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by catkins73
Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Avoiding the inevitable
Replies: 26
Views: 6193

Re: Avoiding the inevitable

Oh, guess I should have read further before I posted that. Oh well, maybe someone else will find it useful.

Congrats Marcus!

:lol:
by catkins73
Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Avoiding the inevitable
Replies: 26
Views: 6193

Re: Avoiding the inevitable

Hi all. I'm afraid that I may be an alcoholic. Whenever I try and accept that, my mind seems to be able to come up with numerous reasons why I shouldn't class myself as such. I've been late into work so many times because of alcohol. Every time, I wake up in the morning so mad with myself for stayi...
by catkins73
Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:46 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Happy Holidays
Replies: 9
Views: 4098

Re: Happy Holidays

I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas/Holiday and hope 2012 is a sober and fulfilling year. I've got 50 days sober today and feeling pretty good about it but am not about to get cocky. I've still got a lifetime to go. I wanted to thank everyone on here for their responses to my posts as well as your...
by catkins73
Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:23 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Higher Power
Replies: 59
Views: 11628

Re: Higher Power

my sponser explained it to me like this: The concept of a higher power is to get yourself off of center. It is the understanding that you aren't the center of the universe, but a part of it. I already knew that, but my alcoholic mind caused me to be self centered and selfish. Focusing on a higher po...
by catkins73
Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: New. Glad I found you all.
Replies: 17
Views: 4302

Re: New. Glad I found you all.

Lali wrote:Of course you are depressed, Joe. Alcohol is a depressant and you still have it in your system. As for the crying, it's natural for a newly sober person's emotions to be all over the place. Hang in there.
Well that explains it then. Thanks for the info Lali!!
by catkins73
Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: New. Glad I found you all.
Replies: 17
Views: 4302

Re: New. Glad I found you all.

Hi Joe, welcome. I still haven't gone to a meeting. I've been sober a week. A whole week. Had some cravings tonight. Thank goddess for Halloween candy, lol. I know its only a matter of time, I need to go to a meeting and find a sponsor. I can't be a social recluse forever. When you go, go with an o...
by catkins73
Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: New. Glad I found you all.
Replies: 17
Views: 4302

Re: New. Glad I found you all.

Before reading this post I want you to consider the following: If you read any attempts from myself at humor while describing my condition and how I deal with it, please know that I don't take alcoholism lightly. I don't think it's funny and I don't think what alcoholics and their family suffer with...