Seeing that message has lifted me for the whole day! I hope to do the same for yourself and others as time goes on
Hi Aprille, and well done on one week! That’s the most difficult time, so im in awe of you for doing it. I struggled massively for the first 2/3 months, so please know that i get at least part of what you’re dealing with and am happy to talk if it ever helps.
As you can see from all the responses, you are not alone in you search for sobriety and a better life here. We are all looking to escape from some sort of demon and you will find a lot of us here who are alcoholics who can directly relate to so much you are feeling. Here you will find not just find comfort and support but you will also have the chance to help others who need someone in their life desperately at that moment. There have already been multiple times I’ve logged on with the intention of sharing a story or asking for advice, and end up reading something that really touches me and I find meaning in such unexpected ways. I think you will find that others here need you as much as you need them. There is something safe, and beautiful about that.
It sounds like the community that has been missing from too many lives for too long.
Firstly, welcome to this place!
Secondly…wow! 8 and a half months is simply incredible!! You are smashing it. I’m really new to this so probably can’t offer any sort of advice as you’re miles ahead of me.
Anyway, just thought I’d say Hi to a fellow Brit! X
Nice to meet you @Lou82
It takes strength of character to make it so far on your own! I had my last drink 6 weeks ago on Monday, but it took a 13 day medically-supervised, inpatient detox to truly break my vicious cycle of trying and failing to stop or even reduce my drinking. Plus my alcohol abuse had become so extreme that it was not medically safe to just stop without help of medication as an inpatient. Whilst there I witnessed someone having a seizure and it was not very nice to see.
Anyway, congrats on joining the community here - i am still fairly new, but I find that being active in communicating with others and also just reading other posts is positive and helps me to keep things in perspective, I hope you have the same experience
Keep going, encouragement and blessings from Australia xo
Congratulations on 8.5 months sober time, awesome work!
Welcome to the community, it is an amazing place full of amazing people and information.
Hey Jimmy, and thanks! You don’t need to have any advice to offer when stopping in, just a hello is more than welcome. Hope your day is bright, the early days don’t have to stay dark. Glad to meet you!
Thank you so much for saying that. You sound like an absolute warrior so I’ll always be so grateful for any words of wisdom you can share about the journey. Blessings back
@Lou82 “Welcome, welcome, welcome!” (In my best Jon Oliver impersonation)