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Old 04-05-2010, 11:40 PM
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Hi Mike from Scotland here - I am an alcoholic. Decided I cant go on like this and have to give up. God give me the strength to do so.

Alcohol is ruining my life and everythig that I love, I have a chance to rescue things if I act promptly now.


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Welcome to SR Mike

You'll find a lot of help and encouragement here...a fair few Scots too

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Hi Mike!

Welcome to SR! Have you read the stickies at the top of the forums? There's lots of good advice and support here. Do you a recovery plan?

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Old 04-05-2010, 11:59 PM
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and .....the smartest.....

Glad you are heading into a brighter sober life
Welcome to our recovery community Mike...
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Old 04-06-2010, 12:02 AM
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Recovery Plan

No real recovery plan. I dont have a clue. However my body and my mind are screeming at me "You cant go on you must stop!". I dont think I have a chice unless I accept a very nasty end.....I have crossed the line / gone through a doorway from a mental perception point of view.

Like many, I feel as if some old frind of mine has died.

One day at a time & pray to the Good Lord.


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Old 04-06-2010, 12:42 AM
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" I have a chance to rescue things if I act promptly now."

Mike, time to do something NOW !!
No time to waste !
Best of luck.
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Old 04-06-2010, 03:20 AM
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hello mike,im in scotland too.
welcome to sr.
i tried many times on my own to give up.....i couldnt.
i go to AA.i have a life infinetly better than the existence i lived before.
why not give it a go? the poeple there have all been right at the very begining like you are.they will understand you and some will show you how to recover from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body.
i was terrified of stopping,looking back alcohol was my "solution" to life and everything in it.take that away and what am i left with?.....me and my messed up head.
i needed something in my life to replace what i thought alcohol had given me.
i get this in the form of the 12 steps of AA.
you are in my prayers.
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Welcome to SR! Deciding to stop drinking is a smart move. Stop now before it stops you. I hope we can be of help to you in your quest to get sober.
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Dear Mike,

Just sending you some words of support to let you know that you are not alone in this and many of us identify with what you say. I crossed the line in February, after abusing alcohol for the last 20 years, and will be 60 days sober on Thursday please God! Being Irish I understand the cultural pressures we have - at home in Ireland (now living in Brussels) everything revolves around the pub! Will be heading home in May for a couple of family events and will be my first 'alcohol free' ones.

I've also started going back to Mass since February which I have to say is giving me great strength and comfort - I went on a 3 day retreat in March and came back a much stronger person and feel I'm getting stronger day by day.

Take good care of yourself and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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Hi Mike,

I'm glad you made the decision to live a sober life. There is lots of support here, so keep reading and posting.
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Old 04-06-2010, 07:03 AM
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Originally Posted by dellsonic View Post
Hi Mike from Scotland here - I am an alcoholic. Decided I cant go on like this and have to give up. God give me the strength to do so.

Alcohol is ruining my life and everythig that I love, I have a chance to rescue things if I act promptly now.


Mike
I think you just made a great decision
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Welcome, Mike!

Like Almath and Charmie said, having sober people around who have been where you're at is really important.

So glad you found this forum. Also, AA is not for everybody, but you will find other people in recovery there who you can relate to. There's no lifetime membership required - maybe just check it out for the people connection...

My wreckless life was saved by a counselor who is in recovery himself and also professionally certified for alcoholism and drug abuse (called a LADAC) treatment. I had no job, no insurance and found him through my community rehab center.

Putting the drink down is the first part of recovery - developing a program to enhance your mind, body and spirit is essential in living a full, contented life in recovery. Anyone can stop drinking for a period of time. Doing the second part enables me to live fully without alcohol and I highly recommend it!
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Hi Mike from Scotland here - I am an alcoholic. Decided I cant go on like this and have to give up. God give me the strength to do so.

Alcohol is ruining my life and everythig that I love, I have a chance to rescue things if I act promptly now.


Mike
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