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Old 09-24-2009, 11:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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14 days with no codeine! I finally got some sleep last night! I have heard that the first 48 to 72 hours off the drug is the worst. I have learned that although that may be true, your body still craves it. My mind still wants it for so many reasons. This really becomes a battle of your mind.

I have surrounded myself with family and close friends who are standing with me and for me in prayer and encouragement. This is not a battle that should be done alone.

Angelgirl said it best: "Don't tell God how big your addiction is, tell your addiction how big your God is"

There is hope!
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Old 09-24-2009, 11:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm so glad you have joined SR and started posting Kolina - two weeks is great.
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Old 09-24-2009, 11:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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14 days with no codeine! I finally got some sleep last night! I have heard that the first 48 to 72 hours off the drug is the worst. I have learned that although that may be true, your body still craves it. My mind still wants it for so many reasons. This really becomes a battle of your mind.

I have surrounded myself with family and close friends who are standing with me and for me in prayer and encouragement. This is not a battle that should be done alone.

Angelgirl said it best: "Don't tell God how big your addiction is, tell your addiction how big your God is"

There is hope!

awesome job kolina.....14 days is awesome no matter what the addiction was. i have 16 on the vodka and tho' the physical isn't nearly as bad the mental now the triggers are still there unfortunately. that truly is a battle of your mind.
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Old 09-24-2009, 12:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 09-24-2009, 01:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 09-24-2009, 02:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Welcome!!!

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Old 09-24-2009, 02:11 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 09-24-2009, 02:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Oh, I think it worked. I'm looking for support on alcohol withdrawls.
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Old 09-24-2009, 02:14 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Old 09-24-2009, 02:14 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I had a really bad relapse last week and I really need to stop drinking and blacking out. I'm sober only 2 days now and feel really good and want to keep feeling good and alcohol free!
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Old 09-24-2009, 02:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Oh, I think it worked. I'm looking for support on alcohol withdrawls.
You didn't tell of any of your history, in any event, you may want to see your doctor.
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Old 09-24-2009, 02:23 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Ok, here is a bit about me. I have never been a heavy drinker, only social till about a 3 years ago, when I started having panic attacks and anxiety from a horrible event that happened to me over 10 years ago. I started drinking to cut the edge and began blacking out. I became a closet drinker. Only drank home alone in my room and hid it from everyone.
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Hi Spensea

Welcome to SR. You find a lot of support here

Feel free to start your own thread anytime you like too - just hit the 'new thread' button at the left hand top of the main Newcomers Forum page here:

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Old 09-24-2009, 04:04 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Glad you are here. And really happy you have friends and family supporting you.
Yes..It can be pretty mentally challenging at times. But you can do things to get past that.
Have you looked into any type of sober netwok or meetings?
I think it takes alot of the weight off when you have others around you that can understand what it is your going through.
Hope to see more of you. Hang tight.
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Old 09-25-2009, 10:23 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Smile You guys are great!

I have never had so much support in my life! Much Aloha to December15, A fallen man, Aysha, mariechi, trucker, Dee74, and sailorjohn. I am so greatful for this site and all of you! May each of us be a light to the other...

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Old 09-25-2009, 10:25 AM   #16 (permalink)
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If I missed anyone on the earlier post it was not intentional, my aloha was for all...
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Old 09-25-2009, 10:45 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Kolina,

You should be very proud of yourself.

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Old 09-29-2009, 10:18 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Thank you so much 51anna and wolfchild for the encouragement it means a whole lot! I love coming back here and finding new people and the things they have to offer...

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Old 09-29-2009, 10:34 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Aloha Kolina - Welcome Spensea - it's wonderful to have you both here. As Anna said, be proud! You've seen what needed to be done to take your life back, & you're doing it!

When I found SR I was in complete misery and despair. It took me awhile to pour out my last drink, but once I did I haven't gone back. Each time I had temptations I found someone else was feeling the same way & I knew that together we could get through anything. Not feeling alone anymore made all the difference.
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