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Old 11-09-2009, 02:32 PM
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I started on my own and came across this site. I have been drinking for about 15years I am 30. Today is day 9 for me and I am excited. I ended up at a family event Sunday and was around the alcohol. i found it easier to just say I can't drink because I am an alcoholic. People just don't push it at you then. Well...I have stopped before , I just never admitted I was truly an alcoholic.
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Old 11-09-2009, 03:23 PM
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congrats on 9 days.. it's those first days that are so hard.

I hope if you feel you can't do it alone, that you find some type of help. I don't know anyone *yet* that has done this thing with no support at all.
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Old 11-09-2009, 03:36 PM
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Welcome Shaun
You find a lot of support and help here

I couldn't 'do it on my own' without these guys LOL
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Old 11-09-2009, 06:28 PM
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Welcome to SR Shaun,

Congrats on your nine days!
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Old 11-09-2009, 06:30 PM
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Old 11-09-2009, 07:01 PM
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Welcome to SR and congratulations on your great start!!
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:45 PM
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Welcome shaun...Glad you are here.
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Old 11-09-2009, 09:19 PM
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Congratulations on chooseing sobriety

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Old 11-10-2009, 05:16 AM
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Welcome to SR shaun4032, telling some one you are not drinking because you are an alcoholic shuts them up really quick doen't it!!! LOL Hang around, lots of good folks here for support & suggestions.
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Old 11-10-2009, 06:34 AM
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Welcome Shaun and congrats on your 9 days! Or is it 10 now?
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Old 11-10-2009, 06:47 AM
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Very cool that you were able to tell them you are an alcoholic. That is so hard for some of us. Yep, bet that ended the discussion real quick!!

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Old 11-10-2009, 06:53 AM
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Very cool that you were able to tell them you are an alcoholic. That is so hard for some of us. Yep, bet that ended the discussion real quick!!

Welcome to SR!!
I agree! I haven't been able to do that yet (I am on Day 7). Congrats!
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Old 11-10-2009, 08:35 AM
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My alcoholism is not a secret, but I do not advertise it either. That is not to say I have not told some annoying drunk that I do not drink because I am an alcoholic.
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Old 11-10-2009, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by shaun4032 View Post
Today is day 9 for me and I am excited.

I found it easier to just say I can't drink because I am an alcoholic. People just don't push it at you then.
Yep, those words can be a real conversation stopper!

Hang onto that excitement and enthusiasm Shaun. Recovery is a serious rollercoaster ride, just be sure you don't try to get off in the middle.

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