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Old 04-29-2008, 03:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,
My name is Keith and I'm just starting out into the land of sobriety. I am usually a very pleasant and out-going person. However, I have a huge problem with binge-drinking since the age of 15 (I'm 39 now).
I have a wife and family I love, but have made some terrible decisions and found myself completely out of control, to the point that I fear I may lose what I hold most precious.
I am an expat Brit living in California. Unfortunately I have no-one close enough that I feel I can talk to or confide in. So hopefully here I can get some encouragement and advice.

Thank you

Keith
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Old 04-29-2008, 04:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome from a fellow newbie.

I hope we both find what we seek.

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Old 04-29-2008, 04:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome!

You found a good place here. Good people and very active.

You are in no way unique (aside from being a Brit and living in LA LA).

Read some of the threads and you will recognize yourself.

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Old 04-29-2008, 04:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Welcome to SR, there is a lot of recovery on this board!!

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Old 04-29-2008, 04:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome Keith!! I too was a binge drinker...freedom comes when you learn to let go. You need to do this for you...it is an awesome adventure sobriety....remember your not alone!
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Old 04-29-2008, 04:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for the support everyone. And so quick too. One thing I'm looking forward to is watching the show instead of being the show.
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Old 04-29-2008, 04:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
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LOL...I like that...watching the show instead of being the show. You are moving in the right direction...stay on course and life will reveal itself to you!
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Old 04-29-2008, 04:26 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I agree. Who needs to add drama where drama occurs naturally?
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Old 04-29-2008, 05:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Hi Keith,

Ah the drama - I don't miss it at all!

Welcome and I'm glad you found us.
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Old 04-30-2008, 08:41 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:45 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Welcome to SR Keith! Glad that you found us! Please keep posting! Check out the stickies at the top of the forums-
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Old 04-30-2008, 10:04 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Welcome to SR Kmill, lots of good folks here and some good sobriety here as well. Grab a cup of tea, pull up a chair, and chat a while.
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Old 04-30-2008, 11:58 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Keith,

Welcome to SR...

You CAN do this....
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Old 04-30-2008, 12:49 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Hi,
My name is Keith and I'm just starting out into the land of sobriety. I am usually a very pleasant and out-going person. However, I have a huge problem with binge-drinking since the age of 15 (I'm 39 now).
I have a wife and family I love, but have made some terrible decisions and found myself completely out of control, to the point that I fear I may lose what I hold most precious.
I am an expat Brit living in California. Unfortunately I have no-one close enough that I feel I can talk to or confide in. So hopefully here I can get some encouragement and advice.

Thank you

Keith
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Old 04-30-2008, 12:52 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Welcome to SR Keith.
Plenty of decent folk here for support and advice, best wishes.
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Old 05-01-2008, 06:38 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Hi Keith welcome to SR

The title of this thread made me start singing; "Please allow me to introduce myself Im a man of..."

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Old 05-01-2008, 06:42 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Sympathy for the Devil.

Welcome, Keith. I'm new, too. I love reading the board but I haven't yet posted very much.
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Old 05-01-2008, 06:53 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Old 05-02-2008, 01:23 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Welcome, keep posting and let us know how you are doing.

Glass Prisoner is a frequent poster and also lives in Murrietta. He should be around sometime.
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Old 05-02-2008, 01:32 AM   #20 (permalink)
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