Expressing my gratitude

Old 01-10-2018, 09:37 AM
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Expressing my gratitude

I'm 40 days sober today and the last time I posted was during a similar period of sobriety around this time last year. However, I've still continued to read on and off. Espically recently.

If you saw me from afar, you'd think I had everything going for me. What you wouldn't see is that 1-2x a week I binge drink until blackout. 25+ drinks is easily attainable. My hangovers are epic and I estimate about 1/2 of my life is spent barely being able to function because of them. Just enough to eek by but at the same time convince myself I don't have a problem.

This is my 2nd serious attempt to quit. Most days are very easy but there are still some difficult moments. I really do have to go day to day and not think too far ahead. In fact, I often admit that I'll probably drink again some day but tell myself I just can't worry about that right now.

Reading SR, journaling and listening to AA podcasts have been great tools. My sincereist thanks to you good people!
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Old 01-10-2018, 10:35 AM
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Congratulations on 40 days, omnicare!

I, also, did not look like a person in constant crisis due to alcohol.

"I often admit that I'll probably drink again some day but tell myself I just can't worry about that right now."

Good call not to worry about the future now, but if you are predicting what might happen, why not predict a sober, healthy, shiny, happy person, that is you

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congrats on 40 days Omnicare

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Congrats on 40 days sober! Keep going, it gets better.
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Congrats on 40 days Omnicare!

This is my first time around and I have so much in common with you. Today is 100 days for me and what has been working for me is AA. I too have a lot of gratitude especially for the people I talk to at my regular AA meetings. I am a member of the 20/20 club- show up 20 minutes early and stay 20 minutes late for meetings. I also attend a step meeting once a week. Anyway, this is what is working for me. Good luck and I hope this helps.
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