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by kateS
16 Oct 2012 12:44
Forum: Relapsing
Topic: Triggers: how do you cope with them?
Replies: 495
Views: 59565

Re: Triggers: how do you cope with them?

Hi Cowboy. I'm in no position to criticise having done the same myself. It would seem that its a winding down reward type of habit so there will have to be a different reward to replace it to have any chance of stopping. I can sometimes stave off a drink urge by filling it with food so maybe somethi...
by kateS
12 Jul 2012 20:03
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Book Club
Replies: 1785
Views: 109710

Re: The Book Club

I've obviously heard of Shades of Grey, and have read so many different opinions that there is no way Im not going to give it a go and form my own. Don't dislike a bit of literary eroticism - so it will be read.Is 'Me Before You' a better prospect ?
by kateS
12 Jul 2012 19:47
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Ideas / Improvements / Requests for the Forum
Replies: 2339
Views: 195536

Re: Ideas / Improvements / Requests for the Forum

It isn't important really but just wondered could there be a way of bringing up the most recent page first instead of the oldest when you click on a topic?
by kateS
30 Jun 2012 13:25
Forum: Relapsing
Topic: The Confession Parlour...
Replies: 4557
Views: 255659

Re: The Confession Parlour...

Maddie so sorry to hear you are sad. Depression is nasty. I am not the right person to offer you any advice- maybe someone on the depression thread might have some words that helps? It sounds like you have a positive plan- to change the pattern of your weekends if you are going AF for a while is a g...
by kateS
22 Jun 2012 13:36
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Grief and Loss
Replies: 976
Views: 59930

Re: Grief and Loss

Sending a <:)> to you all LB DD and Pixie.And 3 and 2 years is very recent and the hurt will be raw. I lost my mum over twelve years ago but it sometimes feels like yesterday if I am low and want to talk to her. I have a bit of a cry and talk to her anyway and can imagine what she would say to me - ...
by kateS
12 Jun 2012 23:51
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: SOS - Post here if you need help (No General Chat Please)
Replies: 11645
Views: 684411

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

I do feel for you and send heartfelt wishes that tommorrow will bring a better day.
by kateS
12 Jun 2012 23:40
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 14233
Views: 803165

Re: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here

Dont be sorry about being here Maria because by doing so you are giving yourself a chance. Your family history on both sides tells you you need to be careful about yourself. I have had mixed success in my struggle to stop drinking - sometimes very good with long times of abstinence (amazing actually...
by kateS
12 Jun 2012 23:12
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: SOS - Post here if you need help (No General Chat Please)
Replies: 11645
Views: 684411

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

Families are strange things. We love them above all else and yet they sometimes act so oddly and are hard to understand - and it happens to so many families time and time again.Children definately take parents for granted because they know our love is unconditional .. and they will probably face the...
by kateS
12 Jun 2012 22:17
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: SOS - Post here if you need help (No General Chat Please)
Replies: 11645
Views: 684411

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

ps we all love our kids/partner/parents but that doesnt always work as a pivot to turn us around. Dont know why but it doesnt logically work (or I would have stopped long ago)so dont feel bad about it. and you can post anywhere whether you have drunk or not so never stop reaching out if you need hel...
by kateS
12 Jun 2012 22:06
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: SOS - Post here if you need help (No General Chat Please)
Replies: 11645
Views: 684411

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

You have done so well by coming on here and are striving for a better future for yourself. Set backs happen - but the important thing is that you want to be a different person with a future not controlled by the crap that alcohol offers, so try and have some water or milk now and get your head down ...
by kateS
12 Jun 2012 21:50
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 14233
Views: 803165

Re: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here

Hi there Maria I was a bit concerned listening to your story of a mother with pancreatic cancer and your throwing up bile - is your mother alcohol addicted? could be a very serious reason to act for yourself. It is easier to be funny and social with booze but also possible to be those things without...
by kateS
12 Jun 2012 21:13
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: SOS - Post here if you need help (No General Chat Please)
Replies: 11645
Views: 684411

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

Lizzie you are my inspiration, when I joined I didnt think you would make it to be honest, then you came back with 6 months free!Seriously I take my hat off to you.You will have bad times because life isnt a non stop good time, but what you have done shows me you can do the same again - I have such ...
by kateS
24 May 2012 22:55
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Sports Desk
Replies: 1064
Views: 46688

Re: Sport Support: Summer 2012

This week was the start of my ace summer of sport and entertainment but not only am i missing Eurovision ("come on Englebert " -said in a slightly hysterical and totally unbelievable voice - especially for my grandma who loved him in the late 60's) but i am also missing England v Norway - because I ...
by kateS
09 May 2012 20:59
Forum: Relationships
Topic: When loved ones drink and you don't
Replies: 490
Views: 60877

Re: When loved ones drink and you don't

Dear Holsbols I feel so sorry for you. Alcoholics are not great partners but violent ones are to be avoided at all costs. You are suffering mental abuse at the moment and it sounds very likely to escalate into physical abuse. Can you go to stay with a family member or friend and get some distance be...
by kateS
04 May 2012 19:37
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Late lounge (& other non-UK locations...)
Replies: 33101
Views: 895265

Re: Late lounge (& other non-UK locations...)

I usually have to avoid this thread cos its full of food and just makes me hungry. Glad the cat/mouse wars are over though I hate fights!! bring back the edibles.
by kateS
04 May 2012 19:27
Forum: Relapsing
Topic: Please post here if you are planning to drink.
Replies: 1213
Views: 90068

Re: Please post here if you are planning to drink.

Sounds like a good plan dlm. Wishing you luck. And if your eye isn't any better by next week get someone to look at it eh? You gotta look after your eyes.
by kateS
04 May 2012 12:29
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: The Humanistic Angle
Replies: 310
Views: 18273

Re: The Humanistic Angle

Great posting EvieB - almost like poetry.
by kateS
29 Apr 2012 13:53
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11395
Views: 698745

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

try....try....try again and this is the main ingredient Great posts here by everyone, and Turtles is so right just keep on striving to make your world the way you want it. No matter how logical we try to be about drinking/non drinking/cutting down sometimes our brains go in their own sweet way and ...
by kateS
11 Apr 2012 15:34
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 14233
Views: 803165

Re: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here

Freda its good that you have your doctor on the case and you will know more once the tests are done but as you say you don't have jaundice so it might not be such a bad situation.I would do what she suggests and don't give up drinking completely as that can cause real trouble.There's a liver disease...
by kateS
11 Apr 2012 15:19
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 14233
Views: 803165

Re: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here

Welcome all new members \:)/ And especially hi to Taylor314 - with so many new faces its easy to overlook someone - we didn't mean to! Drinking as a reward is a hard habit to break, you might have to look around for some new (not so) bad habits to put in its place. Youv'e had some decent episodes of...