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Old 11-26-2014, 03:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all It's been a strange couple of weeks, I am learning to deal with my anxiety issues without the use of alcohol or drugs. I have acquired an addictions counselor to hopefully teach me some new coping strategies. My brain feels sharper, I am more alert and my anxiety levels are reduced likely from not binge drinking or doing drugs. I havent been tempted to drink, I know I can't, and I am getting to know my sober self a little better. Sorry if this all sounds egotistical I just needed a place to write how I am feeling. I
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Congratulations on your 2 weeks.

Sounds like you have a solid plan, seeing a counsellor is brilliant.
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Old 11-26-2014, 03:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks! it was either that or an outpatient treatment center. I just need to stay focused I am pretty stubborn when I set my mind to things, I am trying to make my sobriety one of those things.
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Old 11-26-2014, 03:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 11-26-2014, 03:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Please try to remember that only sheer power only works for so long.

Unless we figure out how to cope with stress, triggers, life, then it can be dangerous to fall back in the trap. Specially when we start feeling like a million dollars, the AV becomes most dangerous at that time.

Keep trucking
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Old 11-26-2014, 03:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Awesome job Dharma (like the Kerouac reference too) - the hardest part (IME) is now done. Stay vigilant after I start feeling good has been a challenge for me but it sounds like you have a solid plan in place. Best wishes and thanks for sharing.
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Well done Dharmabum
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Old 11-26-2014, 05:10 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Fantastic Dharmabum...

...Almost 2 weeks is great but be aware...this is when the AV (addictive voice) starts chatting us up. My bet is it has probably been pretty quiet so far but dont let it fool you.

About Day 10 - 15 is notorious for relapse. Please becareful and aware of your AV when it starts "whispering".

Lets us know when you're a solid 2 weeks in...and everyday after.

We want to celebrate everyday of your sobriety with you !

Your awesome !

Keep it going.

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Please try to remember that only sheer power only works for so long.

Unless we figure out how to cope with stress, triggers, life, then it can be dangerous to fall back in the trap. Specially when we start feeling like a million dollars, the AV becomes most dangerous at that time.

Keep trucking
Ditto to what Thepatman said and also DuhDave ^^

You do have a good grasp on things now, so keep up the good work and every day will be better than the previous.
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Great job on two weeks!!
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Congrats on two weeks.


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Two weeks is fantastic!! You sound almost exactly like me at that point. I also got an addiction counselor and she has helped me immeasurably. Keep going, you've got this!
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Thanks so much guys! you guys are really inspiring . I am going to take your advice to heart I do feel really good, but I know in the past when I felt really good I would go on a binge. I HAVE to not even have one beer that is the key I think. I appreciate all your support
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Thanks so much guys! you guys are really inspiring . I am going to take your advice to heart I do feel really good, but I know in the past when I felt really good I would go on a binge. I HAVE to not even have one beer that is the key I think. I appreciate all your support
It is my first time in so long getting to 12 days, more or less same time as you, so I can't remember what it was like before. I agree though that the 2 weeks to a month range seems really tough and just reading through the forum it seems so many relapse around 8-20 days. No question that avoiding ALL alcohol, even one sip (and for me that includes alcohol beers too) is the way to go and that we should redouble our efforts for the next 10 days or so. good luck.
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Well done Dharmabum , you're doing great
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It is my first time in so long getting to 12 days, more or less same time as you, so I can't remember what it was like before. I agree though that the 2 weeks to a month range seems really tough and just reading through the forum it seems so many relapse around 8-20 days. No question that avoiding ALL alcohol, even one sip (and for me that includes alcohol beers too) is the way to go and that we should redouble our efforts for the next 10 days or so. good luck.
Thanks, it helps to know someone else is going through this aswell. Let's stay strong
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Old 11-27-2014, 07:55 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Congrats on quitting! Keeping the plug in the jug is the goal for us all. Your willingness seems to be working for you. Thanks for posting.
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