Just got out of rehab in Leicester........

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Great councillors, but the set up was bad. You had to live in a house on a sh*tty street in the badlands of Leicester. Students next door both sides openly drinking( which is what students are supposed to do) . I only really wanted a detox but had the fear of God (as you understand him, lol) put into you. Full blown AA 12 step program, thank f**k I was only there 2 weeks 😃

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    Yeah, been there, done that. Been to 4 rehabs. First one priory in Notts( tho closed down now) funded by parents. 2nd and 3rd stayed only 2 days as sounds like what you've been to. 4th very good funded by NHS. Some are dier!!!!
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    The most important thing though, I hope you've taken your experience as a positive and you're not drinking again..
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      Thanks for the replies. I've been twice to Kingston upon Thames where it was a good place, I got over 2 years clean time under my belt before I hit self destruct. During my clean time I never once went to AA, but at Leicester, they insisted that you attend 5 meetings a week! To be honest, I hated them, I can't understand what people take away from the meetings ? All I heard was doom and gloom and a lot of BS. I'm sure half of the people go are crack pots & probably have never had a problem with either drink or drugs? ......
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    Historically, AA was instilled in the 1930's and unfortunatly haven't kept up with life skills as they pertain to today's world. The 12 step program is to invoke fear..

    The last location I went to, was in an older neibourhood that now has drug dealers and many bars - so, time for them to move away. 30 days of temptation and I was forced to go by my employer.

    I am retired now, so won't miss it one bit.

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      AA may be good for some and not good for others. I prefer medical data & facts to decide on most things. I didn't enjoy 2 weeks of what I'd describe as attempted brain washing😜 luckily I decided to do some research on both sides of the coin & not to my surprise, AA came off the loser. Unaccountability, hypocrisy were the two main offenders. im not anti AA, it works for some, but statistically you'll get the same results as AA boast by doing nothing at all. 👍
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      Sir, you clearly have not worked a 12 step program because if you had, temptation would not prompt you to move...I personally have worked the AA 12step program and "triggers..." are a joke to me. I do not want to drink, nor do I have the thought of drinking in my mind. I implore you to find a new program and hopefully the spiritual experience will be enough for you.

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    Hey buddy, I know this comes to you at a trivial time in your life but please listen to me. It sounds like you have been in "rehab" or "detox" whatever you would like to call it. I was once at your stage of development but I found the true AA. You may think AA is some place for pussies to share their feelings and what not but trust me it's not. That's what I thought in the beginning and I said, "to hell with this, I'm out."

    I ended up finding a sponsor and everything changed. He showed me how to live life again...I had forgotten how to live life without alcohol...and i ended up having fun...I thought fun was for the hippies that had no jobs but i was wrong. I found fun in my job and I moved up in the workplace and so have many of my friends in AA. It's a wonderful program if you do it the right way. I just hope this reaches you in time..

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    Rehabs are a massive joke. I have been to many of them and they give you a lot of good information but if you are truly and alcoholic/drug addict it will do you no good. It may be some good "sober time" but that's it. For the most part they say they can "cure" you...it's bulls*** trust me, I've been there. The AA program is the only way to stay sober. Please trust me it is your only hope.

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      Sorry Tom, I don't like the statement 'it's my only hope' . Read the orange papers (Google) then get back to me.......1930's rhetoric 85 years on....give me a break....cheers😜😜😜
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      HI Tom. I stopped 2 1/2 yrs ago and have never been to AA. There are other ways of stopping.  I had truly hit rock bottom and had everything to loose: children, wife etc etc and stopped overnight without medication. HOwever, not everybody can do that and I had not cravings and very little cold sweat and probably a less severe case than some I read about here. Anyway, glad that you like and trust the AA and I hope that you are on the right path.   smile
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