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Old 06-18-2015, 08:03 AM
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I'm feeling like I can imagine many of you have (or currently do): scared, ashamed and really, really tired.

While I've often been able to stop drinking for weeks at a time, lately, the breaks are less often and my consumption is through the roof. I'm afraid one day the phrase 'death by misadventure' is going to follow my name and I'm terrified.
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Old 06-18-2015, 08:28 AM
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Welcome to the family. There's lots of support here and I hope our support can help you get sober for good.
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Old 06-18-2015, 08:31 AM
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I'm glad you recognize that you need to change your life. It is hard, but you can do it and we're here for support.
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Old 06-18-2015, 08:34 AM
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Welcome to SR Lucinda.

Your drinking sounds a lot like mine was,I could always stop,but staying stopped was the problem.

I made a decision to stay away from the first drink whatever happened,a day at a time.

I hope you stay with SR and make today the start of a new life.

Wishing you well.
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Old 06-18-2015, 08:39 AM
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You have the power to change stop this fear.

Do you want to stop drinking for good?

I know others that have done the big session/binge, then swear off drink for 2 weeks to prove they don't have a problem, then go back to drinking because they have done their time!!

I sort of understand that, but to me it just sounds like torture.

When I realised that drink in any amount just made me unhappy, it was almost a relief to stop.
There was no more self monitoring.
No more setting rules about how much I could drink a night, then getting cross when I exceeded it.
No more ridiculous self enforced rules - like only drinking thursday - sunday or no spirits mid week or 2 glasses of wine a night and no more.

Honestly for me stopping full stop was best the way forward.

I wish you the best and hope you stick around here.
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Old 06-18-2015, 10:50 AM
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Old 06-18-2015, 10:53 AM
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In the early days all I wanted and all I strived for was to go to bed sober at night.

Nice clean sheets, wake up feeling clean and rested. Ahhhhhhh.
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Fear is a strong motivator.
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Old 06-19-2015, 02:28 AM
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I've always believed this too, actually.
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Old 06-19-2015, 02:30 AM
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Thank you to everyone for the welcome. A little empathy goes a long way right now I find.

My overwhelming feeling right now is loneliness, so this helps. Thank you.
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Old 06-19-2015, 02:36 AM
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Welcome! Don't beat yourself up! It's a great day to start your new journey! We're rooting for you!
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Old 06-19-2015, 06:14 AM
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Good news is you never have to feel this way again. One day at a time, Lucinda. Admitting you have a problem and asking for help is a big step, it shows you're on the right path
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You can do this Lucinda!!
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