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Old 01-04-2009, 01:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, over the holidays, I've had so much time off of work I decided to start drinking again. You know, just a few drinks, thought it wouldn't hurt anything. So here it is one week later and 12 to 18 beers per night later and now I feel like crap and going through withdrawals. I'm going back to work tomorrow and I get to do this feeling like crap over the next few days.

These withdrawals are not fun. Why do we do this to ourselves? I've done so good over the last few months with my drinking problem.

Any words of encouragement would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-04-2009, 01:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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take it one day at a nice and treat yourself to healthy things
you can do this sobriety is so much better
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Old 01-04-2009, 01:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well, over the holidays, I've had so much time off of work I decided to start drinking again. You know, just a few drinks, thought it wouldn't hurt anything. So here it is one week later and 12 to 18 beers per night later and now I feel like crap and going through withdrawals. I'm going back to work tomorrow and I get to do this feeling like crap over the next few days.

These withdrawals are not fun. Why do we do this to ourselves? I've done so good over the last few months with my drinking problem.

Any words of encouragement would be greatly appreciated.

Holidays are super hard. I know I drank way too much over them and this a.m. woke up with this giant level of anxiety and dread. I am going to go to an AA meeting this afternoon to see if that helps.

I don't know why we do this to ourselves. Sometimes, for me, it's that I have no other coping strategies I will use. It's just easier to pick up a drink. Still, I have to to get it together.

A couple of years ago I ended up in the ER on January 1 and then detox, so I know what withdrawal is all about. Can be scary and not fun. Just make sure that you don't need medical assistance to do this and if you do, please make sure you get it.
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Old 01-04-2009, 01:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hi Danielson,

I'm glad you're back!

I had used alcohol to deal with every issue, good or bad, in my life.

I had to make a decision that alcohol was not an option when I stopped drinking. I had to force myself to look for other ways to deal with life.

I hope you feel better and that you keep reading and posting.
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Old 01-04-2009, 01:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hi Danielson,

I'm glad you're back!

I had used alcohol to deal with every issue, good or bad, in my life.

I had to make a decision that alcohol was not an option when I stopped drinking. I had to force myself to look for other ways to deal with life.

I hope you feel better and that you keep reading and posting.

Thanks Anna!

I'm going to do my best to stay on this forum and keep posting. I got to get a handle on this drinking problem. The way the economy and the job market is I need to be as sharp as possible. I can't let alcohol ruin my job.
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Old 01-04-2009, 03:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Now the hard part begins. As I'm starting to feel better I want to go the store and get some beer.
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Old 01-04-2009, 03:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thats the way it was always when i used to feel better that would be the most dangerous time!

Keep coming back and stay strong:-)
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