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Old 06-02-2020, 04:38 PM
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Hopefully we'll hear from everyone again - but massive good wishes if not

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Old 06-04-2020, 01:34 AM
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Thanks,

Caramel to be honest I feel our government are completely deluded! We still have a high death rate and just as soon as it starts to lessen slightly they loosen the lockdown massively and whilst so many people are still taking no notice of it anyway and all gathering in groups etc.

I'm certain a second wave will hit and I think here in the UK it'll be catastrophic, our government are so slow to act it's a joke!

On the drinking side, I haven't managed to stop properly since the New Year but today is my Day 1 again and yesterday I went to a local drug and alcohol support place, the best one around here, I had a psychiatric Doctor assessment, and an alcohol key worker and I have been offered a medication Acamprosate, aka Campral. To stop cravings and stop me relapsing so I can engage in the counselling / therapy sessions they have referred me for.
I'm speaking with the nurse when she rings and telling her my decision, usually avoid medication but this seems a very gentle med, it doesn't even have to be broken down by the liver so that appeals to me, it's water soluble. Also it has to be better than how I've been living, a mild medication and therapy for a few months sounds better to me than ever drinking again!

So here goes a new strategy, I lost it this last few weeks so I'm not being finally offered more support, Ive never been offered this before, the medication options and proper 1 to 1 therapy for my mental health. I feel this could be a real chance for me.

Sending love to you all!

Hard times all around the world right now so I think we're all being affected in different ways.

Lots of Love xxx
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Old 06-04-2020, 01:56 AM
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Hello, Sunflower.
Your new strategy sounds very positive and I hope will be helpful.
Wishing you brighter days ahead
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Old 06-04-2020, 02:15 AM
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Sorry to have to but in sunflower but I'm asking everyone to please steer away from political comments.
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https://www.soberrecovery.com/forums...ics-again.html (Politics...again)

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No problem Dee.
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Hi Kitty, as always it is great to hear from you. I'm so happy you aren't giving up and have found a few new tools to try.

I had to go back to see what I was posting when you last checked in; I found I was planting perennial seeds. I've been nurturing those seeds since the end of March and just in the last few weeks, I planted some of the seedlings outdoors.

My state in the US has opened back up and I've taken the chance to visit some friends who I know have been carefully quarantined. I have also been driving with my nephew who is accumulating hours towards getting his license. His family have been in pretty solid lockdown too; however, nephew will go back to work shortly at a climbing gym. When this happens I'm hunkering back down with my Dad as it doesn't seem we are out of the woods yet.

I would love to start up the Augustonians again but perhaps you want to join the June class? Whatever works for you go for it and I support you to the hilt.
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Thanks Kitty - have a good weekend everyone

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Kitty, you said you were having another day 1. I'm hoping you are continuing to grind through this week sober. Tough stuff.

I can get so depressed reading the news. I have to come back here to kind of center myself on what I and you all are doing to make our immediate realities better. I know that most of the time, this is all we can do.

My family has been doing the Roman Catholic Mass readings on Zoom every Sunday . . . .well most Sundays; sometimes we just talk. We always laugh which is good. Sometimes our relationships are not that good but we are holding together.

Today my Dad and I walked down the hall which is good for his 85 year old body. I worked a bit on finances and did my usual quotidian house keeping.

Hang on to whatever rope you have!
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