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Old 11-22-2013, 02:35 PM   #1 (permalink)

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Hi everyone, 19 days since my last drink. Longest I've made it in roughly 5 years. Was convinced I was a 'functional alcoholic' for the longest time, as I continued to succeed in college and professional school. My roommate OD'ed on pain pills+benzos about a year ago and things changed. I quit messing with other drugs around that time, but my drinking escalated to 1-1.5 fifths of whiskey daily.

Still having many cravings every day, and dreaming of drinking every night, but at least I'm finally sleeping some. Best I've felt in years. Congrats to all of you on your sobriety, it's very inspiring to read your stories.
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Old 11-22-2013, 02:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hello and welcome.

It's inspirering to read your story, too. I'm glad you realize you have a problem now so you can save yourself the misery I went through for thirty years.
You may have drinking dreams for awhile, but they won't get you drunk and the cravings will lessen over time.

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Old 11-22-2013, 03:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well done!!
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Old 11-22-2013, 03:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well done! Keep it up
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Old 11-22-2013, 03:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome and good job on 19 days. That is an accomplishment. It does get easier over time.

Do you have a support network to talk to about your thoughts and dreams of drinking? I have found it helps me to get rid of urges to drink by simply admitting to someone that I am thinking about it. If you don't have a network in place yet, or aren't into AA meetings you can come on here. It is a good place to be. We are all in much the same boat.

Keeping each other from sinking.
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Old 11-22-2013, 04:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I'm glad you joined us CT. Congratulations on your 19 sober days. It will get easier - you're on your way to a new life.
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Old 11-22-2013, 04:11 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Congrats on nineteen days sober!
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Old 11-22-2013, 04:13 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Welcome, and congratulations on 15 days sober.
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