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Unread postby pleasehelpme » Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:28 am

Hello, I am a 38 year old married father of three and I want help. I dont drink often but when I do, I am not always able to control the amount. I recently made the decison to get behind the wheel of a car and received a DUI and now may lose my job. I am scared, depressed and can't function at this point. I haven't slept in days. I am not blaming anyone as I made the decision to drink and get behind the wheel. Fear of losing my job and letting my family and letting everyone else down is paralyzing me. I can't look at my wife or my kids because I feel ashamed and embarrassed. I want help and never ever want this feeling again.

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Unread postby Mia » Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:16 pm

Look into Rehab After Work, they have many locations and are an outpatient substance abuse facility

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Unread postby itsjohnnymac » Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:05 am

Even though you don't drink often, you have the hallmarks of an alcoholic--you can't control how much you drink and drinking impairs your decision-making, deciding to drive drunk, for instance, and taking a chance that you might injure others or yourself in the process. I would suggest that you start going to AA meetings immediately. Science has found that alcholism is a chronic, compulsive disease of relapse that can never be completely cured, but can be gotten under control through behavioral modification such as 12-step programs. You can easily find out where AA meetings are online. Each meeting has a different personality, so try out different ones and see which ones you like. Go to at least several meetings a week (most recommend going to 90 meetings in 90 days). Most importantly, get an AA sponsor to guide you through the 12 steps. You never have to feel this way ever again, if you are serious about not ever drinking again. Going to AA will not only help you stop drinking, it will help you to become a much better, happier person.

Good luck to you.

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Unread postby larryh » Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:27 pm

I agree with with Mia. Call Rehab After Work-215-546-2200 and go to group. I went several years ago and it was exactly what I needed. You do need to be sincere and truly want help. Good luck. I wish you the best.

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