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Old 05-02-2014, 11:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I instantly feel better even being on this website. I just gotta ask a bit advice.
I am going out tonight, and driving. My friend is drinking and my boyfriend is too and in taking them home later. How can u stop myself from drinking?
I need willpower tips, scary stories that will be sn incentive for me to order orange juice and NO vodka...

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Old 05-02-2014, 11:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Scary stories never stopped me from drinking. There are plenty of reasons to not drive drunk which should be fairly obvious - are you seriously not aware of the possibilities?

Quite honestly if you don't feel you are going to be able to abstain and people are counting on you to drive - don't go.
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Hello lovely people

I instantly feel better even being on this website. I just gotta ask a bit advice.
I am going out tonight, and driving. My friend is drinking and my boyfriend is too and in taking them home later. How can u stop myself from drinking?
I need willpower tips, scary stories that will be sn incentive for me to order orange juice and NO vodka...

Thanks guys
All I can say is give it a try, tomorrow morning when you wake up you will really get the benefit of not drinking this evening, I was very much like you in fact I struggled to separate any nights out from alcohol as the two kinda went hand in hand, but being sober just feels so much better than being drunk, and you will also notice a big difference in your bank balance. Have a nice sober evening.
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Think about how good you will feel the next day. Think about how powerful you are to be able to say "no" to drinking. Maybe as the night progresses and you see how people begin to act you will feel better about not drinking.
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Are you sober these days? or trying to stay sober daily?

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One drink with alcohol for me would a great start to my worst nightmare.
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I hope you stuck with the OJ Bennevisgal
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Old 05-03-2014, 07:16 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I did it

I did it guys, thank you. I stuck to your advice and stuck to the OJ. I drove them home and picked up my boyfriend, and I am so happy about it! I woke up fresh and cleansed, no alcohol toxins in my body. My brain wasn't swollen with dehydration and my stomach wasn't aching for water and food.
I am currently eating noodles while my hungover friend is asleep in my bed, and I can only sympathise with her right now. But, I feel great!
Thank you. I hope this can last.
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good for you bennevisgal

Keep posting here - I find support really helps

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Just be careful. OJ could be a trigger for u.
that's a s ary situation to be in.
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Old 05-03-2014, 08:28 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Good for you! Isn't driving without it fantastic? I actually went for "a drive" this evening just to enjoy the amazing weather. Never would have done that before; I would've been under the influence already.
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Old 05-03-2014, 08:56 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Was about to start typing scary story but Scott put it best: nthg stopped me even when I knew the bad consequences! 8hrs in a cold holdin cell on 2nd charge of dwi should have woken me up but it didnt. Gettin locked up became such a norm it didnt phase me until 2 summers ago I stopped digging, went into aa & began getting my sanity back.
Save yourself the pain & agony by seeking help
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