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Old 05-01-2013, 12:40 PM
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Ouch.. Stinkin' Thinkin' on day 7

Just had this flash of a thought that it would feel really good to have a drink in a couple of months. Where does this stuff come from??? Crazy, I know better, but it just popped up like those annoying internet ads. Arrrgh... Almost at a week... I know it gets better.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:47 PM
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but it just popped up like those annoying internet ads.



The most fascinating and frustrating discovery I have made so far on my journey to sobriety is that part of my addicted brain will actually work against me. It has no capacity for inhibition or value judgments. It just craves alcohol. Period.
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:49 PM
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Oh yeah - that's the damaged side of your brain talking there !..all us alkys have that!..just needs reprogramming! :-)

It catches you unaware when you least expect it!..

A roller coaster ride early days!

Keep being strong - your doing ace! :-)
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I just booked a vacation to the beach in Sept. with my family. I am sitting here wondering how in the world I'm going to get through 4 days at the beach without drinking.... *sigh*
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by ElegantlyWasted View Post
Just had this flash of a thought that it would feel really good to have a drink in a couple of months. Where does this stuff come from??? Crazy, I know better, but it just popped up like those annoying internet ads. Arrrgh... Almost at a week... I know it gets better.
It does get better but no how you feel missing the drink and ecsepting we can't drink is hard, 26 days for me and still think what if, a went without maybe am ok now with the break but a don't want to risk it . I've never even went a week before now, and I don't want to waste that. And don't want to start from day one again we know gape hard that first week is
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:06 PM
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I wore the heck out of the Serenity Prayer
over the yrs. when that stinkin thinkin comes
to mind. I could be anywhere's, doing any
thing, and the thought of a drink would pop
in my head.

The Serenity Prayer would emmediately be
said quickly and rapidly over and over again
until the thought of alcohol would subside and
I could return to my serenity peace of mind.
My body, mind and soul would relax from it's
tense state and I'd be saved once again.

Grant me the Serenity to ACCEPT the things
I cannot change. I can not change the fact
I cannot drink successfully like others. I have
an allergy to alcohol and it affects me in all
the wrong ways.

Courage to change the things I can. I can change
my alcoholic thinking by using the tools and
knowledge of a recovery program to my own
benefit.

Over the years Ive gained enough wisdom and
knowledge of how to avoid not drinking poison
or alcohol that would and could kill me. And we
never loose the wisdom we learn in recovery to
help us stay sober because we practice it everyday
and pass it on to others who are struggling with
addiction.
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:09 PM
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Rainy mentioned reprogramming I totally agree, I also have to trick my mind like it does me.. I.e.. I might have a beer tomorrow but I'm not having one today.. Wake up and do it all over again.. I can't look to far out in the future or it does mess with my head..

Great work on your 7 days.. It gets better.. You don't need that crap to be happy! Keep up the good work!
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Mine comes out at the oddest times. And just out of the blue. I'll be watching TV and then think to myself that I need a bottle. I don't even think of just one drink anymore I think of getting drunk.

Like others have said it does get better and I find the urges get less and less.
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Well, I've certainly been helped by the one day at a time approach.

Just last Sunday I was thinking it would be good to have a drink. Ahhhh - not tonight. Maybe next Sunday. Next Sunday never comes though because it's always THIS Sunday.

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I always say idk if or when I will ever drink again but I know it wont be today.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:06 PM
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I'm on day four and having the same thoughts. Im getting those thoughts 'ah you can have a drink your not an alcoholic.' It's hard to fight them but we can do it. Day by day.
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The problem is like an image in a rear view mirror. The farther and longer you go, the smaller the problem seems to be. After a while, the problem seems tiny, maybe you don't see anything, and start thinking there never was a problem to begin with. Then you start to think "why not just drink in moderation." If you do drink, then suddenly that problem is staring you in the face, big as life. Smacks you in the head.

I try to remember what those mirrors say, "Images may be closer than they appear."
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I just booked a vacation to the beach in Sept. with my family. I am sitting here wondering how in the world I'm going to get through 4 days at the beach without drinking.... *sigh*

You and elegantly only have to get thru this day sober that is why you joined the 24 hour club right? Just commit to this 24 hours. Worry about tomorrow , tomorrow. When tomorrow gets here it will be today and just recommit.
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