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Old 09-08-2017, 10:38 AM
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What makes this time different to all the other times I've tried to quit?

Hey there soberfriends

So, I was thinking about why on this occasion, does my soberiety seem to be sticking and I think for me, it's the realisation that being sober is not a magic bullet to solve all my problems.

Whenever I quit before I basically thought not pouring the liquid down my throat was pretty much the whole story. However, that's just not the case.

So this time alongside not drinking I also started doing things to try to solve the route causes of my drinking and I started dealing with issues head on as best I could.

I'm still learning of course, and there have been unexpected bumps along the way, such as losing friends and readjusting to the changes in the world, but unlike before where I would say "I'm sober and I'm still sad, might as well drink" I've tried to deal with these problems like an adult and work through them.

I think the most important thing I've learned is not drinking is the first and most important step, but it is not the only step.
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Old 09-08-2017, 11:14 AM
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I feel the same way. Its like you know you can no longer deal with life that way- so you have no choice but to face it head on... Its quite rewarding actually.
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my hubby has taken the same thought to heart.. and for the first time in 15 years he is so much better... love to you all. you can do it ..you just have to be the one that wants to no matter what....
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Old 09-08-2017, 11:37 AM
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You've got a recovery plan and haven't just stopped drinking. That's great and the key.
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Old 09-08-2017, 11:43 AM
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Going to AA meetings, having a sponsor and working the steps.
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