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Old 11-02-2006, 11:39 AM
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Unhappy I could use a hand here....

I know I need help because as hard as I try I cannot stay sober. This has been the case for 20 years. It has effected every part of my life and I cannot stand it any more. I have been sober in the past but nothing seems to work.

My mood gets worse as I realize what I have done to myself, others and my career.

My home life sucks because of things I have done and said. When there is someone else home I feel just as alone (maybe worse) than when I really am alone. Feeling alone is one reason I drink.

I just want a little support and to not feel alone.
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Old 11-02-2006, 01:20 PM
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Hi frst,

Welcome!

Alcoholism is a disease of isolation. It isolates us from everyone and everything in our lives. You are not alone. We are here to offer encouragement and support and you can stop drinking. Take a look around the boards and I hope you keep posting.
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Old 11-02-2006, 02:49 PM
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When I was drinking, I could feel alone/lonely in a crowded room. Once I quit and made AA meetings an important part of my life, I learned that I could actually be alone but not feel lonely.

I remember telling the first gal I sponsored, "You don't ever have to feel lonely again." Believe it, frst.

This is one of the precepts of Aloholics Anonymous:

"When anyone, anywhere reaches out for help, I want the hand of AA always to be there. And for that: I am responsible."
You said you "could use a hand"...it's here for you...just reach out, and hold on as though your life depended on it.
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Old 11-02-2006, 03:10 PM
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((((Rae)))) well said Darlin,.........

Welcome to the lovely SR....
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Old 11-02-2006, 04:48 PM
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Welcome to a wonderful world of friends who know exactly how you feel because we've been there, are there and many places in between. Browse the whole site. Spiritual can be very comforting and the Cafe has some funny stuff. A laugh is always good for the body and the soul.
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Old 11-02-2006, 05:16 PM
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it's great to see a new member..

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Old 11-02-2006, 05:43 PM
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you are not alone. welcome to a family that will forever embrace you because you are part of the family. God is on your side, he brought you here and has been watching over you your entire life. If you seek him out and ask him for help, he will show you a happiness you never knew you could exist for you. PM anyone here for one-on-one conversation if you would rather communicate that way.

i was ignorance to God's existence my entire life. i turned my back of Him, myself, all the people in my life over and over again. Not only did he not turn his back on me, but the second I asked him for help he lead me on a path that has worked a miracle in my life.

God exists and none of us are every alone with faith. Thank you for coming here. Welcome.
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Old 11-03-2006, 01:06 AM
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Hi Carol
can you help me get into chat - i am receiving bad id/pwd message even if I allow popups
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Old 11-03-2006, 01:59 AM
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Old 11-28-2006, 06:15 PM
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thanks to all p please keep them coming !!!!
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Old 11-28-2006, 06:15 PM
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thanks to all please keep them coming !!!!

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Old 11-28-2006, 06:44 PM
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You have recognized that you have a problem and want to do something about it. Congrats!! This forum is awesome, keep coming back.
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Old 11-28-2006, 06:49 PM
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Welcome to SR! You will find so much strength here. Please come back often.
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