Rock Bottom in a bottomless pit
Rock bottom. They say you should never forget that horrifying, hellacious place, because it could save your life. But what about those that haven't quite hit bottom; those that don't have the option of forgetting, because it hasn't happened yet; or those that know they have a problem and are seeking to get out, but don't know how? Where, who, do they turn to?
Finding help can be a daunting task, a helpless task, and a frightfully hopeless, and dreadfully lonely, task. I know, because for me, I thought it was simply time to die. The extent that I went through to end my hopeless, terrified, and lonely existence -- my rock bottom -- is also what saved my life, because I chose to not die. It didn't matter that I thought I was a lost cause, broken and unfixable. It only mattered that I chose to live. It was a quiet, subtle decision, the faintest of sparks, but it was there, and I was found. I am healing, and so can you.
There is hope, of that I can assure you. But it starts with one, simple choice that must be made; the choice to not die. We are survivors. It doesn't matter how, only that we do. The best part is, there are other survivors just waiting to help us get up, brush off, and walk the wide path of recovery.
We cannot possibly know every kind of help that is out there, but I hope this will get you started. If you know of some help that is not listed below, please contact me via the [Submission/Change Request] form so I can update this page. It could help save someones life -- and if they got this far, they're making a pretty damn good choice.
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We've updated our list so it is now searchable, HOWEVER, I'm not sure how well it is working. To search, select on a column header (Location, Name, or Description - please note that this does not mean "A", "B", or "C"), and then select the very small down arrow at the top of the cell. This provides the a pop-up screen with sorting and filtering capabilities. Typing in the search box will look up partial words, i.e., "Ida" will bring up Idaho, "Cali" will bring up California, etc.
In addition, we know that this is not mobile friendly. We apologize for the inconvenience of that, we just haven't found a good way around it yet. It is still visible on phones and tablets, it's just not as user friendly at this time. We've had better luck with rotating the devices into its horizontal position, but that's the best we can do at the moment.
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NOTE #1: This site is not intended to diagnose, treat, or resolve any alcoholic or addiction condition in any way, shape or form. It is simply to provide some insight, hope, and even some entertainment.We may not be a glum lot, but we're not doctors (though some readers, listeners, viewers, and guests may be). NOTE #2: We are not directly associated with any of the organizations listed above nor do they directly endorse Drunkless in anyway. We simply provide these links in hope that they may help a person find their path that leads to the Light.We sincerely hope that if it does not, that the visitor won't give up hope and will keep searching. Life is good, it's just hard to see it occasionally -- don't give up. NOTE #3: The authors on the site do this therapeutically, educationally, inspirationally, and to share their experience, strength and hope, as well as for entertainment purposes.After all, we truly are not a glum lot.