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    Anonymous

    Morning Guys,
    I have a question? Although I know that sometimes when I go out drinking, I don’t stop when I should, or I get greedy and stay until later than planned, I don’t fully accept that I am powerless over alcohol and that my life is unmanagable. In fact, I believe quite the opposite, and maybe this is part of my denial. I don’t believe that my life is unmanagable at all, and that if I have a drink my life becomes more managable. So I am struggling with accepting that I am addicted to drink and also that I am an alcoholic, albeit I do accept that my method of drinking causes problems at times.

    Anyway, here is my question. Is there any point in going into rehab whilst not accepting the above? Is it going to help me understand it more? Clarify it? Or am I going to be wasting 5 weeks of my time and the time of the councillors in the centre? I don’t know if anyone has been through rehab feeling the way I feel at the beginning of this process so all suggestions/comments welcome. :tyou



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    Anonymous

    @betruetomyself 2535315 wrote:

    Morning Guys,
    I have a question? Although I know that sometimes when I go out drinking, I don’t stop when I should, or I get greedy and stay until later than planned, I don’t fully accept that I am powerless over alcohol and that my life is unmanagable. In fact, I believe quite the opposite, and maybe this is part of my denial. I don’t believe that my life is unmanagable at all, and that if I have a drink my life becomes more managable. So I am struggling with accepting that I am addicted to drink and also that I am an alcoholic, albeit I do accept that my method of drinking causes problems at times.

    Anyway, here is my question. Is there any point in going into rehab whilst not accepting the above? Is it going to help me understand it more? Clarify it? Or am I going to be wasting 5 weeks of my time and the time of the councillors in the centre? I don’t know if anyone has been through rehab feeling the way I feel at the beginning of this process so all suggestions/comments welcome. :tyou

    Hi, good to “see” you! I hope some people with some more sobriety than I, ( I have been sober 40 days tomorrow), will post and help you on this.

    What can I say True…Do you have an honest desire to stop drinking?

    If you do, then perhaps the rehab would help you with this?

    I forgot if you went to AA or not. You may want to post in our 12 step forum to get some more feedback, the one right below the alcoholism forum.

    I just hope whatever you decide to do that you are willing to be openminded, and honest with yourself. They say we must be willing to go to any lengths for victory over our drinking problem, and it may be that you have alcoholism, so it cannot hurt to examine and find out for sure, that is if you think you have a problem, and an honest desire to stop drinking. Only you know that right?

    I sure hope you find the path that brings you hope, and joy, and peace within yourself. Much love and encouragement to you. 🙂



    #4628923

    Anonymous

    Hi …good to see you again….:wave:

    I did not go to a treatment center but directly into AA.
    Therefore…..I simply can’t share on what they do or dont do.

    I went back to your frist time you posted…

    [url]http://www.https://12stepnationalmeetings.com/forums/newcomers-recovery/195107-new-bit-confused.html%5B/url%5D

    Do you see any unmanageable events that happened
    because you were drinking?
    You also mentioned drinking more than you planned to
    is that not powerlessness?

    No need to answer me….just do what you know will
    benefit yourself and your loved ones…..:yup:



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