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    Default Going to AA boys

    I want you all to know that reading the covid mental health thread, and watching you guys support each other has put me in the direction to finally get help. Wont be postin much in the scotch thread anymore unforts.

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    Take care of yourself brother. Also remember,anyone who is only your friend when you are drinking isn't really your friend at all. Find those people in your life who support you making healthy choices, and support you when you do you best but fail, and keep the communication open with those people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toilet_X View Post
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    I want you all to know that reading the covid mental health thread, and watching you guys support each other has put me in the direction to finally get help. Wont be postin much in the scotch thread anymore unforts.

    Thanks fellas
    Best of luck to you pal. We're here to help if you need anything.

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    Props take care of yourself man.

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    Good for you man! While I don’t think AA is the best option to sobriety, eliminating or reducing booze is a huge step forward in anyone’s life.

    If the 12 step program doesn’t work for you, don’t forget their are a lot of other options.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by BavarianBeast View Post
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    Good for you man! While I don’t think AA is the best option to sobriety, eliminating or reducing booze is a huge step forward in anyone’s life.

    If the 12 step program doesn’t work for you, don’t forget their are a lot of other options.

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    Yeah, I was trying to think of a supportive way to say that same thing. AA is one of many good methods. If you find it doesn't work for you, that doesn't necessarily mean you are the problem..
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    Agreed. I just think the whole idea of surrendering yourself helpless and accepting that you need help from a higher power is bullshit. The power is within ourselves. Believe in yourself and your own wellbeing!

    Anyways, good luck to you toilet.

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    I know, i dont like the higher power stuff, but i gotta do somethin. Limiting alcohol just isnt working. No offense taken buds.

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    Yeah, you gotta find what works for you.
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    It takes an incredible amount of strength to recognize and admit you have a problem and to begin actively fixing it.

    Best of luck to you, you'll come out a better man on the other side

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    Pffft! Quitter.






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    Good luck, of course

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    ^ ill come out of this gayer. Dont you fret.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toilet_X View Post
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    ^ ill come out of this gayer. Dont you fret.
    Interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toilet_X View Post
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    ^ ill come out of this gayer. Dont you fret.
    Probably, LoL! You'll pick up some other vice like smoking or crank. Then you'll be a chain smoking, pole smoking boringest guy at parties... But itchy.

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    Good for you man, and don’t sweat the higher power stuff! So many seem to think that means you have to become churchy or something like that. People just have different names for the same things. Some call it God. Some call it fate. Some call it energy. Some call it nature. Some say karma. There really is no name it can’t be called. It can mean anything to you. It has nothing to do with accepting a being pulling yourself strings unless that is what you believe. All it means is accepting something larger outside of your control, and anyone who thinks they control everything is deluded. Basically accepting that is a huge step forward in being able to control what you can control, and that is your drinking.

    All that really matters is that you are trying to make your life better and if anyone tries to bring you down for that in any way, move the fuck on from them and do what is best for you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toilet_X View Post
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    ^ ill come out of this gayer. Dont you fret.
    I'm not gay but opportunity knocks.

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    Doesn't AA have like a 90%+ failure/relapse rate? surprised people still invest time in practices like this.

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    What are some alternatives?

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    Quote Originally Posted by born2workoncars View Post
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    Doesn't AA have like a 90%+ failure/relapse rate? surprised people still invest time in practices like this.
    I don't know if it's 90%, and the exact percentage isn't really that important, but yes, it has a high "failure" rate. Partly, that's because of how they define failure.
    From a health perspective, if you go from being drunk 300+ days a year to under 12, that's a really huge health benefit, but under the AA program, there's no grey area, that's a failure.

    I can't discuss specific alternatives, but there are many out there. The thing is, each person may need something different, but they only need one thing that works.
    You can do your own search: https://www.google.com/search?q=alte...o+aa+in+canada
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    Regardless of failure rate, its a shot im willing to take. Costs me nothin but an hour or two a session.

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