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Old 03-11-2007, 06:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone. Im 57 days sober today. i started when i was 14 and i'm now 21. my life sucked and i couldnt deal with the fear and danger i put myself in anymore.
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Old 03-11-2007, 06:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi astrogal, 57 days is fantastic!! Welcome to SR.
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Old 03-11-2007, 06:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i forgot to ask, what can i expect in the next few months? Symptoms, etc. emotions? if u get my drift. im also having trouble i miss my friends and drinking but i dont want 2 go bak 2 that life.
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Old 03-11-2007, 07:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i forgot to ask, what can i expect in the next few months? Symptoms, etc. emotions? if u get my drift. im also having trouble i miss my friends and drinking but i dont want 2 go bak 2 that life.
For starters, you can expect to feel better about yourself, both physically and emotionally.

Welcome to SR! Like you, I am nearing my 60 day mark (after 25 years of being drunk) so I doubt I can give you much personal insight on what to expect.

However, this place is full of love, wisdom, and experience and I'm sure that many others will be happy to share their stories with you and try to address your concerns.

Hope you'll share your recovery with us!

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Old 03-11-2007, 08:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Hi Astrogal,

Congratulations on 57 days sober!

For me, I had to make a lot of changes in my life. I got rid of toxic people in my life, including some friends and family members. It was time. I had to take a hard look at myself and see that I was not the person I had believed I was. I also got back to things that I loved like music, hiking and reading. I had lost a lot to alcohol. Learning how to deal with normal emotions, without numbing them was also necessary and it actually felt really good.

There is lots of support here, so keep posting.
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Old 03-11-2007, 08:40 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Welcome,

You have made a great choice. I wish I admitted it at 21.... the grief agony and despair I would have saved... not to mention the money

New friends will come in time, I find that people I never used to have time for because they didn't drink are actully just as much fun to be with....

Have a great day!
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Old 03-11-2007, 10:38 AM   #7 (permalink)
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astro, so happy to see a young'n doing something to a better future...


as don knotts used to say... and your prob not old enough to remember him...lol

"Nip it, Nip, Nip it in the bud"

the bud of a way better existance astro...

root'n for ya...

all good wishes astro

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Old 03-11-2007, 10:53 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Hi Astro,

So glad you found us!!

I only wish I had the courage you do at such a young age.

Keep posting, we are here for you!!
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Old 03-11-2007, 11:43 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Hi astrogal!!
Welcome to SR, you found a great place to come hang out! Way to go on 57 days, thats fantastic!
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Old 03-11-2007, 01:55 PM   #10 (permalink)
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i'm so glad you found us here.......and i'm amazed that you are so strong at 21........you are very inspiring......
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Old 03-11-2007, 01:57 PM   #11 (permalink)
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http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...at-expect.html


this is a link to tell you what to expect.....i hope it answers your questions..
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Old 03-11-2007, 02:34 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Welcome Astro....I am so glad you are here!! Congratulations on you 57 days!!!! What a huge accomplishment, I am so proud! Uncle Earl is right, you can expect to feel so much better in all respects. At 21, I am kinda leary to talk about emotions, good grief, I barely made it out of my teens unscathed!!! You will be fine, if something starts getting you down, come here and talk about it, there is always someone with a similar story to help...no matter how strange you think your story is!!!


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