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Old 06-07-2017, 07:54 PM   #1
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Unhappy Alcohol induced palpitations

Anxiety....insomnia....restlessness.....hypochondr ia....depression....

how many times have I been there...

Relapsed again....its been 72 hours....I justify it by saying its only weekend beer binges at night....

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in recovery.....again....
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Anxiety....insomnia....restlessness.....hypochondr ia....depression....

how many times have I been there...

Relapsed again....its been 72 hours....I justify it by saying its only weekend beer binges at night....

...sigh...

in recovery.....again....
As you might be discovering for yourself, my occasionally being sober during the week never reduced the intensity or consequences of my next drunk...and that is because each drink taken demands more of itself no matter how long it has been since the last time. Beyond all of that, however, I finally realized being sober and even seriously meaning to stay sober never meant I was actually in recovery. Instead, my problems with sobriety always returned to the surface after the alcohol had again been removed.

My unsolicited suggestion: Drop the idea of "Don't drink one-day-at-a-time" in favor of actually taking the Steps as they are in the book in order to find a "sufficient substitute" (page 152) for alcohol. "Don't drink one-day-at-a-time" until you again end up drunk again and then rinse-and-repeat until dead is the insanity of today's AA killing real alcoholics one-debacle-at-time.
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Intro Ma Man! Hang in there - it's a battle!
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day 5 .....things are much better now....ive been here before and relapsed....this weekend will still be dry...for sure����
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Way to go on 5 days. You can get through the weekend. Just take it one day or one hour at a time. You can totally do this.

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day 6....no symptoms of withdrawals all day....but theres a minor pang of anxiety and palps that came and lasted 5 mins...
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Hang in there. Withdrawal sucks no question, but sobriety is so much better - eventually. Won't lie, it took me a while to see that being sober was better than drinking, but now I've got just over a year sober I see it, and wouldn't go back. You can totally do this.

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day 8....mornings are better....afternoons well...
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It always takes me 14 days to feel anywhere near normal...keep going...try to remember the feelings you had 8 days ago....
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