New and Hopeful

Old 07-08-2015, 05:55 PM
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Well, this is a start to a more committed recovery. I've been riding the wagon with one foot dragging , and it's not working. So it is another new beginning! I am sick of drinking. So I will come here to chat when I'm bored, two biggest triggers, and hope to work through it.
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Old 07-08-2015, 05:59 PM
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Welcome, Ginger! Depression and boredom are triggers for me, too. Walking helps me move through both of those negative states.
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Old 07-08-2015, 06:08 PM
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Old 07-08-2015, 06:29 PM
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Welcome Ginger. ........ you are among friends !!!!!!
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Old 07-08-2015, 06:32 PM
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Thanks ya'll. it's a journey. My problem is that I drank alone. No drinking buddies. I was a social drinker for years with no problem, and then 3-4 years ago I crossed the fence. Now I can't stop once I start. So I'm hoping this site will help me not pick up that first drink.
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Old 07-08-2015, 06:35 PM
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Welcome to a great place for encouragement, Gingerhead.

I was a social drinker too, many years ago. No way to go back to having control once we cross that line, as you've discovered. Good to have you with us - you're never alone.
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Old 07-08-2015, 07:08 PM
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hmm, sick of drinking, bored and depressed. Time for a change right? Anyway, welcome. As others may mention, make yourself at home around here and when the craving arrives to drink, post first. There is a high likelihood that someone will be around to talk you through it and you won't drink. Seriously, it works. Good luck.
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Old 07-09-2015, 10:29 AM
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Welcome to the Forum Gingerhead!!
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Welcome gingerhead - there's a ton of support here

Read post and chat as much as you like

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Old 07-09-2015, 06:18 PM
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Welcome! For me I couldn't do the one foot down drinking. I always ended up drinking heavily at least several times a week. Eventually I was drunk every night and my wife had to listed to my BS rantings about my personal drunken issues. I had to just quit, if only to give her a break.

I've always thought H.A.L.T. should include B somehow. Boredom is a trigger for me, as much as Hunger, Anger, Loneliness, and Tiredness. Actually tiredness is not much of an issue for me because I used to drink myself to sleep. If I'm tired I have no desire to drink - I just go to bed now.

So for me it's just B.L.A.H.
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Old 07-09-2015, 07:02 PM
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Sounds good. Boredom and depression are big triggers for me too
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