The forum is very quiet now, and has been for a while. I wanted to post so there’s at least some sign of life in case anyone troubled by alcohol-related problems stumbles in here looking for someone to talk to.
That’s exactly what I did in 2010 and it transformed my life.
Post by angelina1512 on May 25, 2019 4:56:12 GMT -5
I also like to check in from time to time to see if anyone needs help. I am 5 years sober now and it was only possible because I joined this group. This site was always active and there was always someone to encourage a new comer and to tell them to just take it one day at a time.
I remember doing minute by minute at the start, but it was doable. My life is so much better without the alcohol.my husband still drinks and I am now the owner of a cafe with a liquor license and it doesn’t bother me.
If you need help, just start a conversation and someone will see it and try and help you. I know a lot that use to be here went along to AA meetings. I never did but I have heard a lot say it is helpful. What ever works.
I hope a few others will drop by and tell you their story. After I was on top of the not drinking and comfortable with it I gave up smoking. That is now 4 years this August. Sometimes I smell someone smoking and I think just one, but no just one never can be.i like to think that the receptors in my head that loved smoking are dead or sleeping but by having one would slowly wake them up and before you know it smoking full time again. So same principle, just one doesn’t exist.
This forum was a true gift and can still be. It takes people to check in daily to greet others and sometimes it becomes very emotional and hard to do. I come here to read old post that have changed my life as a reminder of what I use to be. I miss my old friends ( Even the nasty ones ) because they were my family day or night. I still have a good friend that I met 8 years ago on this forum, even met her and she is amazing! This is what this forum can give you! Love, friendship and understanding. Hugs Igotaclue.
Hi All, Yes, this forum was a true gift! It is hard to believe that it has been more that 5 years now since I had my last drink and first found this place. April 22, 2014, a desperate guy trying to make it through the night without drinking. Well, that night turned into weeks, months, and years. I truly owe my sobriety to those on the forum who advised, supported, challenged, and yes even questioned my ability to break the grip that alcohol had on my life. I not only got my life back, but I made some lifelong friendships here, the above posters being among that group. Thank you all! Mark (Jeyu)
Congrats Mark Those days of fighting with all our might to live will always be ingrained in my memory. Never did I believe my life would get easier and the want to drink To get through my mental pain would just fade away. Yes this group was a true blessing filled with laughter, anger and tears. My wish for this forum is for it to grow strong again so many can take their first step to understanding about alcoholism. So nice to see you doing so well! Hugs clue.