Lonely

i'm an english woman of 54 who has various physical problems which mean that i am in the house most of the time. I'm not sure what to do as a hobby - this may sound weird but i'm not sure what there is out there. i have problems with my arms and neck so any kind of physical activity is out!! any ideas? thanks
kittycats1 kittycats1
51-55, F
3 Responses Jan 14, 2013

There are tons of us. I am jus about 6 months sober and a number of years over 50, but under 60. if I can help, please let me know. At your service.

Yes, I am an alcoholic. It has kicked my *** and I am extremely committed to being sober. I am using everything at my disposal to quit, AA, SMART, mindfulness, Buddhism and exercise. To choose to drink for me is to choose to suffer. Please feel free to message me anytime, I'm here.

Well at least you are sober enough to recognise you have a problem. Hope you are getting support from a group like AA?

no i' m not - i went to AA years ago and maybe it was the wrong group but no -one could give me any info or help. i didn't know what i was supposed to do. i thought there were 12 steps but this wasn't mentioned.

Hi again - not an alcoholic myself so AA came to mind as the most publicised source of help. If there methods do not suit you there are alternatives such as

http://www.smartrecovery.org.uk/meetings

Guess with peer led groups so much depends on the experience and background of those providing the leadership

One of my friends had to stop smoking quickly because combined with other conditions it was a real threat to his life. He attended four hypnotherapy sessions to stop smoking and has now been free of this addiction for ten years.

See hypnotherapy is on offer for alcoholics too:-

http://www.hypnobalance.co.uk/take-control-of-alcohol-cd-mp3-by-ailsa-frank.html?gclid=CMmx7ZLCz7UCFczHtAodJ2YAaQ

Hope this is helpful but it would probably be more helpful for input from someone who has shared your experiences,

Wishing you every success in plans you may make to end your addiction

J