Blogs


Notices

My Journey - Day 1

Old 05-22-2015, 11:43 AM
  # 1 (permalink)  
kgr
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 60
My Journey - Day 1

Today is day 1 for me. I've struggled with alcohol for years, but never admitted to being an alcoholic to myself, or especially to anyone else. I know I'm an alcoholic. It took my husband saying the words out loud for me to admit it. It's embarrassing to me. That's partly why I haven't gotten the help I know I truly need to beat this lifelong disease. I can't live and continue to drink. Not only because I truly will die, but I cannot live with the shame and embarrassment. I can't live with the paranoid thoughts, anxiety, panic attacks. I never had those things before I became a hardcore alcoholic (waking up at 6 am on the weekends and the first thing pour a glass of wine). Hard liquor, too. I don't discriminate. I want sobriety so badly. For myself and my husband and our two year old beautiful daughter. I'm starting a new job, in a new state, where I can be whoever I want to be. I'm anxious about all of these changes, and they cause me to panic, but if I can stay sober, I know life will be great. Please say a prayer for me to stay strong. And let me know what's helped you in your journeys. I will be starting AA meetings once I arrive in the new state.
kgr is offline  
The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to kgr For This Useful Post:
Carrie1974 (05-22-2015), CaseyW (05-22-2015), Dee74 (05-23-2015), Hevyn (05-22-2015), INgal (05-22-2015), least (05-22-2015), Soberpotamus (05-23-2015), Thirdwave (05-22-2015)
Old 05-22-2015, 11:58 AM
  # 2 (permalink)  
Re-Member
 
CaseyW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 7,901
You've come to a good place to help you in your journey to sobriety. There is a ton of great wisdom and support to be found here. Please post often and don't be afraid to ask for help!

Do be aware that withdrawing from alcohol can have some serious physical effects. It's always a good idea to talk to a doctor about your quitting.
CaseyW is offline  
Old 05-22-2015, 12:03 PM
  # 3 (permalink)  
bona fido dog-lover
 
least's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: eastern USA
Posts: 85,380
Blog Entries: 32
Welcome to the family! I will keep you in my prayers and ask for strength for you to beat this addiction.

What helped me the most was finally wanting to be sober more than I wanted to drink.
least is online now  
Old 05-22-2015, 12:56 PM
  # 4 (permalink)  
Member
 
Dave42001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 3,679
Don't beat yourself up, you can do this.. you're in my prayers, good luck with the new job and new start in life!
Dave42001 is offline  
Old 05-22-2015, 03:01 PM
  # 5 (permalink)  
saoutchik
 
saoutchik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: London
Posts: 13,300
Congratulations on quitting.

Maybe moving to a new state will be a help as you won't have familiar people and places that you are used to drinking with or in.

Going to AA sounds like you are definitely serious and coming here is a good place for support and advice.

Good luck kgr
saoutchik is offline  
Old 05-22-2015, 03:04 PM
  # 6 (permalink)  
Member
 
ishallnotwant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: southeastern USA
Posts: 244
Why wait til you move--hit a meeting tonight
ishallnotwant is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to ishallnotwant For This Useful Post:
sugarbear1 (05-23-2015)
Old 05-22-2015, 03:08 PM
  # 7 (permalink)  
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Kansas
Posts: 139
"Maybe moving to a new state will be a help as you won't have familiar people and places that you are used to drinking with or in"
Ditto this! I am moving (albeit across town) and starting a new job myself, I have a great newer boyfriend (7 months) and do not want to ruin that relationship. So I take it as a chance to be a better me. I have a 6 yr old so I know the self blame and guilt you feel. Its hard being a mom and alcohol is an easy way to step out of all the chaos. I am new to no alcohol myself, its not easy but you know what, you carried a baby around for 40 weeks and gave birth- those are no small feats. Keep your chin up!
julesonya is offline  
Old 05-22-2015, 03:16 PM
  # 8 (permalink)  
kgr
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 60
Definitely not the worst withdrawal I've ever experienced, so I think I'll be okay going cold turkey. Actually, i feel eerily calm. I would hit a meeting tonight, but we're only 4 hours into a 20 hour drive. I will keep you posted on day two. Brothers graduation party... I WILL resist the urge to have even one sip of alcohol.
kgr is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to kgr For This Useful Post:
CaseyW (05-22-2015)
Old 05-22-2015, 03:22 PM
  # 9 (permalink)  
Re-Member
 
CaseyW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 7,901
Have a safe trip and keep checking in! We're here to help.
CaseyW is offline  
Old 05-22-2015, 03:58 PM
  # 10 (permalink)  
Learning to live again
 
Hevyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 41,421
Welcome kgr - congratulations on your first day. You'll find this to be an encouraging place as you begin your sober life. I was drinking in the morning too - and all day in the end. It feels great to be free of it.
Hevyn is online now  
Old 05-23-2015, 05:16 AM
  # 11 (permalink)  
Member
 
PurpleKnight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Ireland
Posts: 25,855
Welcome to the Forum!!
PurpleKnight is offline  
Old 05-23-2015, 08:08 AM
  # 12 (permalink)  
kgr
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 60
Day 2

Day 2, at my brother's graduation. Having a little anxiety, but nothing I can't deal with. Later is the graduation party, with lots of alcohol. I know I can stay strong even being around so much drinking. I will keep everyone posted. Thanks for the support!
kgr is offline  
Old 05-23-2015, 03:34 PM
  # 13 (permalink)  
Administrator
 
Dee74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 188,543
Blog Entries: 1
Welcome aboard kgr

D
Dee74 is offline  

Currently Active Users Viewing this Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:16 PM.