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Wed Feb 8, 2017, 10:24 PM

I'd really like

a drink tonight. Sigh. I won't tonight, but I really want one.

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Reply I'd really like (Original post)
irisblue Feb 2017 OP
chillfactor Feb 2017 #1
SaveOurDemocracy Feb 2017 #3
irisblue Feb 2017 #6
SaveOurDemocracy Feb 2017 #2
irisblue Feb 2017 #7
handmade34 Feb 2017 #4
irisblue Feb 2017 #5
progree Feb 2017 #8
irisblue Feb 2017 #9
Rhiannon12866 Feb 2017 #10
Marie Marie Feb 2017 #11
irisblue Feb 2017 #12
Rhiannon12866 Feb 2017 #13
Stuart G Feb 2017 #14

Response to irisblue (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2017, 10:27 PM

1. I am sipping on a glass of wine....

I do not drink anything stronger. Just relaxing, watching TV, and playing online Scrabble. Puppy curled up right next to me in my recliner.

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Response to chillfactor (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 8, 2017, 10:33 PM

3. Do you realize this is Addiction & Recovery group? Please delete.

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Response to SaveOurDemocracy (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 8, 2017, 10:36 PM

6. wait. some people are normal about alcohol. I'm not nt

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2017, 10:31 PM

2. Hang tough irisblue. Have a hug instead.

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Response to SaveOurDemocracy (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 8, 2017, 10:42 PM

7. back to you

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2017, 10:34 PM

4. "I won't tonight"

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2017, 10:34 PM

5. decaf cold tea @ my right elbow

Mama Mojo on lap, son cat Majik purring at my left elbow. White chuckling it tonight.

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2017, 10:50 PM

8. a full stomach helps to reduce the desire to drink

I often used to deal with a choice of going to a bar or my favorite McDonalds. I noticed that after filling up at McDonalds, my interest in going to the bar was about non-existent.

Take care.

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Response to progree (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 8, 2017, 10:56 PM

9. off to chop up an avocado & mix it w/ a grapefruit, drizzle a bit of honey

sharp flavors and mixed textures. Progree you are brilliant!

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2017, 10:58 PM

10. You don't have to have one tonight. You can always drink tomorrow.

It's only one day at a time and all you have to do is not drink today. That's when the light went on for me, when I realized that. I knew I could make it through just one day. You can rethink it again tomorrow.

In the meantime, "move a muscle, change a thought." That's what helped me a lot on the beginning, too. I've gotten pretty good at distracting myself. Whether it's just doing something as simple as emptying the dishwasher, it took my mind off myself.

And you are doing exactly the right thing by talking about it, sharing what you're feeling with those who've been there and understand. I sure do, never thought I'd be able to put any time together, but I finally managed it by just taking one day at a time.

Hang in there, my friend. If I can do it, anyone can. And in the meantime, you have hearts! Others here care about you, too!

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2017, 11:36 PM

11. Hang tough irisblue...

Nothing is worth what that one drink will cost you. But you already know that so kudos to you for not drinking tonight.

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Sat Feb 11, 2017, 12:49 PM

12. thanks to you all & hearts

So some hours have passed since I posted. You all helped me past a wicked sharp craving. And someone gave me hearts...💕😍 thank you all so much.

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Response to irisblue (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 12, 2017, 04:31 AM

13. That's what it's all about, sober support.

You did the next right thing, reached out and talked about it. And we've all been there, so we do understand. Kudos to you for not picking up. And you deserve the hearts. You have friends here who care...

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 08:59 AM

14. I agree with you...sober support...one day at a time..

Rhiannon12866 you are correct..,and I am with you with that thought..... Yes, we have been there and we do understand..

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