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    Hello everyone! This is my first post here but certainly not my first time reading through 12 Step National Meetings. I’ve learned some pretty awesome things from you guys.

    Anyway, I am looking for some advice as I’ve reached a plateau in my recovery. Long story short, I am 20 years old and didn’t start drinking until age 18. In January my school, Georgetown in DC, told me “go to treatment or else.” Knowing I didn’t want to leave Gtown, I entered into a 28 day rehab program in Minnesota (in January…a little cold for my liking!). I knew in the back of my mind that it wasn’t “for me,” as it was not my decision to go there. With that said, I relapsed fairly strongly about a month ago and have been doing so since, on and off.

    What comes next for me? I’ve been accepted back into school but feel that if I go back in August, I’ll screw up and be kicked out “for good.” I’ve told me (overly-controlling) parents that I’d be willing to go to an alternative school for the fall, such as Augsburg College Step Up in Minneapolis. That, however, doesn’t seem to be enough for them and they want me back in another rehab program ASAP. Seems like they just want to get rid of me!!

    Sorry for the novel 🙂 It’s just a very confusing and understandably scary situation for me. I never knew things could go downhill so quickly, but such is life…we must deal with it all head on. Any advice would be great. I was a bit nervous to post, thinking I’d be seen as “some crazy college kid gone wild.” Hope that isn’t so!

    Good luck with sobriety today everyone!!


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