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Buggirl 04-11-2015 06:32 PM

I did it!
So just over six months sobriety for me and I was really apprehensive about going out tonight as I was sure the evil AV would show up, didn't, not once! I had my plan if it did, but not a wimper! I won't let it fool me though and will always have a plan ready to shoot it down!

I went out with my partner, brother in law and his partner (who is an alcoholic and doesn't see!). We went to what was my fav two pubs and I haven't been in either for six months ! Nothing had changed, except me! Same characters and all were pleased to see me, but couldn't get their head around why I wasn't drinking, so I told those who asked. I told them.... I was an alcoholic! One that was now six months sober! I saw the admiration and all congratulated me! It felt good.

When I had my first soft drink my brother in laws partner asked if I was on call (as this was the only time I couldn't drink previously), so I said no, I am in recovery! The shock when I said I have and still attend AA was immense!

I am not suggesting everyone else can be so bold, but I have been and it has helped, he'll, I say that I am an alcoholic in front of strangers at AA!

Couldn't have done this without the support of you guys!

Thank you!

Hevyn 04-11-2015 06:37 PM

Buggirl, that is wonderful news. :) It feels so good to get over those hurdles and know we can resist temptation. Sounds like your AV doesn't stand a chance.

Ruby2 04-11-2015 07:26 PM

Congratulations on a successful evening Buggirl!

happyandfree 04-11-2015 07:36 PM

Good job buggirl. ..congratulations! I can hear the pride you have in yourself. :)

Bmac 04-11-2015 07:55 PM

Originally Posted by Buggirl (Post 5313410)
I had my plan if it did,

BINGO! That statement says so much about how protective you are about your sobriety. Good on you!! So happy for you that things turned out better than expected. It seems sobriety has a way of doing that.

least 04-11-2015 07:59 PM

Congrats on six months sober! :scoregood

Mags1 04-11-2015 08:02 PM

Congratulations on 6 months sober, Buggirl, and to a drink free evening.

FLGuy34 04-11-2015 08:29 PM

I wish you the best of luck!

SoberSparrow 04-11-2015 11:40 PM

Congratulations. Can I ask what your plan was had you'd needed it?

MythOfSisyphus 04-11-2015 11:48 PM

Way to go, Bug!:a122:

ZaBoozer 04-12-2015 12:03 AM

Well done BG

JaneLane 04-12-2015 01:54 AM

The fact that you mentioned a plan for your sobriety is a HUGE thing for me.

Big congratulations and keep working it!

Dee74 04-12-2015 02:53 AM

Glad all went well buggirl :)

Della1968 04-12-2015 03:00 AM

Congrats on the 6 months and your evening out.

Foolsgold186 04-12-2015 03:02 AM

Well done! And congratulations on 6 months x

DrunkenDonuts 04-12-2015 03:02 AM

Holy eggroly! Congratulations on the 6 months.

Buggirl 04-12-2015 03:37 AM

Thanks friends! It's great knowing I have the support here!

PurpleKnight 04-12-2015 11:02 AM

Fantastic!! :You_Rock_

Buggirl 04-12-2015 03:56 PM

Thanks again! X

Para 04-12-2015 04:06 PM

I'm so happy for you! And as someone who's new to sobriety, I had been worried that my AV will lure me to drink (especially as I start to feel better and better). But after reading this, I realized my plan, and by my sticking to it, the AV can't make me do anything.

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