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This is Steven Campbells Getting and Staying Sober Fund. The funds will be used for Stevens medical expences for detox and long term rehab.

I'm trying to start a fundraiser for myself and my wife. We have been together for 8 years and married for 3. I love her so very much. I know that you had at one point suffered from addiction. I have a serious problem with alcohol. So bad that I have been through 5 detoxes in 1 year 7 months. We have been through couples counseling that led me to a very good addiction counselor. While seeing her and being at one of the 4 different detox places, I realize that I do have a gift that I want to accomplish. I want to be an addiction counselor. But I have never tried to go to a rehab to really make that dream come true. I'm not a fan of AA at all. I have been to AA many times. Its not for me. There are other ways to getting sober forever. I don't want anyone to think that I don't want AA to help people because AA has helped some people that I know. My addiction has gotten to the point that I can't hold a job. I need to get away from alcohol for a while. My wife and I have been through a lot these past 5 months. With me quitting my job because the IOP program and AA groups insisted that if my job is making me unhappy and keeps me drinking then I should quit. I know that my state of mind isn't the best when I have been drinking so what did I do? I quit. As soon as my wife got paid I needed it so badly that I would steal her money from her to get my fix. And after all this she has stuck by my side. Why? I don't know. She sees something in me that I have never seen in myself nor my parents ever saw in me either. Her parents hate me also. But I don't blame them. I don't want this pain anymore. I felt that this should be a good first step to somehow get the word out there that I am totally desperate.
We live in Metairie, LA. If you don't know that's the next town from New Orleans. My wife was born and raised here. Not a good place for an alcoholic either. 24 hour alcohol service. We have been through a lot financially because of this last storm Issac.
I need a place that will have another way besides AA. I don't want to go somewhere and feel the entire time I'm there, all I want is to drink. These places do cost though. I want a rehab that know how to get to the addicts root cause of why they keep relapsing. I am asking for help so I don't make my wife an early widow. She deserves to have me the way she loves me. And that's Sober. I know that there is hope for me out there. We just don't have the money. Please help us.
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