day 2 still sick

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day 2 still sick

Postby shane washer » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:15 am

i have been out all day trying 2
fill my day with any thing but drinking its not really
as easy as i thot it would be but i am doing it i am hoping 2
go out 2marrow and find an aa group that i can start going 2
some of my real friends just left it sucks cuz i cant even pick up
my phone 4 the most part cuz all my friends want me 2 hit the bar with them
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Re: day 2 still sick

Postby Karl R » Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:20 am

Hello Shane,

You sound as if you've hit upon a plan. Three years ago when I was faced with the continued choice of drink and have things get much worse or not drink and have the chance of things getting better I ended up here since I had nowhere else to go. In your post I see much of myself. In posting here, you've stumbled upon an AA Group...the e-aa Group of Alcoholics Anonymous. :-)

When I showed up here the people here shared with me about the Program of Alcoholics Anonymous. Please start reading about this in our basic textbook which is available online at http://www.aa.org/bigbookonline/

The chapters called "the doctor's opinion", "More about alcoholism", and "there is a solution" helped me fill my first days of sobriety and helped me clarify what my relationship with alcohol had become. The fellowship I found here and eventually in my face to face AA Groups helped me because that fellowship gave me somewhere to talk about my situation regarding alcoholism.

Welcome here...and keep posting Shane.

regards,
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Re: day 2 still sick

Postby jakpar » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:47 am

glad you are here shane, this is my first time that I quit and sought help to do it. I remember when I decided to quit I kept myself so busy I didnt have time to drink. Yes it was difficult, but it being something I truly wanted this time, I forced myself to not drink.
At the same time I knew I couldnt go like that forever, that I would need something to fall back on.
and that is where the program came in for me, it gives me the tools to be successful. I have to use the tools for them to work.
Each day I focus to not drink; rely on my Higher Power; talk with another alcoholic; got to a meeting; and read AA literature.

I cant emphasize enough the importance of what Karl spoke to you in his share.

the fellowship here is amazing, I truly know I would not be sober today if it were not for AA, and this site is a huge part of it for me.

keep coming back, and keep sharing
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Re: day 2 still sick

Postby Marc L » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:20 pm

Hey 2By4;
I'm Marc and I'm Alcoholic.
Get your F(n) Ass to a meeting and get some phone numbers.
Hook up with another drunk and start working the program. :D

Love;
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Re: day 2 still sick

Postby andrewbel » Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:17 am

shane washer wrote:i have been out all day trying 2
fill my day with any thing but drinking its not really
as easy as i thot it would be but i am doing it i am hoping 2
go out 2marrow and find an aa group that i can start going 2
some of my real friends just left it sucks cuz i cant even pick up
my phone 4 the most part cuz all my friends want me 2 hit the bar with them


If you friends just want to go to a bar with you, are you sure they are real friends? Real friends will support you in your desire to stay sober.
Stay calm and concentrated, the worst days will be over soon! And you'll start a new life!
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Re: day 2 still sick

Postby Joel.Recla » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:19 am

I know how ya feel. I lost all my friends when i became clean and sober. It sucks for a little bit, but theres plenty of cool people out there who don't drink and use. I've made actual friends now, people i can count on n a bind, not just to get me a beer. This program is full of awesome people.
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Re: day 2 still sick

Postby Tommy-S » Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:38 pm

Good Stuff, JR.

I was told to change my playmates and playpens... And for good reason. It's not always what's going into the bar I need worry about (ME), it might be what's coming out of the bar that's the problem (My cousin had his throat slit by a guy he never met who came out of the bar my cousin was going into.. tragic, senseless, insanity of Other people)

Our book asked,
"Have you a sufficient substitute?" YES, there is a substitute, and it is vastly more than that...release from care, boredom, and worry. Your imagination will be fired. Life will means something...the most satisfactory years of your existence lie ahead..." (BB, pg 152)


It's fact :)

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Re: day 2 still sick

Postby becksdad » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:08 am

Marc L wrote:Hey 2By4;
I'm Marc and I'm Alcoholic.
Get your F(n) Ass to a meeting and get some phone numbers.
Hook up with another drunk and start working the program. :D

Love;
Marc


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Re: day 2 still sick

Postby Fedora » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:52 am

shane washer wrote:i have been out all day trying 2
fill my day with any thing but drinking its not really
as easy as i thot it would be but i am doing it i am hoping 2
go out 2marrow and find an aa group that i can start going 2
some of my real friends just left it sucks cuz i cant even pick up
my phone 4 the most part cuz all my friends want me 2 hit the bar with them

Shane,

While I usually find myself going out and/or having a drink every night, Thursday night is always our big night out. I've been sober for less than a week and tonight is killing me. I feel your pain. I've been dulling my urge with some Call of Duty and NHL hockey on the PS3. It's not much, but it keeps my mind off things for a few minutes. Beyond that, I'm writing about my struggle tonight in a journal of sorts which seems to be helping.
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Re: day 2 still sick

Postby becksdad » Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:26 am

If tonight is always "the big night out", you've been dry less than a week, and it is killing you...... what in God's name are you doing about it besides playing video games and writing strange fantasies?

To repeat from above - Get to meetings, meet sober people, get phone numbers, work with sober alcoholics, and start working this program. That will be a struggle worth writing about.
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Re: day 2 still sick

Postby Fedora » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:53 am

becksdad,

Personally, I've been to a meeting everyday this week with the lone exception of yesterday; I worked from 10am-11:30pm. I'm also talking to a rehabilitation specialist.

As far as those quiet moments alone when I feel the urge though, I'm trying to fill it with tasks that I enjoy. For me, that's writing and video games. As far as a it being a struggle worth writing about, that's why I'm keeping a journal. This way anytime I feel that I'm at my lowest, I can go back and gaze upon my journey to that point. It may not work for everybody, but it's helped get me through week one.
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Re: day 2 still sick

Postby becksdad » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:02 am

Hey fedora...., alright then!! Good on ya with the meetings. You didn't share that before! It sounded like you were sitting alone mourning the loss for a week.

I didn't mean my post to sound harsh.... it's just that I am aware of the serious nature of this disease, and I see so many people playing games with it. As long as you are pursuing recovery, you can do anything else you want! And writing may just be a fantastic outlet and tool for you to use in recovery, too.

Anyway, welcome here to the forum! Lots of folks here with great recovery, so keep coming back and sharing with us!

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Re: day 2 still sick

Postby Fedora » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:14 am

becksdad wrote:Hey fedora...., alright then!! Good on ya with the meetings. You didn't share that before! It sounded like you were sitting alone mourning the loss for a week.

I didn't mean my post to sound harsh.... it's just that I am aware of the serious nature of this disease, and I see so many people playing games with it. As long as you are pursuing recovery, you can do anything else you want! And writing may just be a fantastic outlet and tool for you to use in recovery, too.

Anyway, welcome here to the forum! Lots of folks here with great recovery, so keep coming back and sharing with us!

Ed

No offense taken, Ed. :D

Like I said, it's those quiet moments alone that seem to be the hardest for me so I imagine they are for Shane as well. It took my roommate reminding me how much I enjoyed playing video games and writing and suggesting that as an option to keep my mind occupied. Hopefully Shane can do the same.
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