Blogs


Notices

I need help...again

Old 05-29-2015, 07:31 AM
  # 1 (permalink)  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: alberta
Posts: 24
I need help...again

Last year at this time I was four months sober and loving every minute of it. I lasted 9 months and then had that first drink.....that was October and now it's May and I'm totally back to my alcoholic ways again.

Right now I'm hungover and sad.
worried6666 is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to worried6666 For This Useful Post:
CaseyW (05-29-2015), Delilah1 (05-31-2015), Soberween (05-29-2015)
Old 05-29-2015, 07:34 AM
  # 2 (permalink)  
Sobriety is Traditional
 
Coldfusion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Orcas Island, Washington
Posts: 7,819
Welcome back, 6666!

That four months sober is not lost--it is a valuable experience from which you can draw strength now. Make a plan to change things and move forward!
Coldfusion is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Coldfusion For This Useful Post:
CaseyW (05-29-2015), Delilah1 (05-31-2015), worried6666 (05-29-2015)
Old 05-29-2015, 07:38 AM
  # 3 (permalink)  
Member
 
Foolsgold186's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Scotland
Posts: 780
Welcome back! You can get back to feeling great.

You can do it!!
Foolsgold186 is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Foolsgold186 For This Useful Post:
CaseyW (05-29-2015), Delilah1 (05-31-2015), worried6666 (05-29-2015)
Old 05-29-2015, 07:49 AM
  # 4 (permalink)  
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 39
My own personal experience has been that any success i've had has come through the greater resolve i've developed through repeated failures. I wish that i could approach a sober life in a linear fashion that would have begun years ago and would have to this day been 100% successful. Instead i've gotten to know myself and my weaknesses and have brought people into my situation who support and encourage me.

Will pray for you that this time its for real. Stay in there and hang tough. White knuckling doesn't work replace the old lifestyle with something new.

Blessings
Thirdwave is offline  
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Thirdwave For This Useful Post:
Boxer (05-29-2015), CaseyW (05-29-2015), Delilah1 (05-31-2015), worried6666 (05-29-2015)
Old 05-29-2015, 07:50 AM
  # 5 (permalink)  
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 136
Welcome back, Worried. I just returned after a 6 week relapse after 5 months sober. Today will be very difficult, on many levels. Just hang on, minute by minute. Reach out to people in recovery. This is pretty much what I am doing today. My goal is to place a sober head on my pillow tonight.
Girlie928 is offline  
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Girlie928 For This Useful Post:
CaseyW (05-29-2015), Delilah1 (05-31-2015), Soberween (05-29-2015), worried6666 (05-29-2015)
Old 05-29-2015, 10:26 AM
  # 6 (permalink)  
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: C.C. Ma.
Posts: 3,699
Hi.
I also had relapses and it seemed each one got worse and more difficult to regain sobriety.

I finally got honest with myself about my drinking and ACCEPTED the fact I can no longer drink alcohol in safety one day at a time in a row like it or not.

Fortunately I hooked up with some good sober folks in AA who showed me the way into recovery and stay stopped.

It was difficult in the beginning but was and is quite doable with help and directions.
Hang in there it’s more than worthwhile.

BE WELL
IOAA2 is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to IOAA2 For This Useful Post:
Boxer (05-29-2015), CaseyW (05-29-2015), worried6666 (05-29-2015)
Old 05-29-2015, 11:02 AM
  # 7 (permalink)  
Administrator
 
Anna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Dancing in the Light
Posts: 53,937
Welcome back and good for you for getting back to your recovery.

You can do this!
Anna is online now  
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Anna For This Useful Post:
CaseyW (05-29-2015), Dee74 (05-29-2015), Delilah1 (05-31-2015), worried6666 (05-29-2015)
Old 05-29-2015, 12:29 PM
  # 8 (permalink)  
Member
 
PurpleKnight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Ireland
Posts: 25,855
Welcome back!!
PurpleKnight is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to PurpleKnight For This Useful Post:
CaseyW (05-29-2015), Delilah1 (05-31-2015), worried6666 (05-29-2015)
Old 05-29-2015, 12:32 PM
  # 9 (permalink)  
[email protected] Artist & Cat Lady
 
ElleDee's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 881
You know how good it can be. Get back on that horse!
ElleDee is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to ElleDee For This Useful Post:
CaseyW (05-29-2015), Delilah1 (05-31-2015), worried6666 (05-29-2015)
Old 05-29-2015, 01:38 PM
  # 10 (permalink)  
Re-Member
 
CaseyW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 7,901
Welcome back, worried6666. Glad you found us again! I hope you'll join us in the Class of May 2015 thread. It's a great way to learn from and help others who are also in early recovery. It's made all the difference in my sobriety this time.
CaseyW is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to CaseyW For This Useful Post:
Delilah1 (05-31-2015), worried6666 (05-29-2015)
Old 05-29-2015, 01:59 PM
  # 11 (permalink)  
Member
 
Copper442's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 884
Welcome back! Try not to beat yourself up. You had 9 months so you know how to get the job done! Tweak your plan a bit and warrior on. You can definitely do this! Be kind to yourself the next few weeks.
Copper442 is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Copper442 For This Useful Post:
CaseyW (05-29-2015), Delilah1 (05-31-2015), worried6666 (05-29-2015)
Old 05-29-2015, 02:11 PM
  # 12 (permalink)  
Member
 
juliemacw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 32
Hey all that matters is you didn't drink today. On day 3 and it's Friday so I'm fighting the same devil. I went a year twice and while pregnant also but always end up in same place. It seems like it's really only "fun" the first hour off letting myself drink and then all downhill, especially the next day. I hate hangovers ugh
juliemacw is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to juliemacw For This Useful Post:
CaseyW (05-29-2015), Delilah1 (05-31-2015)
Old 05-29-2015, 02:12 PM
  # 13 (permalink)  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: alberta
Posts: 24
Thanks everyone. Being sober nearly all of last year was so awesome. I can't wait to be there again
worried6666 is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to worried6666 For This Useful Post:
Dee74 (05-29-2015), Delilah1 (05-31-2015)
Old 05-29-2015, 04:30 PM
  # 14 (permalink)  
Administrator
 
Dee74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 188,549
Blog Entries: 1
Welcome back worried
what's your plan this time?

D
Dee74 is offline  
Old 05-31-2015, 10:48 PM
  # 15 (permalink)  
Member
 
Delilah1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: California
Posts: 12,216
Hi Worried,

Hope the weekend went well. I am off to bed, two weeks for me tomorrow, I too went back to drinking after stopping for a few months. Glad we can do this together.
Delilah1 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 07:01 AM.