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Old 04-13-2010, 09:43 AM
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I'm in the class of April!
My sobriety date is April Fool's Day!
Isn't it ironic? I think not!
My sobriety date is april fools day to , though I have gone a year.
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Old 04-13-2010, 07:59 PM
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Settling with your Past wrongdoing
Wondering the best way to deal with all that?
I took care of that when I committed to
working and living AA's 12 Steps.

They give exact directions on living guilt free
how to be of service and joy filled....

The best amends I know of are living amends.
Showing others you are sincere by actions
goes a long way in re-building relationships.

While applying "The Golden Rule" is a start
I just dom't know of a short cut
on settleing past alcohol induced misdeeds.
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Old 04-14-2010, 10:34 AM
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"April is the Cruelest Month"
-TS Elliot

I suppose T.S. quit drinking during tax season, as well. Either way, I'm part of this class. Today is my fourth day without drinking.

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Old 04-14-2010, 12:31 PM
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Welcome to our April thread.

I hope your de tox was smooth....
early sobreity was difficult for me.
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Old 04-14-2010, 01:11 PM
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UBC.....

AA Step 9 is the amends step.
Our book....12 Steps & 12 Traditions
explains in depth about amend making.

Before you get to 9....you have 1-8 to work
if you are interested in AA recovery.

That's why I said....
I just dom't know of a short cut
on settleing past alcohol induced misdeeds.
]Settling with your Past wrongdoing
Wondering the best way to deal with all that?
Steps 4 & 5 were how I did that....
before I got into 9.

Of course...not everyone is interested in AA
and there are other ways to win over alcohol.

I'm simply sharing my experience with recovery..
All my best as you find your way.
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Old 04-14-2010, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Rev View Post
"April is the Cruelest Month"
-TS Elliot

I suppose T.S. quit drinking during tax season, as well. Either way, I'm part of this class. Today is my fourth day without drinking.

Rev

Funny!!...and welcome to class :-))
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Old 04-14-2010, 01:44 PM
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First day of sobriety April 13th, 2010. Feel like crap from the withdrawals.
Wife is going to drop me off at a meeting in a few.
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Old 04-14-2010, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by CarolD View Post
Rev....
Welcome to our April thread.

I hope your de tox was smooth....
early sobreity was difficult for me.
Thanks. I haven't had any problems, really. I've gone a few days to a week without drinking quite a few times with no ill effects. I suffer from depression and anxiety, however, so if there were light symptoms, I may have mistaken them for what I deal with all the time, anyway.

For me, the big thing is to get myself into the habit of being a non-drinker, again. I quit for a year about two years ago, then fell back into it on New Years, figuring "Hey, it's been a year, right?" It was the only year in recent memory where I wasn't constantly making myself miserable stressing about quitting drinking and not feeling like I could rely on myself to follow through. I figure if I can get back into that mindset, I can stay off it for good this time.

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Old 04-14-2010, 04:31 PM
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dkayvins125....Welcome!
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Old 04-14-2010, 04:34 PM
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Welcome to the April group

Welcome to SR, Rev and Dean. When I showed up here , Least sent me this message:

" Congrats on deciding to stop drinking. Stopping now means eliminating that huge pile of risk from drinking. All the bad things that can happen WON'T happen if you stop now."

Makes even more sense to me now ; on day 11 ....

Started to feel ahellava lot better a few days ago


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Old 04-14-2010, 04:45 PM
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welcome to all you new guys - great to have you here

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Old 04-15-2010, 04:44 AM
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Hmm Mary Rita
Alcohol Dependence Syndrome.....

I do know Syndrome is a group of synptoms
but I'm unawware of what Alcohol Dependence Syndrome is.

Maybe call him back for clarification or Google?

Well done on your sober time....
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Old 04-15-2010, 06:42 AM
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I hope this isn't some form of contest, unbrokenchain :-p but ... I've been off alcohol for 27 days so far before April started...
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:15 AM
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First Full Week

Well, I've made it to day 8 and other than seasonal allergies killing me, I am doing well. Definitely had some beer thoughts, but have made good decisions. Cans of sparkling water seem to help too. My wife is very supportive and that helps temendously. Evenings are about family time, playing with my daughter, reading, and talking. BIG change from the past, which you have all been through, so no need to relive that. Waking up in the morning not wondering what I did and said the night before is a much bigger relief than I anticipated. It definately motivates me to wake up that way the next day.
Good luck today and make good choices.
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:08 AM
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For anyone interested in AA .....we do have a specific Forum
as well as a Step Study Sub Foorum.......

Alcoholism-12 Step Support - SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information

Many SR members use several forums to share on
and I encourage y'all to check out all of
our SR resources when you have time...

I don't think you can have too much recovery!
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by CarolD View Post
For anyone interested in AA .....we do have a specific Forum
as well as a Step Study Sub Foorum.......

Alcoholism-12 Step Support - SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information

Many SR members use several forums to share on
and I encourage y'all to check out all of
our SR resources when you have time...

I don't think you can have too much recovery!
Thanks for adding the links, I have trying to look around but for some reason I am having a hard time relaxing and very shaky.
Thanks again for the link
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:52 AM
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Dean....
Drink a lot of water....Gatorade and Ensure are good too.
I found Lifesavers...and other hard candy useful for shakes.
Cut out or way back on caffeine ...that helps too.
Be gentle with yourself.....rest if you can't sleep.
Warm showers and baths are relaxing....

Remember...this can be your final de tox

Did you make it to that meeting you mentioned?
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Old 04-15-2010, 01:07 PM
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Hugs to everyone. Today is day 15 for me.
Had my second counselling session with my fiance and it's going ok.
I watched a movie last night called "Shrink" with Kevin Spacey, holy crap, talk about addiction issues in this movie! I felt happy that I don't have to feel that way anymore.

I lost weight too! I guess not drinking a magnum of wine every day or so really cuts back on the calories. people are asking me "what's your secret?" LMAO!
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Old 04-15-2010, 01:31 PM
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Day 10 here for me so thought I'd pop in and say hello.
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Old 04-15-2010, 02:04 PM
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