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i guess is a "relapse"?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:37 pm
by old dr taco
Hi
I don't know what the f to do. I've been making it through some major stuff during my almost-four years sober from alcohol (relationships, careers, breast cancer). Now that I'm super awesome and in control... I thought I could try relaxing with some new friends and have a few drinks. *sigh* maybe that wasn't the best idea? I feel like I should be chatting or talking to someone. Can anybody point me to some resources around St. Louis?

Re: i guess is a "relapse"?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:45 am
by Troy M.
http://www.aastl.org/

Here is a starting spot. I'm not sure if you call it a relapse unless you continue to drink after this one event. I guess I would call it a slip.

Re: i guess is a "relapse"?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:45 am
by Brock
Welcome to e-AA, a bit unfortunate that you found the site after a slip, but there are some good sobriety conversations carried on here. The link Troy gave appears not to be working, but going to http://www.aa.org you will see where you can enter even your zip code to really narrow down the search. I have always found calling the local inter group a good idea, they usually have folks on call happy to talk with others.

Now that I'm super awesome and in control... I thought I could try…

I don't want to pin down the source of your slip to one particular thing, but if I had to my money would be on thinking you were in control, this trips us up every time. Please take heart these things happen, congratulations for seeing and admitting the error right away, stories like yours help keep us all vigilant, we may be super awesome, but we must try to remember who really is in control, best of luck to you.

Re: i guess is a "relapse"?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:36 am
by PuppyEars
Please swan dive into Step 1.

Re: i guess is a "relapse"?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:05 pm
by ezdzit247
old dr taco wrote:Hi
I don't know what the f to do. I've been making it through some major stuff during my almost-four years sober from alcohol (relationships, careers, breast cancer). Now that I'm super awesome and in control... I thought I could try relaxing with some new friends and have a few drinks. *sigh* maybe that wasn't the best idea? I feel like I should be chatting or talking to someone. Can anybody point me to some resources around St. Louis?


Hi old dr taco and welcome.

If you cut & paste this "AA meeting directory St Louis" into Google search, you will get a bunch of links to recovery resources in that area.

I got drunk again after almost two years sober in AA just before what would have been my 2nd AA birthday. I found out for myself the hard way how weird this disease of alcoholism is. My allergy to booze had become progressively worse even while I was sober. One drink put me in a black out and I kept drinking for 3-4 days in a black out with no memory of how I got the additional booze or what happened. When I didn't show up for meetings, an AA friend came looking for me, helped me get sober and back to meetings or I probably would have died. If you haven't tried staying sober in the AA program before, this might be a good time to check out some meetings and see if it might work for you.

Glad you found this forum. Keep coming back.....