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Old 02-22-2015, 07:25 AM
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5 days sober

My name is Lily and I am an alcoholic. These are words that I never thought would possibly come from my own mouth. My friends and family all saw that I had a problem, but I always denied that there was an issue. I'm 27 years old, and I've been a true alcoholic for four years. I've lost relationships because of alcohol, and it only drove me to drink more. I'm the kind of person that could buy 8 miniatures of vodka a night, and still function without anyone truly noticing... Or at least this is what I thought. I've had my share of embarrassment with alcohol. I've fallen at bars, I've said some horrible things, and I always get to a point where I black out. My final " aha" moment was 6 days ago. I realized I was neglecting life, and shutting myself to the world because I wanted to drink. I've subconciously knew what I was doing, but never wanted to admit it.... Well I'm admitting it. I don't want to discuss this with family or friends, but I don't want to do it alone. I'm incredibly proud of myself for being sober 5 days, especially since I've gone out to dinner with friends twice. It's really hard but I hate the person I allowrd myself to become. Being sober these last few days have opened my eyes to see that life really IS beautiful WITHOUT alcohol!!!
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Welcome and well done on 5 days
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Old 02-22-2015, 07:32 AM
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Great Progress, Well done.
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Old 02-22-2015, 07:40 AM
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5 days is pure, unadulterated AWESOMENESS!
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Old 02-22-2015, 07:43 AM
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Welcome and good on you for the five days.
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Old 02-22-2015, 07:43 AM
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Welcome Lily nice to meet you youl find a lot of support here from ppl who gone through what your going through and from dedicated ppl who really care

Congrats on day 5 your doing exellent
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Old 02-22-2015, 02:50 PM
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Congrats on 5 days Lily - and welcome

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Old 02-22-2015, 03:06 PM
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Welcome to SR, lily and congratulations on 5 sober days.
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Old 02-22-2015, 03:08 PM
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Welcome Lily - 5 days is wonderful. You sound very motivated and determined.

You're never alone - someone is always here to listen and help. I felt so much better knowing I had others to turn to who really understood.
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there are people out there who would give anything for FIVE DAYS!!!

well done & keep posting Lily
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The amazing thing is that you have the chance to get everything and more back! You can do it!!!
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Old 02-22-2015, 08:54 PM
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Thank you everyone for all the positive feedback! I've wanted to do this for a long time, and it's amazing to know that I can have a support system. I never truly knew how many people truly struggle with this.
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Hi Lily, welcome to the forum. Nice to meet you.
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Welcome. 5 days is HUGE - congrats!
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Old 02-23-2015, 08:07 AM
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6 Days Sober

Today I am sober 6 six days. This is the longest I've been sober for years! I feel amazing that I've made it this far. I have cravings, but I'm constantly keeping myself busy. A big problem I've been having is extreme fatigue! I can literally lay down, and immediately fall asleep. Has anyone experienced this? If so what did you do?
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Old 02-23-2015, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Lily1187 View Post
Today I am sober 6 six days. This is the longest I've been sober for years! I feel amazing that I've made it this far. I have cravings, but I'm constantly keeping myself busy. A big problem I've been having is extreme fatigue! I can literally lay down, and immediately fall asleep. Has anyone experienced this? If so what did you do?

Fatigue is very common Lily, a good vitamin B complex, iron complex really helps to battle fatigue, if you can find time to rest I think you should take them whenever possible.

Really proud of you Lily, you are doing great.
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