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Old 01-20-2015, 01:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Day 2 - how long until the urges pass?


Ok so day 2 for me now, felt so down yesterday I knew I had to change. Sticking to it this time as I have a lovely guy in my life now and feel as though I'm strong enough to do this.

I just wondered how long the 'strong' urges last? Ive not got past day 2 in so long and always cave (know this is sort of in my head as I used to think I couldn't do any longer.)

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Old 01-20-2015, 02:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Rach everybody is diffrent but the first 3-5 days were the worst

Well done on day 2
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I think Im like 6 ish weeks... and I still gwt urges. As time passes I learn to deal with them better so they dont seem as bad...
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I semi caved at 10 days and got a non alcoholic drink. Only in the last couple of weeks have I been tapering off those.... Something has been different the last few weeks not sure but the cravings have subsided. I hope it lasts for me and I hope you see yourself through to the bigger picture good luck!
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Rach, Everyone is different. Everyday day will get a little easier.
There is a great download called 30 Great Reasons to Quit Drinking Alcohol on stopdrinkingalcohol.com. It helps me to read it daily to put the the withdrawal discomforts in perspective.
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Took a good few weeks before I saw a noticeable difference, the body wants what it has always had, breaking that link will take time!!

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Old 01-21-2015, 12:30 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks guys and morning of day three and I'm feeling good about it (then again always do in a morning!)
Thanks for all the support! Your all awesome!! Xxxx
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It varies for everyone., I drank for a long time so for me the first 30 days were fairly rough sailing...

There's a lot of good ideas here tho:
http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...-cravings.html
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I can honestly say that at seven months I have no urge to drink. It took awhile though. The holidays were hard.

I never thought I would get to a point where I wouldn't even think about it. I used to salivate, literally, at the thought of drinking.
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Think every day that passes makes it a little easier, Rach.

Think it helps to know how you are going to deal with those urges when they come. I shouted at the voice in my head that was telling me to drink, that worked for me. And ice cream. Lots of that.

You're doing great !
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