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PinkPanda Sep 28, 2017 (09:01 AM)  

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I will grab the book i keep forgetting to ask about it. Thank-you, foxman.

foxman Sep 28, 2017 (06:44 AM)  

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Pink Panda,
   For some, they forget the consequences just prior to taking that first drink. They don't think of taking 2 or 3.....All they are looking for is the effect. The mind, tricks them into taking that first drink. Since you have already been in AA, grab the book Alcoholics Anonymous and read the chapters More About Alcoholism. 

Especially Jim the car salesman story. Where the thought comes to him "suddenly".

PinkPanda Sep 27, 2017 (11:11 AM)  

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Thank-you Julie,

The one thing that's truly helping me stay sober is something someone said at an AA meeting not to long ago, it is, 

I don't believe in God or anything for that matter, but the one thing i believe in is curiosity i know what will happen to me when i drink, i don't know what will happen when i don't."

That saying (it was a little different, don't remember the exact wording) stuck out to me like a sore thumb, i went and thanked him at the next meeting for saying those words, he didn't remember saying it, but it really helped me and i will never forget it. 

I know what will happen when i have even just one drink it will easily turn into 9, 10 even 11, then ill get drugs and sit on a VLT machine, feeling crappy about the choices im making. So if I dont even have that one, I won't feel ****ty about myself, ill wake up happy that i made it another day!! Quitting every addiction i had cold turkey was the hardest thing, but each day it gets a smudge easier. 

Julie Sep 24, 2017 (09:14 PM)  

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Welcome PinkPanda to this forum and congratulations on the positive changes you have made to your life these past months. So glad that you are feeling great. You are lucky to have a supportive family to help you through and a quieter place to be to regain your life. Life really is better sober and it just keeps improving as time goes by.  I quit drinking over two years ago and it is the best thing that I have done for myself in a very long time.  Keep your focus on the goal and good luck to you on your journey. Keep us posted to let us know how you are doing.

PinkPanda Sep 23, 2017 (09:55 AM)  

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Not to sure where to post this.....

So I quit drinking/drugs/gambling/smoking cigarettes 2 months ago well attempted quitting cigarettes i've had a few since my June 19, 2017 sober date. But i haven't touched an alcoholic drink, done drugs, or touched a VLT machine. I've feel even though it's only been two months sober, I feel amazing. I started drinking when i was about 15-16 years old and ever since i was 18-19 i've never ever gone two weeks without drinking, let alone two months, where i am now I've never thought it was possible. I tried to quit drinking when i was 21 because i knew then i had a huge problem, i thought it was normal for someone to blackout every weekend. Then drugs get introduced into my life at around the time i was trying to quit drinking, then i found out when you do coke you can drink even more not get blacked out and continue on your marry way. 

Well that was 6 years ago, My life was a living hell only two months ago. Crazy how you look back and see how far you've come in a short amount of time.

I lived in a city where there was temptation at every corner. I had the opportunity to move out to a tiny town with family to help to get sober and "restart" because it seemed impossible to do it in the city. 

I cannot thank my family enough for giving me the second chance at life! 

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