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Old 10-31-2009, 06:20 AM
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New here...

Been lurking for a while but decided it was time to join! Reached the point where the drinking is taking control. I am tired of waking up feeling guilty about what I did last night! I am ashamed by my actions and the way I act around people when I drink! It has gone on too long and it ends today! I hope that I can beat this and try to make up for the way I have been.
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Old 10-31-2009, 06:26 AM
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Welcome Wildman! I'm only on Day 5 but have found great encouragement on SR. Keep coming back!
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Old 10-31-2009, 06:30 AM
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Hi and Welcome,

Guilt and shame play such a large role in addiction, and they can keep us from recovering, too. Know that you can do this, and I hope you keep reading and posting.
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Old 10-31-2009, 06:35 AM
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Thanks! Going to do all I can to stop.
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Old 10-31-2009, 06:48 AM
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Old 10-31-2009, 07:03 AM
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Thank you for your share.

I am ashamed also. The 5th step states: Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. I was an alchoholic, self centered, ***** monger. My wife and children suffered the associated concequences of my actions. I am completely ashamed of my actions. It is a miracle that they still speak to me. I will rot in hell. I will spend the rest of my life making amends to them.

The first law of addiction states that if you pick up, you will end up where you left off. Withdrawal symptoms only last for 3 minutes, and decrease in frequency as time progresses. It takes only 3 days to metabolize any drug out of you system. I can not pick up. I can not handle being a practicing alchoholic. I will go through life with optimism, hope and courage. I will not pick up one day at a time. I hope that all is well with you. Best regards. Dan.
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Old 10-31-2009, 08:05 AM
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Welcome! I had to 'do all I can' too, and it sure wasn't easy.. but I figured I'd put a hell of a lot of energy into staying drunk, the least I could do for myself is put the same amount into getting and staying sober. Best stuff I've ever done in my life.

I'm glad you're here
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Old 10-31-2009, 10:02 AM
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Welcome Wildman!
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Old 10-31-2009, 10:26 AM
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" Withdrawal symptoms only last for 3 minutes,"

To clarify; the URGE to drink only lasts a few minutes. The acute withdrawal last a few DAYS. Just want to clarify for any newbies going thru withdrawal that the withdrawal itself only lasts a few days..
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Old 10-31-2009, 10:33 AM
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Congratulations on a great decision!! You know, you will have to forgive yourself. You can't change the past. But you are embarking on a terrific new future, and you've found a great, supportive place to launch.
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Old 10-31-2009, 11:00 AM
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Thanks everybody! Looking forward to the journey. Was able to quit tobacco use 4 years ago with the support of a group like this.
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Old 10-31-2009, 11:06 AM
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Old 10-31-2009, 11:27 AM
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Welcome newbie

I am on day 3 - my acute tack of desire won't kick in until 2 or 3 weeks from now. This is my key time to watch for. I am doing ok right keeping busy writing to SR.

One day at a TIME...
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Old 10-31-2009, 12:48 PM
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Old 10-31-2009, 12:58 PM
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Welcome to SR...

Keep posting, I am glad you found us.
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Old 10-31-2009, 08:40 PM
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Old 10-31-2009, 08:58 PM
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Welcome Wildman,

Just to be able to wake up without shame or guilt from the last episode is more than worth quitting, besides all the health benifits and other "perks".
Good luck we are here for you, its not easy but its sure as heck worth it.
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Old 11-01-2009, 08:16 AM
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Just starting out myself too. hopefully when I get what I call "squirrly" later I will have some of you to shout out's tot he start of something great.....
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Old 11-01-2009, 08:20 AM
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Have to shout out to your post cuz my dogs are the only thing I live for sometimes through the shame and depression. I think they are the reason somehow I am still here. But at times, I do find them more understanding than mankind!
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