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by Jimi
26 Jun 2019 07:14
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: SOS - Post here if you need help (No General Chat Please)
Replies: 11641
Views: 664869

Re: SOS - Post here if you need help (No General Chat Please)

Hi everyone

I've been a member here for a while. Some of you know me. Been drinking for 4 days now. This is not good. I thought sharing this might help. I am living alone and feel alone. <:)>
by Jimi
10 Apr 2019 12:50
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11252
Views: 673038

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Hi all I always feel like I might be interrupting the flow of someone or a train of thought of someone needing back up. Not meaning to do that. <:)> Just popping in to say I am doing well. Some of you might know me. I quit drinking at the end of October 2017. 2018 was the best year of my adult life....
by Jimi
28 Oct 2018 17:26
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 9470
Views: 380588

Re: The 1 Year Milestone

Tinto wrote:
28 Oct 2018 16:21
Nice one Jimi.
You feel good?
🎂 🎈 🎉
I feel great. Thanks <:)>
by Jimi
28 Oct 2018 15:47
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 9470
Views: 380588

Re: The 1 Year Milestone

Hi all and well done on those close or on or after indeed the milestone of one year. <:)> <:)> <:)>

I have a question, how do you count the year? Because my last drink was today one year ago ;) But my first day without drink was the 29th.
by Jimi
03 Oct 2018 10:13
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11252
Views: 673038

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Just checking in again guys. It helps me to stay focused a bit. So I mentioned I moved abroad. Just found a flat to live in. Had been staying in temporary accommodation. Moving this weekend. It's a bit of a transition time. I feel great though. So happy I not drinking. Actually none of this would wo...
by Jimi
28 Sep 2018 18:36
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11252
Views: 673038

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Hi all, Just recently moved back abroad again. I used to live here before. Came here around this time last year to start a new life but drank heavily, almost killed myself. Ended in hospital. Very bad stuff. I quit drinking at the end of October 2017. Still sober now. It's almost 11 months. Got a ne...
by Jimi
06 Aug 2018 09:07
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11252
Views: 673038

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Hi all Just reached 9 months sober. I am doing well. Moving abroad soon which comes with its challenges but I am quite careful in my prep to make it as smoothly as possible so I am mostly excited about it. I lived abroad before in a few different countries. Actually returning to the place I had some...
by Jimi
29 May 2018 17:54
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13202
Views: 638913

Re: General Support and Chat

Thanks everyone <:)> Yes I can check in here. It's good to remember I have it. I am most happy that I got a job I like doing and stayed working at it. I am very lucky too. I thought I couldn't hold down a job and I have had a lot of financial problems. :( Money does bring independence and choices it...
by Jimi
29 May 2018 09:55
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13202
Views: 638913

Re: General Support and Chat

Hi everyone <:)> Hope you all doing well. Just checking in after a long time. I quit drinking at the end of October 2017 so I am almost 7 months sober. It feels good. :lol2: I have had my battles with drink over the years. Horrible stuff. The last time I ended up in a psychiatric ward in a foreign c...
by Jimi
30 Dec 2017 19:38
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13202
Views: 638913

Re: General Support and Chat

Hi all 2 months sober today. The hard times seem to have passed. The month leading up to my stopping and the month after where damn hard. In the process of finding work now and will be starting a course soon also. New Years tomorrow. Only partied twice on that day so it's not unusual for me to have ...
by Jimi
06 Dec 2017 13:14
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13202
Views: 638913

Re: General Support and Chat

Well done Katy.. that's something to be very proud of. <:)> Things going OK here. Still without drink. Another new month. It's great. I do sometimes get frustrated that alcohol is so socially normal :( I don't socialise much these days but I am a little concerned about when I do. I wish alcohol was ...
by Jimi
29 Nov 2017 17:24
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............
Replies: 27877
Views: 861149

Re: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............

Because it destroys everything... eventually and I feel so much better without it.
by Jimi
29 Nov 2017 10:00
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11252
Views: 673038

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Hi Marianne I've no doubt you can get the sobriety mindset back. I have done that so many times. Unkind comments are massive triggers for me too. Sorry you had to go through that Sounds like you hard on yourself and now you even harder cause you slipped up. Gently get back on track. You can do it. <...
by Jimi
28 Nov 2017 19:00
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11252
Views: 673038

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Hi Tom Can relate to all that. Having somewhere like here to come to is very valuable. Honesty is always best. With yourself most of all. Also the realisation that I can control it as an experiment maybe initially but it gets its hook in me and is a waste of time because it always ends up going out ...
by Jimi
28 Nov 2017 16:56
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11252
Views: 673038

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Hi everyone <:)> Just popped in to wish you well and to say I am one month sober today. When I quit first I counted in seconds, then minutes (they can last forever in withdrawal), then hours and then days. Now I feel I can count in months. :lol: It's not been easy this first month. Mainly cause of t...
by Jimi
16 Nov 2017 10:43
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13202
Views: 638913

Re: General Support and Chat

Diary is great idea Action. I kind of wished I had done one for the last 2-3 weeks. Tapering off is good if you can stick to it. I believe you can. If you have been having one bottle of wine for months every day then for sure ease off it slowly. Actually, if you could see a doctor they might just gi...
by Jimi
15 Nov 2017 20:13
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13202
Views: 638913

Re: General Support and Chat

Welcome back Action... as I got older the same amount has started to make me feel worse and worse. With a lot of us, our tolerance decreases significantly. Best of luck <:)> Anyway, things going well for me. I am so happy I am not drinking!! Not always wondering if enough drink in. Not worrying abou...
by Jimi
06 Nov 2017 20:06
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The place to say "I haven't had a drink today"
Replies: 30062
Views: 942468

Re: The place to say "I haven't had a drink today"

None here either. I am so grateful I didn't drink or I am not drinking now. It feels so much better after the hell I was in. <:)>
by Jimi
06 Nov 2017 19:48
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13202
Views: 638913

Re: General Support and Chat

Hi Ed Well, I have tried many many different tactics, techniques and so on but in the end, it all failed. I had to stop totally. Now the issues you experience without it, I wonder if they could be resolved another way? With therapy or meds or something else. It's different for everyone but I only kn...
by Jimi
04 Nov 2017 14:00
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13202
Views: 638913

Re: General Support and Chat

Yeah take care of yourself Splats. Wine is a real emotional drink too. At least was for me. I am still depressed. I am coming off the xanax kind of fast. I mean tapering off but quicker. It's because I don't want to feel depressed anymore. It's helping me return to reality but ... Things seem pointl...