Blogs


Notices

Newbie

Old 02-28-2019, 06:22 AM
  # 1 (permalink)  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 5
Newbie

Good morning, this is all new to me. I know I have a problem and I'm a strong woman but my drinking is ruining my marriage, effecting my kids, and my everyday life. It's embarrassing and I am just looking to support through this process.
Brokenwings26 is offline  
The Following 17 Users Say Thank You to Brokenwings26 For This Useful Post:
Anna (02-28-2019), boots45 (02-28-2019), Dee74 (02-28-2019), Doris47 (02-28-2019), DreamCatcher17 (02-28-2019), Evoo (02-28-2019), gettingsmarter (03-01-2019), Ghostlight1 (02-28-2019), Hevyn (03-01-2019), Ihadmyfill (02-28-2019), least (02-28-2019), MantaLady (02-28-2019), MLD51 (02-28-2019), Runswithspoons (02-28-2019), Suzieq17 (02-28-2019), teej (02-28-2019), WhoDeyPI (02-28-2019)
Old 02-28-2019, 06:37 AM
  # 2 (permalink)  
Administrator
 
Anna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Dancing in the Light
Posts: 53,255
Welcome and we're here for you.

We all understand how hard this is. Take a look around and see if you can come up with a plan to stop drinking, that will work for you.
Anna is online now  
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Anna For This Useful Post:
Doris47 (02-28-2019), least (02-28-2019), MLD51 (02-28-2019), teej (02-28-2019)
Old 02-28-2019, 06:46 AM
  # 3 (permalink)  
Member
 
DreamCatcher17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Minnesota, USA
Posts: 1,412
Welcome!
You have joined a great group.

I remeber when I joined 17 months ago. I was in a similar situation.
I have not picked up alcohol since joining.
I changed everything in my life, people, places and things.
I didn't go to the bar or club or show's (Until I was good within my sobriety), I didn't go to the liquor store. That made it easier to not consume it.
I came here a lot.
I read stories of those with a year plus, I read stories of relapse which scared me as I never wanted to feel the way you are currently feeling.
I have not been hungover in 17 months, I have not regretted a word or action I made, I can rest easy knowing my son is taken care of and I am able to drive at any given moment in the event of an emergency.

I am free, I am ME- The person I knew that was deep inside me but was too caught up in the drink and drama. I was lost for a long time. The longer sober time I have the better I feel, the more respect I have for myself and the more respect people have for me.

I wish you the best,
DC
DreamCatcher17 is online now  
The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to DreamCatcher17 For This Useful Post:
biminiblue (03-01-2019), Brokenwings26 (02-28-2019), Doris47 (02-28-2019), least (02-28-2019), MLD51 (02-28-2019), mnjen (02-28-2019), Paperbag (02-28-2019), Runswithspoons (02-28-2019)
Old 02-28-2019, 06:56 AM
  # 4 (permalink)  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 5
Thank you so much.... any ideas is much appreciated. I saw another thread about a March 2019 group or something in Newcomers but I haven't been able to find it.
Brokenwings26 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Brokenwings26 For This Useful Post:
least (02-28-2019)
Old 02-28-2019, 06:58 AM
  # 5 (permalink)  
Giving up is NOT an option.
 
MLD51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Western Wisconsin
Posts: 6,765
You have come to the right place to begin your journey to sobriety. Have you considered taking further action? Like AA or treatment? I needed both - and I have been sober over 4 years now. My life was a real mess, and I hated myself, but almost every single thing in my life is better now. Pretty great, in fact.

You can do this - but you'll need a plan. Somewhere there is a thread on how to make a plan - I can't find it, but maybe one of the moderators will jump in and post the link.
MLD51 is online now  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to MLD51 For This Useful Post:
boots45 (02-28-2019), least (02-28-2019)
Old 02-28-2019, 07:00 AM
  # 6 (permalink)  
Giving up is NOT an option.
 
