Introduce Myself

Old 05-11-2013, 11:03 AM
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Introduce Myself

New to the site and also the thought process of sobriety. I have a long and checkered history with alcohol abuse along with a family history. My dad has been in rehab and also tried to commit suicide last year due to his alcohol problems and I am finally having to admit to myself that I have a problem as well. While I haven't had anything life changing in a bad way happen to me from my alcohol use I can see a pattern of my drinking getting worse. I don't want to be like my dad and so I am choosing now at age 41 to become sober. I am doing this for myself but also for my children who deserve to have a father that isn't slurring his words or stumbling around the house in an inebriated state. Today is the first day of sobriety and I hope to make this a life long endeavor. Please wish me luck.
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:10 AM
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We'll give you more than just luck!

Stick with us, and you can stay sober too!
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:31 AM
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Congratulations on your insight and doing it sooner than later as it never gets better by itself. I needed to concentrate on one day at a time segments instead of lifetime because I could handle small more easily. I had to always remember the slogan in AA that it's the first drink that gets me drunk and if not picked up I don't have to get sober again if I was lucky. BE WELL
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:06 PM
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Welcome to SR Jefflance! You will never regret making this life changing decision.

I was in my 50's when I finally admitted I'd never be able to control the amounts I drank. Every time I picked up, despite my best intentions, I got drunk and stupid. Stopping all together eliminated that possibility - even though I never thought I could live without it. I am now free - and loving my sober and sane life. You will too.
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Welcome Jefflance! Life for me has gotten so much better in sobriety. I feel like I'm experiencing life now instead of floating through it. Keep coming back!
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:25 PM
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Welcome, Jeff. I also need to stop drinking before I harm myself any further . I also don't want my children to constantly see me drunk.
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Wise decision to stop drinking before it gets worse. You won't regret living sober. I've been sober for over three years and don't regret a minute of it.

You'll find lots of support here.
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Hi and welcome Jefflance

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Old 05-11-2013, 06:14 PM
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Thank you all for the words of encouragement.
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:54 PM
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Welcome! I am about the same age as you, and have also decided enough is enough it's day 8 for me and today is a good day for me. First Sunday morning in a very long time that I haven't been hungover... You can do it
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