Melissa A. Borlie

Melissa A. Borlie

Tulsa, OK, USA
Signed Up: 7 years ago
Age: 55
  • Triggers in Recovery

    How can I know if I am ready to face my triggers? I like to play recreational hockey and I have been playing for 20 years. I am 2 months sober now. I am not sure if I should play hockey this coming season because hockey and going out for beers is ...

  • How Long to Become an Alcoholic?

    How many years of drinking does it take for a person to become an alcoholic? My brother has only been drinking for less than a year and I know this is true since I got him drunk for the first time on his 18th birthday 11 months ago. He has been ...

  • Cutting Down vs. Quitting

    I have a bad drinking problem and whenever I start drinking I always end up getting totally loaded even when I didn't really mean to. I know I have to cut way down or I am going to end up a bum on the street but I do not think I am ready to stop ...

  • Alcohol Self Detox

    I know that alcohol withdrawals can be dangerous. I plan to stop drinking soon and I plan to do it at home but I want to be sure I can get to a hospital if I need to. How can I know if my withdrawals start getting dangerous? If things start getting ...

  • Treatment and Sober Living

    Do I need to go through a rehab program before I can get into a sober living house? Most of the places I have talked to are saying that I have to go through treatment first. I don’t think I need rehab again since I have been through it twice ...

  • Sex in Sobriety

    My wife of 10 years was a very heavy drinker who eventually decided to get some help for her drinking about 6 months ago after it became clear that she was flirting with alcoholism if she maybe hadn’t already passed that line. I had been ...

  • Drinking without Hangovers

    My brother is a functional alcoholic. He drinks every night and gets up to go to work 5 days a week. He is visiting right now and last night we shared a case of beers. This is not something I do very often but it is something he does every day. ...

  • AA Meetings: Do I have to talk?

    I think I want to try going to an AA meeting. I am definitely drinking way too much and if I look at myself honestly then I have to admit that I am an alcoholic. I am very shy. I don’t know if there is a word or condition that describes how I am but ...

  • Cured of Alcoholism

    My husband quit drinking 3 months ago and he is doing great. He had to go to a 2 month outpatient treatment program after his second DUI and he was going to AA but he stopped a couple of weeks ago and says he is doing fine on his own and that he ...

  • Holiday Relapse

    I was 6 months sober but relapsed last night after running into some old friends and hitting a bar with them. They did not know I had quit drinking and I just lost my resolve for a moment and before I knew it I had 6 pints in me and the night was ...

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  • Triggers in Recovery
    How can I know if I am ready to face my triggers? I like to play recreational hockey and I have been playing for 20 years. I am 2 months sober now. I am not sure if I should play hockey this coming season because hockey and going out for beers is ...
  • How Long to Become an Alcoholic?
    How many years of drinking does it take for a person to become an alcoholic? My brother has only been drinking for less than a year and I know this is true since I got him drunk for the first time on his 18th birthday 11 months ago. He has been ...
  • Cutting Down vs. Quitting
    I have a bad drinking problem and whenever I start drinking I always end up getting totally loaded even when I didn't really mean to. I know I have to cut way down or I am going to end up a bum on the street but I do not think I am ready to stop ...
  • Alcohol Self Detox
    I know that alcohol withdrawals can be dangerous. I plan to stop drinking soon and I plan to do it at home but I want to be sure I can get to a hospital if I need to. How can I know if my withdrawals start getting dangerous? If things start getting ...
  • Treatment and Sober Living
    Do I need to go through a rehab program before I can get into a sober living house? Most of the places I have talked to are saying that I have to go through treatment first. I don’t think I need rehab again since I have been through it twice ...
  • Sex in Sobriety
    My wife of 10 years was a very heavy drinker who eventually decided to get some help for her drinking about 6 months ago after it became clear that she was flirting with alcoholism if she maybe hadn’t already passed that line. I had been ...
  • Drinking without Hangovers
    My brother is a functional alcoholic. He drinks every night and gets up to go to work 5 days a week. He is visiting right now and last night we shared a case of beers. This is not something I do very often but it is something he does every day. ...
  • AA Meetings: Do I have to talk?
    I think I want to try going to an AA meeting. I am definitely drinking way too much and if I look at myself honestly then I have to admit that I am an alcoholic. I am very shy. I don’t know if there is a word or condition that describes how I am but ...
  • Cured of Alcoholism
    My husband quit drinking 3 months ago and he is doing great. He had to go to a 2 month outpatient treatment program after his second DUI and he was going to AA but he stopped a couple of weeks ago and says he is doing fine on his own and that he ...
  • Holiday Relapse
    I was 6 months sober but relapsed last night after running into some old friends and hitting a bar with them. They did not know I had quit drinking and I just lost my resolve for a moment and before I knew it I had 6 pints in me and the night was ...