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Old 02-03-2015, 09:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Having a bad day and really want a drink. Well my AV does. I know it won't solve anything and will only make it worse. But just had to share my craving with you guys to stop me dropping in to buy booze on my way home from work.
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Old 02-03-2015, 09:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 02-03-2015, 09:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Play it forward. Will drinking help or hinder?
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Old 02-03-2015, 09:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Having a bad day and really want a drink.
Bad days are not rewarded (or punished) with booze. At the end of the day, say a prayer of thanks that it's over, and go home. That should be relief enough for the worst days.
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Old 02-03-2015, 09:21 AM   #5 (permalink)
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stop remember the last time and if you were sick or crying or just so upset with yourself later... kiddo here's my arm.. step up grab it tight.. for Life in the last 3 days has been one rollercoaster ride for a bunch of us.. and hold me tight .. for so much has spun me into the abyss for the last couple of days.. I just need to stop.. and hold tight to something too... prayers ardy...
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Old 02-03-2015, 09:23 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Leave your money and debit cards at home. You can't buy booze with no cash. When I was tempted I would let my friend know what my AV voice was planning and telling him made me rethink my actions. I still left my money at home.
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Old 02-03-2015, 09:29 AM   #7 (permalink)
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What helps me..... stop and grab a soda, or even a yummy shake. Grab a movie too, or if you have Netflix... The Killing is a great series!
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Old 02-03-2015, 09:30 AM   #8 (permalink)
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or a fancy coffee/tea - ANYTHING but booze.
Think of the wretched hangover and guilt/shame tomorrow. IS it worth it?
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Old 02-03-2015, 09:31 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Well done for dropping in here to ward off the craving
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Old 02-03-2015, 09:39 AM   #10 (permalink)
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And, remember, the next time it will be a bit easier because you got through this time.
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Old 02-03-2015, 09:43 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 02-03-2015, 09:49 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Hi Lizella! You can get through this. A bad frazzled day is only an excuse the drink is giving to justify a slip. Distraction, distraction, distraction. What films did you watch over the weekend with your friend? Did you enjoy them?
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Old 02-03-2015, 09:50 AM   #13 (permalink)
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And eat some ice cream. Jigsaw puzzles?
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Old 02-03-2015, 09:54 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I spent a lot of the weekend doing a jigsaw puzzle with my friend so I'll carry on with that! Good call I'm going to my second AA meeting tonight for some extra support too. Not sure if it's for me yet but looking down all avenues this time to make sure this is the last time.

Thanks for responding everyone. It's so good to have such instant support. Just what I needed. I am not going to drink today.
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Old 02-03-2015, 10:35 AM   #16 (permalink)
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i agree with the above- grab an alternative treat! you probably deserve something. doesnt mean you have to punish yourself with alcohol.
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Old 02-03-2015, 10:53 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Power through, Lizella. You can do this!!!!
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Old 02-03-2015, 10:56 AM   #18 (permalink)
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It will pass. Remember that.
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Old 02-03-2015, 11:12 AM   #19 (permalink)
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What helps me..... stop and grab a soda, or even a yummy shake. Grab a movie too, or if you have Netflix... The Killing is a great series!
this.... In my first days I did all of the above when I had that feeling I avoided the store that sold alcohol and went to another
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Old 02-03-2015, 12:22 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Hi Lizella if it happens again try this http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...e-surfing.html

http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...-cravings.html

Urge Surfing ? Relapse Prevention ? Mindfulness

http://youtu.be/__0dNKJV0zo

Your doing really well
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