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31 days!!!!!!

OMG...does my ticker say 31 days!!!! Wow, it doesn't seem like it's been that long! And other than still having a little bit of low energy, I feel great. I notice that I cry easier at movies, etc...is that normal? I've never done that before. Anyway...I wake up and don't even notice a need for a pill. I think it's amazing how quickly our brains can "forget" that just a month ago, it needed pills! I'm excited! I'm so glad that my head feels completely normal again. Anyway, just thought I'd share the 31 days because it's exciting to me!
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Awesome I'm clean 11 days can't wait to say 31
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11 days is good too! I felt pretty much back to normal about that time, except the energy thing, but I think that will just take time. Congrats Congrats!!
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Congrats on 31 days. I noticed on another thread you said you would not be attending AA or NA and that you would do this via willpower. I did that too, a year later I was back to full time using. Are you open to any aftercare at all?
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I am open to aftercare, I'm open to anything. I just meant that up until this point I haven't had any aftercare, and wasn't ready for that part yet. However, my fiance will be starting AA meetings for alcohol induce criminal charges (something that I've never had to deal with thank god), and he HAS to attend aftercare or he violates his probation, so I am planning on attending with him, and letting him know that I am open to it helping me and go in with a positive mind, as to help him go in with an attitude other than "I have to do this, that's why I'm here" and maybe if we go together, he will see it differently. I WANT to be free from Norco, he does NOT want to be sober from alcohol, and he can't wait to drink...if he drinks like he used to, which is the only way I think he can drink, he doesn't know how to pace himself or moderate, then he is going to lose his family. He has been in trouble with the law more times than I would like to say in the past 3 years and it's all because of alcohol. I never did anything destructive or dangerous or anything, I just wanted me pain to go away, so I don't know where his mind set is with addiction and recovery, but hopefully we can do it together.
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Congrats on your clean time!  I hope you really think about some form of aftercare. Reality has a way of setting in and then the games begin.  It is so much easier when you have a support system in place~
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How GREAT for you!...there IS hope!
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SJS, way to stay positive!! You got this! I agree with aftercare and for everyone that can be different. 31days is awesome, your inspiring others. I read your posts as well, so thank you! Keep the guard up as they say!! Continued success and prayers your way!
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Wow I am so happy for you!! I am on day 6 and today I feel better. Not great but better. I have been on pain killers for 10 years. I was off of them for almost 9 months then last July I started slowly taking again then was hooked. Now I am on the right road again. The past 5 days have been hell but today seems better. Happy for you!! Keep it up!
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I had pretty much the same situation. I also was on them for 10 years, stopped last year for 5 months, then started taking them here and there for pain, the heavier my son got, the worse my pain got, so the more pills I took. The 4th and 5th day seemed to be the worse for me, but it's amazing how fast time goes by and how quickly your body and mind forget. Best of luck
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Hey congrats on 36 days clean!!!!!  your off to a great start....time for the next critical step.....aftercare...get involved with a progam of recovery  long after the pills stop your still stuck with the addict in your head...without a progam of recovery your chances are less then 10% those that use aftercare come on here months even years late  to tell us how amazing there life is  those that try to go it alone come back to tell us about a relapse as  always I recamend the N/A progam  it has truly gave me my life back....google a N/A meeting near you and go
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Thank you!! I am open to aftercare, I'm open to anything. I just meant that up until this point I haven't had any aftercare, and wasn't ready for that part yet. However, my fiance will be starting AA meetings for alcohol induce criminal charges (something that I've never had to deal with thank god), and he HAS to attend aftercare or he violates his probation, so I am planning on attending with him, and letting him know that I am open to it helping me and go in with a positive mind, as to help him go in with an attitude other than "I have to do this, that's why I'm here" and maybe if we go together, he will see it differently. I WANT to be free from Norco, he does NOT want to be sober from alcohol, and he can't wait to drink...if he drinks like he used to, which is the only way I think he can drink, he doesn't know how to pace himself or moderate, then he is going to lose his family. He has been in trouble with the law more times than I would like to say in the past 3 years and it's all because of alcohol. I never did anything destructive or dangerous or anything, I just wanted me pain to go away, so I don't know where his mind set is with addiction and recovery, but hopefully we can do it together.
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