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Unread 01-13-2009, 10:30 PM   #1
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Default I am losing the battle

I have been an alcoholic for over twenty years. I am a professional female - have tryed AA many times, been in therapy. I always seem to come back to the bottle. i don't understand why. I know the implications and I want to stop! But I can't. Please, someone, tell me what I can do.
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Unread 01-14-2009, 12:11 AM   #2
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i have been trying to stop for about for years myself. sounds like you hit bottom too. i think its time we put our shovels down and quit digging.
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Unread 01-14-2009, 10:27 AM   #3
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get into an AA meeting and start working on step #1
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Unread 01-14-2009, 01:30 PM   #4
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Smile Welcome soccerspirit 7 -

Hi Soccerspirit7,
Welcome to the forum! I am glad you are here. You mentioned that you have tried AA and counseling before, sometimes it takes several times before we get it. Just do not give up.
I have provided some links and info of where you can find help. Have you had a chance to read the other posts and other info on this site?

I think they may help to at least give you some ideas to make a plan about how you want do this. Sometimes talking to others , counselors, support groups, even on this forum, to get in the frame of mind about where you are now and where you want to be.
There are many options out there for help, it may take a minute to find the right the fit for you but in the meantime we are here for you.

You may feel weary and tired from the drinking and the misery that comes with it, but if you want this, you can do it. I hope you will be back , please take care of yourself, Carly
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Link to medication assisted treatment options... this can be an invaluable tool to help with cravings.

Information for your family ....
Education for your family/loved ones can be vital to their understanding of what you are facing and trying to accomplish.

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