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Today, I finally sought help for my alcoholism. They told me they wouldn't help me until I'd stopped drinking. Um... what? FML

By Anonymous - / Wednesday 26 September 2018 16:30 / United Kingdom - London
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By  Yudith  |  17

Good job for taking that first step! Now put down that beer and go to another AA meeting. By the time you get there, you will have been sober for at least thirty minutes.

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By  Yudith  |  17

Good job for taking that first step! Now put down that beer and go to another AA meeting. By the time you get there, you will have been sober for at least thirty minutes.

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  MATTY2512  |  14

Unnecessary pessimism aside, the OP didn’t understand that AA is not rehab. They can’t stop you from drinking, they have to actually do it themselves and AA tries to help maintain sobriety.

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  Squidgegg  |  2

Common knowledge to who? This guy's from England. Maybe he isn't using Alcoholics Anonymous. Maybe he's using an NHS funded program? AA isn't as prevalent in the UK as it is in the US.

By  MitiMiki  |  13

Stay sober for a day. That's how it starts. Then try to stay sober for another. It gets easier and easier. The first two weeks are the toughest. Go to meetings and keep going. Go twice or three times a day if you need to, just don't drink. I know it is hard to believe, but you will really feel better and be better sober. Your health will improve and you will begin to have clarity that you haven't had in a long time. I spent 30 years drunk and the last two years sober have been the best times of my life. You can do it and there are people there to support you. Get yourself a big blue book and start reading. There is a lot of wisdom in those pages.

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