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Old 03-26-2014, 08:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, I am new. I have never posted in a forum before so please be patient. Struggling with alcohol addiction and looking for advice.
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hello, I am new. I have never posted in a forum before so please be patient. Struggling with alcohol addiction and looking for advice.
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You'll find lots of helpful advice here. Can u start by telling us a little bit more about yourself?
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Old 03-26-2014, 10:51 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks so much. I've been a heavy drinker since college. Very functional. Hold down a good job. Great relationship. Everything looks great on the surface. I think my family has started to suspect my alcoholism due to changes in my appearance. I am not violent when I drink and my partner has never questioned it. I am, however, becoming extremely depressed when I think about the outlook if I continue this but I don't know how to stop.
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Thanks so much. I've been a heavy drinker since college. Very functional. Hold down a good job. Great relationship. Everything looks great on the surface. I think my family has started to suspect my alcoholism due to changes in my appearance. I am not violent when I drink and my partner has never questioned it. I am, however, becoming extremely depressed when I think about the outlook if I continue this but I don't know how to stop.
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Don't worry about tomorrow, next week, next month or next year. Just focus on not drinking today. Can you do that?
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Old 03-26-2014, 01:49 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Thanks so much. I've been a heavy drinker since college. Very functional. Hold down a good job. Great relationship. Everything looks great on the surface. I think my family has started to suspect my alcoholism due to changes in my appearance. I am not violent when I drink and my partner has never questioned it. I am, however, becoming extremely depressed when I think about the outlook if I continue this but I don't know how to stop.
It's great that you have decided to stop before it escalates. Maybe your partner will be more understanding than you think.

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It's great that you have decided to stop before it escalates. Maybe your partner will be more understanding than you think.

I am glad you are here! Welcome.
I know my partner will be supportive. I considered going to AA meetings near our home but I am too embarrassed to tell him that I think I need that. Then I started looking at rehab facilities in my area since my insurance and company will pay for it. Believe it or not I had a hard time getting anyone to take my call much less talk to me about providing service (I even left messages. Is this typical?). I just can't believe I can be so strong in certain parts of my life and so weak in this one.
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Old 03-26-2014, 03:17 PM   #16 (permalink)
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try AA. rehab will suggest it as part of aftercare, might as well save some money.

look for your area's intergroup.....search: aa city state and look for a link that ends with .org
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It's great to meet you RH - you have found a friendly & supportive place to talk things over. You're no longer alone.
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