The struggle is real but this app is helpful

I’ve spent the past few days reading a lot of the topics on here and my heart goes out to everyone fighting the same battle. I’ve always had a tricky relationship with alcohol. I have never been able to have one or two drinks; it always turns into 10-15 drinks. I knew I had a problem a few years ago and challenged myself to taking the whole of 2017 off of the booze. I succeeded but soon as we entered 2018, I was fully back to being a drunk. I’ve continued drinking this year and told myself I’d take 2020 off of alcohol. A couple of days ago I had a real bad experience, blacking out and waking up on a floor, not knowing how or when I got there but having to get ready and go to work, pretending nothing happened. I now realise that I shouldn’t be aiming to take a year off alcohol at a time and that I need to avoid it once and for all. As of Tuesday, I’ve committed to never drinking again. Family and friends have been telling me for years that I shouldn’t drink and I’ve not listened. I’m feeling hopeful and plan on using this app to help me. Keep fighting the good fight. Alan

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Welcome to the forums and congrats on the wise decision to stop drinking :+1:

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Thank you. It’s been very helpful reading the posts on this forum and seeing the support everyone gives one another.

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Welcome to the beginning of your new life . Have u tried aa meetings. They are a great way to help us meet other recovering alcoholics . X

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I haven’t tried AA but it has crossed my mind a few times. I’ve tried one on one CBT therapy, as I struggle with anxiety in groups.

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Welcome @Alan1986 you will find everyone here really kind and helpful. You already admit you have to stay 100% clear so that is a big step right there. Check in here lots. Get yourself to AA if you can. But vent as much as you need… we have all been through it.

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Welcome.
You seem to be approaching this in the right frame of mind.
It was the first thing I did. Read, read and read again as much as I could on here.
I took on everything I thought could benefit me with an open mind. I didn’t shut anything down because I thought it wasn’t me.
And yes, the support is out of this world.
Stick around, become an active member and you’ll be surprised how effective it actually is.

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Congrats on starting Tuesday… your story sounds very similar to mine. Hope everything turns out well!

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You have made a good start, AA meetings may help you to, get connected, it has been a great help to me and continues to do so

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Glad you here. Take it easy …be good to yourself.

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