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Old 06-27-2014, 03:02 AM
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Hi everyone, I've been lurking here a while and getting many great tips for beating this addiction once and for all. AVRT has really clicked with me and I feel like there's no turning back!!

I've on my 13th day sober today and feeling really fantastic.

I've been eating, resting a lot and taking lots of vitamins and of course recognising when my AV creeps up to try and make me drink again.

It really does come up with some stupid reasons haha!! It's getting easier not to take those thoughts seriously and actually laugh a little at it's pathetic attempts

Hope you are all going well today. Any tips or advise on what worked for you is much appreciated.
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Old 06-27-2014, 04:40 AM
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Welcome to the posting side of SR, MeeFreee, and congratulations to you on your choice of sobriety and making your final decision about continuing to use alcohol. There is a certain amount of badassery to AVRT as you know, and this means you oughta consider a special hat.

Something like this maybe?


There is a lot of information about AVRT here on this forum as you are finding out. Settle in for some great reading about how others have used AVRT and found their freedom from alcohol addiction. Best to you.
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Old 06-27-2014, 04:59 AM
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Welcome meefree,
Sounds like your off to a great start.
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We should totally get hats.

Welcome MeeFreee. 13 days is awesome. Keep recognizing that AV and it's lies and there won't ever be a turn back.
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Ditto all the above from me, MeeFreee!

Welcome to SR and especially the Secular Connections forum.
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Welcome, free! You will find lots of information and peer support here on the Secular forum. Congratulations on your Final Decision and on 13 days.

Almost 30 days myself and the AV is really pissed!

I don't care.....it feels good to be free and authentically me! AVRT is the only technique that worked to help me stop drinking.

Keep it up
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welcome, MeeFree, and congratulations on 13 days and the decision to participate here.
moving from lurking to conversing was and is hugely helpful to me, and it's good to hear you found what clicks for you.
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Old 06-27-2014, 07:01 PM
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Thank you for the warm welcome everyone!!

We should totally get hats

This is mine

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Old 06-27-2014, 07:33 PM
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Hmmmm, which hat of my 2 dozen? Maybe I'll go get a new hat.
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Welcome Mee. Well done on 13 days. One tip I would offer is to reaffirm your Big Plan if you're AV is coming on strong. I usually take a moment, clear my mind and repeat the Big Plan with a lot of thought and emphasis on "never" and "no matter what". I then recognize the AV for what it is and turn my thoughts to other matters.

Have you purchased the Rational Recovery book? If not, you may want to consider doing so. It contains additional, and helpful information. There are copies as cheap as $0.75 US on half.com.
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