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Emotionally Dealing with my first DUI...some help?


Emotionally Dealing with my first DUI...some help?

Old 04-16-2015, 09:15 AM
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All I got was an 18 month ban. They didn't take my license away from me, even though I had just past my driving test a year earlier.
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Old 04-16-2015, 09:21 AM
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I'm hoping my son's DUI saved his life...it's the first time he's suffered real consequences and is now serious about sobriety and is taking Antabuse. Yes, you will be a pariah to some, not all. Get down on your knees and thank whatever higher power you believe in that no one got hurt.
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Old 12-11-2015, 07:14 PM
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I received a DWI when I was 21 years old also

Originally Posted by afrank041 View Post

Ive been looking for help on this for a while now and I think i found the right place for some help..

Long story short, I got my first DUI February 2nd of this year, 9 days before my 22nd birthday. I thought i was spreading my drinks out enough where I would be ok. Unfortunately, I got pulled over for having a license plate light out (of all things -__-) Cop said I was driving fine but blew a .08 - .10. Went through the jail process and spent the most helpless 4 hours of my life in jail.

By no means am i an alcoholic, but it just happened out of nowhere and i feel so depressed about it to be honest. It was just supposed to be a night out with some friends =/

Its been 4 months, got my hard license suspension, and my license will be suspended for 4 months but a 3 month temporary license. Now i understand i might get an additional 5-6 months. Needless to say, i am very angry and upset about this situation. I understand its the first offense and the slap on the wrist thing.

Now the hard part I'm dealing with, is the emotional aspect. I never thought it would happen to me, and i have never even been pulled over before. The one time i do, this happens. When i ended up telling my parents, it was extremely hard. They were so disappointed in me and I felt so shameful. Im constantly getting depressed about my situation. I get these malicious thoughts and it gets harder to deal with day in and day out. Just the fact it happened and Im afraid people will see me in a different light is just devastating. It gets to the point sometimes where I am completely besides myself and just cant feel anything, if that makes sense. I havent told my friends or family about how im feeling (only 3 friends about what happened though) but i feel like this nightmare is not going to end, and there is no "light at the end of the tunnel" kind of thing. I work out twice a day and have been pushing my body to the absolute limit of throwing up at the gym to relive some stress. Just when i feel ok, i relapse and get all depressed again. I keep looking for advice or help on DUI's like there is a miracle out there to help this all go away. I dont know what Im doing. Im afraid Ill never be the same again and I just really want some help on how to deal with this. I just want this nightmare to be over.

- Alex
hang in there, we are all human and we will make mistakes. Learn from the situation and be thankful it wasn't worse than it was. You are in control of your mind so when you start thinking those negative thoughts about the shame you may feel ... change your thinking to something positive and act upon it! You can't change the past but you can make sure the future is a good one! Good luck Danny
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