Wish me luck

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  1. secondname

    secondname New Member

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    I'm a regular poster with a new name for this. After a lot of praying and talking it's time to admit I'm an alcoholic. For the past 15 years my life has revolved around alcohol. I need to stop before I hit rock bottom.

    As of Saturday I've had my last drink. I must succeed. I will succeed.

    Wish me luck.
     
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  2. Swanson10

    Swanson10 Well-Known Member

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    Good Luck brother!
     
  3. CycloneErik

    CycloneErik Well-Known Member

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    You can own this thing. Praying for you.
     
  4. cyfanatic

    cyfanatic Well-Known Member

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    Good luck...be strong!!
     
  5. mj4cy

    mj4cy Asst. Regional Manager
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    It is better to not drink at all than drink too much. Credit to you for realizing this before you're in too deep. Best of luck and hopefully your friends and family will keep you busy/distracted so you don't have to do this alone.
     
  6. Section110

    Section110 Active Member

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    The first step, and often times most difficult one, is getting to the point where you admit it. That's not easy. Best of luck the rest of the way.
     
  7. Transient

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    Praying for you!!
     
  8. nj829

    nj829 Well-Known Member

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    best of luck to you!! Stay strong, you can do this!
     
  9. Cyclones_R_GR8

    Cyclones_R_GR8 Well-Known Member

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    Best of luck to you.

    One word of advice, do not fall into the trap of "I can try just one" after about 6 months. We former smokers fooled ourselves with that one many times. I can promise it will work the same with alcohol.
     
  10. yler4cy

    yler4cy Well-Known Member

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    Best of luck and good luck in beating this horrible thing. Keep your head up and you can conquer anything.
     
  11. carvers4math

    carvers4math Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations on taking this important step in your life and good luck.
     
  12. ThurgoodMarshal

    ThurgoodMarshal Well-Known Member

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    You can do it man. I've been in your shoes before and it can be overcome. Gotta stay mentally tough.
     
  13. GTO

    GTO Well-Known Member

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    Best of luck, be strong, and find a good support group to help you through this.
     
  14. cowgirl836

    cowgirl836 Well-Known Member

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    Best of luck!
     
  15. ruxCYtable

    ruxCYtable Well-Known Member

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    You've taken a very difficult and important step already by admitting your problem. YOU CAN DO THIS.
     
  16. Buster28

    Buster28 Well-Known Member

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    That's a huge first step and one of many, but people will be there to support you. Don't be afraid to lean on someone when you need it! :yes:
     
  17. Fitzy

    Fitzy Well-Known Member

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    Good luck!

    Also, I read something a few days ago that might be a good idea if you ever get the "urge."

    Try developing a good habit that you will do instead of getting something to drink every time you get the urge. Like, instead of getting a beer, go and do ten pushups (or whatever good habit you might want to start doing). That way, you can not only quit a bad habit, but start a good one as well.

    Cheers!
     
  18. urb1

    urb1 Well-Known Member

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    Good luck to you. I've known quite a few people who succeeded and a few who did not. Those who didn't did not get any help and never admitted they had a real problem.
     
  19. boone7247

    boone7247 Well-Known Member

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    Good Luck! Not an easy thing to kick, surround yourself with people that will help. Wish you the best.
     
  20. SNEDDS3

    SNEDDS3 Well-Known Member

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    It's a lifestyle change, but can definitely be done. Best of luck to you. Get a good support network and rely on them.
     

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