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  1. Wow! In my best Billy Crystal, "You look Marvelous, darling. Simply Marvelous!"

  2. I just went to detox. The sober living for the following three weeks wasn’t an option. I found it helpful.

  3. Sending blessings of strength and clarity your way. You CAN do this!

  4. You made a wise decision. I dropped a drinker like a hot potato when it was clear, "I rarely drink" really meant, "I rarely drink when I'm hungover."

  5. fwiw, I was two years sober before my son would speak to me again. He had heard years of empty "promises" that I'd stop so my word meant nothing. I know not being believed hurts but give it time and I'm sure he'll come around.

  6. if you're drinking 12 shots a day and they are testing etg, you will be positive for several days.

  7. Oh thank God, I was so scared I was gunna have to quit my taper and just suffer through it. Thank you so much for the insight. You just lifted so much anxiety off my back. I felt like they wouldn't care about how much I drink as long as I'm not coming to work drunk or drinking before work (not that I planned on it, in fact the reason I'm quitting is because I really want this job and I don't start training for another 20 days.

  8. I've got 7 solid days under my belt, but did a reset because I had a drink on Saturday. That is wise advice, though. Maybe I'm being too optimistic today. I'll reconsider.

  9. I wouldn't have made it this far had I not followed the "Dry People/Dry Places" rule for at least my first 6-8 months while I worked on developing a solid foundation of sobriety first. While I understand it's not always possible, I also know if I were to make clubs, bars, and hanging out with drinking buddies a habit again, I'd be back to drinking in no time flat because my willpower only goes so far. There's more to sobriety than just stopping the drink. I had to develop new interests, activities, and friendships that didn't revolve around alcohol.

  10. To me, it has to do with intent. You ordered a beer and drank it --after, I assume, you decided to stop drinking.

  11. I’m on day 8. I’ve had to reset the badge, literally and figuratively so many times I’ve given up on keeping that thing up to date. I do try to go to a meeting a day. I was sponsoring someone when I relapsed in November.

  12. 8 days is awesome and those first several weeks are really hard so keep it going! As for the Nal, I've read mixed reviews. For those it works for, they say it's a lifesaver so perhaps giving it a try for a few weeks may not be a bad idea. See what your doctor thinks.

  13. Short of talking with the doctor who prescribed the anxiety meds, I'm sending blessings of continued strength and clarity your way,

  14. I agree. I don't know when I crossed the line, but once I did, the only cure was complete abstinence. You can do this!

  15. You're doing great and almost at double-digits!! Don't worry about next weekend, just, as you wrote, take it one day (or hour) at a time! I promise it DOES get easier!

  16. At 7+ years, I have The Worst sleep habits and suffer from insomnia because of it.

  17. YAY! You're official now and it appears that persistence has paid off!

  18. I couldn't get and Stay sober until MY Sobriety became my Number-1 Priority. I wouldn't have made it this far had I not followed the "Dry People/Dry Places" rule for at least my first 6-8 months while I worked on developing a solid foundation of sobriety first. While I understand it's not always possible, I also know if I were to make clubs, bars, and hanging out with drinking buddies a habit again, I'd be back to drinking in no time flat because my willpower only goes so far. There's more to sobriety than just stopping the drink. I had to develop new interests, activities, and friendships that didn't revolve around alcohol.

  19. Honestly, I would not call this "Sleepwalking". To me, it sounds like unfortunate events that occur while blackout drunk.

  20. I'm happy you didn't drink, but I wouldn't have made it this far had I not followed the "Dry People/Dry Places" rule for at least my first 6-8 months while I worked on developing a solid foundation of sobriety first. While I understand it's not always possible, I also know if I were to make clubs, bars, and hanging out with drinking buddies a habit again, I'd be back to drinking in no time flat because my willpower only goes so far.

  21. I found this sub on my 'day 8' when I was crawling the walls, crying, and believing I would die a drunk. With the help and advice of some longtimers and the

  22. I'm on day 6 of no alcohol but I've relapsed a lot in the past 2 yrs, but my day 6 is feeling like my day 2&3 used to feel..how long to get bk to yourself?? Thanks in advance

  23. I looked at your post history and saw only one (July 26, 2022) Daily Check-In post. Again, the

  24. My life with alcohol eventually created unfathomable new lows. I'm not sure what finally clicked in my head on August 28, 2015, but I knew I was done. All I can say is, I Accepted that alcohol could never, ever again be an option for me. Once I made peace with that decision, I stopped missing it and became determined to build a new life without alcohol.

  25. I did not miss it but thank you. I'll be posting tomorrow :)

  26. I guess the hangover you wrote about this morning has faded along with the desire to stop drinking?

  27. I am going to make it a point to do this. Thank you!

  28. A win is most certainly a win! : ) I rarely go to AA anymore but I love going to church on Sunday --it sets the tone for the upcoming week! Awesome job on your 1.5 years! Keep up the Great work!

  29. I can totally relate to the idea that 1-2 drinks is never enough and only primes me for more. There’s been times I’ve thought “well if only buy a couple tall boys, that’s all I can drink because that’s all that’s in the house”. But I’ll just go buy more, so it’s really bullshit I’m telling myself.

  30. Well, because you asked and because I have a hankering for a double-cheese super supreme pizza, I'd go with Pizza AND Ice Cream! ...and don't forget the cherry on top! : )

  31. The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is today!

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