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Greetings from Africa.

Discussion in 'Alcohol' started by headmaster, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. headmaster

    headmaster Member

    My name is Andrew and I am from Nairobi, Kenya. I am married with two children and I work as an online marketer. I have been struggling with alcoholic addiction for many years and hope to get help as a member of this forum.
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  2. maryannballeras

    maryannballeras Senior Contributor

    Hi Andrew, welcome to the forum! You're in good company and we definitely understand you. Don't hesitate to share your experiences and we will help with the best that we could.
  3. Jen S.

    Jen S. Guest

    Welcome, Andrew!
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  4. Daniel Lucky

    Daniel Lucky Active Contributor

    Addiction can be very powerful. I was once an addict until one day I decided enough was enough. I woke up one mourning and was feeling horrible from all the parting I did the night before and that was it. I made a commitment to myself and my kids that no more. I turned it all over to my higher power and he healed me. Believe in your self and know that life is so much easier without relying on stuff to make us feel good for a moment. Good Luck to all who struggle with addictions, I pray for you all. Anyone message me for advice and I got listening ears and an open heart! God Bless!
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  5. Joseph

    Joseph Community Organizer Community Listener

    Welcome, Andrew. Very nice to see others from the other side of the world. I hope you are doing well. You are among good company here and I hope you can find value in our resources and conversation forums. This is a place to share your concerns and get perspectives from others, so you're welcome to share as much or as little as you'd like. The site also provides some great informational resources that may be of value. Best of luck to you, Andrew!

    Moving this thread to the Share Your Story forum.
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  6. MrMegistus

    MrMegistus Member

    Welcome Andrew!!

    It's not an easy thing to deal with, but the fact that you've come on some type of social assistance site is commendable to me. From the posts and comments I've seen on this forum, you will learn a lot from the people on here, as well as possibly be able to help someone through the situations you're going through. :)
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    hima Member

  8. frogsandlegos

    frogsandlegos Active Contributor

    Hi Andrew and welcome to the forum!

    I hope you find lots of support and encouragement here! Kudos to you for finding options to help with your addiction.

    Do they have any 12 step support groups (AA) in Kenya? Or do you have a church family to turn to?

    So glad you are here, and hope you can find the support/friendship you need.
  9. jackslivi

    jackslivi Active Contributor

    Hello and welcome!! Wow Africa. Seriously this site is the best with how worldwide it gets! Seriously everyone should be on here helping and listening. Maybe more people would actually have more respect for people. Sorry to go on such a rant, I just think this site helps not just addicts but even people who just want to help.
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