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6/15/09 5:34 P

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My husband is an alcoholic but he quit drinking in February 1984 (25 years this year!). He went through a 28-day rehab but refused AA or any other meetings. I was very scared at first, everyone said he would drink again without those meetings, but he hasn't, and I don't worry anymore.

His father was a very sick alcoholic who basically lived in his bedroom for many years with a little refrigerator in there with his booze in it. Very sad, as this was a wonderful, very talented man.

My husband's brother is also a serious alcoholic. He recently was forced to retire from his job (or be fired) at age 54. Luckily he had enough time in on his job that he was eligible to retire early. But this just gives him more time to sit home and drink. He's getting in very bad shape physically, I don't think he'll probably live much longer, maybe a year or two.
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Thank goodness my almost-23-year-old son does not drink - or smoke - at all, never has and I don't think he ever will.

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6/15/09 10:44 A

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I do know a few alcoholics. They are the types who actually prefer the "higher power" stuff.

"Do What You Love; the Money Will Follow." (That's the title of a book I love -- and I'm working on getting the gumption to believe it!)


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6/13/09 3:09 P

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I just discovered this group by chance:

Secular Organizations for Sobriety

www.cfiwest.org/sos/find.htm

I'm sending the link to a family member who is functional.. but not *ALL* the time...

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