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Old 09-17-2014, 06:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone,
I just registered on this site and didn't want to be a lurker so I thought I'd say 'Hello' straight away. Today's my first day of sobriety - something which I find, frankly, surreal yet liberating. It feels, surprisingly just like splitting up with a long term partner. How appropriate.
I'm from rural England and finding a supportive community isn't as easy as it might be in a city, but I appreciate I may need one, which is why I'm here.
I'll check in with you regularly.

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Welcome Obvius...

there is a great support community here. Glad you decided to stop and join us.
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Welcome. Glad to have you. This forum is perfect for you. Theres loads of support here. Great decision to quit drinking. I agree alcohol is definitely a bad marriage.
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Old 09-17-2014, 07:04 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Welcome Obvius! Lots of support here. So glad you have joined us. Look around and post often.
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Old 09-17-2014, 07:10 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome Obvious and congrats on Day1. You'll find lots of support here 24/7. I know what you mean about the feeling of "breaking up" with alcohol. In a sense we really are, but it's for the best because alcohol is the stereotypical "bad" partner. It lies, it cheats, and does anything it possibly can to keep harming us.
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Old 09-17-2014, 07:30 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thank you all. This is the first forum I have joined and I'm really struck by the warmth of your welcome.
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Welcome obvius

Nice to meet you we all help each other out here

check out the forums loads of stuff !!
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Welcome Obvius!! Glad your here!

As a newcomer myself, It took me a while to find this thread;
http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...part-15-a.html

It is a daily 24 commitment thread to not drinking --- just today!
Helps keep me on track engaging in this fashion with others.

Maybe useful for you.

Welcome - SR is a great place!
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I'm glad you joined and posted.

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I'm glad you found us Congrats on your decision. It's not easy, but you won't regret it...one day at a time
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Hi obvius and welcome! I'm from rural England too so I understand your struggle to find an accepting and supportive group! It's why I come here! Xx
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