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by misslissy1982
Sat Jul 30, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Dual diagnosis?
Replies: 55
Views: 31865

Re: Dual diagnosis?

Thank you for your kind words, I am now 17 days sober and finding that the last two days my mood has been terrible. I am calm one minute and irritable the next. I can't sleep well so that is most likely contributing to my moodiness. I know it takes awhile to physically feel better but I am getting i...
by misslissy1982
Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Self hatred and fear of people
Replies: 36
Views: 22858

Re: Self hatred and fear of people

Are you or have you ever been in therapy? I have been in therapy since I was 13, I'm 33 now and believe that it does help. I am very shy and don't feel comfortable at meetings either but I will try different ones until I find my comfort zone. I think it is important that you keep trying and don't gi...
by misslissy1982
Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: My sobriety BDay
Replies: 7
Views: 4431

Re: My sobriety BDay

2 full weeks sober today! Longest sobriety I've had in 2 years. I was feeling real bad physically and mentally but today I have felt much better. I still feel a little foggy and shaky but I have a great outpatient therapy program. So happy for my 2 weeks. Not a lot of time but a lot for me.
by misslissy1982
Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: My sobriety BDay
Replies: 7
Views: 4431

Re: My sobriety BDay

Now 11 days! Yesterday I had cravings so bad but I ended up going to a meeting and it all worked out :)
by misslissy1982
Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 10
Views: 7489

Re: Newbie

I did make it to an AA meeting last night at 8pm and received the book and a newcomer packet. Everyone was very nice and two people from my outpatient therapy were there too. It was good. I almost didn't go but I'm glad I did.
by misslissy1982
Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Dual diagnosis?
Replies: 55
Views: 31865

Dual diagnosis?

Does anyone have a dual diagnoses and care to share? I have depression and anxiety since early teens. I'm 33 now. Yesterday Psychiatrist stated I could be bipolar and show symptoms of it. My mother is dx bipolar. How do you think it relates to your drinking and is it harder for recovery? I am new to...
by misslissy1982
Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 10
Views: 7489

Re: Newbie

I did not make it to the meeting as stated before but I am checking one out in Fountain Valley @ noon. A little nervous but know that it is a positive step in the right direction :D 10 days sober
by misslissy1982
Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: My sobriety BDay
Replies: 7
Views: 4431

My sobriety BDay

is Jul 12 2016 :)
by misslissy1982
Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Anxiety when asked to speak
Replies: 19
Views: 10912

Re: Anxiety when asked to speak

I too have anxiety to speak and that has discouraged me from attending regular meetings, however; when I hear the stories of other alcoholics I can find so many things I can relate with. An AA group came to speak at my detox and for the first time I felt comfortable. It was a small group so I know t...
by misslissy1982
Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: drinking and going to meetings
Replies: 22
Views: 11182

Re: drinking and going to meetings

Try looking for a detox that you can check into. I just got out of detox and I was there four days, my place has a partial day program that deals with substance abuse and I feel very safe and supported even though I have just begun. Every time I tried to stop on my own I failed. Check your insurance...
by misslissy1982
Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Please help- I feel so sad here
Replies: 11
Views: 8057

Re: Please help- I feel so sad here

I feel your sadness, I am new but when you stated that your friend can stop drinking and you could not. This is me as well. I think to myself that this is not fair. Why can she stop at one or two but I have to keep drinking. It feels so out of control. What makes us so different? I wish that I could...
by misslissy1982
Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 10
Views: 7489

Newbie

Hello, My name is Melissa and I am an alcoholic. I was in detox and was released last Sunday 7/17. I have a wonderful partial day program I attend for dual dx. I have depression and anxiety. I am looking for people to connect with through chat and have been to AA before but never started the steps o...