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Old 01-25-2015, 11:35 AM
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Congrats on Day 7!

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Old 01-26-2015, 03:53 PM
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Old 01-26-2015, 04:05 PM
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Day 8 is awesome, best wishes on your journey!!
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Well done on 8 days xx
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Old 01-26-2015, 04:19 PM
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Old 01-26-2015, 04:34 PM
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Old 01-26-2015, 04:48 PM
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Hi Gabby S

Congratulations on 8 days

I've only been on SR for a few weeks but I've found it full of helpful and supportive post
I'm a fellow Brit too (London) so no "God Squad" for me either - it's not a requirement.

Some people say that the Smilies can be addictive but I don't have a problem. Not me.

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Old 01-26-2015, 08:33 PM
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hi Gabrielle, I am 11 weeks in at this point. Early in my recovery I round AVRT really useful to combat cravings. If you go to rational. org you can read a lot there. Its a very useful technique for combatting cravings and rationalising your addiction.

Dropping the booze and leading a healthy and fulfilling sober life is about more than just drinking. Its about letting go of internal resentments, building group support and having solid foundations in your life to stay sober. Thats where AA comes in.

Dropping the booze and NEVER drinking again though is the core of any solution for any alcoholic. Please read and research as much as you can, write out a plan for quitting and staying off the drink and and consider attending an AA meeting. This site can helps loads in helping you to understand the challenges you will face and how to combat them.
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Old 01-27-2015, 09:54 AM
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Thanks everyone! I really don't think I could have done it without all of you- in fact, I know I couldn't. I'm really terrible at will power...chatting to so many of you in the chat room has done wonders for me. It's great to 'belong' to something, and to make new friends- and the support is just blowing me away. Honestly, it's like someone's waved a magic wand over me!! I just hope, hope, hope that the magic lasts...I am only as good as I am in the 'right now'.

Today is Day 9.....

EDIT- Well done to all of you too; ubntubnt- just amazing! How selfish of me not to congratulate you in my above post.
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Old 01-27-2015, 10:00 AM
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Awesome job on day 9 GS
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Old 01-27-2015, 11:18 AM
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A little bit of magic........

And a miracle, too!
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Awesome job getting onto double digits Gabrielle

Seriously well done
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Oh Gabrielle, I really like your honesty. And day 10 is great, well done
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Thanks peeps....Day 11
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Way to go on 11 days Gabrielle your doing fab
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HI Gabrielle. For me there was no magic, no miracle, just a decision to demand more of myself, for myself and for others. I made a decision to do this life thing with zero alcohol because I had seen what the drinking was doing to me. And, once a few drinks go down, decision making is trashed, so I knew for me there would be no moderating my alcohol consumption.

I quit. Once and done. A bottle of vodka daily, every day, to no alcohol ever again. I think I want too much out of life to spend it recovering from an addiction I no longer have. Too much to do!
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Old 01-30-2015, 01:47 PM
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Day 12 almost over.

I now have an online sponsor and she's great- had our first meeting today; apparently I've now done Steps 1, 2 and 3. It was a long meeting- 2hours and 15 minutes. I had no idea how 'involved' the programme is (and I haven't even got to Step 4 yet). Prior to the meeting, I was e-mailed the AA Big Book. I've also attended five online meetings in four days. By the way, on a side note- I'm not religious so my 'higher power' is not 'god', my higher power is nature, the planet, the stars, the universe and life itself.

I'm so determined to do this, but at the same time, I'm thinking what the hell am I letting myself in for? As much as I want a life without alcohol, the thought of that actually scares me. When does this get any easier? I am so absolutely desperate for a drink, it's all I can think about, seriously. Yes, I have plenty of things to keep me busy. Today, for instance, I wrote a list of 12 things I needed to do today- and I ticked off 11 of them. The one I didn't get around to was 'keep fit'. But, I did walk into town and back today, which is 3 miles and I was walking for an hour and a half in total. So, I'll cut me some slack

I think I'm experiencing 'grief' now. I was consumed by a natural high by my newfound sobriety, but now I'm mourning the loss for alcohol. It's horrible. I'm starting to feel agitated again.

How can forever be so long?
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