Early recovery is very overwhelming. Essentially, we are asked to change everything. What I've learned after a few 24 is that I really only need to change one thing, the way I think because my problems are centered in my mind. I have a perception/perspective defect. Being open-minded is essential to my recovery because the result is that everything does change. If you're new, don't use the magnitude of the task as justification to drink. Talk to others in recovery about how they started to think differently and you'll be amazed how everything seems to follow.
I am a partner of an alcoholic, no matter what I try nothing seems to work. I used to care so much but today he is being sick alot, puking up red wine. I don't offer him much sympathy.I wasn't always like this with the hurt, pain, tears. He keeps telling me that he will cut down. Or that he is. Three days ago I was holding him up walking on the street. It was very embarrasing for me to say the...
So I'm a new member, and I'm an alcoholic. A functioning alcoholic, but an alcoholic none the less. I decided I wanted to get help, and I'm now working on trying to get sober. I hope you can give me tips or something, I don't exactly know if I'll be able to stop just because I want to.