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Old 05-03-2015, 04:02 AM
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Hi.
Newcomer here, difficult to type too much right now, tonight will be day 1 and I will not drink, want this so much, need this so much but scared out of my mind too
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Hello Laska
keep close to this forum - you'll find a huge amount of strength, support and courage here - I do.
All the best, you can do this
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Old 05-03-2015, 04:12 AM
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Welcome....

It feels scary and it feels impossible... It won't always be easy but it will be immeasurably worth it.
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Old 05-03-2015, 04:18 AM
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You're welcome here Laska. One day at a time is the way to do it. Something I found useful in my first few days after stopping (and after 11/12 weeks sober still using it) was to say at moments throughout each day...' may I remain sober' - or words to that effect. Its just a little reminder of your intention to not drink. Maybe try it as you go through the day? Look forward to hearing how it all goes.
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Old 05-03-2015, 04:19 AM
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Hi and welcome.

This is defiantly a scary period because so many have a fear of the unknown. I didn’t know what I didn’t know and it takes that hated word TIME to recover but it’s so worth it.

Fixing the problem is so easy, we don’t have the first drink one day/minute at a time in a row.
Didn’t say it’s easy but is so much easier when knowing what to expect by reading and posting here and perhaps attending AA meetings.

BE WELL
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Old 05-03-2015, 04:33 AM
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Congrats on choosing life. Best of luck and strength to you
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Old 05-03-2015, 05:46 AM
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Hi Laska

Its only 10 days ago I was where you are and I was also so scared. Keep reading on this site, amazing support and wisdom. Congratulations on day 1.
It gets better xx
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Old 05-03-2015, 05:53 AM
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Congrats on the best decision you ever made.

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The thought of not drinking is terrifying but it is only a thought. The reality is sobriety is much less scary because all of the chaos, shame and guilt goes away.

We get our life back and that is an incredible gift
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Old 05-03-2015, 06:34 AM
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Old 05-03-2015, 07:11 AM
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Hi Laska, welcome to SR. It is scary to quit. I've been there. Just get through today. It's one day a time. Come here for support which makes it easier. You are not alone.
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Old 05-03-2015, 07:18 AM
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Every great project started with a day 1.
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Old 05-03-2015, 07:31 AM
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Hi congrats on your GREAT decision! Come join us in the Class of May!
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Old 05-03-2015, 07:31 AM
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Thank you so much for your comments and encouragement.
It is 15:30 where I am about 2.5 hours away from when I would usually start drinking, will keep everyone posted through out the evening.
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Old 05-03-2015, 10:30 AM
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So its began, Its 18:30 and have usually started drinking by now...
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Old 05-03-2015, 10:39 AM
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I found a sweet glass of cold orang juice and lemonade and not being hungry really helpful - and distraction in the form of mindless tv - I got through 2 boxed sets in the first couple of months! You can do this
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Old 05-03-2015, 11:10 AM
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Thanks Hendrix, I took your advice and have several types of juices and soda on hand. Im one hour in - its a start
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