


You said it sis!!!
Just checked in Sis. Thanks x
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Old 01-18-2016, 04:29 PM
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I haven't read this entire thread, but it looks like you've made the decision to stay on this website. That's great.

If it was a requirement that we had to leave if we relapsed I wouldn't be a member here anymore. And I suspect 1000's of others wouldn't be also.
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Old 01-18-2016, 04:41 PM
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If it was a requirement that we had to leave if we relapsed I wouldn't be a member here anymore. And I suspect 1000's of others wouldn't be also.
Yes, so many would be gone that it wouldn't be much of a site.

Plus, encouraging those struggling ones brings much pleasure.

So as not to suffer as we did.

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Old 01-18-2016, 08:25 PM
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Today was my 70 day. I posted a long post on our class of November thread a couple of hours ago saying how totally amazing and proud of myself I felt. I was on cloud nine. My Young son and I went to a meditation workshop this afternoon then walked around our beautiful town. Blue skies, we had a fantastic bonding afternoon. Came home, cooked a lovely dinner, watched a lovely programme honouring Celine Dions deceased husband. All was just perfect. And now I am drinking.3/4 of the way through the first bottle of wine. I can't find the words to say how disappointed, humiliated, angry, frustrated I am with myself. I feel like such a ******* hypocrite. I am going to bow out of this forum for a while. I don't feel dignified enough to warrant your support. And I will never be credible enough to support others There are so many amazing people here I want to thank.. KIKI, Dee, SoberLeigh, Beccy Bean, Tee tree, Merganilso (Italy!), Enfin, Steely ... I could go on and on too many of you to name. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will slink off tail between my legs and hope to be back among you at some point in the future. I just feel so ******. All the best to you all. Fab x
Fabat...we seriously don't want you to leave! We need you! Please stay with us in the November class. Just because you hit a little speed bump doesn't mean you should quit. We don't judge! We love you unconditionally! (((Fabat)))
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Old 01-18-2016, 08:28 PM
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Don't you dare quit on us, Fabat! We need you back in the Class of november! You're helping us as much when you struggle as you do when you're strong. And if anyone can understand what it's like to go from feeling amazing about sobriety to drinking several bottles of wine, in just a few hours - it's us! Stay with us, Fabat! You have nothing to be ashamed of.
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Old 01-18-2016, 08:39 PM
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Ok so I kept reading the posts and saw that you are staying!!! Yay!!! :-)
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Old 01-19-2016, 01:52 AM
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i'm back since the 30th December after 8 years behind me , 2015 was spent switching seats on the titanic from alcohol to over the counter and under the counter medication , illegal drugs , you name it i got my hands on it.
i took plenty of it but always brought me back to booze.
i am now just starting to feel ok with the help from the good people on here and AA.
AA at the moment is just helping me get out of the damn house and meet with people but I do know there is a hell of a lot more to be got.
Great to see you back posting.
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Old 01-19-2016, 03:17 AM
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i'm back since the 30th December after 8 years behind me , 2015 was spent switching seats on the titanic from alcohol to over the counter and under the counter medication , illegal drugs , you name it i got my hands on it.
i took plenty of it but always brought me back to booze.
i am now just starting to feel ok with the help from the good people on here and AA.
AA at the moment is just helping me get out of the damn house and meet with people but I do know there is a hell of a lot more to be got.
Great to see you back posting.
Hi Paddy, I have been following your posts since you joined. I am so pleased that you are feeling more positive. One step at a time. We can do it.
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Old 01-19-2016, 04:20 AM
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Hi Paddy, I have been following your posts since you joined. I am so pleased that you are feeling more positive. One step at a time. We can do it.

One step at a time. One day at a time. I`ve got over 20 years of continuous sobriety but you know what?

Are you drinking now? No? Neither am I.

So we`re both doing alright.

(Another plug for SR. It`s an excellent resource with tons of good advice.)
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Old 01-19-2016, 08:38 AM
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hi Fab,
i'm interested to know what the rehab/treatment place recommends people do when they leave there? what follow-up services/groups/support is available in communities around there?

seems there would need to be some options?

and if you're thinking AA might not be a fit for you, maybe really dig down and find what else might be out there for f2f support.
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Old 01-19-2016, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Ken33xx View Post
One step at a time. One day at a time. I`ve got over 20 years of continuous sobriety but you know what?

Are you drinking now? No? Neither am I.

So we`re both doing alright.

(Another plug for SR. It`s an excellent resource with tons of good advice.)
Indeed that is the only way, I got to a meeting today and then to my solicitor to try and bring closure to all the money I owe.
It all worked out positive.
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Old 01-19-2016, 12:32 PM
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Hi Paddy, I have been following your posts since you joined. I am so pleased that you are feeling more positive. One step at a time. We can do it.
Exactly Fabat, keep it in the day or even in the moment, If you have food in the refrigerator and a roof over your head , access to SR and in time you might venture to a meeting.. Baby steps, that's what I'm doing at the moment and each day is getting better but I'm able to face the challenges ahead of me.
I heard the birds singing yesterday morning, something I haven't heard in a long time.
It's always a good sign when we can admire nature, it means for me the Fog is lifting...
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