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  • #30953
    Anonymous
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    Back again everybody with another withdrawal. Today is day 4 but I took so much disulfiram I won’t be able to drink for a couple of more days.

    After the 40 days of soberity in July/August I had a period where after a binge I thought I could drink normally again, then I quit for a couple of days, another binge, another withdrawal, well you all know the story.

    But in the end of August/September things started going the wrong way again with 13 straight drinking days.

    The strange thing is that things are actually going well. I joined a football (soccer for you yanks 😉 ) team for the first time since 8 years and I met a lot of new buddies, my anixety is much less and I am following CBT therapy and I also have a new fun (part-time) job.

    So why keep on drinking? Well I couldn’t think of any good reason so I quit!

    Just wish me luck and I am doing my best (taking the disulfiram daily) to stay sober!

    That’s all I wanted to share 🙂

    #160283
    Anonymous
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    Nakur I wish you all the luck in the world this time, for this alcoholic I found that if I changed nothing about me as a person even when I was not drinking I was still a drunk and as a result every time I quit drinking and changed nothing about me as a person I was going to start drinking again just like I used to. This was a pattern I followed for 10 years…… well actually less then that because the last 2-3 years I drank I had to drink everyday just to feel normal and function.

    The last time I quit which was almost a year ago I launched into a plan of action to change myself, I have changed, I am no longer a drunk, today I am a different person who is no longer a drunk, the result of me changing myself is that I have had the urge/need to drink lifted from me, I could care less if I ever had another drink.

    If you change nothing about yourself as a person, then nothing changes, that is what this alcoholic has found to be one of the keys to sobriety.

    #160289
    Anonymous
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    Hi nakur. I hope things go well for you. I agree wholeheartedly with Tazman on this. Unfortunately its not an overnight remedy, just a way of living.

    #160288
    Anonymous
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    Good luck with it nakur. I too had to find other things to do to fill the void. Exercise and sober socializing are great substitutes. I really hope CBT helps your anxiety.

    Cheers,
    Shaneo.

    #160284
    Anonymous
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    Glad to see you Nakur,

    If nothing changes,
    Nothing changes…

    #160281
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Good to see you are again sober!
    🙂

    #160291
    Anonymous
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    Welcome back, nakur! It sounds like you are making many positive changes – exercising, socializing, therapy, etc. When I was first sober, people often told me that changing my playmates and my playground (like you are doing!) was a key to remaining sober. For me, another key was attending AA meetings – so I had some tools under my belt for the times when I wasn’t feeling so confident about not drinking.

    We are glad you are here 🙂

    #160292
    Anonymous
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    nakur

    Welcome back!!! Thank you for rejoining us and for letting us know it still don’t work out there.

    Happy to have you with us

    #160286
    Anonymous
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    One week sober, everything is going very well. Tomorrow my first soccer match since 8 years, I am still out of shape but perhaps I can play for 10-15 minutes 🙂

    #160282
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    :funjump:

    1 week and you are feeling more healthy!

    #160290
    Anonymous
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    Great to hear you’re still sober. Hope you enjoy your soccer match today.

    #160287
    Anonymous
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    4-4 draw, we missed an open chance 5 meters from open goal in the last minute :(. Because I am not top-fit, I was the assistant referee. Tuesday I am starting the regular training and I hope my match debute will be next week 🙂

    #160285
    Anonymous
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    At least you got yourself out there!

    A good beginning!

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