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Old 04-08-2008, 01:53 AM   #1 (permalink)

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Day 1 and determined...

Hello all... I've been reading posts for a few days now and, without even knowing, you guys have made such a positive impact on my decision to recover from alcohol abuse/dependency/addiction.

I have been awake all night and seriously dread the withdrawal that is coming my way. I hope to have people to talk to or chat with during this process. I've tried quitting before and would really LOVE for this to be my last time. Before, I had no support whatsoever. As a former adult entertainer, people thought I was "weird" if I didn't want to drink or do drugs.

Well, I've been married (to a non-user) for 8 years now and it's time to be the partner/wife I know I can be.

I love veganism, camping, yoga, dancing, and all other things that alcohol should not be a part of. Look forward to getting to know some of you in recovery....
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Old 04-08-2008, 02:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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hi daffodil - welcome to SR!

Are you detoxing with the advice /supervision of a doctor?
It can be dangerous to quit drinking cold turkey.
Fatal, even.

Do you have a program of recovery? A plan?

Support is what it's all about, isn't it?
I'm glad you found us!
Please - feel free to read to your heatrt's content -
there'll be others along shortly to add their welcomes also.

Might want to go over to the Alcoholism forum ...
and read the stickies at the top of the page the "Under the Influence" excerpts especially!
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Old 04-08-2008, 03:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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75, welcome to the family...

recovery is oh so doable...

good wishes!

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Old 04-08-2008, 04:32 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I suggest you go to our Alcoholism Forum and read
the top sticky post on withdrawal.

Have you spoken to your doctor about your decision?
It's wise to not do de tox alone.

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Old 04-08-2008, 04:44 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome to a safe and supportive site. We can beat the demon together. STrength in numbers. And yes, medically supervised detox is best. All the best to you. Keep coming back!:ghug3
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Old 04-08-2008, 06:52 AM   #6 (permalink)

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Welcome to SR...

We are happy you found us...Keep posting...

Recovery is possible and the only way life has meaning...

Thinking of you...
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Old 04-08-2008, 06:55 AM   #7 (permalink)
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welcome to the family! i love yoga, camping, dancing too! not so much veganism, but i've thought about it. keep coming back!
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Is like the delusion of a madman."
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Old 04-08-2008, 07:00 AM   #8 (permalink)

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Old 04-08-2008, 09:20 AM   #9 (permalink)

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Hi, and welcome

I just joined this community yesterday, I am on day 10. The first few days were tough, and I could never have foreseen how well and optimistic I feel now. What a difference a week makes!

I'm sure you will do it this time, because you genuinely want to.

All the best
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Old 04-08-2008, 09:23 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I am delighted that you came to SR...:ghug

You will find tremendous support here.
And suddenly you know... it is time to try something new and trust in new beginnings.
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Old 04-08-2008, 09:24 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Hi Daffodil,

How is your day going?

I think it's great that you are looking forward to things.
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Old 04-08-2008, 10:22 AM   #12 (permalink)

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Wow, didn't realize I'd get such a warm welcome... Thank you guys very much. Just woke up from somewhat of a morning nap and am seriously jittery and foggy today. Also, didn't realize I may need medical help with detoxing. Am going to read the detox sticky right now...
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:25 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Welcome to SR daffodil,
plenty of support for you here-let the recovery begin.
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:40 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Well, here comes yet another Welcome!

Also, you mentioned being married, have you told your Hubby what's going on? I really would encourage you to let him know so he can keep an eye on you and if you would start having problems with the detox, he'll know what's going on and can get some help right away.

This is a wonderful group of people on here. I never knew I had Family literally all over the world! In this big ole house of ours, someone is always awake to talk to 24/7. Did you notice that chat room at the top? Lots of times there's someone in there too.

Stick around and watch the Miracle unfold in you too!

God Bless & Thank God . . . Just for Today,

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Old 04-08-2008, 02:12 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Old 04-08-2008, 05:39 PM   #16 (permalink)

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I spoke with my doctor today on the phone and, YES, I will be under care. My appt. is not til Wed. and I may need rehab b/c there are so many other issues. I've basically been on "something" since I was 18 or 19. (coke, marijuana, drink) I'm 32 now. I'll be sure and let you all know how this is going to play out. Thanks again...
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Old 04-08-2008, 05:56 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Welcome to the community!

Hope yours will be a long and happy stay.

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Old 04-08-2008, 08:43 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Welcome - glad to hear you are seeking detox help. I suggest taking your time and enjoy a nice long recovery!

Sobriety - WOW What a Ride!

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Old 04-09-2008, 02:48 AM   #19 (permalink)

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Well, yesterday and today is PURE HELL!!!!! I'm having major problems! I'll be going to the doc early today. I had to drink a little last night. And, not wanting to trigger anyone here, I will be back with a new Day 1 here soon in the next couple of days as I'll have medical supervision. I am so tired of this crap!

Had an intense conversation with my husband on the issue as he is the perfect example of an enabler. My family life has been turned upside down, in and out...

If that's not enough, I am 3 weeks late for menstrual cycle. I simply CANNOT be pregnant while going through this... I've had 2 miscarriages in the last 2 years; we remain childless. I think it's my fault. How can I live with myself if I harm yet another pregnancy?

Please pray for me... I will continue to read as many posts as I can. This demon will be beaten once and for all...
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