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Old 11-28-2015, 08:26 PM
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Ok all are taking shots around me and I'm bored as hell. I have NO idea how to be social sober. Blah.
I am just home, 1115pm, after dinner out and then over to a bar to listen to one of our favorite bands. I had diet Pepsi. I was surrounded by alcohol but ya know, I spent my time enjoying the music and observing others drinking, some normally, others not so much. I don't want to be that one not drinking normally. Made the man stop for chocolate on the way home though!

I just kept thinking about how crappy I'd feel tomorrow...
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Old 11-28-2015, 08:36 PM
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Welcome to all the newcomers - this is a great group to be in

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Old 11-28-2015, 08:54 PM
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Hey I hope it's ok for me to join also!
I'm Emily and I have a problem with Cocaine. I am officially on Day 2 of recovery from this awful drug and intend to abstain for the rest of my life! i need as much support and encouragement as possible and in return I'll give as much as I can to others. Together we can do this
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Old 11-28-2015, 08:57 PM
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Old 11-28-2015, 09:13 PM
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Hi Emily, great to have you! Congratulations on making it 2 days. One day at a time is all we have to focus on.
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Old 11-28-2015, 09:15 PM
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Tired of bad and crazy.
Drink to hide from it. Gotta not drink and deal with it in a different way.
Sorry to be a downer. Trapped and can't get out.
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Old 11-28-2015, 09:30 PM
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JL2014 I'm sorry you had a bad day, they happen. Tomorrow is a new day, a chance for a new start. You may feel trapped right now, but one day you will realize that you hold the key to free yourself. Drink some water and try and get some rest. I have more than my fair share of day 1s, but I'm not giving up and neither will you!
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Old 11-28-2015, 09:31 PM
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what Odelle said JL

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Old 11-28-2015, 09:43 PM
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So many new classmates. Just a blanket Welcome to you all! !!
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Old 11-28-2015, 10:11 PM
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got room for one more? 5 days sober here and counting!
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Old 11-28-2015, 10:16 PM
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got room for one more? 5 days sober here and counting!
Definitely! Welcome aboard and fantastic on 5 days.
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Old 11-28-2015, 10:38 PM
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Welcome to all the newcomers! Strength in numbers

I had a good day today. My AV popped up as it always does in the afternoon, but I played the tape through (out loud) and that shut it up. And because I didn't listen to the lies my AV tells me, I was able to have a great workout, eat leftovers and gingerbread cookies and watch netflix

Thank you all for your support and encouragement. Take care!
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Old 11-28-2015, 10:51 PM
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Had a couple friends over for movie night tonight. My usual routine was to drink a bottle of wine beforehand just to not feel awkward. Like blackbird said, I too have no idea how to be social sober. I guess that's something I'm going to have to figure out. I don't understand why it seems so difficult to just be in the presence of others. Small talk kills me!

Anyway, welcome to all of our newcomers and I hope everybody is having a great night!
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Old 11-29-2015, 12:02 AM
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Morning class mates, wow, there's a lot of us here. Can everyone see the blackboard ok?

Checking in here on my day 28, I've been keeping busy painting and decorating my kitchen and feeling better for being productive and seeing the fruits of my labours.

Something that occurred to me yesterday after having several of those "man, I could do with a drink" moments, is that over the years I've got confused "thirst" with "fancying a beer". I'm now managing my cravings much better by just drinking water. I've never done that before and my brain has definitely become accustomed to associating the need for hydration to having a drink. I'm hoping that I'll re-wire that part of me as the days and weeks and months unfold.

Best wishes to everyone, as ever I really do appreciate you all, your words of wisdom and the team spirit. It really is up lifting.
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Old 11-29-2015, 01:01 AM
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Second morning... despair is still hanging around like a bad smell. .. I somehow can't feel anything yet also lurch from wanting to laughter to wanting to cry to wanting to die. My husband still won't talk to me. I am free falling, yet carrying on as normal with the kids.
I read posts here and burst into tears. I don't know if I can succeed in not drinking, but I know everything depends on it, and you guys are my best bet....
We done everyone on every tiny victory, every time u don't pick up its like a snowball. . The strength just gets bigger!
I need you all today very much as i think I would do something stupid else.... thank you all x
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Old 11-29-2015, 01:09 AM
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Hi guys..I've been following this thread but thought I'd better join the group officially.
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Old 11-29-2015, 01:36 AM
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Welcome new classmates and hugs to all, old and new!

Day 25... The more days I get the weirder it seems. I actually find it quite frightening.

Have a great day all.
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I can't take this ****. I can't do it. I am beyond help. I need to go somewhere where no one will ever find me and I xan die ... my life is over because of what I did...
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Hang in there, enfin.....just hour by hour to start with.....then a day. Then another. You're gonna crawl your way out of it, okay?

Plenty of help here for you.....
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