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Old 11-09-2005, 10:06 AM
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Mishelly, congrats on 201 wonderful days of miracles!! I'm so glad that you are back!!!
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Old 11-09-2005, 10:46 AM
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Hi all,

Back to day 2 after 8 months sober. My wife and I are having an extremely difficult time. She's also an alcoholic with some mental health issues which really complicates things and puts a lot of pressure on me. Had to go to the doctor yesterday and he gave me some antabuse and a few valium just to get started again.

Being sober is great and I hope to stay that way. Just to give you an idea, beer and wine were useless to me except as mix (not kidding) and for the last three weeks I'd been going around the clock.

I'm sure many can relate to:

Rotating liqour stores so I'm not seen at the same one too frequently

Figuring out what to do with the empties

Planning so that there's a window when I'm "good enough" to get more

Always having lot's of Zantac around
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Old 11-09-2005, 11:15 AM
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Yes 223, I can relate. 4 days after a 2 week sober. Got blind drunk, split my head open and went to the local hospital via ambulance. It's so hard on my wife and kids. Fighting the urge right now to pick up a case and head up the hills for the afternoon. But that wouldn't solve anything, right? Glad you guys are here, you know how I feel.
Oh yeah, always rotate your liquor store/mini-mart/grocery store for hopeful anominity. And clever new stashes are great bonuses (I've even used our mailbox!)
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Old 11-09-2005, 11:35 AM
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Welcome to SR 223 and ericht!
Glad to have you here!
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Old 11-09-2005, 11:41 AM
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9 years sober from alcohol, quit on my own, it was very easy for me, and I thank God for that!. I have panic attacks, and hangover days were spent panicking .........big time, could not be alone, has to have people "babysit" me. One day I just said to myseld "I never want to feel this way again", not to mention various other reasons. But, I have no desire to drink, I can be around it without temtation, (although drunk people driver me nuts!). I am very lucky. My parents still drink (Am an adult child of alcoholic parents), I hate when they call me drunk!, and can not be around them when they drink.

Hang in there guys, you can do this!, yippie for sobriety!
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Old 11-09-2005, 11:50 AM
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Thanks guys. I've found my latest "treatment" of drinking large amounts of H2o (a gallon, at least) and walking/jogging 3 or 4 miles a day has really helped me focus on other things, although the temptation still comes around occasionally. My "accident" the other day left me with a terrible looking black eye, so looking in the mirror is also a great deterent.
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Old 01-01-2006, 07:57 PM
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Question almost 24 hours.. does that count?

well i have almost 24 hours.. I was clean 8 days but relapsed.. so here I go again..
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Old 01-01-2006, 08:41 PM
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Welcome to Sr, all clean time counts. Keep coming back!

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Old 01-01-2006, 09:01 PM
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welcome to sr Hartsellelady.
That does count, keep it up.

Glad that you are here.
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Old 01-02-2006, 03:56 PM
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Hello, Im Sharon and I'm an Alcoholic. I'm only one day away from a drunk if I let go of this program. Newcomers are normally recognized as the most important person in the room. So if you are only one day sober all the way to many years, we are all important, special people in AA. When I was very new, it was suggested to grab hold of a coat tail of another AA member and hold on tight for the ride of my life. I've been walking the long road by myself for a few years and now i'm ready to hop aboard the AA bus for some fun and support. Thanks for letting share. Sharon in Houston, Tx./Baton Rouge, La.
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Old 01-02-2006, 03:58 PM
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day 2

lets see.. tonight will be day 2
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Old 01-03-2006, 12:09 PM
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Today is only day 2 for me and I'm feeling very depressed and anxious, I'm on the verge of buying a bottle of red wine. But I will try to fight it. I never thought in my life that I would get to a point in my life that staying away from alcohol for only two days would be so difficult.

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Old 01-03-2006, 12:27 PM
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Today is only day 2 for me and I'm feeling very depressed and anxious, I'm on the verge of buying a bottle of red wine. But I will try to fight it. I never thought in my life that I would get to a point in my life that staying away from alcohol for only two days would be so difficult.

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Hey Theresa. Hang in there. Why not pass on that bottle of wine and talk a hot bubble bath instead? Maybe light some candles. Just relax. Call a friend. Hang out here. Go to a meeting. There are a ton of things to do......how bout not drinking?
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Old 01-03-2006, 12:33 PM
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PLEEEEASE HANG TIGHT!! and try and get to a meeting. If you cant, call someone, if that doesnt work, write someone, but all in all you have the DESIRE to stop, and thats whats important!!!! Throw a bottle of red wine on depression, and youve got one hell of a mess. Keep on posting honey, we'll be here!!!!
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Old 11-16-2006, 03:38 PM
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I wondered what happened to this one.

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Old 11-16-2006, 04:36 PM
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I'm in....day 3!
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Old 11-16-2006, 05:19 PM
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long time since I saw this thread.

Oldie but a goodie.

Sober 545 days an luvin it

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Old 11-16-2006, 05:33 PM
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long time since I saw this thread.

Oldie but a goodie.

Sober 545 days an luvin it

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Way to go Kevin...

24 hours for me...

One day at a time.

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Old 11-16-2006, 05:57 PM
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sober 65 days, 21 hours and 52 minutes!!! and counting...

to all of you newbies...hang in there...the first couple of weeks are hard, but it gets so much better...trust me, i know it seems like you will never feel better, but hang in there, take it one hour, one minute at a time if you have to, you can make it! if i can do it, anyone can!!!
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Day 7 here, weekend was tough, but I made it, come on Week 2 lets see what ya got, I'm ready for ya.
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