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Old 04-09-2014, 05:58 AM
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Helping A Friend

I have a friend coming home from rehab on Sunday. I have 3 solid and grateful years of sobriety under my feel which means I am still a toddler lol I connect with women's groups, church etc... He is a male, a lot older than me, in his 60's retired Navy harley driving fun old man. I know my road is not his and that he has to find his own way when he comes home. I am married with children and I want to be there for him and so does my family but I also know that we can't become him whole support system. Did I mention he lived next door lol I am looking for some men's groups or something to offer to him and point him in the right direction. I am committed to praying for him, sharing a cup of coffee but he needs to get plugged in and the facility he is coming out of in 8 hours away so they are just letting him go but it's not like he has that place to return for meetings and support. Anyway...just venting and asking for prayers as he makes his way home and begins his own journey to the blessings and promises sober life has to offer!
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Old 04-09-2014, 06:15 AM
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Was he a self referral to rehab? If so, that's great!...meaning that he recognized he needs help and wants to become sober.

The only thing I can offer is to be friendly, supportive, but most importantly, don't take his continued sobriety onto yourself as your responsibility. If he isn't able to remain sober, that's his cross to bear...you must do your best to not blame yourself if he has a relapse. Self, always...them, whatever you can spare after self.
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Old 04-09-2014, 06:25 AM
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He was yes, he went willingly and on his own accord. I am just going to direct him to the local beaches AA house and he will be on his way. Thanks so much!
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