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Jo
Jo

July 22, 2019

Annette, it’s a shame that didn’t work out for you. For me, labelling myself doesn’t work – I’d rather deal with my behaviours and actions than make it about my identity. There’s more to me than just my drinking behaviour. But some people find that labelling themselves in this way does help and lots of people find that AA helps them a lot too. The important thing is to find a way that works for you and that we don’t judge each other for finding different ways of succeeding. I hope that Go Get Sober proves to be a solution for you too!

Annette
Annette

July 22, 2019

For about 6 months I regularly went to A.A. and did my 12 steps and I did find it helped me a lot. But then the chair at my regular meeting, seemed to change character, he became verbally aggressive and even told a newcomer (it takes a lot of courage to walk into a meeting) to stop talking when they obviously needed to off load and needed support and help. This really put me off as 12 steppers are supposed to be understanding of the alcoholic and be patient and kind and if they want, to guide them to a mentor or mentor them yourself. I then after 6 months of sobriety decided to start drinking again. I rejected my label, alcoholic and have been out there since 2016 . But now, I’m hoping this go get sober will be my solution

Jo
Jo

June 09, 2019

Hi Karen, the great thing is, you don’t need that label. You can do it without AA and you can make it easier than that. If you haven’t already, sign up for “free bedtime reading” below and I’ll send you regular emails to motivate and encourage you. Stay in touch and keep visiting the site – there are lots of blog/vlogs you can read/watch and there is no judgment or aggression here! Wishing you well, Jo

Karen Burgess
Karen Burgess

June 09, 2019

Did try A. A didn’t feel it worked for me had l mentor and she would be quite aggressive if l didn’t go to meetings l know l have a problem a d want to get sober but don’t want that label

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