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Old 10-10-2009, 03:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, newbie.. checking in.


Hey all, recovering alcoholic... drank liquor nearly everyday for 5 years. been sober for 43 days now.

Hope to meet some good people here i can relate to!

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Old 10-10-2009, 03:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 10-10-2009, 03:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 10-10-2009, 04:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Welcome to a great place for support and information! Congrats on your sober time. I'm glad you joined the family.:ghug3
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Old 10-10-2009, 07:21 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 10-10-2009, 07:36 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 10-10-2009, 08:28 PM   #13 (permalink)
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firestorm, how long.. how heavy of a drinker were you? do you still feel any type of withdraws... not cravings but withdraws, physically i think i am past it.. but my emotions are on a roller coaster still..
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None of us can diagnose you here, but you may want to read up on PAWS (Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome) metalbender...we have a thread on that subject in out Alcoholism forum right now

http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...periences.html

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Old 10-10-2009, 09:08 PM   #15 (permalink)
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just trying to relate to someone who approaching the same time frame as myself...
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Old 10-10-2009, 09:19 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Old 10-12-2009, 02:42 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Newbie here too!

I found this site today and looking for help as I'm trying to quit drinking and having withdrawals. I am trying to just wean myself with as little alcohol as possible. I hope this works. Any info. anyone can give me would be so appreciated.
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Old 10-12-2009, 03:04 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Hope to meet some good people here i can relate to!
Welcome metalbender. You are almost sure to find many good people here that drank like you did.

The real question is, is meeting people you can relate to sufficient to recover?

When I got sober, I knew lots of people that drank like I did. I could relate to them all. And they were easy to find amongst my group of friends and on the barstool next to mine.

When I wanted to quit drinking, I found a group of people who drank like I did, but also wanted to stop drinking. Every one of them had an opinion about how to best go about that. Most of them, myself included, ended up drunk within a year.

To recover, I had to meet some people that had a solution to my alcoholism. They walked me through the 12 Steps of AA, showing me the nature of my condition, my physical and mental reaction. They pointed out the hopelessness of my own experience. They showed me how to take actions that brought the necessary power into my life to quit drinking for good and all. They showed me how to have a spiritual awakening that took away my problem with booze and profoundly changed my life.

Since that time, I've enthusiastically tried to carry that same message to others. It's proven to be a really effective way of turning those days of not drinking into years of sobriety.
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