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Old 10-06-2016, 06:57 AM
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A brief history of me,I joined SR in October of last year and I'm part of the Oct '15 class,my first quit lasted 4 1/2 months and I chose to drink in March a few times and then drank in April,joined that class and that quit lasted a little over 3 months and I chose to drink in Aug and again 30 days later in September, I don't know why I keep getting sucked in,before my quits I was a daily, all day drinker for 7 years so while I've made progress, I'm not totally where I want to be and I figure if SR is gonna be my main source of help then I need to use it to the fullest, nice to meet everyone and I hope we all have a great day
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Old 10-06-2016, 07:00 AM
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Day 4 here. The weekends make me nervous. I do love getting some actual sleep and waking up with some pride for once.
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Old 10-06-2016, 07:10 AM
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Winslow that sounds like good going and it takes some motivation to be able to stop 4 1/2 months then 3 months... I am a bit like yourself but I feel that 2016 is the year and Oct is the month.

Lets support each other on this adventure the ups and the downs cause their is going to be tough times ahead !
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Old 10-06-2016, 07:48 AM
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Hey guys, so I was in the August class, then the September class, now the October class. I'm on day 1 again and can't face anything. I'm so anxious. Feeling shaky. Just want to sleep but I can't. I don't know what to do. This is awful. Why have I done this to myself again????
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Old 10-06-2016, 10:57 AM
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Hey guys. I am in my third week.

Vman, congrats on your decision to stay sober. I am kind of forced to get sober this time because my family knows. I went to my parents and told them I need to detox safely. They want to put me in a 6 month outatient treatment center only the only problem is my insurance doesn't cover it. It would mean I wouldnt be able to work as much (I have two jobs) and I would be paying like 350 extra dollars a month. I would just be working and going to treatment classes - no time for anything else. I don't want that at all. I need to prove to them I can do this.
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Old 10-06-2016, 11:01 AM
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Illuminate, I'm sorry you had a rough time. I've done some stupid things in my drunk times too. Mainly blacking out at wherever I was and having almost strangers try and find out where I live to take me home. It could have been bad. People could have taken advantage of me. I woke up embarrassed.

Mandosca, I don't really count days either. I feel like it's counter productive for me but everyone's different. I think i would like to count months instead.

Congrats on everyone's first week. It's almost over
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Old 10-06-2016, 03:37 PM
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Welcome illuminate, mandosca, and sadsadgirl

guys I quit then went back to drinking every week for many years. I know how hard it is.
The solution for me was to try something different, and keep adding more and more things to my 'recovery toolbox' so that when a problem, or a bad emotion, or a craving came up I had other things I could do besides buying booze.

It could be having friends to call, posting here, going to a meeting, outpatient rehab, counselling...whatever works. Just keep adding to that toolbox.

you'll get back what you put into your recovery

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Old 10-06-2016, 07:55 PM
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Stopping by from the Feb 2016 class to say hi.
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I feel awful, so shaky can't sleep. I have really upset my family too-they were so worried about me. This is dreadful. I can't keep doing this to them. My plan broke down because I had stopped logging on here and posting here. I find its so easy to in the early days. But once the physical symptoms subside I argue that I'm ok and don't have the time to check in here. That's when it's so important to do so. The daily accountability. I need that.
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Old 10-06-2016, 11:42 PM
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everything starts with a day one SSG

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Old 10-07-2016, 12:19 AM
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Day 1 again.... 😢 I need to remember to stay strong and forgive myself....nothings worse then the hangover mental beat down. ... this time I'll succeed....
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Old 10-07-2016, 12:24 AM
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Originally Posted by sadsadgirl View Post
Hey guys, so I was in the August class, then the September class, now the October class. I'm on day 1 again and can't face anything. I'm so anxious. Feeling shaky. Just want to sleep but I can't. I don't know what to do. This is awful. Why have I done this to myself again????
I can't sleep ether.... my eyes are beet red and I have to work 2 hours.... 10.5hr day....hang in there.... I feel your pain ssg
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Old 10-07-2016, 12:27 AM
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Try to go easy on yourself.... guilt seems to be like coffee for me... before this screw up I was up for over 48hrs... then caved. .. now I'm back to square 1.... at least we're trying
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Old 10-07-2016, 12:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Jade1224 View Post
Hey guys, day 5 of October. Yesterday when I woke up I had some creeping thoughts. I have two days in a row off of work, Tuesday and Wednesday. When I woke up yesterday I was like hmmm it would be nice to have a breakfast and a mimosa.

I don't think I would have acted on it but I think that one moment after I woke up I just felt normal. Which is dangerous thinking for me.

But my bf, hours later, rolled over and said.... Do you feel healthy? You look healthy, and beautiful. Your skin looks clear and your hair is shiny. I am really proud of you

I know he's eluding to my abstinence of drinking. It did feel good, waking up feeling healthy.

And then I just decided not to drink yesterday

Hope you all stayed safe
What a beautiful way to wake up with that love aND support. . High five to that that's motivation. .. I could start looking healthier in 5 days possibly.... thank you for sharing
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You did great k66 - welcome

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new - day 2

Hi,

I'm new here, well have been lurking a while. Day 2 - trying to summon up the energy to go to the supermarket. Thinking that the earlier I go the easier it'll be to not buy wine while I'm there.
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Old 10-07-2016, 02:33 AM
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Welcome aboard teaorcoffee

I think it's entirely possible for you to go to the shops and not buy alcohol today

go do it

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Hi teaorcoffee, I'm with Dee-you can definitely go to the shop and not by wine. If I can do it you can!!! When you're going just post on here-we can get you through this! Reaching out is the best thing for sobriety, it helps you get the support when you're not feeling strong. You can do this!
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Old 10-07-2016, 03:23 AM
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Hi everyone.

Just wanted to say hello and that I decided to quit drinking yesterday, so today is day two.

I wish you all well in your recovery.
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