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Old 01-23-2019, 05:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi I am going on 32 hours no drink using Ativan prescribed by doctor to help with withdrawal. I am hoping that Iím ok to go to work by Friday. Iíve also been prescribed Camparal for cravings. Has anyone had any success with this way of detoxing? I will wait to take Camparall once my 7 day detox with Ativan is over. Right now I just feel numb!
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I don't have experience with those drugs, but I wanted to welcome you and say congrats for deciding to take your life back. You won't regret it.
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No experience with those drugs either but I also wanted to welcome you to SR.
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Keep it up. Great f'ing job!
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Keep up the good work Kava,

This is the beginning of your new freedom from the chains of alcohol and hangovers.

You will get lots of suppport here :-)
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Old 01-23-2019, 07:26 AM   #6 (permalink)
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No experience with those, but I wanted to welcome you!

I was once put on some kind of medicine to avoid going into seizures and it removed the desire to drink, which was great. As soon as I was off medication, though, I was unprepared for dealing with life without alcohol and went straight back to drinking. Not saying that will happen to you, but wanted to share my experience. I definitely needed help in learning how to live without alcohol.

I wish you all the best!
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Hello and welcome!
I'm glad you found us, you'll find a lot of support here.
I'm sorry I don't have any experience with those medications, but I hope they work for you.
Best to you and please stick around
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I'm just over 9 month sober from alcohol and 10 months clean of Benzos. C/T from both. Be very careful with the Ativan. Benzo withdrawl and recovery is a living hell. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.
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Welcome to the family. If you only take the Ativan for a short time, you should have no problems. The Campral is meant to reduce cravings. I don't know if it works or not, but it's worth a try.
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Old 01-24-2019, 07:42 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Welcome T1Kava. I only have 24 days and have had to take in one day at a time. I know it sounds cliche but it's the only way I managed. I logged in to SR for several hours a day for the first three weeks. If you reach out and share, you will find a lot of support. Sometimes just reading about tools others use to stay sober also gets me through the day. You're not alone. We all understand about withdrawal, loss, and cravings.
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