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The Brave Babes Battle Bus - Off To Find The Summer Sun and Sobriety!

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Mouseface Mon 05-Aug-13 22:38:12

Hello, I'm Mouse smile

Welcome to the Bus, take a seat and enjoy the ride. We're a Bus full of drinkers, non-drinkers, those who are trying to give up for life, those who are giving up for a few hours because that's all that they can manage (which is fine!) or quitting just for today......

We don't wear Judgey Pants (they're far too last year darhling wink) but we have hugs a plenty and tough love when it's needed. Which isn't often!

So, what have you got to lose? If you're reading this, you're thinking that you are no longer happy with the way you drink, which tells me that this is the Bus for you. smile

If you'd like to see where we've been so far and what we've been up to, take a peek HERE

And if you want to knnow why we're here in the first place, take a look at THIS THREAD RIGHT HERE smile

See you soon x

Mouseface Wed 04-Sep-13 21:45:59

We are HERE smile xxx

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Mouseface Wed 04-Sep-13 21:44:19

The vulnerable need our support, not our judgement.........

I think that sums the Brave Babes up pretty well smile xxx

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Mouseface Wed 04-Sep-13 21:42:50


Come on, let's go!! xxx

Mouseface Wed 04-Sep-13 21:42:13

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Mouseface Wed 04-Sep-13 21:33:20

I'm going to fill this one up as it's causing too much confusion having two on the go grin grin grin

Sorry Babes, I was trying to be organised!!!

So, a few daft markings to fill it up and off we go to the new thread, hope that's okay after me telling you all to stay here? blush xxx

Mouseface Wed 04-Sep-13 21:24:14

Please can we stay here, I've just seen these - on the other thread and this is still a live thread smile I don't want to miss anyone smile xxx

guggenheim Wed 04-Sep-13 18:59:24

"My heart really goes out to thisis and jango, you sound so sad and tired of the drinking. Keep reading and sharing and posting, you're not alone at all. x

Alcohol is highly addictive, for some people that first drink starts the craving that leads to the other umpty billion drinks, that's what being an alcoholic is really. I'm not a bad person but I'm not in control if I choose to drink. These days I don't drink.

I go to aa because I enjoy meetings, I have friends who I can say anything to and they will just listen. Same as the bus.When I first started to go to aa I went so that I wouldn't drink that evening and because people were kind and friendly even though I was a mess.It's stayed that way except I don't even want to drink now. Previous to that I drank for 20 years, just naice amounts of wine every night and as many parties as I could manage.

I was an extremely unhappy and lonely woman when I joined the bus last year. Sitting indoors drinking is an isolating experience and I was very disassociated from my feelings. With help of the bus and aa I stopped drinking and began to find out what my feelings were, some of these were extremely painful. I thought about abuse in childhood and my mother's ongoing mental illness which had left me resentful and angry for most of my life.

Once I had stopped drinking I was able to tackle these feelings- with MASSIVE amounts of help from the bus and aa. I have spoken about the abuse and taken the power away (and will never see my father again as long as I live), I've accepted that my mother is ill and unhappy most of the time. I'm ok with that now and I can see that she does love me in her own capacity. I'm no longer anxious. I can detach from crazy things that happen at work or with friends- they aren't in my control so I just stop worrying about them and let go.I get on well with my husband who has put up with my drinking for years on end.

So, my point is this: I'm a very grateful recovering alcoholic. I've been relieved from a massive burden of anger and fear. If I can manage it then anyone can, with some help from the bus / aa/ any RL support. I intend to go to meetings from the rest of my life so that I won't be tempted to drink again. I'm a very happy person now.

If you feel you have got near to that rock bottom level then please,please look for as much help as you can get."


omghelpneeded Wed 04-Sep-13 19:44:58

"So many of these posts really hit home. I also drink because I am lonely and unhappy which makes me more lonely and unhappy. Day1 now after feeling crap all day! It should have been a very happy day as dd special birthday but im so low just now"

Sorry but I don't want to miss any cries for help smile Off to bed now, ready for Nemo's first big full day at big boy school!! It's amazing how fast and well he's settled in smile

Mouseface Wed 04-Sep-13 21:19:17

Baby - blush blush blush blush blush x a few more thousand. I don't know what to say, except thank you. smile xxx

babyjane1 Wed 04-Sep-13 20:21:24

mouse just wanted to say how glad I am nemo in enjoying school, he is adorable and I'm humbled by your constant strength and empathy for others. I need you to know that this bus had changed me, I feel blessed and relieved I can call these beautuful souls my friends. You are the engineer to many people's lives changing for the better and giving lonely souls a shoulder. Thank you for keeping this thread alive, you have changed my future though our paths may never cross? You are very very special xxx

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