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- September 13, 2013 at 6:56 am#30966AnonymousInactive
:sly: Well, like the title says, I am truly grateful to be here.. I believe I can overcome my alcoholism… I’m only 24, and already have hit a big snag in my life, but I know with each day passing I will become stronger mentally and go on with my life as normal as I can. Almost all of my friends drink, my father is an alcoholic and I just want to be the opposite.. I’m ready for a life long change.. because with alcohol, I’m emotional, upset, angry and to top it off, I lost a great girl in my life..but I must keep my head up and not let it take over.. :WburnSeptember 13, 2013 at 7:07 am#160420AnonymousInactive
You are not alone. Many of us have lost much because of this disease. There is hope. Keep your head up and keep working at it!
It sounds like you are ready to improve your life, and move forward in sobriety.
chipSeptember 13, 2013 at 7:16 am#160430AnonymousInactive
I believe I can finally do this.. I know I can, with each day gone is another sober day!! 🙂 Thanks much chip for the support… I’m ready and got a whole life ahead of me too.. it’s gonna be a long one.. lolSeptember 13, 2013 at 7:56 am#160421AnonymousInactive
welcome, dreamingaurora!September 13, 2013 at 9:55 am#160422AnonymousInactive
Welcome to 12 Step National Meetings dreaming……. for this old alcoholic I found that for me simply stopping drinking was easy, staying stopped was the hard part.
I spent 10 years stopping drinking and changing absolutely nothing about myself except not drinking…… well I have found that when in the past I just stopped drinking and did not change anything that I was still a drunk, I was simply a drunk that was not drinking…… well drunks drink and as a result I always went back to drinking thinking it will be better this time! It never was, it was always worse.
After 40 years of drinking, 10 years spent trying to stop I found a way to stay stopped, I changed me!
I quit drinking and started to work on myself as a person, I started to change and once I had changed enough I was no longer a drunk that did not drink, I was a far better person, I was no longer a drunk and as a result I have not found a single reason to have a drink or even want one in 360 days.
Keep an open mind and remain willing to change, keep working it one day at a time, if you only live in today and not drink just today you will do okay.September 13, 2013 at 10:59 am#160426AnonymousInactive
There is a lot of wisdom here on these boards. Keep an open mind. I had to be willing to go to any length to stay sober….and I’m so glad I did. Life is completely different now – better than I ever could have expected. There are still bumps in the road – some bigger than others – but now I know how to life life on life’s terms and come out on the other side stronger and still sober. You can too 🙂
Keep reading and keep sharing. We are glad you are here 🙂September 13, 2013 at 11:56 am#160425AnonymousInactive
Hi dreamingaurora, great to see a new member to 12 Step National Meetings! Keep posting.September 13, 2013 at 1:06 pm#160424AnonymousInactive
Welcome to 12 Step National Meetings DA,
There are lots of great people here.
Grab a coffee and hang around a bit.September 13, 2013 at 3:36 pm#160431AnonymousInactive
Thanks to all of you… It’s nice to know I’m not alone out here… I was about to get offline right now and head back into bed and thought I would check on the forums first 🙂 I’m all smiles at the people who responded… so, with that said, have a great Thursday ya’ll!!!! 🙂September 13, 2013 at 3:44 pm#160419AnonymousInactive
Glad you are here with us…:)
Welcome!September 13, 2013 at 6:23 pm#160427AnonymousInactive
Welcome So glad you are here.
In recovery–We can and have broken the cycle.
hope you post often
hugsSeptember 14, 2013 at 2:25 am#160432AnonymousInactive
Thanks Carol and Fluttering… big hugs to you both 🙂 Thank you for the warm welcome..September 14, 2013 at 3:06 am#160429AnonymousInactive
Hi Dreaming, looks like we’re both new this week.
Here’s to ANOTHER 24 hours for us 🙂 🙂
It gets easier.September 14, 2013 at 4:07 pm#160433AnonymousInactive
for new people! 🙂 DoingWell, best of luck to you as well.. I had to wake up extra early this morning, but alas, I’m hackin’ it the best I can… :c005:September 14, 2013 at 4:20 pm#160423AnonymousInactive
Good deal dreaming, keep in mind that the best way ever found to stay sober is done one day at a time. If I have the urge to drink, which I have not for about 9 months I simply told myself “Not today, I will drink to morrow if I want to.”
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