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Old 04-19-2015, 02:12 AM
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Hi came across this site whilst browsing and as im just 2days back on the wagon and need to stay on it so I thought signing up may help. I did stay off alcohol for 25 days but when I took doctors offer of counselling sessions the counselling starting me drinking again, I have heard good reports about counselling but it was not for me.
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Old 04-19-2015, 02:16 AM
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Welcome Larry,

This is a great site with lots of resources and very helpful people. Congratulations on your two days. Keep at it chap
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Hi Larry

Welcome! Have you tried a different counsellor? It took me some time to find someone that was the right fit for me but when i did, it was well worth the persistence!

I also recommend looking into other recovery methods too. Have a look around here and you'll find a wealth of information :-)
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Old 04-19-2015, 02:31 AM
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Welcome Larry,

This is a great site with lots of resources and very helpful people. Congratulations on your two days. Keep at it chap
Thanks for reply ZaBoozer, it felt to be a nice site as soon as I came across it, having like minded people to talk to I don't feel so isolated with this battle.
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Old 04-19-2015, 02:36 AM
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Hi Larry

Welcome! Have you tried a different counsellor? It took me some time to find someone that was the right fit for me but when i did, it was well worth the persistence!

I also recommend looking into other recovery methods too. Have a look around here and you'll find a wealth of information :-)
Thanks for reply and advice JaneLane. on line is all new to me, I have to look up the meanings of threads and tags lol so as to use this site more efficiently.
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Welcome to the Forum Larry!!
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Old 04-19-2015, 02:51 PM
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welcome to SR Larry

I think it's pretty common for some of us to want to drink after our first counselling session or AA meeting or whatever - those things are uncomfortable and drinking's what we've done for years when we're uncomfortable.

I'm just saying...maybe it's best to look at your alcoholism as the problem and not the counsellor?

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Great to meet you Larry. Congrats on your 2 days. You're never alone.
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Old 04-19-2015, 04:22 PM
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I'm just saying...maybe it's best to look at your alcoholism as the problem and not the counsellor?
Yes, this is definitely worth thinking about. Counselling may have brought to the surface some of the issues you need to deal with. It's bound to be uncomfortable in the beginning. Early recovery is a difficult.

I'm glad you're finding your way around SR. We do understand how hard this is.
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