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Old 10-06-2009, 10:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dropped the Ball


Was going strong 60 days, slipped and fell 3 days in a row. Hope to start a
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It happens and I know that well. Pick up the ball and take it to the house!

Keep strong!
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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60 days is a great start, do you now know what made you drop the ball & how to avoid it?

All of the best in your recovery, you can do this.

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Old 10-06-2009, 10:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Sleep. Just can't seem to do it well. Nightmares. I work graveyard shift which does not help. I hate having messed up.
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Old 10-06-2009, 11:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hi Irishdude

Welcome to you

This is hard work - many of us fall - it just means we have to look at what went wrong and try to take steps to counteract that with our new attempt - as we both know, going back to drinking is no solution.

Did you see your dr about the sleeplessness? That might also be a good step to take this time.

We also have an insomnia and nightmare forum here - it could prove helpful?
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Old 10-07-2009, 04:16 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 10-07-2009, 05:02 AM   #8 (permalink)
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So what were you doing to stay sober for 6 months?
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Old 10-07-2009, 05:57 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I would say don't beat yourself up over it. That time you had wasn't wasted. Just try not to drink/use today! :praying
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:00 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Yes, indeed, start anew! Don't give up on yourself. You CAN stay sober. This time try something different to stay sober. And do see a doctor about the insomnia.

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Old 10-07-2009, 07:09 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Yes, indeed, begin again. You can learn from this experience and come out stronger.
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Old 10-07-2009, 07:41 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Keep the faith... despite everything that may or may not happen, you can win.
You just have to believe.
If you find that hard, get support from a local detox centre or rehab group/organisation.

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Old 10-07-2009, 08:40 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Today is a brand NEW day with no mistakes in it....yet! The key for us all is to NOT pick up that first drink/drug and maybe, just maybe we've got a chance at something better for ourselves! We, you, can do this! Strength and encouragement sent your way!
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:28 AM   #15 (permalink)
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We all have today. The past is history, tomorrow is a mystery but TODAY is a gift, that is why they call it the PRESENT. Keep trying. It only takes a desire to stop. And soon the rest will follow.

I've dropped the ball so many times, I don't even remember where the ball was when I dropped it. I just know I was playing around alone in my mind and my thoughts. Sometimes my thoughts were grandios and sometimes my thoughts were depressingly pathetic. My mind is a scary place for me to be hanging out in. I learned I could not do this alone. I now talk with someone. I can't stop those thoughts but I don't have to entertain them. Have a great TODAY.

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Old 10-07-2009, 11:19 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I was sober for a couple months and screwed it up. thouhgt iwas ok to drink or use again and went back into my old habits. Good luck
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