First day back in the forum...

Old 07-03-2016, 10:29 AM
  # 1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 16
First day back in the forum...

Hey everyone. I haven't been in this forum in a while. I went back off the wagon. Once again, I thought a social drink wouldn't hurt. Then it led to more frequent drinking. Which led to drinking and not handling my responsibilities and committments. Then Friday night my friends and I went to a family-friend Fourth of July event. We were all drinking. Yet, I, of course, took it too far. Let's just say there were delusions and my imagination created events that did not happen, crying (for no known reason), acting like a fool, and embarrassing my friends. When I woke up yesterday morning, I unfortunately remembered a great deal of my foolishness and cried from embarrassment. It has also striked up many health issues for me. So yesterday morning, I decided it was time for a change. For a new and better me. I can't erase the mistakes I've made when drinking, and will unfortunately have to find a way to deal with the shame that I feel from the things I have done. But it's not too late to try and do the right thing. So here is to my second day sober, and with determination and will power, many more to come!
ovrslov is offline  
Old 07-03-2016, 10:47 AM
  # 2 (permalink)  
bona fido dog-lover
least's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: SF Bay area, CA
Posts: 97,615
Glad you're back, giving it another go.
least is offline  
Old 07-03-2016, 10:47 AM
  # 3 (permalink)  
Forum Leader
ScottFromWI's Avatar
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Wisconsin, USA
Posts: 16,945
Welcome back ovrslov, and congrats on making a bold and good decision to change. I hope SR can be helpful in building a recovery plan for you.
ScottFromWI is offline  
Old 07-03-2016, 10:48 AM
  # 4 (permalink)  
JK130's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: California, USA
Posts: 625
Welcome back. You're just in time to finish out the summer sober!
JK130 is offline  
Old 07-03-2016, 10:52 AM
  # 5 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 16
Thank you all so much. I'm glad to be back! And very excited about finishing out my summer sober. It won't be easy, but worth it! Glad to have a place to go where people understand and are fighting the same battles.
ovrslov is offline  
Old 07-03-2016, 10:52 AM
  # 6 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: The Deep South
Posts: 14,636
Welcome back, Ovrslov.
Soberpotamus is offline  
Old 07-03-2016, 12:17 PM
  # 7 (permalink)  
svenissober's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Germany
Posts: 81
So what is that will change? Or what have you learned?
Im just curious to know ;-)
svenissober is offline  
Old 07-03-2016, 12:47 PM
  # 8 (permalink)  
Do your best
Soberwolf's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 67,043
Welcome back bud
Soberwolf is offline  
Old 07-03-2016, 06:50 PM
  # 9 (permalink)  
fini's Avatar
Join Date: May 2012
Location: canada
Posts: 7,206
welcome back.
have you given thought to what you will do next time the idea hits that a dink won't hurt? when you get quite convinced that this will be so?
good to figure out and follow a plan for avoiding getting to that crazy place again.
fini is offline  
Old 07-03-2016, 07:03 PM
  # 10 (permalink)  
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 98
One thing that was helpful about rehab is that we all had had that experience of shame and self loathing. You are not alone. Get sober first and focus on today, then tomorrow ... The stuff that happened will be dealt with but wait until you are at a point where you can be proud to know it won't happen again.
jseattle is offline  

Currently Active Users Viewing this Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:16 AM.