I use this DS group for my alcoholism. I do not go to AA. It was not a good fit for me. I managed to attain sobriety using this group. I don’t like live face to face groups. I tried AA, Life Ring, and a secular group at my Medical Clinic. DS works for me. I ignore posts that are about the 12 steps.
I also use the journal feature here. My journal can only be accessed by is those, who are friends here on DS. We comment on each other journals. It’s like a subgroup, where we get more intimate. It’s similar to those who going to live meetings going out to the Café with friends after meeting to discuss more personal items.
I advise newcomers to befriend other newcomers. Using the Journals, you can develop a comradeship with those like you, who are struggling.
It is easy to do. Click on a name. It will take you to their profile page. Then click on add a friend. This sends a message to him or her. They can accept the request or deny it.
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