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Old 10-22-2015, 06:43 PM
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Welcome. Your story is scary and certainly not something you ever want to repeat again! I agree with Leigh, joining a class here was a really good move for me and has helped keep me sober for almost two months now. Glad you made it through the detox and found your way here!
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Old 10-22-2015, 06:53 PM
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Wow.

I'm glad you made it through that. Thank you for helping me stay sober with that graphic story of where it leads....

Congratulations, and stick around with us!
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Old 10-22-2015, 06:55 PM
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Jleezy. Thanks for sharing. Do yourself a favor and please stay away from events with booze. It's not worth the temptation. And be wary when you really start feeling better after a month or two. Your AV will tell you that you've been cured and can drink in moderation. It's a lie.

I wish you the best on the road to recovery.
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Hi! Thanks for sharing your story, I'm 32 as well and have been binge drinking wine since 18, and relapsed a thousand times.
We can do this xoxo
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Old 10-22-2015, 09:13 PM
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Glad you made it. It sometimes takes a disaster for the reality of what your doing to yourself to sink in. I hope you find your way to peace in your life.


You can get through this.
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Old 10-23-2015, 01:12 AM
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Originally Posted by FreeOwl View Post
Wow.

I'm glad you made it through that. Thank you for helping me stay sober with that graphic story of where it leads....

Congratulations, and stick around with us!
Yea it all started as fun and spiraled into a monster that I cant control. Now I have to figure out a way to keep the horrible living nightmare fresh in my mind.... Honestly i've been scared of alcohol lately and I am hoping it stays that way.
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Old 10-23-2015, 02:01 AM
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Nice to meet you

You could print out this thread & keep it in your wallet as a timely reminder I have a picture of a burnt out bedroom the one I nearly died in thank god for the fire services for a time I was actually angry they broke my door down I was that lost

27 months sober now & I swear itl be the most life changing experience your ever likely to feel

For me it felt like that bit in the film castaway getting over that wave trust me hang around & no matter what don't drink just don't that's the motto I live by bad days are just that bad days it can't rain forever
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Old 10-23-2015, 02:17 AM
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Yeh, you were very nearly a statistic. I don't know the figures for the US, but in the UK we have around 50,000 alcohol related deaths per annum. It's like a major terrorist attack every week, in that sense. Now that you have had a major withdrawal and hurt your heart and cellular structure, the next binge has a much higher chance of resulting in your death. It is almost almost certain you will die of alcohol if you drink again. So what to do?
Well, you have a job, a business, a family, and pets that you love. Statistically you have every chance of survival. I would start to be the best son, business partner and family member possible. Join AA, visit and post in SR every day, read about AVRT, get fit, exercise, eat well, meditate, do yoga, brazillian Jiu Jitsu, walk the dog in the beautiful environment, help people, be kind, to yourself and others. Save your life.
Buy yourself nice things with the money you save. Eat the best fruit, advocados, fish, lean meat, fresh vegetables, buy a juicer, more exercise, join a club, do something you always dreamed of doing, after all, you have been given a second chance at life, drink will kill you, so go parachuting instead, white water rafting, rock climbing, shooting, hunting, get out there! Live! Work harder in the business, no need to apologise, you will learn it was not you fault, but sober you can demonstrate through actions, through health and fitness, through kindness, that you have changed. And one day, you can help someone who has the problem you used to have with understanding and compassion. You can do it!
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Old 10-23-2015, 02:56 AM
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Thankfully, You will never have to go through that madness again...

Stay close to us...in the early days of my recovery I immersed myself in everything to do with recovery...it became my new addiction.
^^^ me too. It's good advice, and may save your life.

Welcome J, what an awful experience. I'm glad you're here, because you could have just as easily not been.

Stay close to SR, it helps to know you're not alone
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Old 10-23-2015, 04:05 AM
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Gosh, scary stuff.

Well done on making the break from alcohol, I'm only 6 weeks in but the calm compared to the rollercoaster is worth hanging on for.

Good luck : )))
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Old 10-23-2015, 04:40 AM
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Thank you so much for sharing your story. It's scary. You are blessed to have made it out alive. I remember being truly terrified detoxing one time when I had no control over throwing up, heaving, sweats, and shaking. Even after that, it wasn't until a year later that I committed to full sobriety. Best wishes to you, stay the course and keep posting here!
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Old 10-23-2015, 05:21 AM
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Tanks for sharing this. I'm glad you made it through your tough experience and congratulations on 13 days sober! Please follow through and get all of the help you can as it is very difficult to recover alone.
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Old 10-23-2015, 06:10 AM
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Welcome, jleezy. I'm glad you're here.
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Old 10-23-2015, 06:25 AM
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Thank you for sharing your story J. Sounds just terrifying. I am so happy you made it to the other side and I wish you all the best with your recovery. Remember you always have support here on SR.
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Old 10-23-2015, 07:27 AM
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Jleezy, your story has me in tears. What a terrible thing for you and your family to have to go through. I am so glad you made it through.

I stopped drinking 8 days ago. It was really scary - nothing compared to your experience - but it made me realize that I (we) can't keep doing this and expect to stay alive. And just think, any of us who do this to ourselves could also suffer a stroke or heart attack.

I really loved what tabasco said and I am trying to do those things. This sober week has been one of the best weeks of my life.

Please stay close. Everyone here cares about you.

And thank you for bravely sharing your story.
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Jleezy, I also read the story just fine. I will admit, reading almost gave me an anxiety attack and scared the crap out of me. I am SO glad you made it through. Please remain sober and I wish you the very best.
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Old 10-23-2015, 07:44 AM
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Print that out and hang it on your mirror. Look at it every morning because our memory fades.

That is a terrifying ordeal!
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Old 10-23-2015, 08:09 AM
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Hi Jleezy
I read one of your posts in another thread before I read this one. I'm so glad you are ok. And you're so young! Read up on kindling too....your detoxes will probably get worse, if you can imagine that. You don't ever have to go through that again. Hang in there and I'm glad you're here.
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Old 10-23-2015, 08:16 AM
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Jleezy2004 - I just read your post this morning. First of all, congrats on your 2 weeks. And - thanks so much for sharing your story. It's got to be helpful for you to put your story all out there for others to see; but I also wanted you to know how helpful it was for me. My path has a few similarities to yours - I was a binge drinker - although it took me a lot longer to finally get serious about stopping. It helps me to remember what you go through when actively drinking, and what acute and post-acute withdrawal can look like. That may sound crazy, but it helps me stay vigilant so I don't succumb to that little voice in my head that tries to convince me its okay to drink. I hope you're doing okay and I want you to know - life gets incredibly better and better the longer you can stay sober!
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Welcome to the Forum Jleezy!!
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