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Old 10-09-2017, 07:34 AM
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This is my first post and I just wanted to say hello to everyone here. I am very recently sober (if I can even say that yet) 6 days in. I struggle every day and especially every night. Im going through withdrawal as we speak. Im hoping to find some like minded people and read of their experiences and learn from you. Please bare with me as this is all new to me and im not even sure how really to go about this.
Thanks for listening to my first post!!
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Old 10-09-2017, 07:41 AM
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Welcome!!! 6 days is an awesome accomplishment. Iím on my first day today. I drank yesterday but not my drink of choice and I didnít get drunk. Since I didnít drink like I normally do yesterday, I had withdrawals last night and am dragging today so I know how you feel.

This will pass and youíll be feeling much better soon. Have you considered trying AA? Iím going to my first meeting (in a long time) at lunch today. I know I canít do this alone.

Congrats on 6 days and welcome!!
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Old 10-09-2017, 07:46 AM
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Welcome.
Your off to a good start.
Keep reading and posting and get ready for those cravings...
Take care.
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Old 10-09-2017, 07:47 AM
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Thank you!
I have thought about meetings for a long time but have been in such denial with that (im not an alcoholic mindset) that I havent gone. I am looking into it though. Ya the past 6 days has been crazy. Especially with friends and family thinking im nuts for trying to quit. I know I gotta get certain people out of my life unfortunately in order to change my ways. Yes I cant wait for this withdrawal to end. I havent slept much due to the mass insomnia im dealing with. Im used to passing out rather than sleeping.
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Old 10-09-2017, 07:48 AM
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Welcome.
Your off to a good start.
Keep reading and posting and get ready for those cravings...
Take care.
Thank You. Yep the cravings are a killer!!
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:16 AM
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Welcome!

Look around and you will see lots of different ideas for recovery and you will find lots of support. It's best to not listen to families and friends opinions on your alcoholism, because others just don't get it.
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Old 10-09-2017, 09:04 AM
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Hey brighten. 6 days is a great start. Iím recently new to this forum and itís been really helpful.

Welcome.
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Welcome! Almost a week! Without alcohol! Woohoo!

Here's a link to the "Class of October 2017" if you'd like to talk with others who are quitting this month, too. I spent a lot of time with my class when I was new to this site.

https://www.soberrecovery.com/forums...ad-pt-1-a.html (Class of October 2017 Support Thread pt. 1)
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Welcome!

Look around and you will see lots of different ideas for recovery and you will find lots of support. It's best to not listen to families and friends opinions on your alcoholism, because others just don't get it.
Thank You and you're right. Unfortunately for me right now i'm surrounded by those that are trying to bring me down. I'm wondering what the best way is to dis-associate myself from people ive known my whole life.
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Welcome to the family.
Thanks very much!!
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[QUOTE=biminiblue;6630955]Welcome! Almost a week! Without alcohol! Woohoo!



Awesome thanks so much!! I will definitely be checking the class out!!
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Hey brighten. 6 days is a great start. Iím recently new to this forum and itís been really helpful.

Welcome.
Great to hear!! Cant wait to dig in on some good info!! Thanks
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Old 10-09-2017, 09:40 AM
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Great job on 6 days of sobriety! That is an awesome start.

If there was one thing that I would recommend that you do to significantly improve your likelihood of success it would be to make a recovery plan. I recovery plan details all of the various things that you are going to commit to in order to achieve abstinence and recovery from alcoholism. Here is a link to a really great thread on the topic: https://www.soberrecovery.com/forums...very-plan.html (What exactly is a recovery plan?).
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Thats an awesome start. Hope you can get double digits soon. My withdrawals were the worst thing ever. I recommend you to stay close to SR as you can.

Great work on 6 days!
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Welcome to SR Brighten and congratulationson 6 days and resisting those cravings - displacement activities, basically anything that requires attention, are really good for avoiding/distracting cravings.

Friends and family can be really tough to deal with but if you tell them you really badly want to quit, and why, then they ought to respect that. Those that blatantly disregard your intentions do not mean you well and are worth avoiding (easier said than done but it is for your future health and happiness)

Good luck!

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First meeting ever in 2 hr 55 minutes. Nervous, scared and etc.
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