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by catcar
Sun Oct 05, 2014 12:59 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: anxiety over never drinking again
Replies: 7
Views: 2327

Re: anxiety over never drinking again

i do with thatI wen to my first meeting not thinking about having an alcohol problem. i still don't think its is mostly the alcohol. AA has started to help me change how I deal with things and look at life. Turns out that alcohol made me go off the deep end and screw a lot of things up...but it was ...
by catcar
Sun Oct 05, 2014 12:46 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Want to give up
Replies: 28
Views: 10885

Re: Want to give up

I too felt trapped by a workplace situation. Working very similar hours to what you described. Being abused and taken advantage of. I could see no way out of my predicament....The worst part was that the cage was a product of my own designing. I was the business owner. It was my pride and passion a...
by catcar
Sun Oct 05, 2014 12:39 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Want to give up
Replies: 28
Views: 10885

Re: Want to give up

Everything is going to be okay, catcar. It may not "feel" okay right now, but feelings aren't reality. They're just feelings. Everything is going to be okay. Say that out loud to yourself. "Everything is going to be okay." Now take a deep breath, hold it to the count of 5 and then exhale slowly. Do...
by catcar
Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Want to give up
Replies: 28
Views: 10885

Want to give up

My on line friends...I am hoping to connect because I am lost. I feel like I would rather be dead than live with things right now. My work is killing me. I had to leave my kid with someone else tonight because I was stuck at work. My work is taking advantage of me and I am working 15 hr days and 7 d...
by catcar
Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Having a hard time
Replies: 19
Views: 4685

Re: Having a hard time

One day I hope to help others. Right now, I am guilty of screaming out for help all the time. Thank you all for your help. It really means a lot. Things are a constant struggle and I do take this all in and it does help me. I have a lot of moments that scare me and this board has helped me get by. T...
by catcar
Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Having a hard time
Replies: 19
Views: 4685

Re: Having a hard time

Thank you for all of your thoughts ans insights. I want to respond but I need some time to process things. It is all a little too much for me to process right now. Your words will be read more than a few times by me and I will keep taking it in...thank you
by catcar
Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Having a hard time
Replies: 19
Views: 4685

Having a hard time

I am having a very hard time with not drinking tonight. I am having work and family issues that make me want to give up. I have moments when I feel like not drinking will make things better and I have times when I just want to say f-it. Right now it is that later...please offer some support if you h...
by catcar
Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Alcoholic - still drinking
Replies: 66
Views: 14249

Re: Alcoholic - still drinking

It is hard. No question. You have helped me connect so thank you for that. One day at a time...just get through one day and then just get through one more day...
by catcar
Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: New again and feeling guilty
Replies: 25
Views: 5809

Re: New again and feeling guilty

Meds that are closely monitored by a doctor can be used safely if you are honest with your doctor. (At least for me) I can leave 9/10 of a prescription of scheduled pain meds unused after a surgery and toss them out but somehow I have never left a bottle of wine unfinished. Can anyone expand on how ...
by catcar
Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: New again and feeling guilty
Replies: 25
Views: 5809

Re: New again and feeling guilty

I am still new for the first time but all I see with the folks who stick with it is...that they are all happy. I can see how it would be easy to think you can do it on your own and not stick with AA. I have those feelings myself. What is keeping me searching out AA is that I have yet to meet a singl...
by catcar
Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Grateful to be here alive and sober
Replies: 2
Views: 2624

Re: Grateful to be here alive and sober

Thumbs up from IL! Hang in there! I use this to support me late night when I am feeling down and it is a huge help so I understand:)
by catcar
Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: ready to give up
Replies: 47
Views: 11680

Re: ready to give up

Only the first drink is a choice. That is true for me, and I need to remind myself every day. Sometimes, I do not listen and I regret it every time. I hope you do not give up, and I hope the same for myself. I need to keep reminding myself of this. I am powerless over alcohol. I have power over my ...
by catcar
Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Hi...I need some help on getting started
Replies: 14
Views: 3689

Re: Hi...I need some help on getting started

The fear that is lifted off of you after that first moment in your first meeting is amazing! It was for me at least. You have helped me with your posts. Thank you and I will keep you in my prayers.
by catcar
Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: ready to give up
Replies: 47
Views: 11680

Re: ready to give up

Thank you all for the great advise! In my good moments I can take this all in and at my bad moments I can't seem to anything other than reach out and stress about everything. I take to heart the advise about people not being available 24/7. When I look at it in a new light, I would not want to be to...
by catcar
Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: ready to give up
Replies: 47
Views: 11680

Re: ready to give up

Over and over I am having the problem that I have moments where I break down emotionally and try to reach out to call and/or text people and nobody responds. Yes, posting here does help but in the immediate moment when I feel most down I seem to never be able to get anyone to answer. It reinforces m...