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New to site. Day 1 of no booze never want to drink again.

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New to site. Day 1 of no booze never want to drink again.

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[71505]
Mar 13

@Fmcd Welcome to SG!
Sometimes it takes someone else to motivate us to quit. As you said, you have stated you would quit 20 times in the past but like many of us, you were unable to do that. I assume your significant other has reached a point where empty promises mean very little. If you are like me, you meant it each and every time you said you would quit, but when it came down to actually stopping, you couldn't make it happen. For me, I chose a program to assist me in quitting. As much as I denied my addiction and avoided anything obvious, I joined a local chapter of AA. There I found people just like me, that had gone through or were going through the steps I needed to take to be sober.

The Alcohol Group welcomes you and encourages you to do some reading and lots of posting. It the spirit of Bill Wilson, co-founder of AA, one drunk helping another keeps us sober.

At the bottom of the page is a "FAQ" prompt, it will help you navigate this site. For other questions not found there, simply post them and we will try to find an answer for you.

One of the hardest things for an alcoholic to do is admit they have a problem and ask for help. We are all pleased to have you join in with us. The coffee is always on and there is usually someone around to talk with. Make yourself at home, see you on the threads!

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Mar 13

Thank you Ducktape. Day 2 and I hope I can do it this time. I am doing a diet program along with this so I feel doubly motivated. I live in a small area and am more concerned about live meetings with people I know that don't know about my personal problems. I have been avoiding going. Thinking I can quit alone. I go days, weeks without anything and then drink some nights. Usually drink 4 times a week. I want to do 30 days and then forever after if I can do it. My life and relationship I don't want to lose depends on this. But nevervous about local AA

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[71505]
Mar 13

@Fmcd
I certainly understand your reservation. I felt the same way, but when I finally did go I was amazed at the people I had no idea were members. A couple of the store owners and part of the Town Council. People are very good about keeping everything anonymous.

I worry about you trying to take on too much at one time. If you stop the alcohol, that will cut down on your weight gain. When we drink and eat, our bodies utilize the alcohol right away and our food consumption goes to storage. Maybe quit the alcohol first and then fully address the diet. Just don't want you to sabotage yourself quitting too many things all at once.

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