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|03-31-2008, 07:19 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2008
New to sobriety cause I love them
Todays the first day of my sober life. I can't fight with my husband anymore and I can't stand the look of disappoinment in my kids eyes. I'm ready. This has just become a habit that I can't have in my life anymore. I am a binge drinking alcoholic and I don't want to drink anymore. I told my hubby & 3 kids this today and asked that if they see me trying to take a drink or buy alcohol to ask me please not to. When I don't drink we are such a totally great family. So I will take one day at a time and not continue to hurt them cause I love them.
|03-31-2008, 07:26 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Life the gift of recovery!
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Home is where the heart is
Welcome to SR!
Do you have a plan of action? Maybe a program of recovery? Your can increase your chances by using a program of recovery. There is a list at the top of the alcoholism forum. It is worth checking out. Good luck. Hope to see more of you.
NOTE: All BB quotes are from the 1st Edition of the Big Book
Depression is not a sign of weakness. It is a sign of being too strong for too long.
|03-31-2008, 08:24 PM||#3 (permalink)|
I love my Coastie and 44 MLB's
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Milwaukee, WI
I applaud what you are doing. It is wonderful when things get better for an entire family.
I found that my long lasting sobriety (I tried once before) is done one day at a time by putting myself first and doing it for me. While I do enjoy the results of that sobriety and the continued positive relationships with my family, I had to do it for me.
I am so thankful for my sobriety
Dios me da la Sernidad
Para acceptar las cosas que no puedo cambiar
La fuerza para cambiar las que si puedo
y la Sabidura para reconocer la diferencia
|03-31-2008, 08:27 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Inside My Spirit
Blog Entries: 2
"JUST FOR YOU SAYING "NO MORE" TO THIS DEADLY DISEASE OF ADDICTION THE OBSESSION AND COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOR WILL BE LIFT UP FOLLOW WITH A GOOD PROGRAM GET YOUR SELF TO A GOOD PROGRAM AND DO ALL THE MEETINGS YOU CAN, WHY I SAY THIS BECAUSE IF YOU HAVE THE DETERMINATION AND THE COURAGE FOR YOU FIRST, THEN FOR YOUR KIDS AND HUSBAND THATS ALL THE SUPPORT TEAM YOU NEED REMEMBER THIS DISEASE WANTS TO ISOLATE US FROM REALITY AND LIFE BECAUSE IS COMPULSIVE HEADIEST,BATHELIN, AND CUNNING,AND IT MUST BE ARREST IT AT ONCE!!!!!!!!!!!!
|03-31-2008, 08:41 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Attitude of Gratitude
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Congratulations on your decision!
I also hope that either you have a Recovery plan in place or that you are in the process of putting one together already.
This is very important in order to begin recovering from this disease.
Just stopping the intake of alcohol or drugs doesn't get to the reason you began to binge in the first place. Nor does only abstinance teach you the tools you need to live a happy, joyous and free life!
I hope we continue to see you on here with us sharing in this wonderful journey through Recovery!
God Bless & Thank God . . . Just for Today,
Just when the Catterpillar thought her life was over, She became a Butterfly
|04-01-2008, 02:08 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Mid-Life Express
Welcome to the womens forum and to SR. I'm very happy for you in deciding enoughis enough. Have you seen a doctor about detoxing? and have you got a support network yet? all important things on our journey. I am glad your family are being supportive of your decision and I look forward to getting to know you better.
|04-01-2008, 08:45 AM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Blog Entries: 1
youve made the best decision not only for your family but for yourself. please take all the advice of the others on the board, they are know what they are talking about. it will be hard, but not as hard as being a drunk is, takes infinitely less effort and as you will find out, the most rewarding thing you can do for you as a family.
you are in my thoughts:ghug3
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
|04-01-2008, 12:44 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Blog Entries: 11
CauseIlovethem, How is it going today? Can you try getting to an AA meeting? I asked a few ladies in here when I first came in what they were doing and I learned that many of them attended meetings and had a sponsor. So, I followed suit and have 75 days clean now! You can do this! blessings, Sheila
|04-01-2008, 02:37 PM||#11 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Thanx for the support
I have had a lot of dealings with the AA thing from a kid & young adults point of view as my Dad is an alcoholic but the program has never worked for him and just made me resentful. I have great support thru my church and I also am using the program info from Women for Sobriety along with a couple of other things that really helped me make the decision that I didn't want to do this anymore. I haven't contacted a Dr but have researched the detoxing stuff. Thank you all for the support and suggestions. Day 2 going very well only a slight headache.
|04-01-2008, 04:21 PM||#12 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Dancing in the Light
Hi and Welcome,
You should do whatever works for you.
There is also lots of support and information here
|04-02-2008, 07:54 AM||#14 (permalink)|
It is what it is!!!
Join Date: Feb 2002
But let me say, the program only does not work for people who do not work the program. I agree do what works for you, but please do not hold a resentment due to someones lack of working a program. Whether you deciced to go to AA or not, the resentment only hurts you.
I know more about how to live than I did yesterday, but not as much as I'll know tomorrow. Today, Ill learn something new~JFT, 1/27/06
The difference between a good day and a bad day, is about 2 days~Ann of SR
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