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Dec 27, 2020

GOT to do it this time!

Been trying to stay sober for 6 months now, have relapsed 3 times. Last summer I fell due to drinking and hit my head so hard I had a brain bleed and a

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Nov 25, 2020

Tried AA since Insurance told Me I had to.

that was years ago. Parents and grandparents died within 5 wks. Turned to drinking.Starting drinking a LOT. still kept up with work kids, etc. but was

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Nov 25, 2020

Bottom Of The Bottle

I was living a junkie lifestyle, only with alcohol. I know the struggles and how people deal with them. I sure as shit lost a lot of years at the bottom

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Jul 03, 2020

The insecurities are escalating...

My husband is an alcoholic, I think he's a functioning alcoholic, he holds a job but he has had many jobs in the ten years I've known him. He has had this

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Jun 15, 2020

Resources for loved one living with an Alcoholic who is sober

What are some reading resources related to sobriety, dry drunk syndrome, recovery etc? My significant other is 20 years sober but not much growth due to

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Apr 15, 2020

Last Hangover

Last night I met a friend for dinner and had two glasses of wine. I was on my way home after, and told myself I would have one more and stopped at this

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Mar 19, 2020

How do I get my husband to admit he has a problem and needs to get help?

My husband comes in the house long enough to tell me about his day at work and then spends every evening either out in the garage drinking or takes the

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Mar 19, 2020

I left my alcoholic husband after 15 years together and 3 children. Why do I feel guilty? How many 'last chances' does he deserve?

When is it justified to leave forever? Is alcoholism really out of the addict's control? Do alcoholics deserve compassion as any ill person does? If yes,

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Mar 19, 2020

Leave or help him?

When we met he drank frequently. He soon stopped because I didn't like it. For a few years things were great. He barely drank and when he did, it was just

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Feb 26, 2020

What's the Best Way to Respond to my Husband After he's Been Drinking?

Your husband is problematically drinking and in denial. Set boundaries you can enforce. Get outside support for yourself. Therapy, Al-Anon, family and friends...

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Feb 07, 2020

My boyfriend admitted he is an alcoholic. What do I do now?

How do I help my alcoholic boyfriend get better? What about me? First I would begin by educating yourself. Attend an Al-Anon meeting, or get counseling....

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Jan 29, 2020

Telling My Girlfriend by Letter That She is an Alcoholic

What should I include in a letter to my girlfriend about her alcoholism? Express your love and concern, set boundaries. You have a right to feel happy and safe.

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Sep 16, 2019

Can an Alcoholic be "Not a Regular Alcoholic?"

I wonder about my step-father, who recently died of congestive heart failure. He was an alcoholic for years but in the last 10-15 years of his life he

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Sep 16, 2019

Is my Husband and Alcoholic?

He has been drinking hard liquor every day for over 10 years. He never appears drunk, but his hands tremble, and he smells of old liquor. Is he an alcoholic?

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Sep 13, 2019

Sponsor Responsibilities and Approval ....Please Clarify the Sponsor's Role

What exactly is the sponsor’s responsibilities? My husband of 30 years moved out and says he needs to get approval from his sponsor before he can speak with me? Is this normal?

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Aug 06, 2019

Can Using Cleaning Chemicals Exhibit the Same Signs as Drinking?

One of the hardest parts in the recovery process is earning the trust of family members. It may be useful to have an agreed-upon plan for steps to take if there is a suspicion...

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Jul 18, 2019

Why am I always in hyper-focus? I drink to relax and slow down. Why?

The struggles of anxiety disorders are one of the main reasons that people turn to alcohol and drugs; they are trying to find relief from pain or stress, or an untreated mental illness. Counseling....

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Jul 01, 2019

Why is he Able to Control His Drinking During the Working Week, but Not Weekends?

It is important to take the time to care for yourself and understand what kept you in this relationship. He was in a relationship with alcohol, not you. Support groups like Al-Anon....

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Jun 24, 2019

Alcohol and Mental Health Issues - Should One be Treated Before the Other?

Mental health concerns and alcohol use should be viewed and treated together, as they are intertwined through a cycle. Having the self-awareness to seek treatment and be accepting of help and support is the first step towards thriving in your journey in recovery.

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Jun 24, 2019

When do you Give Up on an Alcoholic Child?

This is a decision that you have to make as an individual. Offer your support, and remind him how much you believe in him. This will give him a foundation if he…

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