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Old 04-21-2015, 10:07 AM
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I have been looking for some way to connect with people who are going through the same thing I am and it has been incredibly difficult. The AA meetings where I am are difficult to get to and I feel like my family doesn't realize hiw serious my problem has become.
I was 5 days sober today and I slipped. Slipped being I had 2 drinks. Anxiety hit me like a freight train today and before I knew it, I was at home slamming beer. I thought, after four days that I was going to be ok... I am not really sure what happened.

Anyway, hello to all. I look forward to starting again. Right. Now.

I am 37 and have been a heavy drinker for a while now. I have kept myself thinking I had this under control, until I started drinking at work, driving, at 8am... The catalysts were someone close to me telling me I just wasn't the same and blacking out at work. I honestly don't know how no one but me knows I have a proble.
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Hi econ!

Welcome to SoberRecovery. This is a great place to get information and inspiration--read around and post often, it works if you work it!
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Hi and Welcome,

I think it's important to figure out what happened because that is the only way you can learn, move on and not have the same thing happen again. Most of us have to learn new and healthy ways to cope and deal with life. I'm glad you joined us.
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Old 04-21-2015, 10:22 AM
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Hi and Welcome,

I think it's important to figure out what happened because that is the only way you can learn, move on and not have the same thing happen again. Most of us have to learn new and healthy ways to cope and deal with life. I'm glad you joined us.

Thank you, Anna.
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Hello Econ nice to meet you
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Old 04-21-2015, 01:08 PM
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I honestly don't know how no one but me knows I have a proble.
Welcome Econ. Most likely a lot of people do know, I thought the same thing but my wife knew and so did some others around me. Our addiction would have us think we are fooling others, but in the end we are merely fooling ourselves.

Admitting the problem exists is a big step - give yourself some credit for doing so. Now you need to make a plan to first sober up and then stay that way - have you every tried any of the "formal" sobriety methods like Meetings, counseling or self help?
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Welcome to the family! I thought I had everyone fooled but they knew I had a problem. I was the last person to know it.

You'll find lots of support here.
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