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  •  Hello Matt (10+ / 0-)

    So am I.  I've been where you are for a few years, and even right here on Kos.

    In fact it was a diary just like this one easter in 2005 that woke me up to my own disease.

    And, being (self)-isolated in a foreign country, dKos became a literal lifeline, even when I almost GBCW-ed for reals, dKos was there to help me find help.

    You will find quite a few alcoholics and addicts on this forum, but I will pass on to you what people said to me then; something that I just couldn't grasp at the time: it gets better!

    For reals, it does, just let that first glass remain for the next 24 hrs.  Just for today and decide what you want to do tomorrow, and take another 24 hrs, and so on

    This is a great step, because dKos gives a certain amount of anonymity.

    Now, most importantly, I highly suggest rehab, if you can swing it.  If not, pick up a phone book and look in the first few pages under the letter "A"

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