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Old 07-11-2021, 06:45 PM   #21
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192 daysÖ.(6 months, 11 days) Still soberÖsome days arenít as easy as others, but still determined to stay the course.
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Old 07-11-2021, 07:11 PM   #22
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Thats amazing intro!!! I am so proud of you keep up the good work you can do it!
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Keep going Untrivrtd1 Yes sometimes sobriety can definitely be really tough. What I find helps me is remembering how sick I got from my lat relapse and how I never want to feel that way again. And then I try to think about all the ways my life is better, now that I'm sober. I find it does get easier with tine,
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I'm sorry you're struggling. But keep right on going. I love the 1st ROCKY movie. I realized while watching it, fresh from initially quitting alcohol & struggling myself....That u gotta be like a fighter, to fight alcoholism off. Keep fighting it. It's really nice when you're sober for several years & u don't even want the crap, ever again. It really does end up controlling you, the deeper u sink into alcoholism. It rules your whole life. So then I remember Rocky, training & fighting hard. Have a successful day!
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Hi again, just want to let u know my feed here shot up your last post how u wrote struggling with PAWS. And I didn't even see your most recent post. It refreshed...Keep right on going! Screw alcohol! All it does is make a person suffer, if u ask me. Have another successful day, u rock!
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7 MONTHS! 213 days today! Once upon a time I relapsed after 7 months back in 2016. I figured it was long enough being sober so I celebrated with drinking. ☹️

That was thenÖAfter a few painful years later the withdrawals between binges took its toll. I finally had enough. Glad I didnít exactly hit rock bottom but I knew I was eventually headed that way if I didnít quit. By Godís grace he helped me get there.

For those still struggling, donít give up. Youíll eventually succeed.
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Congratulations on hitting 7 months. It's tough going some times, but you're doing it. Keep up the good work.
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129 days inÖI feel like Iím improving but Iím still confusedÖI guess im still considered to be in early sobriety. Patience is what Iím supposed to have, but Iíve become too distracted by the symptoms that still hit now and then ☹️

Itís not everyday. Just some days. Especially during the 30 day milestones. They say symptoms come around then. And those days they come, its a certain time of day like late afternoon or early eveningÖlike ďmuscle memoryĒ of the times I start drinking. 🙁🙁🙁
Still donít ever wanna go back to the nightmare withdrawals I had when I was drinking.

Still gonna press forward on this journey of sobriety. 😐🙏🏾
Keep working at it. It will get better. Donít give up.
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Old 08-18-2021, 03:31 PM   #29
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Keep working at it. It will get better. Donít give up.
Thanks buffy, I will. Still a bit difficult after 230 days now but I press on.

This covid environment is causing so much stress to this already complicated situation ☹️
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319 days. Thatís 10-1/2 months. Iíve had many phases of recovery since day one. Thought once I got past the paws, the cravings, the emotional dry drunk thinkingÖ.Itís been the return of anxiety, depression, and other symptoms that keep trying to get me to throw in the towel and just drink.

I guess this is how it isÖpart of the healing process especially when brain chemistry is still trying to balance itself out. I read over and over again through numerous references, the brain neurotransmitters take time to heal and get back to pre-drinking normals.

Iíll keep looking forward to that time when I wonít have any issues to occupy my mind and ruminate over.

Iíve been there..ÖI believe Iíll get there again.

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Congratulations on hitting 10 1/2 months. That's really awesome. I know it's hard but you're doing it. I don't know if this helps or not, but it was about a year when my brain started to feel like it was "normal" without alcohol, but everyone is different.

Keep it up, it does get better.
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congratulations , soon a year of sobriety.Sobriety is tough 🙁
do you plan to celebrate the one year anniversary?

im also fighting an addiction, internet addiction, not qute so harmful but still dopamine detox need to be done Sobriety is tough 🙁 Sobriety is tough 🙁
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Thats awesome @Introvrtd1! on 12/13 I will have 9 years. IME the first year was all about building a network and routine and not drinking. I used AA so that is a big part of my story. Do you have a psychiatrist?

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319 days. Thatís 10-1/2 months. Iíve had many phases of recovery since day one. Thought once I got past the paws, the cravings, the emotional dry drunk thinkingÖ.Itís been the return of anxiety, depression, and other symptoms that keep trying to get me to throw in the towel and just drink.

I guess this is how it isÖpart of the healing process especially when brain chemistry is still trying to balance itself out. I read over and over again through numerous references, the brain neurotransmitters take time to heal and get back to pre-drinking normals.

Iíll keep looking forward to that time when I wonít have any issues to occupy my mind and ruminate over.

Iíve been there..ÖI believe Iíll get there again.

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