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Old 01-17-2016, 06:07 AM
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Hi this is my first day of becoming alcohol fee and reclaiming my life back. Have tried and failed before I am determined this time will be different.
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Old 01-17-2016, 06:10 AM
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Welcome to the forum and the good news is you can have your life back and then some, takes some work but worth every second in my experience.

One thing that helped me was reading posts as I could relate to many, see what people with sobriety suggested, take what you think will work for you and make a plan to stay sober.

Glad you are here
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Old 01-17-2016, 06:11 AM
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That's how it started for me too. Glad you have the forum for support, keep posting and reading. I will be the first to ask "what's your plan?"
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Old 01-17-2016, 06:23 AM
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Welcome to the family. I hope the support here can help you get sober for good.
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Old 01-17-2016, 06:25 AM
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Welcome to SR, Louise!
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Old 01-17-2016, 06:58 AM
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Good for you.

I like your attitude.
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Old 01-17-2016, 07:06 AM
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Welcome Louise!

You can do this. Try and find a plan that works for you.

Support made all the difference for me.

You've come to the right place.
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Welcome, Louise. I am glad you are here with us.
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Old 01-17-2016, 07:22 AM
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That's how it started for me too. Glad you have the forum for support, keep posting and reading. I will be the first to ask "what's your plan?"
Apart from working on my mindset (which has been weak in the past) and remind myself why I need to do this. Learn from past mistakes and remember lies I told myself. And obviously use this group which I have not tried before do you have any suggestions. Thank you very much
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Old 01-17-2016, 07:22 AM
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That's how it started for me too. Glad you have the forum for support, keep posting and reading. I will be the first to ask "what's your plan?"
Welcome Louise! I will be the second to ask "What's your plan?" ;-)

Here's a link that can boost you along the plan-path:

https://store.samhsa.gov/shin/conten...0/SMA-3720.pdf
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Old 01-17-2016, 08:15 AM
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Good for you, and you can start looking forward to a happier, healthier life. What are your drinking triggers and how can you avoid or manage them? If you get a sudden craving, how will you handle it?

Plan these things out and you'll be off to a good start!
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Old 01-17-2016, 11:53 AM
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Hi Louise, I'm new here too, we can do this together
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Old 01-17-2016, 12:12 PM
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Welcome Louise, you will find lots of support in SR. Spend some time reading and posting.:-)
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Glad to have you with us Louise - Welcome

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Welcome Louise! I like your attitude. There's no doubt you can do this.
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Hi Louise, welcome to SR
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Old 01-18-2016, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by SoberinSyracuse View Post
Good for you, and you can start looking forward to a happier, healthier life. What are your drinking triggers and how can you avoid or manage them? If you get a sudden craving, how will you handle it?

Plan these things out and you'll be off to a good start!
I am really focusing on the mindset and am intercepting myself if that makes sense. I force myself to remember the occasions when I have been drunk and have become a liability to myself and others! And risk taking behaviours I have undertaken. If I continue to drink I am going to lose everything that matters to me there is only so much patience someone can have I know that. I am going to have cravings more so in social circles this is going to be a challenge it does worry me somewhat these can't be avoided.
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Old 01-18-2016, 10:35 AM
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Hi Louise, I'm new here too, we can do this together
Hi there yes of course
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