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Old 11-06-2012, 03:51 AM
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I do not want to dwell on the past dark time i spent drinking heavily, almost killing myself, making myself ill.
i'll never forget it, but i am moving forward with a happy positive attitude in being sober. Alcohol no lohger contols me nor does it define my life. I just dont drink, its my choice, it gives me power.
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:53 AM
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I just cant buy into the disease concept, its an addiction (for me anyway)
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:48 PM
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I just cant buy into the disease concept, its an addiction (for me anyway)
I totally agree. I don't have a disease and I'm most certainly not powerless. I intentionally pour the crap down my throat. It is very much a choice. And the whole disease idea? I just can't buy it. Yeah, excessive alcohol/drug intake causes some pretty rotten physical symptoms. But drinking is not caused by some incurable disease that can only be healed by faith healing and lifelong attendance at meetings. Could you imagine a doctor giving such a prescription for the treatment of cancer? So illogical.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:55 PM
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no it's not logical. i've worked in medicine for 26 years. (see profile). I've had an addiction to cigarettes in the past too I try to treat the booze the same way. it's not a spiritual thing for me. I smoked too much, I drank too much. I've quit both and feel better.

Alcohol can definitley drag me into depression and i drank through a lot of unhappy times. in finding people here I've learned a lot, but i never went for the group concept with anything.

i have benefited from personal therapy, but i can't accept the whole AA concept.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:55 PM
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There's many forums here where we can discuss various aspects of 12 step recovery - either from a positive or negative aspect.

This forum is not one of them.

http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...-remember.html

Dorris - please do feel free to start a new thread about your secular recovery journey.

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