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Old 01-01-2018, 01:49 PM
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Same old/same old

Now...ah, now Iím feeling good. Healthy after being sober for 26 Days. This is the first time Iíve really stopped - a real decision- but Iíve not drank for various reasons. This summer I had a job that was 27 straight days so I didnít drink. It was physically demanding and I knew I couldnít. Then another time I was busy and didnít drink for about 30. Both times I never decided to quit and I just started again when it was convenient.
The way I feel now is the opposite of a couple of weeks ago. Anxiety and stress made me want to get drunk. Now, however, Iíve got that feeling that Iím dried out and I can drink with no issues.
This time, though, Iíve went through the mental stuff and I know better. So, complacency is tricky, but this time Iím paying it no mind.
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Early in my recovery I had to be constantly vigilant against urges to drink. But now I'm comfortable in my sobriety and hardly ever have drinking thoughts.

I am grateful for my sobriety every day when I wake up feeling good.
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I am feeling so thankful that I don't have to do it anymore. I just can't forget where I came from cause it could end in a heartbeat.
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Nice work, Rodney - you have learned so much. 26 days is wonderful.
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That’s good, Rodney.
Acceptance is key.
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Now, however, I’ve got that feeling that I’m dried out and I can drink with no issues.
This time, though, I’ve went through the mental stuff and I know better. So, complacency is tricky, but this time I’m paying it no mind.
I'm glad you recognise it for the lie it is Rodney =- keep moving forward

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Old 01-01-2018, 03:18 PM
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Good job, Rodney!
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