bodom wrote: ↑Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:37 pm
As a recovering addict and alcoholic I dont recommend AA but the Refuge Recovery Program. There are meetings all over the world. Check the link below to see if there are any in your area.
Thanks, it is available in the US, and I live in EU. And I have bad experiences with AA. In my country, the state financialized (free) medical service is a catastrophe. Doctor said he can not help me. I will seek for a private doctor. It's a lot of money, but I think it worth it. Alcohol is a lot more money and disaster.
I saw a hospital, full of alcohol addicts, and the smell was unbearable. These people can't even have hygiene. The leader doctor of the restricted class, when I spent 2 days, recommended this hospital, but I refused to go there.
One day at my workplace I had nothing to do. I read Dhammapada all day long, especially about the craving. After work, I drank 10 beers. Common sense and losing my job is even not enough to stay sober. There is a dangerous medicine, called antaethyl, I have this. I take one pill, and for 4 days it blocks the acetaldehid metabolism, which is a metabolic of alcohol. This makes hangover and most of the problems. So this medicine causes severe condition, life which can be life threating. It is meant to prevent drinking. I drink 10 beers even after taking this pill.
I take a lot of vitamins and cure myself every day, so I can go to work. I have to stop this somehow.
"And what is right speech? Abstaining from lying, from divisive speech, from abusive speech, & from idle chatter: This is called right speech."
— SN 45.8