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People that drink or use due to anxiety.

Postby roylee1970 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:07 pm

Thanks found someone to discuss it with on other site.
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Re: People that drink or use due to anxiety.

Postby Brock » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:33 pm

Welcome here roylee.

You certainly have a ‘different’ story to most that I have heard, but that does not mean that I or others won’t be able to relate to it. Certainly drinking or using to feel comfortable is something we alcoholics do, and anxiety seems to haunt many of us and be the main cause of our discomfort.

Only after some years of happy sobriety thanks to AA, did I come to see that alcohol was not really my problem, the program helped me get over the problems which had me reaching for the bottle just to feel like a ‘normal’ human, the AA literature says - “Our liquor was but a symptom. So we had to get down to causes and conditions.” Once I did what they recommended I no longer wanted to drink, because the reason to drink had been treated, and it opened a new type of life. I assure you that like yourself I didn’t really care if I lived or died while I was drinking, now I don’t fear death I don’t really fear anything, but certainly in no hurry to get there, I am enjoying life like never before.

Have no fear about those meetings, you will be most welcomed and not judged on anything. I will put up some links to AA material, have a read when you are in the mood, and ask any questions or make any comments you wish, having new folks interested in AA is something we welcome and enjoy, it helps us as well. One thing I need to ask, if the photo in your profile is of you, we would ask that you change it, for your own protection and in keeping with AA policy.

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Re: People that drink or use due to anxiety.

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