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Old 10-17-2018, 01:32 PM
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Drunk again

Canít do this , fail over and over.
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Old 10-17-2018, 01:35 PM
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Yes, you can do it. It took many of us several tries before it really stuck. Failure is not falling, failure is not getting back up and trying again. What is your plan? What kind of support do you have? What can you do differently this time?
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Old 10-17-2018, 01:35 PM
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But you CAN do this! Youíre HERE for a start! Thatís a great first step...you have the ability and strength within yourself. Just donít drink anymore and stop now if you have access to alcohol. Well done for posting and stay with us. X
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Old 10-17-2018, 01:38 PM
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Come on Pinnacle, yes you can but maybe you need to do a few things differently.

I'm rooting for you!
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Old 10-17-2018, 01:57 PM
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You're quite capable of staying sober, you just haven't found the exact way to keep it going yet, the way that works for you. Keep trying and you will. Right now the important thing is to get back on track as fast as possible, don't let this setback fester and blossom into month/years of poison.
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Old 10-17-2018, 02:22 PM
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You can do it!

You need to sit down and look at your recovery plan and add something to it to help you through this.
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Old 10-17-2018, 02:44 PM
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Pinnacle you can do this.

I am doing this over again. I have been on this cycle quite a bit. One time I had 3 years, then 6 months and recently 5 months and as of today, 2 days. Yes I am pissed at myself.

I am stubborn cause I was told I had an ultimatum or this would happen. I know better not to do it for someone else. I resented him cause he continued his actions. This is why I am 2 days sober. I am picking myself back up. Went to 2 meetings cause I want a different outcome. I am ready to face the fact that I can not handle drinking like a normal person.

Just keep coming here, post if you need, and reach out to people who will support you.
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Old 10-17-2018, 04:28 PM
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I believe you can do it too Pinnacle
Look at what your recovery plan is - all the things you do to stay sober.

In one way or another it's letting you down so fixing it is a good starting point

Maybe you need to make more changes in your life or find more support - but its definitely not beyond you to stay sober

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Old 10-17-2018, 05:03 PM
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Simply get back on the horse, Pinnacle

We've all had our slips and false starts. It's not a competition, it's your wellbeing. You fall, you dust yourself off and get back on.
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Old 10-17-2018, 05:41 PM
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Great responses for you, Pinnacle. I agree - you can definitely get free of it, no matter how many times you've tried in the past. Let's give it another go. We're with you.
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Old 10-17-2018, 06:00 PM
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Encouragement to you Pinnacle! It stinks to feel broken and discouraged. Take care of yourself this evening. A fresh start tomorrow brings.
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Old 10-17-2018, 06:28 PM
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You can do it, you just haven't done it yet. Try again and use a different approach. Never give up!
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Old 10-18-2018, 08:17 AM
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The opposite of addiction is connection.
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Thanks all

Youíre awesome as always. Iím just a drunk who canít get out of orbit. Iíve been a writer, a traveler and a messenger for the environment in my life. Iíve felt love but love wasnít returned (Iím gay).

But yes, I can do this, I wonít give up. Not for me, Iím just one guy, but for all those I can help in their suffering.
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Old 10-18-2018, 08:19 AM
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You must never give up. This disease is relentless. Make a choice to stay sober today.
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Old 10-18-2018, 08:20 AM
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Too late, drunk this morning.
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Old 10-18-2018, 09:23 AM
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Addiction doesn't care what person it attacks. It
doesn't pick or choose which one it prefers. I along
with many other caring, supportive, understanding
folks here in SR keep an open mind and work together
in listening, learning, absorbing and applying new,
helpful, healthy ways to get sober, stay sober and
remain sober one day at a time.

It is important to distance yourself away
from reaching, driving, buying any forms
of alcohol or a controlling substance. For
many of us to remain sober especially in
early recovery to stay away from it. Period.

Have you thought about entering a rehab
facility? Some of us have been including myself
where I spent 28 days allowing those toxins
to leave my body and receive some knowledge
about substance abuse and it's affects on my
own body, then given a program to incorporate
in all my affairs as a guideline to achieving a strong
solid foundation to live upon moving forward.

None of us ever has to go thru this process
of learning how to stay sober by ourselves
or alone.

None of us are failures. We have been sick
in our addiction and until we learn how to
get out of it, it will continue to keep us sick.

Rehab is just one option to receiving the help
needed. Others who have learned how to remain
sober here in SR often share their own experiences,
strengths and hopes to us guiding us, supporting
us each day.

Ask questions, seek or follow helpful suggestions
and remove all alcohol or controlling substance
away from you as you put your last drink of poison
behind you and begin learning how to build your
recovery foundation one step at a time moving
forward.

All positive affirmations sent your way.
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Old 10-18-2018, 09:28 AM
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Hi Pinnacle!

I'm glad to see that you are still on-line. There's no reason you can't take some concrete steps towards sobriety even though you are drinking now. How about calling a detox center or AA?
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Old 10-18-2018, 09:48 AM
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I have been relapsing for years. serious relapses, suicide attempt, suicidal thoughts, the whole nine if you get my drift.
I am back at 2 weeks sober.
You are not alone.
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Old 10-18-2018, 01:38 PM
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Thanks all, youíre wonderful as always. Iím so tired, tried lots, just donít know whatís next. I wish I could hug all of you.
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Old 10-18-2018, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by PinnacleOR View Post
tried lots, just donít know whatís next.
What have you tried so far?
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