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Old 03-15-2010, 06:54 AM
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8 Weeks

Just Hit 8 weeks sober today. And I know that this would not have been a reality if I did not have this forum to come to each day.

Thank you for being here.
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****{HH}}}} CONGRATS!!!! i am exactly 4 weeksbehind you..(28 days for me today).

you said it, this website is responsible for giving me strength i didn't know I had in me!
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HH, thanks for keeping us up to date!
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Old 03-15-2010, 07:34 AM
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I am starting to be able to see what my triggers are and aside from stress and anxiety..which were biggies, I finally see that feeling good was a trigger for me.

Previous to joining this site, I had no idea that FEELING GOOD was a trigger to drink also. I just was not aware of what was happening. I can see that there were times before when I quit drinking for a few weeks, and was feeling really good, and thought, "hey I feel good, now I can drink and have fun again." And next thing I would be back into my old heavy drinking habits in a heartbeat. Well, I am now seeing that this is a trick of the alcoholic mind. And I am seeing that I need tools to be prepared for it when it decides to rear it's ugly head, which I am sure it will try to do. I am only 8 weeks into sobriety and I am quite sure that the alcoholic mind has not been beaten into submission for my lifetime yet. It feels like it has right now...but I am learning from discussions on this forum that this is the exact time that I have to be most alert about it.
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And Congrats on four weeks to you Fandy! Glad you are breathing down my neck so to speak. Keep on Keeping on.
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Awesome Houndheart! Sounds like you are learning and recovering. A good combination and one that I will do until the day I exit this world.
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hmmm, i hit the thankyou button and it doesn't show???? so thank you !
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Old 03-15-2010, 10:57 AM
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Eight weeks is nothing to sneeze at. Congratulations Houndheart. I'm glad you are recognizing the alcoholic voice, learning your triggers and how to avoid them.
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Old 03-15-2010, 01:54 PM
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Thanks. I think I am finally serious this time around. I started drinking when I was 16....and now I am 53....so it's about time! I really got scared and felt like I was killing myself (which I probably was...but did not make the correlation between the alcohol abuse and my state of health physically and mentally)...so that morning 8 weeks ago I was just so scared for my life that I thought I needed tofinally do something about living, or let myself keep heading towards death...slowly and painfully. It was awful how I felt that day. I never want to be there again.
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Houndheart, I stopped drinking when I became terrified of what I was doing to myself, too. And, I still remember how I felt and that I do not want to go there ever again. Oh, and I drank when I was feeling good too. I realized that any emotion, positive or negative, was a trigger for me. Yikes, I had to learn to live in the real world with real feelings.

We are all here at SR to help ourselves and to help each other.
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Big congrats on 8 weeks sober!
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I'm glad I saw this - congratulations on your 8 weeks HH!

It's a big process - but a step at a time is the way to go

Like Anna said, it's all about learning to live in the real world with real feelings...but it gets easier the more you do it, and you'll always find support here


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