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Old 03-06-2009, 05:10 PM
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Post How do i even start getting sober?

Im on this site trying to at least head in the right path but i still havent even started to try and get physically sober. How do i even start?
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Old 03-06-2009, 05:19 PM
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Hi and Welcome,

It's a good idea to start with talking to your dr. Detoxing from alcohol can be very dangerous.

Other than that, don't drink. Get rid of the alcohol in your house, change your daily routines and places that involve drinking and keep your mind open to a new life without alcohol.
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Old 03-06-2009, 05:23 PM
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i dont have a problem with alcohol, more along the lines of narcotics. Detox seems like such an extream step, shouldnt i try to go it myself first and if that doesnt work then see a doctor?
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Old 03-06-2009, 05:27 PM
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Distancing yourself from friends that use would help
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Old 03-06-2009, 07:29 PM
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i dont have a problem with alcohol, more along the lines of narcotics. Detox seems like such an extream step, shouldnt i try to go it myself first and if that doesnt work then see a doctor?
It depends on what drugs and your medical history.

I wouldn't be breathing if I hadn't done a medical detox.
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Old 03-06-2009, 07:31 PM
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Because of how dangerous withdrawal can be (fatal for some people!), it's usually advised to go the Doctor route first.. I dont' know much about narcotics, but I would imagine it wouldn't be a bad first step, get detoxed, then work on staying sober.
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Old 03-06-2009, 09:55 PM
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Please check out the Substance abuse Forum
there are members threads there about de toxing
from various drugs.

Good Luck and Welcome to SR...
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Old 03-07-2009, 06:31 AM
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While at the VA Hospital one day, sitting outside having a smoke, I saw a guy fall off a chair and smack his head into the concrete. I rushed over to help, along with two guys who were with this guy and they told me he was detoxing off of meth and vicodin. Here he was at the hospital, and he still conked out while detoxing.

It's always good to see a doc if you can.
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Old 03-07-2009, 05:17 PM
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thank you guy. much help youve been
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Old 03-07-2009, 07:16 PM
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hi and thanks for your post.

See a doctor for sure...if you can....im not sure how easy that is or how affordable...im in the uk.

Check out the posts on here.....you will see its full of people that have stopped using alcohol....drugs...or both..
This will help you to realize...IT IS POSSIBLE.

and while your checking those post........check out what these guys do to STAY..clean and sober...They will all have "their way"

Maybe na...aa...or some of the other programs available...or come to sr every day.

For me...i could stop..but i couldnt stay stopped without a program..

Hope this helps your quest.....................trucker
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Old 03-07-2009, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by BrandMusic View Post
but i still havent even started to try and get physically sober. How do i even start?

You answeared your own question withourt even realizing it!!

TRY. If you try, you will find what you should do and how to go about it. You'll reach out for the help you need. Coming here is a good beginning!
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Old 03-07-2009, 08:54 PM
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Get to an AA or NA mtg. every day.
Reach out and ask for help from people in the mtg.
Get a sponsor and work the program like your life depends on it, because it does.
Go to any length to get sober.
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