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Old 07-16-2017, 02:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Not new to SR as I've attempted life TT a couple of times now. My last attempt was last year and I lasted around 7 months. It did me a world of good but I finally succumbed to drinking again. My drinking history is heavy and has been dangerous in the past. In my early twenties I drank abusively but no longer do that as feel a lot happier in life. My drinking now is more dependency. I can go days without a drink but I think about it far too much. I really want to focus on my health now and I know the drink is slowly killing me.
So, here I am again. I want to walk away from alcohol forever. I feel this time I stand a good chance as I've matured, am happier inside, have more motivation to get fit and clean. I'll be here a lot for support and hopefully I'll be able to provide some too.
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I would suggest that you make good use of this site. Post and read every day. And if you feel like drinking, post here instead and we'll try to talk you out of it.
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Old 07-16-2017, 03:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I am glad you are giving sobriety another shot! I have had many day 1's and it finally clicked for me. I am sure it will for you too. read and post on here as much as you can.
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I'm glad you're here. Alcoholism is progressive so leaving it behind early in life will reap you benefits forever. Hang out here, post, learn and soak up all the support you need for getting free from alcohol.

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Sounds like you know what to do, Hopefully you have had enough and are ready for this journey. Welcome back!
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WELCOME! Support given. On the ground support is vital for me- isolating is dangerous. So AA, SMART, counselling. You have an awareness and are young enough not to lose your health, family, job, house.... Use this knowledge well. Learn through others- not by doing the bad stuff.
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Good to see you back with us, maverick. It took me a few tries too - and finally I was ready to get free. You can do it!
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:42 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Thank you so much for the words of positivity and encouragement everyone. Just making the decision yesterday has made me feel so happy already. Day 2 feels good already.
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Great going on day 2. It gets better and better as the days go by.
Stay close to SR... I have found it very informative and useful in my recovery.
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Old 07-17-2017, 06:55 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Not that it matters much now but I went back and calculated exactly how long I was sober for last year. Thought it was 7 months but it was over 9. 277 days in total. Onwards and upwards.
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