I'm giving up

Old 09-22-2016, 01:28 PM
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I have an interview tomorrow!!
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Old 09-22-2016, 02:18 PM
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That's terrific! Good work!
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Old 09-22-2016, 03:26 PM
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Very happy to hear that YoungHyde.
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Old 09-22-2016, 03:36 PM
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I have an interview tomorrow!!
Nice -- good luck.
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Old 09-22-2016, 04:52 PM
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That is great news, looking forward to hearing how it goes!
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Old 09-22-2016, 04:56 PM
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It's good that you have a job interview, YoungHyde.

Drop the alcohol and all illegal drugs, however, or you may have some very big problems. Those mandated DUI treatment programs usually do random drug and alcohol tests. They may have been lenient on a first offense, but they are often very harsh with non-compliance.

You should definitely check the requirements, but I would wager that as far as the state of South Carolina is concerned, it has also suspended your license to drink or use. Besides, you will probably get some more breathing room if you can tell your mother that you are done with all of that.

You have a second chance, but consider that you may not get a third one.
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Old 09-22-2016, 05:13 PM
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I would be willing to bet If you are honest with yourself you will find alcohol is at the root of every problem you have mentioned. They are the symptoms of alcoholism. The solution certainly is not suicide the solution is stopping drinking by getting the help you need. Things look dark right now but it is amazing how fast things get better when we do nothing more than put the plug in the jug.

The problems you are facing are short term problems. I found help with professional treatment, AA, and God but there are other ways. There are many here who's lived were falling apart far worse than yours and today they are sober and happy.

Happiness is within your power, sobriety is within your grasp. Take the first step and put together a sobriety plan and just don't drink today
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Old 09-22-2016, 05:46 PM
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I hope the interview goes well.
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Old 09-22-2016, 05:50 PM
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You're gonna knock em dead, YoungHyde.
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Old 09-22-2016, 06:26 PM
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Hang in there buddy. We're rootin for ya!!
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Old 09-22-2016, 10:20 PM
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Good luck YoungHyde
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Old 09-23-2016, 04:24 AM
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Thinking of you this morning YoungHyde and wishing you the best for your interview today. Regardless of whether or not you get the job it is a great learning experience doing a job interview; if you don't get this job it will help you better prepare for the next one.
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Old 09-23-2016, 10:17 AM
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What I found is that the suckiness drops away when I got sober. It doesn't happen overnight. The problems have to be addressed piece by piece. Some of them even solved themselves once I stopped beating my brains with booze.
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Old 09-23-2016, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by YoungHyde25 View Post
I have an interview tomorrow!!
You made your own luck with all those calls, and got an interview. Well done. There is probably a ratio of calls to interviews. I make x calls to get an interview, if you get what I mean.

Quitting the booze is a lot like job hunting. You only fail when you stop trying, though sometimes we have to change our approach as we begin to learn what does and doesn't work.
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Old 09-24-2016, 08:09 AM
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Don't give up YoungHyde25! I can relate to you on so many levels. My mom kicked me out of the house because I didn't tie up the bag the loaf of bread was in. She threw a glass cup at my head. I was still making my sandwich!!!! I was 16 at the time. I never saw her again until my early 20's. I didn't have a license or car for 10 years and had to walk, ride the bus, and carpool. I attempted suicide, but was interrupted and I ended staying in the psych ward (mandatory) for a couple weeks or maybe a week. I hated life because life hated me, or so I thought. Thanks to my stay in the psych ward I was introduced to AA and that's when my recovery started and my life started to improve albeit VERY SLOWLY. I'm not perfect and I have had my share of relapses and a bad one recently. Don't let that get you down. Keep fighting. Nothing good comes easily. Don't compare yourself to others because what you see is just their facade. We all have worn that mask showing people we are doing just fine when we really aren't. The world is a better place with you in it.
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