***Submitted by Anonymous
So I just stumbled upon this site. I have chosen sobriety because my
drinking was becoming a huge problem.
I have no horror story about my
drinking, I haven't had trouble with the law, I managed to be a decent
teacher, wife and mother! Decent wasn't good enough anymore! I have
managed 60 days of sobriety and have done most of it on my own with the
help of a wonderful counselor.
I have no desire to go to AA and have no future plans to go even
against advice from my counselor. The only problem is that I really do
not have a large support system of people who understand what I am going
through. I feel lonely as much of my social life has disappeared even
though I have asked my friends to not treat me any differently. I was
the social director and planned many outings (mostly promoting ways to
drink) and now my phone barely rings.
My husband is supportive mostly but I was so good at hiding my drinking
that he still doesn't truly believe that I have a problem.
This site is
great and I look forward to reading others posts!