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First day, no alchohol

Nov 06, 2010 - 3 comments










How did this happen? How does this happen to anyone? I was prescribed something innocently enough for tension headaches and now I can't stop taking it and get rebound headaches if I don't. Then comes the alchohol. A few years ago, I started drinking a glass of wine at night a couple times a week, when my kids were in bed. Now, its up to two, almost three glasses 6 nights a week. Addiction is slow, creeping. It takes over you before you even know what's happening. I sucessfully gave up smoking on May 20, 2010. Not a single puff, no cheating. I feel great about that. However, I feel so sad that these two other addicitons still plague me. I skipped the wine last night because my oldest son went to his first sleepover. I didn't want to be sleeping so soundly that I would not hear the phone ring in case there was a problem. I woke up this am with withdrawl symptoms. It was bad. Took fioricet to get rid of it. I think I will give up the wine, no more drinking. Since I am already going through alchohol withdrawl, just let it go and keep going without booze. The fioricet will be next, someday.

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by Punkinhead75, Nov 06, 2010
Attagirl!!!  Sounds like your moving in the right direction.  Take your time, keep things simple.   Left foot right foot repeat as needed.  Take care and best of luck!!!

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by narla, Nov 06, 2010
It's great that you have realised the alcohol is becoming a problem,Post on the forum or send a private message to me or anyone else if you need to talk about how you are feeling.This will probably be one of the best decisions of your life,you will never regret it,

Take Care


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by Cloudwindgate, Nov 06, 2010
I personal have never dealt with a drug addiction but i have witnessed it and even been an enabler its just hard to say no to those you love. I'm glad to hear your strong enough to break these addictions. I wish you only good fortune and the power to break this habit

The serenity prayer

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.

        --Reinhold Niebuhr

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