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Old 09-27-2014, 02:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This is my second attempt to get(and stay) sober 100% of the time. I'm determined not to mess up this time, drink has taken over most of my life and I hate what I've become.-a drunk! I'm going to live in hope that I CAN conquer my addiction this this time. I have too.
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Old 09-27-2014, 02:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Great attitude! Congratulations on your decision. It is possible to get and stay sober, just look at all the great people here who have done it. I am right there with you, we can do this!
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Old 09-27-2014, 02:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you, I've got to now-I can't live like this any more. I can't believe it's got this bad! Thanks for the support.
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Old 09-27-2014, 02:56 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I have made so many attempts to stop drinking over the past couple of years, this time I'm on day 8 and feel supported by SR and also my husband. Had a wobble yesterday but got through it. You can do it! Do you have support from family or friends?
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Old 09-27-2014, 03:45 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 09-27-2014, 03:51 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 09-27-2014, 09:13 AM   #7 (permalink)
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You can make it happen, are you getting enough support?

If sheer willpower isn't working, it might to time to include a few more tools in the toolbox!!
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Old 09-27-2014, 01:04 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I've got the support of some tee total friends, trying to avoid spending time with family in the evening as they drink even more than me. Trying to spend time/do things with friends that don't drink so I remember it's not normal to get drunk every night:-)
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Old 09-27-2014, 01:05 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Have come away from a wedding tonight so I don't get smashed. A start day one done:-)
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Old 09-27-2014, 01:14 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Old 09-27-2014, 01:15 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 09-27-2014, 01:18 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thank you Anna it really helps to know I'm not the only one!
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Old 09-27-2014, 04:32 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Old 09-27-2014, 04:35 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Welcome Looking! I felt disgusted with myself too when I found SR. The people here helped me get back on my feet and stay sober. You're never alone, and that means so much. You can do this.
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Old 09-28-2014, 12:05 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Hi, Hevyn and Dee I was thinking of going to a support group on Wednesday. Also I'm thinking of going to the gym as a stress buster to replace drinking. I nearly went to an AA meeting the other day but that felt too full on for me, I think the smaller local support group will be more effective for me:-). Any other ideas proved useful I can try?:-)
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Old 09-28-2014, 01:15 AM   #16 (permalink)
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It has taken me several attempts to get sober. I always would relapse around the 6 month mark. Last December was the last drink I had so this attempt has been on track so far. I have to be vigilant at all times because it is always a random event that can set me off.

I attended AA on and off, but not could never really connect with a group enough to keep going back. I see a therapist weekly and have this site always up when I am at home and relaxing. My doctor happens to be an alcoholic and sober for over 25 years so he also helps.
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