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Old 03-17-2016, 12:13 PM
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25 days sober then I blew it!!!

I just had to join in!!! but I am determined to do it for good this time.

Today is day 5. xxx
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Old 03-17-2016, 12:15 PM
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Five days is great, Spadge! Are you doing anything more for your sobriety?
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Congrats on day 5 are working a plan/programme ?
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Old 03-17-2016, 12:21 PM
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Thanx hun no I did it last time by relying on you guys and my faith in God and found it extremely easy to do. It was my daughter's wedding day n the champagne was flowing, I couldn't resist!

I know that I have to avoid anywhere that has anything to do with alcohol. xxx
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Old 03-17-2016, 12:22 PM
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Congrats on day 5 are working a plan/programme ?
SW what is a plan or programme? sorry for being thick!!! xx
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Old 03-17-2016, 12:30 PM
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A plan/programme is like AA, Smart, Avrt lifering SoS etc

Here are some links that are very useful

http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...ery-plans.html

http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...ful-links.html

Best of luck x
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Well done for coming back spadge, we're missing you over at the Feb class.
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Old 03-17-2016, 12:37 PM
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Congrats on Day 5, Spadge!

We have to use all the modalities we can to stay and live sober. Try building up a toolbox. Best wishes!

Congrats on your daughter's wedding!
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Old 03-17-2016, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by soberwolf View Post
A plan/programme is like AA, Smart, Avrt lifering SoS etc

Here are some links that are very useful

http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...ery-plans.html

http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...ful-links.html

Best of luck x
Thanx SW I will read thro them. I tried AA once and it wasn't for me. I'm sure I can do it with SR like before. xx
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Old 03-17-2016, 12:45 PM
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Well done for coming back spadge, we're missing you over at the Feb class.
I miss you guys too hun!!! But I will have to join the March class now! I am trying to catch up with everyone! xxx
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Old 03-17-2016, 12:45 PM
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I was determined more than anything
to remain sober in early recovery no
matter what I had to do.

For me, after I spent 28 days in rehab
via a family intervention, I took the tools
of recovery, the knowledge of my addiction
and its affects on me and others around me
and incorporated them in many areas of
my life.

I was about 30 when I entered recovery
with 2 little ones and about 8 yrs married.

I remember when I left the rehab facility
and returned to my home, I was still filled
with anger for what my family had done
to me. They intervened on my drinking
career, getting me help when I had no
idea how sick I truly was. It was them who
did for me what I certainly couldn't nor
would have don't for myself.

Some 25 yrs ago, I know deep within
that I am grateful for them getting me
help at that time in my life.

When I resumed my life at home, I
knew what I needed to do to remain
sober one day at a time. It took yrs
incorporating all that was taught to
me to eventually want to do them each
day to remain sober.

I became responsible for my own
recovery. Going to meetings, step
studies, Big Book studies, continueing
to learn, to listen, to absorb, to apply
many suggestions that was so graciously
passed on to me guiding me along in my
journey in life to achieve health, happiness
and honesty for yrs to come.

If it was suggested to stay away from
alcohol or anything to do with alcohol
I did it to the best of my human ability.
In some cases, it is unavoidable to keep
away from it like if it is a wedding.

HOWEVER......

Just because I am an alcoholic in recovery,
someone who will never have control over
their drinking, my addiction to it, doesn't mean
other have the same illness or problem.

I always had a plan in place, protected
my sobriety, recovery by going that extra
step or mile to remain sober. Meaning,
I had a way to escape if I needed to. Drove
my own car after I did what I was suppose
to do at any function. Made my apprearence
and got out of that situation as quickly as
I could without causing a scene.

Quietly slipping away. Also having a buddy
with me for support. Use ur phone if you
have to call for help. To do whatever one
needs to do to not drink or drug.

There are many programs of recovery
available to everyone to learn about
addiction and help them stop the insanity
that comes with addiction.

I never want to be a statistic or another
person who had the opportunity to educate
oneself with a program of recovery and not
take it if offered to me. I don't want to be another
person to die of this horrible illness when
there is always help available to us.

Listen Learn Absorb Apply
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Old 03-17-2016, 12:53 PM
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Thank you Sharon fortunately there are no more planned special occasions as far as I know and I avoid the booze aisle when shopping and if I meet friends we will go to a cafe instead of a pub.

You must be so very proud of yourself hun xxx
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Day 5 is fantastic Spadge!! Keep it going!!
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Thank you spadge. Im grateful to have used
a program of recovery offered to me each
and everyday to work on many of life's
lessons that seem to baffle me at times.

It definitely has helped me avoid making
lots of the same mistakes I often continue
making because im too stubborn to make
a change.

Im just one of many folks in the world
of recovery, the fellowship of recovery
that puts forth extra effort each and every
day I am sober. Im never gonna be perfect
nor want to be, but rather to progress to
being a better person not only to myself
but to others around me.

It takes daily maintenance in my life
each day, checking my motives or defects
of character that can pop up at anytime
ruffling my feathers, tempting me , whatever
negative forces are lurking even around those
alcohol isles at Walmart. The poison
isle with bottles covered with skulls
and crossbones in my minds eye.

Stay strong and focused on staying
sober each day.
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I hope this time you can stay sober for good.
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Spadge, I'm glad to hear you're on Day 5, that's terrific!

I hope you do whatever it takes for you to get and stay sober.
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Welcome back

I'm always at people to make a plan.

If you have a plan and you drink anyway, I think thats a sign that your plan needs more work?

it's a good idea to think about what you need to add to what you've been doing to make sure it doesn't happen again

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Originally Posted by spadge View Post
I just had to join in!!! but I am determined to do it for good this time.

Today is day 5. xxx
So happy to see you back posting here! I missed you while you were away (yes that is cheesy, but too bad). I am still considering you my quit buddy from February, so let's keep this sober train running!
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Hi spadge, I'm glad you are back. Sorry you drank, but all is not lost. Just pick up on your sobriety where you left off, and listen to the others on here about making a plan. It can be one that YOU build, a "spadge plan". That's what I did, it's a custom-built FormerWineGirl plan. But I keep an open mind, and if and when it needs a major overhaul, I will take it in for a tune-up ☺
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Old 03-18-2016, 05:13 AM
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