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Old 04-12-2015, 08:24 AM
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First post on my first day AF.

Hello everyone. I have been lurking and reading a lot of encouraging posts and decided last night would be my last night of daily drinking. (6-10 beers if not more every evening) It's a been a very long time since I have been AF. I figure I would give this a try to help with my decision and maybe make some new friends a long the way. Thank you for your time. I will add more details when I become more comfortable. Reaching out is something that I find difficult.

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Old 04-12-2015, 08:27 AM
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Old 04-12-2015, 08:59 AM
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Hi Ice,
Welcome and well done on making your decision. Reaching out was something I thought I'd never do, but it has already steadied my ship. For too long I thought I was smart enough and tough enough to sort alcohol out on my own. I was wrong, too many times. I have so many good reasons to quit but those reasons still didn't stop me boozing. I may have succeeded on my own but it's unlikely. I genuinely believe that joining this forum and reaching out is one of the best life decisions I have ever made! I am by no means over-confident but with the help and advice of other people - those that understand, those that have been there and done it, I feel like there's a chance this time!
Best Wishes and good luck to you!
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Old 04-12-2015, 09:06 AM
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Keep reading and join in when you want. This place helps me a great deal :-)
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Thanks for the warm welcome everyone. I look forward to posting here to help me with the witching hours of the first week. Mine are 5-9 pm. It gets really frustrating and overwhelming. But I have a plan for this evening. ☺️��
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Old 04-12-2015, 09:42 AM
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I'm also going to start saying "I don't need alcohol anymore as I am free of this insanity." At least in my head it will work along with the 3 mile walk I have planned when the craving starts this evening.
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Hi and welcome Ice - I'm really glad you've joined us

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Old 04-27-2015, 05:43 AM
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Hi, I am a 62 year old female who in several years was sober. I have lost two husbands, have really no family where I live and the people I know are all drinkers. I know and need to get sober again and as before I could not do it on my own and know having people in same situations in my life is much better for me. I get very lonely and that is when I have the worse time. I want a normal sober life. Doing things that does not require drinking. I love going to yard sales, watching movies, watching the waves on the beach. I really hate being alone and I need real friends that have the same problems and we can help one another. I am in high hopes this is my first step to finding help, friends and a reason to enjoy life again. Thank you for listening.
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Old 04-27-2015, 06:17 AM
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Hello & Welcome to SR Vickid nice to meet you welcome aboard
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Old 04-27-2015, 12:19 PM
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Glad you are here, ice, and welcome to the other newcomers, lurkers, etc.

For me, alcohol went from being the apparent (although rather illogical) solution to the predominant problem.

I drank to feel better about myself, but my drinking had the opposite effect.

I will face my problems today without alcohol.
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Old 04-30-2015, 07:21 AM
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I wish you the best, I am in the same boat Ice71...I have a hard time reaching out or even talk about my addiction!
I guess it might come in time....I hope.
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Old 04-30-2015, 07:39 AM
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I wish you the best, I am in the same boat Ice71...I have a hard time reaching out or even talk about my addiction!
I guess it might come in time....I hope.
Honesty is the best medicine.

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Welcome Keep posting as you feel comfortable. This site has a very supportive group of people on it. We are all in the same boat, and here to help each other. It will get easier to open up with time.
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Old 04-30-2015, 03:42 PM
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Welcome to you too Vicki - feel free to start your own thread - you'll get more responses that way

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