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    Re: Wish me luck

    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!


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    Re: Wish me luck

    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!



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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.



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


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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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    Re: Wish me luck

    Good luck. And if you don't succeed the first time, try again!



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    Good luck and you can do it! Go Fight Win!



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    Re: Wish me luck

    good luck and congrats on taking the first step.



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    Re: Wish me luck

    I have not had a drink in five years. It is wonderful not to have nights I cannot remember. I cannot say that I miss the ear splitting hangovers either. Get ready to meet some new friends. The guys and gals that I used to get loaded with no longer even call to see if I am alive. I cannot say that I miss them either.



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    I had one guy working for me in a key position who came to me asking if he could take a long vacation and go into in patient treatment after serving his short stint in the slammer for a DUI. Of course I said yes and agreed to keep it quiet for him. I feel guilty every annual anniversary of his sobriety when he sends me a heartfelt email thanking me for the support I gave him when I was simply doing the right thing. He celebrated four years earlier this year. I'm very happy for him and will be praying for you.


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    Re: Wish me luck

    Good for you. Good luck



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    Re: Wish me luck

    A wise choice, and one that your body and your loved ones will thank you for in the long run. I wish you courage, strength, discipline, and much love from those surrounding you.

    Small steps....just small steps...but they add up to a journey you won't regret.



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    Re: Wish me luck

    Best of luck, you've already taken the most difficult step by understanding and admitting you have a problem. As others have said, find a good support group. Even online forums can be extremely helpful to converse with people that are going through the exact same thing. You're never alone in your battles.



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    Re: Wish me luck

    Cris Carter (former Viking great) was candid on Mike and Mike once about alcohol and drugs. It's been 20-30 years of sobriety for him and it was very impressive to listen and hear about how he makes the commitment to stay sober every morning when he wakes up. I respect him for being open about it, and also you because you are seeking that path. Don't let anything stop you brother, you got a lot of people who need you.



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    Re: Wish me luck

    I come from a long line of alcoholics: Grandfathers on both sides, my dad & all of his siblings, and even my younger brother. I tried to do my best to learn from their mistakes, my brother never took the lessons to heart like I did.

    Good luck to you man. Stay strong!



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