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Very new to trying to cut back on the drinking.
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Welcome prosper! You'll find lots of awesome help here.
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Very new to trying to cut back on the drinking.
Cutting back to zero? Or do you hold the hope that you can moderate your drinking?
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Great to meet you, Prosper. This is a great place for encouragement as you make this big change in your life. There's always someone around to listen. Welcome!
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Loads of lovely people here , your in the right place
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Welcome Prosper you are in a good place here.

When you are ready let us know what brought you here and what sort of relationship you have with alcohol.

For some cutting back is possible if they are not the type of drinker that I am. For me and for lots of others cutting it out altogether is the only way to live the life we deserve.

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Old 10-02-2017, 04:09 PM
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Cutting back to zero? Or do you hold the hope that you can moderate your drinking?
Im not sure yet. I have drank heavily my entire adult life. Just recently is when i realized i have a problem. I dont sleep with out being drunk. I like reading everyones post. I never tried sobering before so i dont know what i am up against.
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I am glad i found this. Ive tried calling hotlines but they are always trying to sell me $30,000 rehab centers
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Welcome Prosper you are in a good place here.

When you are ready let us know what brought you here and what sort of relationship you have with alcohol.

For some cutting back is possible if they are not the type of drinker that I am. For me and for lots of others cutting it out altogether is the only way to live the life we deserve.

All the best
Thank you. I do plan on sharing my story soon. First was finding a fine group like this.
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Have you tried going to bed sober yet?
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Hi Prosper,
Like you, this is the first time I've ever tried to stop drinking. I found this site a month ago and have 30 days sober now. It became apparent to me as I progressed over that month that I am here with people just like me. So many SR stories could have been my story. And if these wonderful people are just like me, and they already know they can't moderate, then maybe I can't either.
I started with the idea that I was taking a 'break', indeed that's still what I'm telling my friends if they ask. But now I know that it has to be a lifelong break. I found great support in the Class of September - I'd advise joining the new class of October to meet a bunch of people going through, day by day, the same thing you are.
You can do it!
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Old 10-05-2017, 09:32 AM
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Hi Prosper,
Like you, this is the first time I've ever tried to stop drinking. I found this site a month ago and have 30 days sober now. It became apparent to me as I progressed over that month that I am here with people just like me. So many SR stories could have been my story. And if these wonderful people are just like me, and they already know they can't moderate, then maybe I can't either.
I started with the idea that I was taking a 'break', indeed that's still what I'm telling my friends if they ask. But now I know that it has to be a lifelong break. I found great support in the Class of September - I'd advise joining the new class of October to meet a bunch of people going through, day by day, the same thing you are.
You can do it!
Thank you. Keep moving forward. Sounds like you have a good start.
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Old 10-05-2017, 09:34 AM
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Have you tried going to bed sober yet?
I did try last sat. I got the chills and threw up like 9 times. I had to drink Vodka and some beers to calm everything down.
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Old 10-05-2017, 10:05 AM
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Welcome!

Detoxing from alcohol can be unpredictable and dangerous. Be prepared to talk to your dr if you are concerned.

I hope you plan to abstain from alcohol. Moderation doesn't work for alcoholics, though most of us here have tried it. There is freedom in abstinence.
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