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11-10-2016, 23:01   #1
 
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Resources for Quitting Alcohol

Hey guys,

It may be helpful for people who browse here but might not yet be part of the community, to have a thread which I can stick to the top, which lists some useful resources and places that offer help or advice for those struggling with alcohol-related issues.

I'd appreciate if you guys could post whatever you found useful in your own journeys, and I'll edit this post eventually to add it all to this OP.

As ever please use common sense in posting any suggestions, and don't be critical of other people's suggestions.

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p.s. If there already exists a recent thread like this, let me know and I may just stick that one to the top. Cheers!
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C.A. Ireland is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction https://www.google.es/url?sa=t&rct=j...Mx7l2lBmJ6-kfw

AA is concerned solely with the personal recovery and continued sobriety of individual alcoholics who turn to the Fellowship for help https://www.google.es/url?sa=t&rct=j...imKSfFUz462OYA

SMART Recovery is the leading self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Our participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups. https://www.google.es/aclk?sa=L&ai=D...Q0QwIHA&adurl=

The Rutland Centre is a registered charity and since it was founded in 1978 it has grown into the largest and most respected private addiction rehabilitation centre in Ireland https://www.google.es/url?sa=t&rct=j...2XxUdqHahEWW0w

Dual Diagnosis’ is the term used when a person suffers from both a substance abuse problem and another mental health issue such as depression or an anxiety disorder. We believe that if you don’t treat both together you can’t beat either.https://www.google.es/url?sa=t&rct=j...Xu-6cikji5Hf9g

http://mywayout.org/
It's done privately in your home with free support and mentoring on our incredible web based discussion board. The program works quickly and effectively to put you on the road to recovery .online recovery programme
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A phone call to Sr Consilio will be set you on the road. They will not judge you in any way. Athy Co Kildare, 059 8631090 / 059 8631493
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https://www.google.es/url?sa=t&rct=j...nuuHuwOV0epgdA

We’ve experienced alcoholism first hand and from both sides. Bottled-up was created to provide professional help for people living with an alcoholic.


We provide practical help including:

• Help to empower yourself

• Insight into the mind of an alcholic

• Community for your support network

• Strategies to make like easier

• Respectful and private space for you to share and learn.


This another online selfhelp Programe, Its the first one I ever used and it certainly helped me.
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AA is always an option for those who have or think they may have a problem with drink/alcohol.

http://www.alcoholicsanonymous.ie/
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Community alcohol programme

Coolmine offer a free community alcohol programme in dublin 15.It is open to anyone from that area or anywhere in ireland who can commit to 2 half days a week.

i cannot link to urls,but all can be found on coolmine ie

you can contact 0871229307 monday to friday 9am-5pm for more details or to self refer.
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Women for Sobriety

The Sinclair Method

Orthomolecular Medicine

Christian Alcohol Rehab

Baclofen and Alcoholism

Alcohol Rehab for Women

Lifering Secular Recovery

SMART Recovery

Rational Recovery

SOS

Just a few non AA support/recovery groups, if you google the names you should get a group near you.

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27-10-2016, 12:40   #8
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I came into recovery 18 months ago at what I would consider to be an earlier stage of alcohol addiction. I wasn't yet physically addicted but totally psychologically addicted. I relied on wine to deal with all of my emotions, happy or sad. 12-step hasn't been part of my journey (however I have never ruled it out and should I ever find my current path not working I would certainly consider it). My recovery has been self-led for the most part. I know this isn't possible for everyone, particularly those who have gone deeper into the addiction but I just said I'd post the things that I have found helpful for anyone who reads this post and who may be at a similar stage as I was (which by the way is NOT too soon to consider quitting!):

1. Sobriety Blogs including:
- Unpickled
- Hip Sobriety
- Sober Sinorita
- Laura McKowen
(Google any of these and you'll find them)

2. Sobriety Podcasts
- The Bubble Hour
- Home Podcast
- The Alcohol & Addiction Podcast
- The One You Feed

3. Memoirs & Books About Sobriety
- Caroline Knapp Drink
- Lucy Rocca The Sober Revolution
- Ann Dowsett Johnson Drink
- Annie Grace This Naked Mind
- Allen Carrs Easy Way To Stop Drinking

Aside from these things I am part of an online Facebook community of sober women (who came into recovery at a wide range of different stages). I have also made huge changes to my life including self-care practices like slowing down, sleeping more, therapy, massage and lots lots more.

Hope these resources are helpful to others :-)
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https://www.reddit.com/r/stopdrinking/ This is a wonderful online support group for people wanting to abstain from alcohol.


Thanks Asoberthought
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30-11-2016, 10:00   #10
 
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http://www.thefix.com/ Alcohol & recovery resources.

https://itun.es/au/05BMI.c?i=1000369666073

All episodes are Free to listen.

The episode this year with dr kelly on stigma and brain changes is jam packed with interesting info and worth a listen i reckon.

Rain in my heart, very real & moving.

https://youtu.be/lwv7Utcf-gM
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http://www.hipsobriety.com/home/2016...ding-addiction

Another way out maybe ? for some.
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I find that Kevin o hara on alcoholmastery.com helps me a lot. Good positive motivational videos
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C.A. Ireland is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction https://www.google.es/url?sa=t&rct=j...Mx7l2lBmJ6-kfw

AA is concerned solely with the personal recovery and continued sobriety of individual alcoholics who turn to the Fellowship for help https://www.google.es/url?sa=t&rct=j...imKSfFUz462OYA

SMART Recovery is the leading self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Our participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups. https://www.google.es/aclk?sa=L&ai=D...Q0QwIHA&adurl=

The Rutland Centre is a registered charity and since it was founded in 1978 it has grown into the largest and most respected private addiction rehabilitation centre in Ireland https://www.google.es/url?sa=t&rct=j...2XxUdqHahEWW0w

Dual Diagnosis’ is the term used when a person suffers from both a substance abuse problem and another mental health issue such as depression or an anxiety disorder. We believe that if you don’t treat both together you can’t beat either.https://www.google.es/url?sa=t&rct=j...Xu-6cikji5Hf9g

http://mywayout.org/
It's done privately in your home with free support and mentoring on our incredible web based discussion board. The program works quickly and effectively to put you on the road to recovery .online recovery programme
That's great, the more recourses and information to have the better. The link to the smart recovery isn't working. There's one in Bray and they are fantastic. One section is for families and friends that have been affected by a loved ones drinking and the support and practical advice is really helpful. The other section is for addicts who either are still drinking or using but need help or are in recovery. They can help through the whole process. I'm not sure if they accept donations but the service is free to all and very professional, relaxed and so kind. They really are life savers in their. It's the practical tools they give you wether you are an addict ir someone dealing with one. Can't recommend them highly enough.
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30-11-2018, 10:55   #14
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Ireland's Young People in AA has blossomed over the last few years. It is hugely popular in the US and in Scandinavia, endorsed by Bill W himself as he seen the young people in the fellowship as those who would be filling the service positions in 'grown-up' AA in the future.

The next Irish convention is in Galway in March 2019 and is open to anyone who is young at heart and/or has room to grow in their sobriety. The link to the convention is below.

https://ireypaa.org/ireypaa-2019/
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