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Old 12-29-2015, 08:10 PM   #141 (permalink)
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ALinNS, hope you are weathering the weather today OK, my sister just left by air for Halifax, it's looking a little iffy.

I found the most effective way to battle my urges, to fight the AV, was not to fight it at all. I find that giving it my full attention with as little emotional involvment as possible to be very effective. Mindfulness or awareness, they mean the same thing to me. By doing this, staring it, I can see it for what it is. It isn't anything more than the leftover of a previous physical and psychological dependency. It isn't real in the sense that it has no real power to influence my actions. My rational mind has the ultimate control simply because I say so. I have decided I deserve to be sober and that I am going to stay sober, and that is the end of it. Those days of misery and shame and guilt and depression and anger are all in the past for me.

I recovered, and you can be recovered too, Andrew. You got this one. Onward!
I agree but I need help in some areas, victim of a pedophile at the age of 13, witnessed a you couple who just became married killed in front of me in a car crash by a drunk driver (I was working at a gas station on the highway and had just filled their car) followed home from a bank I worked at and stabbed in the back.....when my mind becomes weak from being tired and working too many hours, I start having flashbacks in my dreams and sometimes in the day. I need to learn to forgive myself as I was not responsible yet this voice comes and I make the wrong decision, but I will get the help I need and then I can have a happy life because when I am strong such as now they have no impact, just a distant memory. The AV knows when I am weak and it gets pretty bad. Anyhow I know what needs to be done and I will do it and am making great strides.
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Great reading here. Thanks Fresh start.

day 4. Looking for the AVRT thread now. Hope you're doing well AL in NS.
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ALinNS, hope you are weathering the weather today OK, my sister just left by air for Halifax, it's looking a little iffy.

I found the most effective way to battle my urges, to fight the AV, was not to fight it at all. I find that giving it my full attention with as little emotional involvment as possible to be very effective. Mindfulness or awareness, they mean the same thing to me. By doing this, staring it, I can see it for what it is. It isn't anything more than the leftover of a previous physical and psychological dependency. It isn't real in the sense that it has no real power to influence my actions. My rational mind has the ultimate control simply because I say so. I have decided I deserve to be sober and that I am going to stay sober, and that is the end of it. Those days of misery and shame and guilt and depression and anger are all in the past for me.

I recovered, and you can be recovered too, Andrew. You got this one. Onward!
Thanks Freshstart for your words. i am encouraged too. Day 4 and I have just began the antabuse med to help me blast off. It hopefully will take drinking option off the table until i'm mentally, emotionally stronger and more stable. Loving the avrt stuff. Thank you.

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You have everything you need to succeed, BillyBlanks,, complete and fully formed inside you. Believe in your ability to do this, for you most certainly can. Consider every doubt and fear to be the death throes of your drinking habit, and every urge to take that drink to be coming from IT, not from you. And how can you know this to be so?

This is so because you have made this solemn, unconditional, and considered covenenant with life: you will never drink again, no matter what. And you will never change your mind.

Best to you. And ONWARD!
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This thread is like a breath of fresh air for me! I never understood the value of saying to myself that I was helpless in the face of my problem drinking and needed To submit to Gods will. I am in full power of my choices. Thank you so much for this post!!
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Old 06-20-2017, 02:54 PM   #146 (permalink)
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I've never understood faith healing either, I also believe that only I have the power to decide to quit drinking/drugging. I'm not sure what I believe regarding God or religion but I have a problem with a God who would ignore all the atrocities and injustices in the world yet single me out to cure of wanting to get drunk. Do I believe that I have an Addictive Voice that will always want to get drunk one more time for old times sake? Yes I do. Do I believe that I can ignore that voice and decide to never pour alcohol down my throat again? You betcha.
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