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- September 1, 2013 at 8:51 pm#30871AnonymousInactive
I decided to try this before I actually went to an AA meeting..I’m pretty sure I’ve become and alcoholic. I am self distructing because of it..I drink all the time..And when I do I get loaded out of my mind..I drive drunk , spend bill money on booze..I don’t even get hangovers ever and if I did, I would just crack a beer to cure it..I dont know what to do..I’m scared and alone and feel so bad about myselfSeptember 1, 2013 at 8:55 pm#158767AnonymousInactive
This is a good place to start. I know exactly how you feel. My drinking was just like yours at one point. And I think your idea about going to an AA meeting is a good one.September 1, 2013 at 9:00 pm#158775AnonymousInactive
thanks , maybe I will look into one around hereSeptember 1, 2013 at 9:00 pm#158766AnonymousInactive
Hi and welcome Navygirl. If you dont know what to do then you made a good start on doing something by coming here. 🙂
Have a read and keep posting. 🙂September 1, 2013 at 9:01 pm#158768AnonymousInactive
Do you know how to find one?September 1, 2013 at 9:02 pm#158772AnonymousInactive
Welcome. If you feel powerless over alcohol, and it has made your life unmanageable, (the 1st step), then I suggest you try an AA meeting. This is a fantastic site where we can all share experience, strength, and hope. If you are an alcoholic and are truly ready to quit drinking, you have to be willing, and ready to go to any lengths to achieve sobriety.
Again I personally suggest trying an AA meeting. Better yet, go to one, and then come back and let us know how it went. This is a great site, however, (and mind you this is only my opinion), I know that I wouldn’t of been able to get sober with just searching around online for help and answers. For me I needed to get into action. Alcoholism is a potentially fatal disease, and working (for me AA), for sobriety was required, to reverse the death sentence I was facing.
TomSeptember 1, 2013 at 9:02 pm#158776AnonymousInactive
no i’m in canada i suppose i could just look it up onlineSeptember 1, 2013 at 9:04 pm#158769AnonymousInactive
Here you go. I definitely encourage you to go. I believe it literally saved my life.September 1, 2013 at 10:11 pm#158771AnonymousInactive
When I was in the U.S. Coast Guard, we once pulled into Halifax for a few days. I went to an AA meeting there and really enjoyed it. This was about 1993.
Welcome, and best to you NG,
TedSeptember 1, 2013 at 11:34 pm#158765AnonymousInactive
hi …:) Welcome!
Before quitting abruptly….it’s wise to have
an honest talk with your doctor.
De toxing is a medical issue.
Glad you found us…please keep in touchSeptember 2, 2013 at 1:02 am#158773AnonymousInactive
Hi, NavyGirl and welcome.
I couldn’t do it alone – kept creeping back to the bottle although I felt awful about it. Went to AA, worked the program, still working the program and it’s the only way I managed to remain sober, One Day at a Time, for quite a while now. Hope you find other women with whom you feel comfortable but remember that you’ll sometimes hear what you need to hear from AAs who seem quite different than you.
Anyway, I encourage you to find your way to AA as other friends here have done, and please let us know how you are doing. Good advice above regarding the medical issues that can be dangerous in detoxing.
Best wishes from the Snowgoose.September 2, 2013 at 1:31 am#158774AnonymousInactive
Back when I was drinking, towards the end especially, I spent a lot of time on the internet wondering if I was an alcoholic, taking little quizzes to determine if I was an alcoholic, coming to message boards and wondering about being an alcoholic. In retrospect, it is SO obvious that if I wasn’t an alcoholic, I wouldn’t have been wasting my time on such things – I would have been out in the world, enjoying my family, living my life!
I am so grateful that a friend of mine shared that he was in AA and told me about it. It sort of planted a little seed in my mind….maybe THAT was what I needed. I finally, FINALLY found my way to an AA meeting, after wasting years on “am I an alcoholic? am I not? can I quit on my own? if I REALLY try?”. I couldn’t quit on my own, and for ME, online support wouldn’t have been enough. It would have been way to easy to sip my wine and read message boards – and that’s just what I did for a long time.
I went to my first AA meeting alone, but that was the last time I was ever alone. I was welcomed with love and open arms by a roomful of people who could actually understand me. I hope you check out the link Barto sent. The worst thing that can happen is you waste an hour of your life. The best thing? A better life than you’ve ever imagined.
Keep reading, keep posting. We are glad you are here 🙂September 2, 2013 at 11:07 am#158770AnonymousInactive
hi navy girl and welcome!
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