Hello. I want to help people like me, alcoholics

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I AM an alcoholic. Female. My ultimate wish is that I CAN STOP drinking and maintain happy sobriety so that I can help other alcoholics. I would like to start a new thread so we can speak about our alcohol problems and find mutual help in suggesting things that have helped so far and encourage those suffering to continue to believe that it things can better. I believe that sharing our experience strength and hope that we can find ways forwards to finding less dependency on alcohol plus any mind altering substances and a greater strength no matter what out present circumstances are. I Send out my heart felt and unconditional love to those suffering whoever they are.

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    You spoke my mind!😁 i have replied 11682 times for nearly 5 years trying to help others. Sober since 31st Dec 2012. What is your story? How much do you drink, how often and what is your plan?.Robin

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    As much as i didnt want to believe it or make the decision to get professional help, it was the best decision I Have ever made. YOU find people alike yourself there and share everything.

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    So Smartie it is possible to fulfil your wish and I am sure lots of people here will share their experiences .I binge drank for years and years battling my way through life, having proud periods of sobriety which never lasted .When my 2nd child was a few months old I ended up in detox and a nhs recovery programme for 6 weeks .The programme was based on the AA principles and pushed me into sobriety for several years although the thoughts of alcohol plagued me . .I had 2 more children and they were all brought up in a safer environment .However when they were teenagers I convinced my self I was 'cured' and stared drinking again in complete denial that I had no control over it..I continued to binge drink for another 12 years until I found this site and the Sinclair Method 2 years ago and my life has transformed ..By following this method my drinking journey and desire to drink has dramatically changed as has my attitude to alcohol. .These days I rarely drink and if I do Its only one or two drinks ..Best of all I am not constantly thinking about alcohol and my next drink.Life is good for me and can be for you too .I can never thank the guys on this site enough for their support

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    Family lore says that I had my first drink at the age of 2 when my grandfather gave me a sip of beer to shut me up. He fought all four years of WWI so could do anything he wanted after that.

    My second drink was when me and my 10 year old pals stole a tiny bottle of whisky from the NAAFI. I had one sip and the floor came up and hit me in the face.

    Drink number three was aged 16 on a school trip to Wales. This was long before the THINK 25 nonsense and the local pub was more than happy to sell beer to obvious schoolboys.

    Drinks four to one hundred and thirteen thousand, four hundred and twenty six were between the start of university to the present day. Student drinker, social drinker, heavy drinker and at the end of last year somebody who finally failed the official alcohol consumption test and had to admit to being an alkie. Just like his Old Uncle Gilbert, the bloke he looks the spitting image of.

    Failed the test on Monday, went to the doctor on Tuesday. Got Naltrexone a month later (after doing a month of 'rehab') and joined here the next day. My first post on here is a laugh, looking back on it.

    Naltrexone, the rehab and this place gave me the space to go back to work and become a 'productive member of society' again. I have an easy job that I quite enjoy and pays more than I need, So it looks like a happy ending.

    But the pubs are always there. Watching. Waiting!!!

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      You always make brilliant replies😁 what a life you have lead. You seem happy now and your drinking is under control. I wish i had an easy and well paid job like you

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      You're very kind.

      The reason I'm still alive is that 4 years ago both myself and my wife spent a year in Saudi Arabia working for the national oil company and didn't touch any booze while we worked there.

      Saudi is awash with booze but we decided to stay dry out of respect for Islam and the stupid amount they were paying us.

      Didn't even think about the booze when I was in Saudi. Didn't miss it and never thought about it.

      Returned to the UK and started drinking on day two.

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