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    Anonymous

    @AliceLavanya 2818744 wrote:

    Living with addiction has shown me faster than anything that I have the amazing power to forget what I just learned!

    u71272. my addiction is in my brain but my recovery is in my heart.



    #4731542

    Anonymous

    @AliceLavanya 2818744 wrote:

    Living with addiction has shown me faster than anything that I have the amazing power to forget what I just learned!

    u71272 I meant to say I agree with you on forgetting the consequences of addiction once the pain goes away. My:tyou disease will tell me I am ok .



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    Anonymous

    I have found this website very helpful. First looked at it when I was thinking about drinking on a business trip in New York City & it stopped me. I first got clean & sober in 1998. I stayed sober for 3 1/2 years. I had a 6 month relapse & then was sober for 7 years. That time I really worked the program – sponsor, steps, service you name it. I relapsed again in December 2009. This time it was much more controlled. I have a wife, 2 small children (2 & 4 years old) & a responsible job (I also got a Masters degree in Business when I was sober in 2007). I went to a psychiatrist last week & He talked about how after 40 (I am 41) alcohol abuse can cause permanent brain damage. That & the affect my alcoholism could have on my wife & children are the main reasons I want to get sober (since in most other ‘outward’ ways my drinking has not had negative impact yet). I think my relapse has 2 main causes –
    1) I ‘forget’ how bad i was before
    2) I get to a point of stress & anxiety where I don’t even care.
    Please any help or advice would help me so much? I NEED HELP! I’m ready to admit that (again). Normally I’m a very persistent. God knows I have tried hard to stay clean & sober over the years (& have had some success – 3 years then 7 years). But life just got unbearable in 2009 with pressure, responsibilities & depression.



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