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My URL: http://www.addictiontribe.com/pcm54

JOB: Retired
SMOKE: No
SOBER SINCE: November 17, 2013
RELIGION: Buddhism
ORIENTATION: Straight
DATING STATUS: Looking
MEMBER SINCE: November 30, 2013
POINTS: [ 160 ]
GENDER: Female
LOCATION: Sri Lanka
AGE: 59
VIEWS: 71
STAR SIGN: Cancer
LAST LOGIN: 04.23.14


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I am a retired drama teacher living in Sri Lanka. I am getting help with addictions. It's hard, but I am finding a lot of help on this site. Thank you!


Gardening, baking, reading, traveling, people.

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January 14, 2014, 10:40 pm
I don't know how to communicate with any one. I am not a computer person. But everything is now a days.
If any one can help me learn how to write one another I would appreciate it.
Thanks,
Denise

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From: pcm54
January 3, 2014, 3:00 am
Hi, Vanessa,
Sorry to have taken so long to reply. I got a really crappy flu bug last week and didn't take care of myself in time so ended up really sick. I was afraid to go to the doctor and get meds!!!!! Boy, addiction really screws with your mind, doesn't it? Here I am trying to be all good and sober and have been super tempted to use! BUT I called my recovery friends, went to the doctor and am getting well. I guess I just need to learn to trust my own intelligence once in a while.
I am SO proud of YOU! It sounds like you are doing some very positive things. I think your therapist has some great ideas. Yeah, you do need to talk with your dad. If he becomes defensive, just smile and back off. Hopefully, things work out for the both of you, but we need to be most concerned with YOU! And I agree with your therapist about being too hard on yourself. One of the wisest things I was first told in recovery is that addicts tend to be egocentric-which really pissed me off because it bruised my ego!!!! But, you can use my crazy reaction to the flu as a perfect example. I needed an antibiotic which is hardly a gateway cure to drugs and alcohol, but my ego was so wrapped up in being "good" I almost sabatouged myself into using. Oh,, Lord, girlfriend, we are something, aren't we?
I understand about IBS also. I have given myself a stomach ulcer over drinking and get really sick if I drink. But without my friends like you, I would still be drinking. But just knowing how painful drinking (and drugs) are to me helps a lot.
Boy, it sure felt good to talk to you! Sorry to ramble on so, but I have really missed chatting with you. Hope all is well. I am so happy for you!
Blessings and peace,
Chris

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From: dayzd89
December 31, 2013, 11:22 am
Thank you for your comment again...lately I am dealing with IBS symptoms and alcohol makes it worse so I definitely will not be drinking tonight. I will make it very clear to my dad that I will not be drinking, not even a sip because I just don't want to. I did tell my therapist what happened and she told me to not be too hard on myself. Also she suggested setting my father aside and asking him if he has any questions about my mental health/addiction. Hopefully that helps out a little.
I hope you have a happy new year.

-Vanessa

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From: Erin222
December 2, 2013, 12:34 am
Just read your comment on another post and wanted to say hello! There aren't usually a lot of people on here but I wanted to let you know that I am praying for you. Addiction is a monster and very difficult to overcome on your own. I just wanted to reply so you didn't feel completely alone with your demons. I am struggling too but every day gets better and it helps me to encourage others on here when I can. You just have to want to quit bad enough to take the first step. You mentioned being addicted to alcohol and while obviously I don't know the extent of your addiction, I have read that alcohol withdrawals can be life threatening so you may want to do some research before you stop that cold turkey. I hope you can at least find a doctor you trust who can help you through this difficult time. You can do it!

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