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Old 02-14-2016, 06:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Never done anything like posting on a forum before. This my 5th day of not drinking. I've gotten myself into so much trouble with alcohol that I desperately need to fight off the urge to drink or I'm afraid that I'll end up in serious (legal, health, etc) trouble. I felt sick yesterday and now again today. Had a really weird dream 2 nights ago that I drank heavily and was so angry with myself in my dream that I woke up and thought I really had drank the night before. Anyone have that happen to them? So strange. Obviously, I think about drinking constantly. But I got myself into this situation. I made the choices that caused me to get here and now I need to stop and stay clear of alcohol for a really long time. I'm worried.
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Old 02-14-2016, 06:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome AF you have come to the right place plenty of good information and support....
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Old 02-14-2016, 06:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Very early sobriety is not fun, but soon that pain will be gone and you don't ever have to drink again. I heard those words early in sobriety day 1 or 2 and they struck me. I don't have to drink again.

That's what my drinking had become.......a "have to. " It was time to quit.

Early on, meetings with f2f support provided foundational support for me coupled with SR.

Seek all the help you need - there are many options. Great job on 5 days - Remarkable and Well Done!
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Old 02-14-2016, 07:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 02-14-2016, 07:14 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Booze is highly addictive. It damages your brain before it ruins your liver.

The anxiety you feel will go away if you stop drinking long enough.

It will come back quickly when you start again.

The crave will never go away.

You must change your life style in order to be happy while not drinking.

Otherwise, you will be sad etc and want to drink again after a while.

I made non drinking friends through excercise.

I developed a non drinking life style.

Alcohol is poison. Don't believe the hype.
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When I crave I think of the next day after effects:

high blood pressure, sleep issues, strength loss, immune system compromise (sick).

BpSSS. My mantra.

Studied "alcohol kindling" and "alcohol PAWS."

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Old 02-14-2016, 07:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
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The longer you stay stopped, the more changes you will see in yourself. Crazy dreams, drinking dreams, those are some things you will experience.

Glad you found SR!
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Old 02-14-2016, 07:40 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 02-14-2016, 08:28 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Welcome to you. 5 of the worst days you'll experience nearly done, well done you. Physical stuff should ease quite soon.
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Old 02-14-2016, 08:45 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Welcome to SR, alcoholfighter; you've found a great place for support and information here if you want better life!
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Old 02-14-2016, 10:03 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Welcome. Glad you're on the right track. I always had guilt ridden dreams when withdrawing. Just think its good just to be able to dream. Never could when drinking.
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Old 02-15-2016, 05:48 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I've always found SR to be a great source of strength. To communicate with people who understand me helps me get thru the hard times.

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