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Old 04-05-2015, 06:45 AM
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This was me- EXACTLY same situation 3 weeks ago today.Family upset, sense of fear and shame. It's horrible. I still drank on Sunday to cope with the guilt. Next day I quit and it will be 3 weeks tomorrow. Ride out today. Start over. My family appreciate that I am trying hard and starting to chill a bit. Good luck

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Old 04-05-2015, 07:19 AM
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I was in a similar situation on January 9th, my wife even took me to the ER while blacked out. The whole mess cost me a bunch of money. Been sober for 85 days since then, made a plan and getting support.

I was sick of feeling sick.
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Old 04-05-2015, 08:17 AM
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Simple advice that works. Go to a meeting everyday and don't drink in between meetings. At the beginning it does not need to be more complicated than that.

It takes work and is inconvenient but it starts us down the path of recovery by changing old patterns of behavior.

We have been where you are and all have decided we were sick and tired of being sick and tired.
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Old 04-05-2015, 08:48 AM
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Hi all! It's the morning of Day 2 for me. I went to bed really early last night, and I slept all night and woke up feeling ok. Not hungover or worried. But rested. I had a good dream too, which I take as a good sign. Whenever i'm about to go on a binge bender, I always have terrible dreams..it's like i know it's only a matter of time and i'm going to pick up and something terrible is going to happen.
I am still determined to keep this day sober
I went to an AA meeting last night. And although i wanted to go, it did sort of make me sad that i'd be going to meetings for the rest of my life. Maybe it was self pity or some sort of resistance in me. I'll keep going though.
I do enjoy and benefit from coming on these forums and sharing and reading about other's experiences. I like it more than going to a meeting. I wonder if that is wrong?
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Old 04-05-2015, 08:56 AM
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I'm still finding my way so I'm really not the person to best answer, but different people will respond to different approaches. There's no right or wrong answer; we each have to find what works for us and follow it. I wish you well.
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Old 04-05-2015, 09:56 AM
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The key to my success was doing what people with long term sobriety did. I did manage a 100% failure rate doing it my way.
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Old 04-05-2015, 11:37 AM
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How you getting on Para?
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Old 04-05-2015, 11:51 AM
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Today is my second day sober. So far so good. I have not drank. I've kept busy with cleaning and chores around the house. I find organizing therapeutic and relaxing. Lol.
I have also been munching on pizza and chocolate all day. I feel overly full now.
I did have a random thought earlier today where I thought maybe I can go out and have a glass of wine sometime in the future. I had to repeat over and over that i'll lose everything that I haven't lost yet. It's so easy for the mind to go there. It takes a conscious effort to get out of that zone.
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Old 04-05-2015, 04:36 PM
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Congrats on day 2 Para

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Old 04-05-2015, 09:50 PM
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Hi friends! Day 2 for me has come to an end...and i didn't drink!
Whooo hooo!
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Old 04-06-2015, 08:26 AM
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Morning of Day #3 Sober. I'm going to work. I'm getting a ride there, and i'll be sober. Wish me luck!
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Old 04-06-2015, 10:01 AM
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Stick with it. You can do it.
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Old 04-06-2015, 10:09 AM
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You are an inspiration to me, Para. I'm one day behind you.
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Old 04-06-2015, 03:47 PM
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Old 04-06-2015, 04:12 PM
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I am back from work. Can't say it was the best day ever. I felt a bit slower and not as alert as I thought i'd be. I guess it's to be expected. I can't expect to be right on top of the game after quitting drinking. I did miss drinking. But I stuck to my plan and I'm not drunk!!
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Stick with it Para...you are doing great!
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