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Old 12-05-2015, 01:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have to stop


I just want to to write down somewhere what I know is the truth. I have to stop drinking. I am losing days of my life, opportunities at my job, and respect for myself. I am putting myself at risk and physically injuring myself. I woke up the other day and I had bruises from falling and I didn't even remember falling. So I am done. I plan to post every day for 90 days. Just writing this down feels like a weight off my shoulders.
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Old 12-05-2015, 01:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 12-05-2015, 01:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi, Selfrespect. Welcome to Sr!

Congrats on decision to stop drinking and reclaim your life. You are at great place here with tons of support.

I would also suggest to check December thread -it's for those who are quitting in December.

Keep posting and best wishes!
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Old 12-05-2015, 01:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Welcome fellow New Yorker. That's the conclusion I finally came to - I was destroying myself, spending life in a fog. You can do this, Selfrespect.
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Old 12-05-2015, 01:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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to SR Selfrespect.
You will find a LOT of support here.
I would suggest that you join the 24 hours recovery connection where people commit daily not to drink or drug for the next 24 hours. It is a fun way to hold ourselves accountable.
http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...rt-91-a-7.html
Another good place to post daily is the class of Dec 2015 where you will be able to interact with your peers who quit at the same time and support each other
http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...2015-a-14.html

This forum is a wealth of information and support: make the best use of it. You can do it.
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Old 12-05-2015, 02:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Welcome to SR, Selfrespect; glad you found us.

Carlotta posted some great links!!!!!
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Old 12-05-2015, 02:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 12-05-2015, 02:40 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Welcome selfrespect

posting here daily (or multiple times a day) is a great start

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Old 12-05-2015, 04:24 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Old 12-05-2015, 04:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 12-05-2015, 04:56 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I'm glad you've made the decision to stop drinking. Posting here every day is a good idea.
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Old 12-05-2015, 05:48 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Old 12-05-2015, 07:39 PM   #14 (permalink)
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So happy for you, the decision to change your life will be one of the best decisions you will ever make. You are in very good company here. BTW, you will enjoy no longer having "mystery bruises", I remember those we'll! 🚷
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You can do it! It gets so much better!!! :-)
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Old 12-05-2015, 08:02 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Old 12-05-2015, 09:38 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Old 12-06-2015, 01:33 AM   #18 (permalink)
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welcome sister...i feel finally like a old timer...I have 7 days..)

I can still remember my first day lol.....all joking aside...lets do this...
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Welcome to SR, Selfrespect! It's good to have you with us.
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Hi, selfrespect! This is a wonderful place for support and information. I wish you the best.
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