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Old 11-02-2009, 03:54 AM
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i am new here. I have had a drink problem since i was 17. I am now 37 and still struggling with it. Over the past year i have got it under control. I was drinking a bottle everday and it was affecting my health. Now i try to stick to just friday. I can not have just one drink. I see a counsellor. I want to get off and stay off alcohol. As it is dangerous for md to drink and it has wrecked relationships. So i am looking for support and understanding to do this. And hopefully i can help others here too.
I am so glad i've found this site. It looks fab!

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Old 11-02-2009, 04:03 AM
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to SR Pixie, this is a great place for support and nice to see another Brit on board
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Old 11-02-2009, 04:07 AM
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Old 11-02-2009, 04:26 AM
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Old 11-02-2009, 04:52 AM
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Hi Pixie37 - that's a great decision you've made! At 37 I was still determined to control my drinking. That was never possible, & I've left a trail of destruction behind me. It never occurred to me to stop all together, but that was the only way for me. You won't ever have to experience the hell most of us have by continuing to let it destroy your life. We're glad you found SR - let us know how you're doing.
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Old 11-02-2009, 05:34 AM
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Old 11-02-2009, 05:40 AM
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Welcome Pixie.
PS: I've tried only Fridays and it didn't work for me, only Nodays works for me.
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Old 11-02-2009, 05:50 AM
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Old 11-02-2009, 06:57 AM
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Thank you very much for the kind welcome everyone.
Think you are right sapphie going to have to be no days for me too. And that is going to be a very hard struggle for me.

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Old 11-02-2009, 07:03 AM
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Welcome Pixie! I just joined, sober one week and it has been a really great week. Give it a go and quit the booze, can't hurt, right?

I'm in the UK too and have found the AA meetings here really nice.
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Old 11-02-2009, 07:05 AM
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hey there pixie,nice to meet you and welcome to sr! i had a drink problem from the age of about 17 too (got taken to an AA meeting at 18) and im 37 also! ive been sober 9 months and it wasnt easy to begin with,i was an everyday allday drinker (chronic alki actually) but it is so worth it.i couldnt get and stay sober on my own so i went to AA.my life has changed beyond recognition in a very short time.life is great these days.a complete turn around! sr is a wonderful resource in mine and lots of others folks recovery.i wish you well and welcome again.
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Old 11-02-2009, 07:08 AM
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hello fellow brit, you will find loads of support and info here, this site is great!
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Old 11-02-2009, 07:49 AM
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Thank you all.
Yeah i was taken to AA when i was 18 but just didn't take it seriously. I spent 3 months at AA last year but couldn't stop. I left and then stuck with counsellor. I have ended up on my 1st bad binge over weekend. Got through 4 bottles and i've just scared myself. I do not want to go back the way i was stupid. Thought i could handle bottles in my house again. But no stupid me eh just drunk the lot.

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Old 11-02-2009, 08:45 AM
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when you say you tried AA pixie,do you mean you went to meetings or got a sponsor and worked the steps? there is a huge difference.i went back four years ago,and just sat in meetings.it didnt work.this time when i went at the begining of the year i did it differently.i looked for another woman who had a sparkle in her eye and a quiet confidence and asked her to be my sponsor.since working the steps i have no cravings or no desire to drink.the problem has been removed.
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Old 11-02-2009, 09:02 AM
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I was taken to many meetings at AA last year. I got a sponser but she kept letting me down and i just couldn't stop. So i had to leave but i stopped the everyday drinking myself with help of the counsellor. If i can do that maybe now i can actually get off it now completely myself with counsellor. I need to refocus and do i set a date to quit completely?
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Old 11-02-2009, 10:01 AM
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How about November 2, 2009?
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Old 11-02-2009, 10:27 AM
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yeh,today is as good a day as any?
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Old 11-02-2009, 10:43 AM
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Welcome to SR Pixie37, today I would think to be the best day. Alcoholism is a progressive disease, it gets worse with evey drink, it never gets better, it never levels off, it always gets worse.

Have you mentioned AA to your counselor?

If I was in a fight for my life I would want every tool at my disposal, I would not limit myself to a single tool.
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Old 11-02-2009, 11:06 AM
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Old 11-02-2009, 11:08 AM
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Hi Pixie. Bet you'll get all kinds of great insight here. Welcome to SR!!
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