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Old 05-14-2013, 09:03 AM
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Was not what i expected

Wow what a strange 36 something hours it has been for me! As you all might know yesturday was day 1 for me and i passed it, by this afternoon i was DESPERATE for a drink, so i go to the shop and i grab a can of larger and pour it into my glass, i sat there literally for ten mins staring it with a voice saying do it and another voice saying dont. Anyways i finally caved in and had about half a pint's worth and in all honesty what an anti climax! I didnt feel any better after it and all i could do was drink heap loads of water to try and '' flush it out '' It really was not the answer! I threw the rest of the can out!

So in closing im STILL goona wake up tomorrow hangover free
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:14 AM
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Good for you for throwing it out. Any time you have the urge to drink, come here first. Perhaps that way we can talk you out of drinking.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:30 AM
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Any time you have the urge to drink, come here first. Perhaps that way we can talk you out of drinking.
Ditto! I was going to say exactly the same - come here first!

Your Addictive Voice isn't that strong as you think it is. And surely it has no chances against our SR team (and I have AV-proof boxing gloves)))

Seriously - in early sobriety impulsive cravings may be hard. Learn to curb them. You are the boss of your emotions and feelings after all, even though addiction want to convince you othervise

Dee posted cravings' surfing techniques somewhere, I'll look for this post.

Hold on.
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Ok, here it is - urge surfing

http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...e-surfing.html
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:53 AM
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I found the urge surfing advice useful too - in fact I think it was invaluable advice, that I picked up here in SR. At the time it can seem like the craving won't go away until satisfied, but it does pass and the waves get shallower and less frequent over time. Hang in there Chilledice - the next few days will be tough, but you only need to go through those early days once.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:59 AM
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Thanks for your input guys i do appreciate it!

And thank you MidnightBlue for taking the time to find that for me, i shall look into it now
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There will be moments like that, chilled - but they get less and less. My temptations now are almost non existent. You learned something - onward you go.
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When I stopped drinking this last time it wasn't after some major episode. I had 3 beers and basically felt terrible. Tired, bloated, and sad. I had taken it too far. Everything.

The world is starting to look like a better place. It's difficult and a lot of work ... but it's better in tiny little increments. Hang in there. Don't give up.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:19 AM
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When you are able to get one of those urges, it will make the next time easier for you.
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