Sober Special Events

Old 11-09-2017, 10:51 PM
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Sober Special Events

Hey guys, Iím going to attempt being sober (Day 3). How do you guys get through holidays, special occasions, or even your own birthday? That is whatís scaring me the most, that I wonít be able to say no..
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Old 11-09-2017, 11:49 PM
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My advice is try not and leap too far ahead Leibss.

I've had all manner of social occasions, birthdays, parties, Christmasses, good times and bad...and I've been sober through them all.

Rather than feeling deprived I feel like I've gotten more out of the good times and the bad times don't tend to hit me so hard.

Sure - it is a pretty big adjustment and I'm not saying it's always easy especially in the beginning but I do think it's easier than trying to contain the collateral damage from drinking too much

Try and have have a little faith - it really does just work out.

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Congrats on Day 3. Dee is 100% correct. The early days are tough, but if you stick with it soon you will feel so much better that you never want to drink again.
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Old 11-10-2017, 04:26 AM
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One event at a time. Have a plan to drink your favorite non-alcoholic drink. Remember that you don't need alcohol to have a good time. If things get too much for you, you can always leave or cancel. If you have a friend that knows you don't want to drink use them for support. Remember your triggers and stop them before you do something you will obviously regret. Meet the challenge of maintaing on your recovery path.
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I hurt for months after i quit.

So much anguish and torment. It was hell on earth.

But, I needed to quit or I was going to destroy my nice life.

Eventually, I got used to the pain. Now I feel normal a lot.

It took a long long time, but it is worth it.

I prayed for God's help. I still do.

I posted and read about addictioN all the time. It helped to fight off the craves.

I still crave, but it is not like before.

At 3 days, I was still under the detox phase. After about a month clean, it became all mental, except for the healing.

The physical healing took months...I am still getting stronger. The mental healing is slow slow. I am still a bit jacked up.

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