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Old 02-05-2019, 03:25 PM   #31
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I can relate to all you said Sarah. I went for 22 or 23 days recently. Then I wanted to drink so bad for days and tried many things in my mind not to. Reasoned about it and how it's so bad for me. Then I gave in and drank. Didn't drink as much as before but still felt bad. Not even counting the days I don't have a drink anymore. Makes me anxious. So I put my last drink date on my phone calander and will look at it once in awhile. Just getting through Today is all that matters. Feeling down in the dumps but I'll get over it.

Hey, I like that HALTO! Got to keep that in mind.
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Old 02-05-2019, 04:39 PM   #32
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I feel for you LucyD. I had an alcohol habit until my son pointed out to me that my eyes "looked funny" when I drank. This could happen after a couple drinks. I looked at myself finally and saw what he meant. If my son hadn't pointed it out I would have never quit. I don't handle alcohol well as I get drunk quickly. That was a long time ago and I still miss a nice glass of wine. If I were ever to go back to it (I won't) I would enjoy the flavor not the effect. I guess that means less than 1 glass. But I'm off the stuff for good.
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Old 02-05-2019, 07:46 PM   #33
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I feel for you LucyD. I had an alcohol habit until my son pointed out to me that my eyes "looked funny" when I drank. This could happen after a couple drinks. I looked at myself finally and saw what he meant. If my son hadn't pointed it out I would have never quit. I don't handle alcohol well as I get drunk quickly. That was a long time ago and I still miss a nice glass of wine. If I were ever to go back to it (I won't) I would enjoy the flavor not the effect. I guess that means less than 1 glass. But I'm off the stuff for good.
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Old 02-05-2019, 11:59 PM   #34
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I don't know what the issue with prescribing Campral...it WORKS....

My problem with Campral was it WORKS and so I would just decide not to take it for a couple of days because I was thinking of drinking....

I am in the same place you are...quit 8 years...started again 4 years ago....I did have 10 months last year...and then I got in a big fight with my sister and I drank..and 2 days later SHE DIED...and I drank more and more.

Now I'm like you 2 weeks is the most I can go....this time it was a day short of one week.

I drank about 9 beers last night..and feel like crap today...and does that make me not want to drink again? Nope..It makes me want to hydrate...take care of myself and at least NOT drink today....

I had a problem with going on "benders"....where I because I drank last night the first thing I used to do in the morning was drink to avoid the hangover...this led to days of drinking and wreaking havoc on my body....and so I think I"m doing good by not drinking TODAY after drinking last night.

I don't know how to stop except....JUST DONT DRINK ONE DAY AT A TIME...and it works...but I always give in and drink when I am overwhelmed with life.
I'm hoping to get Campral from the new Nurse Practioner I will see on the 21st. It has worked for me before and cut my urges to drink way down. I know what you mean about benders; I did that for awhile, too. Have you tried SMART Recovery? It has helped me. Even there they say often we can't quit all at once..it sometimes takes time. I got the Handbook from there and should start reading it. I also printed out all of their work sheets. I also got another handbook for women with addiction problems. I have been addicted to so many things. I think I am addiction prone. I wish you well.
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Lucy- I think its great that you have your last drink on your calender.
I use a sobriety calculater which helps me.
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I hope you're doing ok, LucyD. Remember that you're stronger than yoy think. You've got this. I'm sure you can make it. Remember that we're here for you to support you. Wish you good luck! Let us know how it goes. Sending many hugs to you
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what about haltob???
hungry, angry, lonely, tired, overwhelmed, bored.
think this covers a lot of territory.
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Lucy- I think its great that you have your last drink on your calender.
I use a sobriety calculater which helps me.
Thanks, I put it on the calender so I don't obsessively think about the date of my last drinks. If I want to know when it was I just get out the smartphone and look. Good on you with your sobriety calculater.
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I hope you're doing ok, LucyD. Remember that you're stronger than yoy think. You've got this. I'm sure you can make it. Remember that we're here for you to support you. Wish you good luck! Let us know how it goes. Sending many hugs to you
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what about haltob???
hungry, angry, lonely, tired, overwhelmed, bored.
think this covers a lot of territory.
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I like that, too! How about haltobb? Hungry, angry, lonely, tired, bored, bizarre. lol. Sometimes I'm just plain bizarre...
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