I have made it one week!

Old 04-12-2016, 09:13 PM
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I have made it one week!

Things are looking up. I am very happy with this decision to cease drinking completely and will do everything in my power to continue in this direction. Antabuse has been my saving grace and I'm very thankful I decided to go on it. I realize I'm not as tired as I was when drinking all the time, obviously, and my thoughts are clearer. I can process and control my thoughts, actions, and feelings much better than I ever would have been in my seemingly endless drunk loops.

I took this semester of school off because of life happenings, alcohol being one of them, and was inpatient for a week. So, I've been kind of punishing myself for that as well but I feel so bored without the distractions of schoolwork. I love learning. Anyways, I was looking into taking a summer class and I'm feeling very motivated with that in my mind. I also already signed up for fall classes so I'm excited for that already!

Another amazing thing is that, because of some of the quotes I post on Facebook and mentioning something about being strong for a week, someone I know messaged me saying she is on day 7 and went to her first meeting on Friday and asked if I wanted to join. Now we are going to plan to go to one. I explained to her my struggles about going to them and she said she would be my company. The fact that someone was reaching out to help me..without my effort to ask..meant a lot. My support has been lacking as I've just been struggling silently for so long. Just flowing along without a care, absorbing the pain until exploding, and going into a horrific cycle of horror.. It almost makes me want to cry that she reached out..

Anyways, I'm going to keep on keeping on! I am eager to be the best me that I can be and so I will!

-Charlie ^.^
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Congratulations, Charlie -- you sound great!

If you can do 1 week, you can do anything you want!
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Congrats on your week

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Old 04-12-2016, 11:53 PM
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Congrats on the first of many weeks sober! Keep going, it gets better.
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Old 04-13-2016, 02:12 AM
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Congratulations to you both on your first 7 days.
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Old 04-13-2016, 04:41 AM
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In many ways, the first few days are the hardest. You are doing great!

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Old 04-13-2016, 08:29 AM
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way to go, Charlie.
the time on antabuse gives you a good chance to get other things in place that will be of use to you.
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Old 04-13-2016, 08:32 AM
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Congrats and good on you going to a meeting with a friend!
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Old 04-13-2016, 08:39 AM
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Yeah YOU are necessary!!!



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Old 04-13-2016, 10:13 AM
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Glad you are here, amigo.

As they say, don't leave before the miracle happens.

Life sober is so much better than a life of heavy drinking that it is hard to put into words.
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Old 04-13-2016, 01:11 PM
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First week was the hardest, they get better from here.
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Old 04-13-2016, 01:20 PM
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Great thread, I love to read these! I'm so glad you found a friend in recovery, this is huge!! Hold each other accountable!

Remaining silent and isolation wasn't good for me!! Keep up the great work!! Kudos to you!!
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Awesome.. it only gets better really.
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Old 04-14-2016, 07:46 PM
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7 days is fantastic. Keep it up man!!
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