Paulos, You have the power it takes to stay off the alcohol and now is the time to let loose with all your fury. Kick the alcohol and the anxiety to the ground. Practice staying in the moment and be proud of how far you have come.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety, Panic & Depression *~*
I've missed you, I'm sorry to hear that things are still rough for you, but booting the booze is a powerful thing to do. If that is your one good thing then it's a really great thing. I am so proud of you, keep fighting this, keep posting. Stay strong. You are not alone.
If I find that elusive trick that will make all these chit feelings go away, you will be first on my list of people to call, trust me!! I think we just have to believe that the good days will outweigh the bad. When I was your age I was a mess on social security who drank 24/7 and was heavily medicated.
Now, (few years on!) I work full time, I study part time, I am in a wonderful relationship (with a beautiful guy who has mild autism) and even tho some days are just awful, for the most part I am happy. It can happen. It really can.
What an amazing story of recovery and strength. Thank you for sharing your fathers story, his wisdom and miracle of sobriety. Stories like this remind me of what it's all about..and they make the little hairs on my arms stand up too!