I suppose I should say "Hi"

Old 10-28-2009, 08:29 PM
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I suppose I should say "Hi"


My name is Christina, aka canders7.

I found this forum after someone told me about it tonight when I attended an Al-Anon meeting. Yay - I like chatting.

I'm 23, living in Ottawa Ontario. I'm also a university student studying psychology/religion.

Hmmmm... lets see.

I stopped drinking as of July 20th, 2008 with (some) help from AA. Mostly more willpower and God's help than anything else. And me knowing that I needed to quit - so I did.

Then I started attending ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) meetings, thinking that was my issue. It IS, but the meetings are sorely underattended and it's awkward being so young and dealing with this sort of stuff.

So I decided to give Al-Anon a chance and really enjoy it actually. It's a larger meeting and it makes me feel less awkward when there are people there around my own age!

I'm also free from self-injury as of February 20th, 2007 which is still a big struggle for me today.

I'm disabled (wheelchair user) and have depression and all that associated junk.

I'm going to hopefully be attending a CODA meeting soon once I figure out accessibility issues... but anyways!!

HI!! It's so weird being a new member of a forum since I'm an administrator elsewhere on other forums for mental health stuff.
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Old 10-28-2009, 08:33 PM
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Hi and welcome canders7. Glad you found us and well done on your recovery !
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Hi Christina
Well done on your recovery time

Welcome to SR!
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:49 AM
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Welcome to SR Christina
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Old 10-29-2009, 04:30 AM
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Welcome to SR canders, check out the Friends & Family section, lots of fine people there. Congrats on your recovery.
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Old 10-29-2009, 04:39 AM
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Hi there:-)
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Old 10-29-2009, 05:26 AM
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Welcome to SR! Do check out the Friends and Family forums, there's also a forum for children of alcoholics. I'm glad you joined the family.
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