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Old 07-13-2015, 07:48 AM
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Day 8 Check in

Hi SR! Happy Monday.

I completed a week without a drink yesterday for the first time in I don't know how long. I've been trying to think and remember the last time I went a week without drinking. It's likely been a couple years at least. The most I've gone is about 2 or 3 days so this is significant for me.

I've been going to AA and reading and of course spending time here on SR.

Like I've said before, I'm fortunate as I hadn't progressed as far as some on here. I hope I'm not discouraging anyone because my withdrawals were very mild. My addiction was progressing though and it was only a matter of time before I switched from beer to vodka and switched from pounding beers after work to guzzling liquor in the morning as I've seen some on here notate.

All said, I'm still very happy with my decision. I've had a few mild cravings, but I've been able to think it through. Remembering how I do not want to feel the guilt the next morning. No reason to put myself through that torment any longer.

I hope everyone having a hard time will keep their head's up! From the veterans who've been sober for years, the early struggles appear to be well worth it!

Lot's of love!
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Old 07-13-2015, 07:50 AM
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Congratulations Ray. Many people wish they had been able to catch their addiction before it became disastrous.
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1 Week is fantastic Ray!! Keep it going!!
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Old 07-13-2015, 08:56 AM
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Congrats Ray! One week and one day is a big step. I hope to be saying the same thing on here this time next week.
I'm in the same boat as you as far as the physical addiction not being overly present, but the mental addiction is alive and well.
Hope you have an awesome unhungover Monday
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Congrats on a week. Well done on thinking it through when you've had cravings. That's a good tool to use. Keep going.
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Old 07-13-2015, 10:18 AM
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Thanks all

I very much appreciate all the kind words and support. It means more than most of you will ever know.
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Old 07-13-2015, 11:54 AM
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Congrats Ray your doing great
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Old 07-13-2015, 03:23 PM
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great going Ray

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Old 07-13-2015, 03:25 PM
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Wonderful news, Ray! A week is fabulous. You'll feel better each day.
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