Recovering in Western NY - SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information
Go Back   SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information >
Register Blogs FAQ Members List Calendar Arcade Mark Forums Read





Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-11-2009, 07:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
kittyDr's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Buffalo NY
Posts: 13

Recovering in Western NY


Hey all -

I'm a long time recovering adult child of addict/alcoholics. I'm about to celebrate 21 years of "detachment with love" from my family.

I'm a veterinarian and I just relocated to western New York from the west coast. My new job is great, but my hours have made it really difficult to try out different Al-Anon meetings here. I thought in the meantime I'd check out some online options and found this place. I signed up weeks ago, but have been so busy I haven't had time to think about how to introduce myself.

When I'm not in the clinic I'm usually out driving my Mini CooperS in various solo autocross and rally events. Autosports has been a real gift to me; a great way to come into a brand new area thousands of miles from home, have fun, and make new friends.

Even though I live far away from them, I still keep in touch with my parents. I was "no contact" for nearly a decade, but a few years ago stepped in to help when things got really out of control for them. The cool thing was that I did it on my terms and with my boundaries intact. I pointed them at AA and Al-anon and now they are both active on and off. (Lately more on than off though.)

I am a big advocate of the disease concept of alcoholism/addiction. (2 different diseases with different genetic predispositions, physiological, and neurological changes) I started out as a post-doc in addiction neuro research but I missed being in the clinic too much. So even though the subject is close to my heart, I knew research was the wrong place for me. I used to do a lead on the disease concept for our local newcomers AA meeting that always sparked a lot of good discussion. I really miss it.

It's really nice to meet all of you. There is a lot of ESH to go around here.

-e
kittyDr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2009, 07:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
We Do Recover
 
ANGELINA243's Avatar
Welcome! Glad you are here!
__________________
ANGELINA243 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2009, 07:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
Administrator
 
Dee74's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 177,735
Blog Entries: 1
Welcome Kitty Dr

Look forward to see you around

D
__________________
Dee74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2009, 08:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
everything is already ok
 
nogard's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2005
Location: Melbourne Victoria Australia
Posts: 19,299
Blog Entries: 3
Welcome to SR Kitty
__________________
...And like a bird that's on the wing and is flying free
He can hear the song of home endlessly
nogard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2009, 08:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
Disposable Hero
 
Wolfchild's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Being, ME
Posts: 3,758
Blog Entries: 3
__________________
Any clean addict is a miracle and keeping the miracle alive
is an ongoing process of awareness, surrender, and growth
Wolfchild is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2009, 09:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
Owner of a strange glitch.
 

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: midsouth
Posts: 2,331
Welcome to SR.
thirtybubba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2009, 05:06 AM   #7 (permalink)
bona fido dog-lover
 
least's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: eastern USA
Posts: 79,776
Blog Entries: 32
Welcome to SR KittyDr! Do check out our Friends and Families of Alcoholics/Substance Abusers forums.
__________________
I'd rather live in my car with my dogs than live in a castle without them.

Dogs may not be our whole lives, but they make our lives whole.

Don't wait for the Last Judgement. It takes place every day. -Albert Camus

Find the good and praise it. - Alex Haley

least is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2009, 05:21 AM   #8 (permalink)
Member
 
Mark75's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 6,950


To SR...

Mark
Mark75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2009, 08:46 AM   #9 (permalink)
Well, I'm on my way
 

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: El Paso, Texas
Posts: 276
Blog Entries: 1
It's great to have you with us. You've found a great group. I'll look forward to your insights.
__________________
One foot in front of the other; one step at a time

"Anne stopped drinking and never looked back."
That's my story. I read it every morning, and I'm sticking to it.
mariechi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2009, 08:35 PM   #10 (permalink)
Member
 
kittyDr's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Buffalo NY
Posts: 13
Thanks for the welcome.

I'll have to introduce myself on the friends and families forums as well!

-e
kittyDr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2009, 08:13 AM   #11 (permalink)
Member
 
vegibean's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: SE and then South some more
Posts: 2,649
I think you'd would be LOVED big time over in F&F!!

Glad you joined us Kitty, welcome to SR. This is a great site.
__________________
"When you're green, you grow, when you're ripe, you rot. Don't stop learning." ~ Unknown
vegibean is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing this Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:28 PM.