Posted 10/18/2006 4:54 AM (GMT -6)
Thankyou to everyone for your input and support - I will be sure to let you all know how I'm getting on.
A big ((((((((HUG)))))))) to you all.

Fixie - there is no such thing as a loser , only people who are struggling to win. Everyone has a right to tell their story.
If AA is not for you , so be it , but I don't think you have the right to judge other people and how they deal with and overcome their problems.

Thanks again - I'm in a really positive frame of mind coz of you all.

Smiler :)
Posted 10/18/2006 6:01 AM (GMT -6)
Totally right in all you say we are not losers AA peeps are not losers they saved my life literally in 1979
They help so many ppl and as I said it is a support group and stories are told for inspiration .......guidance and the belief your life can and will change
Lyn
 
Please I do not want this to turn into an argumentative thread or any more negativity or Flaming of AA and what it can and has done
I and those that have been helped do know it works for some but obviously not all
I wish you all the best hun and proud of you for thinking about doing this
Lyn
If there is a fight or arguing I will ask to have thread locked okay so lets keep it positive and on the same road
Lyn 
Again if you need to talk please add me to your msn
I have yrs of experience that may be useful to you or others in same position
 


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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 10/18/2006 5:22:42 AM (GMT-6)

Posted 10/18/2006 7:23 AM (GMT -6)
Ok peeps, feet off the pedals and a few deep breaths.
Any treatment, therapy, councelling, etc. will have extreme opinions, for and against.
Mine is that if they help just one person they are worthwhile, and every possibility should be tried with an open mind. What you take away from something usually depends how you go into it and what you put into it.
The reason some things don't work for some people is usually because they don't want it to.  These are the only real losers in life.
 
Smiler,(good name BTW) if you drink heavily, standard detox procedure here in UK starts with a short course of Librium or Valium. They will to help you feel relaxed and minimize most of the withdrawal symptoms. They also reduce the risk of seizures and help you get a decent nights sleep.   This could then be followed by a reduced dosage for your anxiety. 
Hope this helps.
 
Lyn, I'm hoping to get msn sorted later today.


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Post Edited (jethro) : 10/18/2006 6:35:21 AM (GMT-6)

Posted 10/18/2006 8:01 AM (GMT -6)

Hi Smiler

Welcome to HW were all happy you have came to us for advise and support. Like already said you have taken the first step to recovery and any kind of help is better then no help at all. We do hope your doing better soon and please post as often as you can to keep us updated on how you are doing. You will meet a lot of careing and supportave friends here at HW and hope to see your post here again soon. Your doing great yeah


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Posted Yesterday 7:00 AM (GMT -6)
Great input Jethro and glad you will have the MSN up
I believe they do that here as well to detox from alcohol
I know they did with me many moons ago
We are with you all the way on this hun
Take care and be well
Lyn
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Posted 10/22/2006 11:17 AM (GMT -6)
Do you know if I'd have to go in to detox in the UK as I have a five tear old to look after and I couldn't bear the thought of her going into care not even for a short while confused
Posted 10/22/2006 7:53 PM (GMT -6)
Welcome Smiler, I battled with alcohol for many years and have been to de-tox and re-hab.  In australia if you do have to go through a de-tox program it only last's about five days.  If you go into re-hab you can go to a place that allows your child to be with you once you have de-toxed.  Bear in mind also that you may not be an alcoholic.  You are just self-medicating.  Once I learnt how to deal with my anxiety WITHOUT alcohol I realised I could drink sensibly and enjoy it.  I would certainly reccomend that you don't drink for a few months and see how things go.  If you are an alcoholic then there are a lot of people who can help you.  Best of luck and keep us posted.  ((((Hugs))))

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NervyMeg

Posted 10/23/2006 3:08 AM (GMT -6)
Hi smiler, no you don't have to go in for detox.  Your GP can prescribe the treatment(if necessary) if you tell him/her your problem. There are also drop-in centres but you can do it on your own if you wish.
If you are using alcohol purely as medication you should have no problems, and prescribed medication will work out a lot cheaper and more effective. 
 
For more information in your area try http://www.adsis.org.uk
 
If you prefer you can email me, my address is in my profile.
The mind is like a parachute - It works better when it's open.

Posted 10/23/2006 1:19 PM (GMT -6)
Jethro thanks for your great input as always
Take care

Smiler hoping all is getting better for you hun really do ..........
Keep us posted
be strong and and know you are cared about here
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Posted 10/24/2006 10:09 AM (GMT -6)
Thinking of you
Lyn
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Posted 10/24/2006 11:16 AM (GMT -6)

Thankyou ((((HUGS))))

not long now until my initial assesment - six days , will let you know how it goes.

I will keep trying to post something every day. I love just reading the posts , I really like the Happy Thread - it's a great idea , it makes me stop and think and I always go away with a smile on my face.

It's great to know your all there yeah

Posted 10/24/2006 11:23 AM (GMT -6)
Hi smiler, ive read this thread many times, and i guess i just kept quiet, i have an ex who is still an active alcoholic, and its so hard no matter what. I hope all goes well.......Im glad we have the happy thread too, it will always make ya feel better.
Take care and best of luck, god bless
shell
" Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now, in this instant of time. From this moment onward you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed."
Eileen Caddy

Posted 10/25/2006 11:38 PM (GMT -6)
Hang in there smiler and let us know how it goes.  :-)
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