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Old 08-23-2007, 07:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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...My first meeting is on Saturday...


Wish me luck. I would go to a meeting tomorrow but I can't find one in my area. The one on Saturday's located in a convenient location...it's on my school's campus. It's at 8AM. Bla, but that'll ensure that I don't do anything stupid on Friday. I don't know why I'm not really nervous to attend this one. Maybe because other students that'll be attending are alcoholics, too, so they probably wouldn't judge me. This is a new school, but right now I'm not scared. I just want to beat this thing.
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Old 08-23-2007, 07:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm so glad that you're taking care of yourself.

I hope the meeting is a positive experience for you.
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Old 08-23-2007, 07:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That's great news B2B! Going to meetings was a turning point for me.
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Old 08-23-2007, 07:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Good for you!

You will meet new sober friends to hang with.
If you can....say you are new + ask for a meeting list.

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Old 08-23-2007, 08:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 08-23-2007, 08:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I think you will be surprised at how welcome and at home you are going to feel...good luck....Cathy
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Old 08-23-2007, 09:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I'm proud of you for taking this step. I'll be thinking of you on Saturday morning.
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Old 08-23-2007, 10:00 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I'm so glad to hear this

I'm still thinking of you and praying for you sweetie.

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Old 08-23-2007, 10:20 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm so happy for you that you decided to go. Take care.

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Old 08-24-2007, 05:39 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Old 08-24-2007, 08:14 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone. I'm setting my alarm. I'm determined to make myself go to this. My only concern is to run into a professor I know...how awkward would that be?
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Old 08-24-2007, 08:24 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I remember my first meeting...I was so scared! Now going to meetings feels like visiting with old friends. I'll be thinking of you on Saturady! GH
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Old 08-24-2007, 09:43 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Well - if your professor is there, he/she is there for the same reason you are!

We will be with you in spirit tomorrow morning. You won't be going in there alone.
Set TWO alarms to make sure you get up on time.

Let us know how it goes.

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Old 08-24-2007, 11:06 PM   #14 (permalink)
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You will be fine I am sure. You will meet people just like we are here. Such a variety to say the least. blessings to ya OK
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Old 08-25-2007, 01:18 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone. I'm setting my alarm. I'm determined to make myself go to this. My only concern is to run into a professor I know...how awkward would that be?

Not awkward at all as you will discover. They're there too right?

I have attended meetings with both professors and fellow students at them (and the vet school is very small - only 90 students in my class and we have the same professors for multiple classes and semesters). So we have something in common, big deal.

If anything it's made me wonder about the sanity of my professor with 20+ years sobriety encouraging the class to go to the bars and celebrate after her exam is over.

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Old 08-25-2007, 03:26 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Back- so did you make it to your meeting this morning? How was it?

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Old 08-25-2007, 03:52 PM   #17 (permalink)
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That is great B2B...You can do this.
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Old 08-25-2007, 03:58 PM   #18 (permalink)
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good luck BtoB but I have a feeling you won't need it..like minded people who have recognized they have issues are not about judging others...I think they are worried about themselves and others that need help....be well...let us know hw it works out..
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Old 09-01-2007, 09:32 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the words of encouragement, guys. I am really ashamed to say that I never ended up going. =( It's not that I didn't want to...I got there, and froze up in the parking lot. I couldn't go inside. I felt sick. Since that day, I have not tried to go back. I haven't drank, though, either.
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Old 09-02-2007, 01:20 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I really don't know what to say b2b.

I just really hope you'll *not* be like me...

I hope you're gonna be smart enough and brave enough to deal with this problem now, nip it in the bud before it becomes an issue *everyone* knows about - parents, teachers, friends, schoolmates, eventually people in the street.....

I'm not scaremongering. I've been there.
It progresses, it will consume you and take every scrap of your dignity and self respect with it...no-one is immune - no one like us anyway.

Don't run from this. Admit what you are. Get help. beat this NOW, not at 40.

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