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Old 11-26-2017, 10:28 PM
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Daily check in of sorts

Today I marveled at the opportunities I have in my life when Iím sober. I get to have relationships. Show up clear headed for events. I evened hugged my exís new boyfriend today. (I did say something a bit snarky to him but itís a start). Iím looking forward to not living in resentments and old hurts. But thatís also life. Iím also afraid because I know taking Antabuse is a huge factor. I donít have the option to drink. But I do choose to take the Antabuse. Well, itís a bit coerced. If I donít follow thru on the treatment plan with my therapist I agreed to go to inpatient. [email protected]$&! I just scared myself. It seems so easy to just go in, do my morning group and take my Antabuse but itís a hassle. I screw up hassles. I think the heart of this is admitting to my innermost self that I donít have control over this. Thatís humbling. I find it humiliating actually. Everyone in there from the reception staff to the nurses and therapists know I am out of control. I feel like thereís this red LOSER stamp on my forehead. Rambling. Iím grateful tho.
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One day at a time press.. you can do this

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Hi Press your doing well . This is not a preach but your post shouts out non acceptance of your addiction to alcohol . The feelings you feel are normal at first, the shame of "this is actually me?" in this facility please accept this is you ,embrace this acceptance because your alcoholism won,t just clear up and go . Once you fully accept you will feel better .
This is how it was with me anyway , I failed to accept and kept trying to drink normally but I crossed that line a long time ago and each time I drank after no matter how long sober I felt ill and miserable .
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Old 11-27-2017, 12:13 PM
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Hi Press your doing well . This is not a preach but your post shouts out non acceptance of your addiction to alcohol . The feelings you feel are normal at first, the shame of "this is actually me?" in this facility please accept this is you ,embrace this acceptance because your alcoholism won,t just clear up and go . Once you fully accept you will feel better .
This is how it was with me anyway , I failed to accept and kept trying to drink normally but I crossed that line a long time ago and each time I drank after no matter how long sober I felt ill and miserable .
Thank you for that. Yeah acceptance. Iím an alcoholic! Itís not a game. I want a shirt that says ďI am powerless over alcoholĒ
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Thank you for that. Yeah acceptance. Iím an alcoholic! Itís not a game. I want a shirt that says ďI am powerless over alcoholĒ
But by not drinking, you are taking your power back.
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Originally Posted by Pressmetilihurt View Post
I feel like thereís this red LOSER stamp on my forehead. Rambling. Iím grateful tho.
My guess would be that, rather than judging, these people are professionals, and deal with this day in and day out. They view this with a clinical eye and are beyond judgment. Beyond that, I went to inpatient treatment and decided that my life was more important than a temporary bruise of my pride, which was mostly a figment of my imagination in any case.
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Old 11-27-2017, 04:28 PM
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every day you are getting stronger! Keep up the good work.
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