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Old 02-22-2015, 04:32 AM
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survived the party

Well yesterday I had so many temptations to drink. But every time I came close took myself off to the loo and thought about SR and keeping my AV at bay. Family party everyone ended up very drunk but I still had fun. No hangover today and can remember everything that happened and not embarrassed or having to apologise for anything. It definitely wasn't easy but I'm feeling like I got through a major hurdle.
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Old 02-22-2015, 04:43 AM
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Congrats on making it through!

Your post title got me thinking how twisted our language becomes when we are addicted (and trying to break free). "Survived the party" - as if not drinking somehow puts us closer to death's door than drinking used to.

Not finding fault - I used the same language. I survived the weekend (sober). I survived the business trip (sober). Etc. I was always much more fortunate to have survived those things as a blackout drunk than I was after I started living a sober life.

Now that I am free I can see that my addiction had stolen my mind and twisted my perceptions. I don't survive weekends or parties or business trips anymore. I enjoy them!

Keep up the hard work!
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Old 02-22-2015, 04:47 AM
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Old 02-22-2015, 05:21 AM
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Congrats Oswin if it made you feel like that maybe avoid those type of gatherings for a while just while your focusing on sobriety building up your sober muscles

You done great btw congrats again my friend
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Old 02-22-2015, 12:18 PM
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It was my mum's 70th and a chance to see my 3 year old niece who doesn't live in this country so definitely wouldn't have avoided it. May avoid any more drunken gatherings for a while though!
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Oswin!!!! Way to goooo!
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Old 02-22-2015, 12:25 PM
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Well done Oswin.

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Old 02-22-2015, 12:34 PM
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Well done! And it does feel so wonderful to wake up the next morning with a clear head, doesn't it?
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Old 02-22-2015, 01:38 PM
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I loved today everyone was hungover and I felt fab.
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Old 02-22-2015, 01:47 PM
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Glad you had fun, Oswin!!!!!
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Old 02-22-2015, 02:46 PM
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Great job on pushing through Oswin!!
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Old 02-22-2015, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Oswin View Post
It was my mum's 70th and a chance to see my 3 year old niece who doesn't live in this country so definitely wouldn't have avoided it. May avoid any more drunken gatherings for a while though!
I understand i have a 4yr old neice that lil girl melts my heart

My gf's mum turned 70 this weekend aswell

Congrats Oswin
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Old 02-22-2015, 03:53 PM
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Well done!
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