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Old 10-04-2016, 08:03 AM
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Three days sober. I never thought I'd get here. The hardest few days of my life with the withdrawal symptoms and the intense urges but this forum has really helped me. I'm just praying I can hold this together and it gets easier. It doesn't help when I'm a student so EVERYONE drinks constantly.
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Old 10-04-2016, 08:47 AM
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Hang in there, it does get easier.
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Old 10-04-2016, 10:01 AM
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Keep hanging in. One thing you will notice with sobriety is that not "everyone" even students drink constantly. We tend to associate with those that do and there is a whole world out there that does not............even students
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Old 10-04-2016, 10:01 AM
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Congrats on 3 days alexandros, the first days are very difficult indeed. It is hard being around others who are drinking, but it's a big assumption that "everyone" drinks. Certainly there is a lot of drinking going on with students/universities but there are a lot of students who don't drink too. We just tend to hang out with the ones who do - and it can be quite difficult finding others to be around. But they are definitely out there...just hang tough and keep looking.
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Old 10-04-2016, 11:01 AM
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Alexander, 3 days sober is great! And, it will get easier and you will feel better. It is good to remember that not everyone drinks and staying sober in the long-term often involves making lifestyle changes.
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Old 10-04-2016, 11:51 AM
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Your doing great stick with it brother
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Old 10-04-2016, 03:13 PM
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One day at a time my friend, one day at a time. You can do this. It gets easier as time passes. Hang in there buddy. We're here for ya.
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Old 10-04-2016, 08:46 PM
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Hi Alexandros, big props to you for 3 days! I know how hard that must be as a student. I have triplets who just started college and I know it's a constant temptation. You just have to stay away from bars and parties for awhile until you're more comfortable in your sobriety. Surely there are a few AA meetings near campus? Or social activities that don't involve drinking? I'm really impressed that you are taking your sobriety seriously as such a young age.
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Old 10-09-2016, 01:56 AM
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Way to go man.. it does get easier, especially after the first week to 10 days. Find others who do not drink, and avoid parties in early sobriety. Good luck.
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Old 10-09-2016, 03:19 PM
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Be vigilant. 3 days is an accomplishment, but just the very tip of the iceberg. You may still experience withdrawal symptoms and overwhelming cravings.
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Old 10-09-2016, 03:36 PM
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The hardest mind block I had to deal with was that every successful person needed to end their day with a bourbon or scotch.

Its a lie. Not true.
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