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foxman Oct 11, 2018 (11:55 AM)  

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but I suppose I need to work the program harder than I was previously.
 
Right on Chris. There is the fellowship and then there is the 12 steps. Understanding on step 1 is very critical. Un-manageability, if we dont address them, we are led back to that stinking thinking. Hence the rest of the steps to change the way we carried ourselves. Try to find a person that can help you understand the program of AA and lead you so you can have an attitude shift. 

Chris4444 Oct 11, 2018 (09:25 AM)  

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I will certainly go tonight and thanks for the greeting!

Chris4444 Oct 11, 2018 (09:22 AM)  

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Yes I have attended AA quite a bit but I suppose I need to work the program harder than I was previously.

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Welcome to the forum. Were you exposed to AA meetings at those facilities? If not, you may want to try to visit one of the local ones. I am sure in Canada there are AA meetings. I sobered up in Atlanta, GA about 12 years ago. I do had lot of relapses. I couldn't do it on my own. I had to understand what I was up against. The book Alcoholics Anonymous greatly helped me.

Chris4444 Oct 11, 2018 (08:06 AM)  

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Hi there. I just joined. I am struggling quite hard with the relapses. I am just got over on earth last weekend which was 36 hours of non stop drinking which lead to 3 days of withdrawals. I  am 32 and a chronic relapsed. I have been trying to quit completely for 3 years now and it's been tough. I have done 2 residential treatment programs and 2 outpatient programs. I just started a new job after losing my last one to alcohol. I just recently moved to Toronto since my family back home were contributing to my problem. I hope I can find something on here that will help. I am going to try and hit 5-7 as meetings a week as well.


Any other suggestions I am open to.

Thanks

Lynn0310 Oct 10, 2018 (10:49 PM)  

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Hello. I have also recently decided that my drinking has gotten out of hand and I need to change that before I loose everything is worker so hard to have


Lynn0310 Oct 10, 2018 (10:49 PM)  

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Hello. I have also recently decided that my drinking has gotten out of hand and I need to change that before I loose everything is worker so hard to have


Ashley-Health Educator Oct 09, 2018 (04:36 PM)  

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Welcome Quitter1976,


I think many members here can relate to what you are going through. You are certainly not alone.  How has your first week gone? 
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Quitter1976 Oct 04, 2018 (12:00 PM)  

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Thank you! Don't you give up!

Mccl0036 Oct 04, 2018 (07:34 AM)  

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Hi there!


I can relate. This is my 2nd day doing this so I am not sure what to say, but I did want to tell you to keep going and dont give up. You are here, which is already a big step. 

Quitter1976 Oct 01, 2018 (04:48 PM)  

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I love to drink.  It feels fancy, like a treat.  It feels comforting. It keeps me from being bored.  Everyone in my family drinks- I was modelled regular drinking behaviour as a child, so it's not surprising that I am a drinker.  Every holiday is an oppourtunity to get loaded.  And every weekend.  And lately, most weeknights.


 I've become accustomed to being a little hungover almost everyday.  Doing things to cover up whatever alcohol smell remains in my breath, my sweat.  My brain is always a little foggy, until that first drink is in me in the evening.  My per formance at work is starting to suffer.   I'm not really interested in social events unless i can drink.  

I feel ashamed. lie about my drinking, minimize it to myself too.  I have "taken a break" several times, planning to abstain for a couple weeks, to not drink on work nights.  And I have always broken my plan.

Today is day 2 of an epic hangover.  It is also my 2nd day not drinking- easy accomplishment considering how I feel.  My throat and chest hurt from vomiting so hard 2 nights ago after I binged. I'm still a little nauseous. I remember having fun, then my memory is blank until the vomiting.  It was my second black out in 3 months.  And it scares me.

So, I am here, decided that I need help.  Scared, sick, and ready for a change.  

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