New! Introducing myself....

Old 09-14-2008, 07:44 AM
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New! Introducing myself....

Hi everyone.

I've been reading a lot of your threads and decided it was time for me to indroduce myself.

I'm not sure if I am an alcoholic or not, and it really doesn't matter, because I do know I am a problem drinker. I should not be drinking period because of some of the medication I am on.

I don't get drunk a lot, but I drink everyday. Sometimes I'll start the day saying I am not going to today..... but end up doing it anyway (to beat myself up????). I recently went without drinking for 40 days with no problem.... I can't remember what got me started again? Probably a fight with my SO. Anger is usually my biggest trigger.

I was in AA for 12 years, and I don't believe it is the right way for me to go this time, so I am searching out other support.

I do not WANT to drink anymore. Even if it's a drink or two at night to relax. I don't want that crutch and I certainly don't want my liver to go to hell because I am drinking on medication that clearly states not to drink alcoholic beverages.

So thank you for letting me introduce myself. You all seem so supportive and loving. I look forward to coming here and actually posting.
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Old 09-14-2008, 07:52 AM
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Hi Whisper and welcome, from another relative newbie.

I know what you mean about not wanting to drink, but you've done 40 days sober in the past so you know you can do it!

Good luck
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Old 09-14-2008, 07:55 AM
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Thank you headintheclouds! Today is the day I have decided to give it another shot. My SO quit drinking.... he calls it the "Devil's Juice." And I think he may be right!
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Old 09-14-2008, 08:32 AM
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Welcome to SR Whisper. You will find a lot of support and helpful information. You can do it with AA or without. Find what works for you and stick with it.

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Old 09-14-2008, 08:42 AM
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Old 09-14-2008, 08:57 AM
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Welcome Whisper!

I am so glad you decided to post.
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Old 09-14-2008, 09:41 AM
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Old 09-14-2008, 12:53 PM
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Here is a link ith various recovery methods for you to explore

As you do know how to quit...:Good for you!...
you might find SMART beneficial.

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Old 09-14-2008, 12:56 PM
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Welcome Whsiper. You're right it doesn't matter on the label. If you're not comfortable or don't believe you're an alcoholic - who cares? You have a desire to quit drinking and this a great place to get support to do just that. Welcome!!
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