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Old 12-12-2019, 06:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sorry for the bad news but I drank last night. Iíve decided with my new sobriety to give up caffeine. Itís going to be difficult but I believe itís what I have to do to stay sober.
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Old 12-12-2019, 06:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The good news is your back! Your Sober today and you posted.
Great job being true to yourself. Does the caffeine make you anxious?
I love my diet coke and coffee in the morning. I would love to be healthier and
stick to water and caffeine free tea. I like sleepy time at night.
Great job coming right back and congrats on staying sober today.
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Old 12-12-2019, 06:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Last night you were an hour away from 16 days and seemed excited about it. What happened?
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Old 12-12-2019, 06:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That's ok FreedomCA. You are in one piece and back here among those who understand completely. Let's get another 20 full days sober for you and that will get you to Jan 1 and a new year and a new road 20 days in. Great way to start 2020.
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Old 12-12-2019, 06:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Sorry you drank FreedomCA.

Maybe you need a list of things to do before you drink - an action plan...posting and reading here, posting to others in trouble, hitting a meeting, calling someone, urge surfing....

Giving up caffeine is a good lifestyle change but I'm not sure what impact that alone will have on you not relapsing?

I think you'd be better off focusing on finding support and using it

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Old 12-12-2019, 06:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I was excited one hour before getting 16 days because I was high and intoxicated on caffeine. It then makes me anxious and I drink. I was drinking 2 energy drinks each day. I know that if I want to stay sober I need to stop getting a daily high on caffeine.

i just blended a fruit smoothie with protein powder and feel better.

And please know that I do take this as a life and death issue when I drink. Iím just not freaking out because that would not be good either. I really do think this time itís the caffeine. I got rid of the pseudoephedrine and now I have to ditch the caffeine too.

Im so tired and just want to go to bed and wake up to Day 2.
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Old 12-12-2019, 10:49 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Just got out of a meeting and now having ribs at Applebeeís with water. So far so good with my new caffeine free sobriety. I guess now the only drug I am on is sugar, but I think I would die if I gave that one up.
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Old 12-12-2019, 11:46 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Applebee's sounds good! Listen to what Dee has said. There is some solid advice there. It seems as though you are making a connection between caffeine and relapsing. If so, you need to take another look at why you relapsed so you can learn from it.
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Old 12-13-2019, 12:03 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Happy you came back and are taking it seriously, you know what you need to do,

and we are all here for you!!!
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Old 12-13-2019, 01:03 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Yes!!! So glad you made it! I have 99 days today and it's taken probably 2 years to get here. I just keep coming back here. I've been going to meetings, too. Tomorrow is day 2 for you! Rock it.
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Old 12-13-2019, 01:06 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Welcome back. Cutting out caffeine is a good idea if it makes you anxious. Sugar? Is also a powerful drug. Giving it up will not kill you fwiw.
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Old 12-13-2019, 02:32 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Donít feel I need to give up sugar because it doesnít seem to trigger cravings like caffeine does. Also, Iím not too sure sugar is a drug that has mind altering effects like the other drugs.
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