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Old 01-19-2018, 06:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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It's still day 1 and uh what am I supposed to do


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Ride out the urge to use/drink. I would distract myself too, until the urge went away.

You can do this!
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Old 01-19-2018, 07:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah, you just have to get through any way you can.

Distract yourself, even for a few minutes. You can get through this.
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I had to change my mindset to get through my first week. Instead of focusing on how badly I felt, I tried to focus on the fact that I was one day closer to feeling better. You can get through this, TheDude8D!

Drink lots of water and keep your mind busy when urges hit. Read The Stories of Recovery Forum, it helped me get through my day 1, along with the forums.

https://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/stories-recovery/
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As a chronic alcoholic my day one consisted of quite a bit of action on my part. In the mornign I called the AA after hours line, it was a sunday. By lunch time someone had called me back and we arranged to meet that afternoon. I drove over to his place and spent the afternoon with a recovered alcoholic who gave me a good presentation of what AA is and is not, and helped me see the truth about my own situation. I agreed to meet him in town and attended my first meeting with him that night. I did not speak at the meeting, in fact I remeber very little about it excpet that there were some very kind people who were pleased to see me.

I decided I wanted what they had but I wasnt quite willing to do all that was required, so I slipped back into the alcoholic pit a few weeks later for what was to be my last bender. Back on day one, another sunday, and AA friend called because he had not seen me for a few days and wondered if I was OK. Somebody cared! this was a new experience too.

So I went back to AA that night with a new willingness, did what was required, recovered, and have had a great life ever since.
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Old 01-19-2018, 08:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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yeah it's not going to be pleasant for a day or two - but you're not alone Dude

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Old 01-19-2018, 09:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Maybe just relax and chat with folks here. That's what I did. I felt like I was helping myself and helping others. A win win.
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