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Old 05-05-2015, 05:26 PM
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Just don't drink today, like Frank said, and then do the same thing tomorrow

It does get easier when you get through the first few weeks--the benefits really start to show and you get through the withdrawals.

Don't quit and stay determined--change takes some effort-- and I think taking the walks and lifting is a great idea.
Lots of hot showers if you feel cravings and can't sleep seem to be helpful too.

Eat good food and don't let yourself get hungry--that can be a trigger
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Old 05-05-2015, 07:18 PM
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Hi, Quiet,

I'm a little late but welcome to SR. Most colleges and universities have health centers. I strongly encourage you to make an appointment with your university health service. There tend to be people at the clinics who are keenly aware of the problem alcohol poses among students and can be the source of solid, confidential help in real life. And SR is a great tool.
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Old 05-05-2015, 10:07 PM
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Hi - you're doing really well, one day at a time. You're also quite tuned in and recognising that Alcoholic Voice when it starts whispering to you.

I found AA meetings, and counselling as well, to be really helpful. Might be worth looking into the options available to you.

A good (very short) book that really helped me get through the first few weeks and months was Monkey on My Shoulder. It's available from Amazon to download for hardly and money at all. Not a great literary masterpiece, but great at helping see the way forward. Living Sober was really helpful as well.

Keep going. It won't be easy, but it will be worth it.
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