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life after alcohol

PaddiePaddie Member Posts: 75 Courageous
edited September 2018 in Mental health issues
Hope everyone is ok...,,
@thespiceman I need your help,..please.
its to do with "giving up alcohol" I know you don't reallly want to get involved & I respect  that,.. totally!
why open open up a "closed wound"!!!
ive set a date & am involved with Addaction & my GP.
I just would like like your words of wisdom as I'm so frightened .
I know there is "life after alcohol " i just have to find it..,...
i keep praying & hoe my prayers are answered ....
im a total mess & there is not much that would send me over the edge.....
paddie

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  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Paddie
    Well done for getting in touch with your GP and addaction, that's a really brave and strong step forward!  If you are struggling and need to speak to someone or if you are having thoughts of suicide, it is important that you discuss them with someone who is qualified to help. Please call the Samaritans on 116 123 (free) or email them at [email protected] 

    You might also benefit from reading MIND’s information on how you can help yourself: 

    If you feel that you may be an immediate danger to yourself, please call 999 or go to your local hospital right away. 

    Alcoholics anonymous also have a helpline on 0800 9177 650

    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • PaddiePaddie Member Posts: 75 Courageous
    Thank you Sam, for your advice, information & support.....it means so very much to me.
    paddie
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Paddie First I apologise for not replying to you earlier.  Sorry I have and do try to catch up with any body. Who mentions me or sends me a message. Understand the situation here.

    I do not mind advising you. You are experiencing some difficulties here. Fears of relapse and having the mental issues associated with all of this.

    I notice you have been given advice by one of the team.. Understand all of this is scary and frightening.

    I know I have been there myself, had at one time fear of relapse.

    My concern is for you and may I add you need to seek the professional help that is on offer.

    Please do not be embarrassed in calling for guidance and advice in contacting the help you need.

    We all of us have and do have doubts of our fragile minds.  I do think you need to decide that you need this help.

    Whether from GP and rehab or other associations, organisations.  Related to recovery.

    I am always here and glad to help. Reading another post you have sent. I know that the problem is that you are dealing with a disease.

    Sorry if I said that.  Difficult to understand. WHO the organisation called disease of the mind. Alcoholism.

    I know you do want to hear that but that is the truth. So we to treat the disease. Usually by medication and a number of strategies and coping mechanisms that can allay your fears and relapse.

    It is also be educated and using the knowledge you have gained from relapsing again.

    In the old days you joined from Rehab a meeting groups . Called ARP. Alcohol Rolling Programme. Where you learnt strategies and coping mechanisms.

    Unfortunately due to Government cuts and budgets of councils these are non existent.

    All I add you will succeed and try to be positive. Remember this is small steps.

    Always here . In prayers and thoughts.

    Apologise again late reply.

    Please take care

    @thespiceman


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  • PaddiePaddie Member Posts: 75 Courageous
    Dear Spiceman, please never apologise for late replies.
    I'm just so grateful to you responding at all.
    I will take heed of all your advice & prayer the road that I am about to take will be the road to freedom!
    fond regards 
    Paddie
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Paddie Good to hear from you. Be here anytime.  
    You be OK I know this because you are in my prayers all the time. Also my thoughts. 

    Please take care.

    If you have anything you wish to chat or talk or anything I can help. I be here. Looking out for you.

    @thespiceman
    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
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