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Old 04-15-2016, 02:41 PM
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Need some positive right now

So day 11 started off in the toilet, worked last night and early this morning had a call for a kid who was suicidal, college kid, mom called in frantic, outcome was bad when we got there, the urge to get a drink has been VERY strong, I have not given in, and telling my AV to back the heck off, just need some positive words right now
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Old 04-15-2016, 02:48 PM
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What can I tell you? If not for hard days, we wouldn't know good days. You're hanging in there, keep on.
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Old 04-15-2016, 02:49 PM
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The fact you coped shows how strong you are. 11 days is a good solid start.
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Old 04-15-2016, 02:56 PM
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I'm on 11 mate, lets get to 12, then 15 and 20.
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Old 04-15-2016, 03:00 PM
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Well done on Day 11.

Stay away from the first drink,whatever happens.It helped me enormously in my early sobriety to know I only had to stay away from that one drink.
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Old 04-15-2016, 03:03 PM
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Im definitely working on coping, just a very difficult call. Being a Mom, I couldn't begin to know what I would do if I found what she did.

Alba.... Thank You, gonna keep fighting my AV, and do my best to hit day 12 and 15 and so on with you.
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Old 04-15-2016, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by life1681 View Post
...just need some positive words right now
Be strong and greet tomorrow, day 12, sober.
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Old 04-15-2016, 03:09 PM
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Life1681 I'm sorry you had this experience.
you owe it to yourself to abstain and treat yourself with a little extra kindness today?
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Old 04-15-2016, 03:09 PM
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I passed the store on the way home this morning, I am proud of that, and reachd out here before taking that ride to the store this afternoon. Thinking I might visit with my son tonight
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Old 04-15-2016, 03:11 PM
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Time spent with family sounds like a great plan. Way to go on passing up on the store!
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Old 04-15-2016, 05:33 PM
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Thats must have been very stressful for you, life - I'm sorry.

You learn to deal with stuff like this tho - instead of running away to the bottle, we learn...we may not do it terribly gracefully the first few times, but each time we get through some extreme stress it gets easier.

I never knew my capacity for dealing with stuff until I started to deal with stuff


Use your support system - lean on that support. Be grateful you were around and 'present' to help others in that situation.

You stayed sober despite the AV and the urges - you did tremendously well

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Old 04-15-2016, 06:09 PM
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Dee, those words mean the world to me. I went and visited my son and grandaughter for a little bit and that left me feeling way better than ANY bottle ever could. God Bless you all for being here too, you guys all feel like family....
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my pleasure, life

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Old 04-16-2016, 01:44 AM
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You done amazing life
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