MLD51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Western Wisconsin
Posts: 6,765
The Class of March 2019 thread probably hasn't been started yet. Join the February class for now.
MLD51 is online now  
The Following User Says Thank You to MLD51 For This Useful Post:
least (02-28-2019)
Old 02-28-2019, 07:46 AM
  # 7 (permalink)  
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 36
Welcome. This place is a great resource.
All the best.
rc29 is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to rc29 For This Useful Post:
least (02-28-2019), MLD51 (02-28-2019)
Old 02-28-2019, 09:49 AM
  # 8 (permalink)  
Member
 
Ghostlight1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 2,871
Hello and welcome.
Drinking eventually affected every aspect of my life. I was a drunk first and a friend, lover and co-worker second.
Booze came first in my life for a very long time.
It wasn't till I sought help that I was finally able to get my drinking under control and finally eliminate it from my life.
It took awhile. I chose to go to AA and come here.
I drank for a very long time and it took me awhile of stops and starts to finally be able to quit completely.

It's been ten years now after thirty years of drinking. The last ten were a nightmare.
Save yourself and maybe your family and other aspects of your life by stopping now.
It can get too late.
This is a great place for support so stick around. I'm sorry you have a reason to be here, but I'm glad you found us.
Ghostlight1 is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Ghostlight1 For This Useful Post:
least (02-28-2019), MLD51 (02-28-2019)
Old 02-28-2019, 09:58 AM
  # 9 (permalink)  
bona fido dog-lover
 
least's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: eastern USA
Posts: 83,580
Blog Entries: 32
Welcome to the family.
least is online now  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to least For This Useful Post:
MLD51 (02-28-2019), Paperbag (02-28-2019), teej (02-28-2019)
Old 02-28-2019, 10:17 AM
  # 10 (permalink)  
Sobriety is Traditional
 
Coldfusion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Orcas Island, Washington
Posts: 7,623
Welcome!

I found surrendering to outside help was the key to recovery. There are AA meetings almost everywhere, and many cities have clinical programs for alcohol withdrawal. Don't be afraid of seeking help!

Here's the February support thread:

https://www.soberrecovery.com/forums...ml#post7134576
Coldfusion is online now  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Coldfusion For This Useful Post:
least (02-28-2019), MLD51 (02-28-2019)
Old 02-28-2019, 12:03 PM
  # 11 (permalink)  
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 500
Welcome!!! I'm glad you're here. We are a pretty great group.
WhoDeyPI is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to WhoDeyPI For This Useful Post:
least (03-01-2019), Paperbag (02-28-2019)
Old 02-28-2019, 03:27 PM
  # 12 (permalink)  
Administrator
 
Dee74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 185,799
Blog Entries: 1
Welcome aboard brokenwings
When I joined SR I was amazed that there were people who understood, and people who would help. You've found a good place

D

D
Dee74 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Dee74 For This Useful Post:
least (03-01-2019)
Old 03-01-2019, 06:53 AM
  # 13 (permalink)  
Member
 
Zebra1275's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 10,297
Welcome to SR!
Zebra1275 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Zebra1275 For This Useful Post:
least (03-01-2019)
Old 03-01-2019, 07:03 AM
  # 14 (permalink)  
Member
 
biminiblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 19,491
Originally Posted by Brokenwings26 View Post
Thank you so much.... any ideas is much appreciated. I saw another thread about a March 2019 group or something in Newcomers but I haven't been able to find it.
Class of March thread:

clickety

https://www.soberrecovery.com/forums...-part-one.html
biminiblue is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to biminiblue For This Useful Post:
Dee74 (03-01-2019), Hevyn (03-01-2019), least (03-01-2019)
Old 03-01-2019, 04:18 PM
  # 15 (permalink)  
Administrator
 
Dee74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 185,799
Blog Entries: 1
how are you doing brokenwings?

D
Dee74 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Dee74 For This Useful Post:
least (03-01-2019)

Currently Active Users Viewing this Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:06 AM.