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Old 07-26-2019, 01:57 AM
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Day 1 after a relapse

Hi guys I'm back on day 1 I'm so upset with myself as I nearly had 2 months I made myself so ill was horrible and abusive and said the most hurtful things to the person I love who sticks by me and forgives me and even tells me not to beat myself up I just can't ever forgive myself for how I've acted after doing so well my home looks like a tornado has been through it and I'm covered in bruises....why do I do this? what on earth makes me feel like putting that stuff in my body is acceptable when I act the way I do all I'm happy for is today I know I won't drink as I would have done waking up to this... going to be on here a lot today I just feel raw lonely and so so disgusted with myself
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Old 07-26-2019, 02:04 AM
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Remember, that voice in your head wants you hate yourself. Then you're more likely to drink to escape that pain.

And round and round.

Confess what you did was wrong and correct it. Period. No need to let the AV (what I call the devil) hijack your mind.
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Itís insanity isnít it Louise?

I remember those feelings so well. The anxiety, the shame, the total regret and bafflement that I could have ended up in the same place mentally yet again.

Your post brought back to me all those same feelings.

My advice would be to you to never forget where you are right now, but start moving forward. Iím not sure what youíve tried to keep sober before but do something completely new....something that seems scary to you, something that takes commitment and that you have to be accountable for...I went on a 12 step retreat and shared a room with people Iíd never met and held hands and prayed with people who were equally as desperate as me.

Iíve never looked back and after a few years of slipping and sliding I am in my 4th year of recovery.

I believe you can do this Louise ❤️
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Old 07-26-2019, 03:40 AM
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Itís insanity isnít it Louise?

I remember those feelings so well. The anxiety, the shame, the total regret and bafflement that I could have ended up in the same place mentally yet again.

Your post brought back to me all those same feelings.

My advice would be to you to never forget where you are right now, but start moving forward. Iím not sure what youíve tried to keep sober before but do something completely new....something that seems scary to you, something that takes commitment and that you have to be accountable for...I went on a 12 step retreat and shared a room with people Iíd never met and held hands and prayed with people who were equally as desperate as me.

Iíve never looked back and after a few years of slipping and sliding I am in my 4th year of recovery.

I believe you can do this Louise ❤️
Thank you so much this made me cry a lot I know I need to try something different this time
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Old 07-26-2019, 04:56 AM
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I remember hearing in an AA meeting..."My way does not work"....You said something similar in your post about finding another way....

So do the "opposite" of what YOU would do...and maybe that will help as you start this sober journey.

I wish you the best..
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Old 07-26-2019, 06:12 AM
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Good morning I feel you. Bet you have that why? Why? Why? Question in your head . then the other voice trys to tell you have a drink that will solve it. My opinion is you have to put that voicw in check feel me. And be firm. You are the boss. Take action starting now. Dont worry about the spilt milk time to get the mop. And prevent the milk from spilling again. I know its kind of a weird metaphor. Keep coming back.
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Old 07-26-2019, 06:32 AM
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I also started drinking after 2 months sober. It had been the longest time I'd ever been sober. I felt beyond terrible; I've never forgotten. I was distraught.

But I somehow got the courage to start again, completely humbled. I've been sober ever since. So can you.

Use this as a momentum for change. Do something different. Changing from within was key for me.

Don't beat yourself up. Just move on. Eyes forward!

You can do this. Sending good wishes your way.
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