New from Johannesburg, South Africa

Discussion in 'Welcome' started by GrimJim, Jun 19, 2008.

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  1. GrimJim

    GrimJim Guest

    Hello everyone.... Not really in a crisis as the forum name suggests, more of an all-the-time feling of uselessness and depression. Thoughts of suicide are in my mind all the time, and I did try once, 13 years ago.

    I'm an alcoholic, dry 2 1/2 years. Sobered up in AA here in Johannesburg. In AA terms I guess I'm a dry drunk though, and really can't be bothered to do the 12 steps. Step 1 was enough- admitting I'm an alcoholic, but as for all that making amends stuff, nah.

    I'm 52 years old, well will be on Monday next week, married with 2 kids.
  2. fromthatshow

    fromthatshow Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    Welcome to the forum grim :smile:
  3. Lead Savior

    Lead Savior Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum
  4. gentlelady

    gentlelady Staff Alumni

    :welcome: to SF. Congratulations on staying sober. Sorry to hear about the depression and suicidal ideations. We are here to offer support if we can. I am glad you chose to join us. :hug:
  5. GrimJim

    GrimJim Guest

    Thanks for the welcome, ppls! :biggrin:

    Is there any easy way to see if there are any other folk from South Africa here? As far as I can see, location in profile isn't searchable?
  6. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    welcome to the forum :welcome:
    There is no easier way to see if there is anyone from south africa :no:
  7. liveinhope

    liveinhope Well-Known Member

    Step 1 admitting was very brave well done, im 45 and have a "few"!!!!!! children happy to chat with you if you need a friendly ear

  8. crazy

    crazy Well-Known Member

    hi welcome
  9. TheWr0ngChild

    TheWr0ngChild Well-Known Member

    Hey Grim, welcome to SF.

    If you need to know anything, or just want a chat, drop me a PM anytime :)
  10. butterflies32

    butterflies32 Well-Known Member


    Well done for staying dry but I am sorry that you are still feeling how you are.
    Welcome to SF. I hope we will be able to support you.

    Take care.

  11. xXWhateverItTakesXx

    xXWhateverItTakesXx Forum Buddy

    Welcome to SF xx

    Take care :smile:
  12. nagisa

    nagisa Staff Alumni

    Welcome to SF, Jim. :hug:
  13. *dilligaf*

    *dilligaf* Staff Alumni

  14. GrimJim

    GrimJim Guest

    Bye everyone... I won't be back
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