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Old 06-03-2017, 07:29 PM
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My Most Recent Visit To The ER

I am reading my discharge papers. I was diagnosed with alcohol use disorder. Symptoms of alcohol use disorder include:

Consumption of alcohol in larger amounts or over a longer period of time than intended. - Check

Multiple unsuccessful attempts to cut down or control alcohol use. - Check

A great deal of time spent obtaining alcohol, using alcohol, or recovering from the effects of alcohol (hangover) - Check

A strong desire or urge to use alcohol. - Check

Continued use despite problems at work, school, home, and with relationships due to alcohol use. - Check

Continued use of alcohol in situations when it is physically hazardous, such as driving a car. - Check

Continued use of alcohol despite awareness of physical and/or psychological problems tat are likely related to alcohol use. - Check

Development of tremendous tolerance. - Check

Withdrawal symptoms when reducing or stopping alcohol use, including:

Racing heart. - Check
Hand tremor. - Check
Difficulty sleeping. - Check
Nausea. - Check
Vomiting. - Check
Hallucinations. (Not yet)
Restlessness. - Check
Seizures. (Not yet)

I just thought I would list those out. They're right in front of me. On my discharge papers. I paraphrased and combined a couple of them for brevity.

If this were poker, I would be the most conservative player ever (so much checking).

I think I will hang this paper on my wall for the next time I think I can have just one.
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Old 06-03-2017, 07:53 PM
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I'm glad you are home and okay now. You can start fresh today.
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I started fresh on the 30th. Today is day 5.
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Yeah, I pretty much had a similar list when I went to the ER last time too. It's good to remember times like this...but consequences rarely work as a complete sobriety plan...because they always fade over time. I hope you can join us and make a plan so you never have to do all that again.
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Does having the desire to be sober as a life choice coupled with SR count as a sober plan?
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Old 06-03-2017, 08:09 PM
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I used to see an addiction counselor along with daily visits to SR. I no longer see the counselor but still come here every day.

Lots of people here use only SR to stay sober. Like any other plan, it depends on the effort you put into it. If you read and post daily, and especially post if you have the urge to drink, I think this can be a very good recovery plan.

Some good places to post are the class of May thread, now in Daily Support, and the 24 hour thread, also in Daily Support. There's also the Gratitude forum where you can give thanks for the good stuff.

I made gratitude part of my recovery plan and it helped a lot.
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Does having the desire to be sober as a life choice coupled with SR count as a sober plan?
It's a great start to be certain!
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Old 06-03-2017, 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by ThatWasTheOldMe View Post
Does having the desire to be sober as a life choice coupled with SR count as a sober plan?
This is a fantastic start, TWTOM.

You may want to take a look at a couple of threads on the I,portable of a plan.

I will post links in a moment.
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As promised:

http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...highlight=Psst
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