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Old 11-08-2009, 09:17 PM
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Welcome to SR.

One of the best things about AA is that you don't have to go, and neither do the other people who show up there. (I'm not referring to anyone court ordered tho, and I think that doesn't work anyway, imho.) I go because I know without help I'm a goner, I'm without hope and without faith, I'm just plain screwed up without help. Am I ashamed of that, well, yes I was, but not anymore. One day it clicked for me, booze just had to go and I am left with this bonehead in my life...me, lol. So, now what, well, I gotta learn a new way to live, and I can't do that by doing my same old, same old way of living. I have to learn a new way and AA has a program to so just that. 12 steps. The steps make sense to me and that means I need to learn how to do them, then do them. I hope you give the steps a chance.
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Old 11-09-2009, 04:39 AM
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don't do meds bro, it's poison. you should carefully inspect and monitor everything you put into your body. research those poison pills i guarantee the ingredients and effects will frighten you. it's very rare that people need 'pills'.

you need a good quality fish/cod liver oil(essential fatty acid) vit C, Vit D(if you don't get sun regularly) high quality multivitamin, a green supplement(spirulina is the best) organic red meats, chicken turkey, organic fruits and veggies and nuts for a regular diet. you need regular exercise, weights and cardio. as for a hobby join a gym that will train you in mixed martial arts, it will change your life.
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Old 11-09-2009, 07:28 AM
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Ready for Day 6! Odly enough, I've slept better than I have , seemingly in years, Saturday night and then last night. Feeling pretty good this AM.
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Old 11-09-2009, 10:12 AM
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Hey fellow Torontonian!

You may find this website useful. It's the Drug and Alcohol Registry of Treatment for Ontario:

The Drug and Alcohol Registry of Treatment

you can search by location (Toronto)

or call the 7/24 toll-free number 1-800-565-8603.

Hang in there.
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Old 11-09-2009, 10:50 AM
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Welcome to SR here, I am married to a Canadian if that matters!!! LOL.
While thinking of AA which I highly reccommend why not read the book Alcohollics Anonymous online here Big Book On Line or pick up a copy at an AA meeting or a book store. Take you time reading it and see if you can not relate to much of what it says.

Here are a few quotes out of it that you may find interesting:

We know that while the alcoholic keeps away from
drink, as he may do for months or years, he reacts
much like other men. We are equally positive that
once he ta kes any a lcohol whate ver into his system,
something happens, both in the bodily and mental
sense, which makes it virtually impossible for him to
stop. The experience of any alcoholic will abundantly confirm
this.
The idea
that somehow, someday he w ill control a nd enjoy his
drinking is the great obsession of every abnormal
drinker. The persistenc e of this illusion is astonishing.
Many pursue it into the gates of insanity or death.
We lea rned that w e had to fully conce de to our innermost
selves that we were a lcoholics. This is the
first step in recovery. The delusion that we are like
other people, or presently may be, has to be smashed.
We alcoholics are men and women who have lost
the ability to control our d rinking. We know that no
real alcoholic ever recovers control. All of us felt at
times that we we re regaining control, but such intervals--
usually b rief--were ine vitab ly followed by still
less control, which led in time to pitiful and incomprehensible
demoralization. We are convinced to a man
that alcoholics of our type are in the grip of a progressive
illness. Over any considerable period we get
worse, never better.
I highly reccommend reading this book whether you decide to use AA as a recovery method or not, it was written by recovering alcoholics for those seeking recovery.
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Old 11-09-2009, 11:51 AM
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Here, I suggest you do something a little stronger than "definitely intend to commit". You're stalling, my friend. If you're really serious about wanting to quit drinking, then intending to go to a meeting won't hack it. Go! And while you're there listen. Pick up a Big Book. Get some phone numbers. And if the meeting you chose stinks, find another one. But stop intending and start going.
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