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Old 09-06-2017, 07:08 AM
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I just want to say hi as I'm new. I've had some reasonably significant sober time before (about 3 years) but for the last 18 months I've been drinking off and on (recently a lot more on though). There's a lot of other stuff going on in my life (not all of it bad) and the drinking is doing me no good at all so I've decided I need to stop right now.

I've been sober for a few days and I'm now beginning to figure out my plan. I read SR before but I've now joined/posted (so that's something) and I'm starting therapy again this week (the therapist appears to have a decent background in addiction, which will be helpful). I'll also join the September thread for accountability.

Nice to meet you all.
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Old 09-06-2017, 07:53 AM
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Good to meet you, Stronger. Catching this while there is still some "off" is admirable and wise.

I'm glad you decided to post - I believe it does make a difference in how effective the forum is for me. I've made a habit of checking in twice daily on my own thread. It's a good way to be accountable and also to keep track of your own journey.
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Old 09-06-2017, 09:10 AM
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Wecome Stronger2017 , I'm glad you decided to post .
You will find plenty of people here willing to offer support .
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Old 09-06-2017, 11:40 AM
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Welcome to SR Stronger! Good luck.
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Old 09-06-2017, 11:20 PM
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Welcome to SR, Stronger! I'm glad you found us here.
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Old 09-07-2017, 06:14 AM
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Old 09-07-2017, 06:29 AM
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Thanks for all the nice SR welcomes.

I'm doing okay and am still sober (which is the main thing). I start therapy again tomorrow and I'm actually looking forward to it. This will be my second try and I want to make a better job of it this time.

Thanks again for the support.
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Old 09-07-2017, 10:06 AM
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Awesome! I'm so excited for you. I find that therapy and a recovery program (I chose AA and SR with a sprinkling of AVRT mixed in) work well together.

Do keep on posting to let us know how you are getting on.

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Glad you are here! I, too, had some significant sober time (4 years and a couple of months) before I ever so unwisely went back to drinking. Been sober, again, since April 10, 2017. We are in this together!
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Old 09-07-2017, 06:05 PM
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Good to meet you, Stronger! I found talking things over here relieved my anxiety greatly. The encouragement & friendship made all the difference.
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Old 09-08-2017, 06:25 AM
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I'm rolling with the therapy and have scheduled another appointment for next week. Thanks again everyone for caring.
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I have six days. I was pretty tired yesterday so I had an early night. I slept pretty well and I'm looking forward to closing out a week, which will easily be the longest I've been without a drink (and it was never just a drink) in 2017.
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Old 09-09-2017, 06:03 PM
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6 days - that's terrific, Stronger. Good that you're sleeping - that's often a big problem. No, it was never just 'a' drink, no matter how good our intentions were.
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I've put together a week sober 💪 I'll be honest Sunday was tough but I didn't cave in and now here I am.
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You sound so much better, Stronger. I'm so glad for you getting through a week. Conquering stressful days (sometimes just by going to bed) is an awesome feat.

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Old 09-11-2017, 03:46 AM
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Thanks Obladi! I do appreciate the support 😁
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Old 09-11-2017, 04:01 AM
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