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    Re: Relapse in Retrospect

    @Ginger999, I'm always up for running experiments on myself and as I told you, I'm often "What would one be like?"-Curious
    I really appreciate your sharing your experience here. It is a reminder of the consequences that I would most likely face if I decided to run that experiment.

    I usually seem to have to find out everything for myself but here, I've really tried to shove my ego aside and learn from others. In this, we really are much more alike than different and we can learn from and help one another. Thank you
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    Re: Relapse in Retrospect

    Hi Ginger, well that knocks any thoughts of normal drinking on the head for me. Thank you very much for sharing your story. No way do i want to go back to the self loathing and hating myself that comes hand in hand with drinking and i really appreciate you sharing your story. The thought of a day 1 again does hold not one ounce of appeal but so glad you are back on here and back on track. x
    AF free 1st December 2013 - 1st December 2019 - 6 years of living the way i should have always done

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    Re: Relapse in Retrospect

    I always ask myself why I drank when I drink. I no longer desire to drink let alone get drunk. Being sober is not always easy, but its better then being drunk.
    I quit drinking on March 8, 2020. Taking it One Day At A Time and no more taking my quit for granted.

    Also doing it for me. I got to stay sober for me.

    Just consecrate on today and do what you can to remain sober for today and worry about staying sober tomorrow, tomorrow.

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    Re: Relapse in Retrospect

    Thanks, Ginger. You don't have to eat alone, there's plenty of room at the cool kids table.

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    Re: Relapse in Retrospect

    Ginger!

    Thanks for sharing your story. I agree with all of the above - it helps me realize when those thoughts of "I'm cured" come through my head, that I can't and don't want to drink. I am sorry for what you're going through, but like your husband says, I know you can quit again. Welcome back,

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    Re: Relapse in Retrospect

    Ginger I know the feeling. I lost a 7 year quit and thought that I could control it but my old habits was already coming back and the fear of not having enough to get drunk came back. It took me a few tries to get back to this point but now I know that I can never drink again.

    Just take it one day at a time. I am at day 12 and I feel great. The cravings are still there but every day that I don't drink the less they are going to occur and the weaker that they get. I love being sober too much to ruin this quit. I do not know when I will have enough to do another quit. If I fail this time, I am afraid of how long it will be until I get sick and tired of AL to get the courage to try again.
    I quit drinking on March 8, 2020. Taking it One Day At A Time and no more taking my quit for granted.

    Also doing it for me. I got to stay sober for me.

    Just consecrate on today and do what you can to remain sober for today and worry about staying sober tomorrow, tomorrow.

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    Re: Relapse in Retrospect

    Ginger-
    You were a huge inspiration to me early in my quit. Thank you for sharing your story here. It reminds me that even after 3+years I cannot let my guard down. I do not have the ability to moderate my drinking ever again and I know it.
    I am so sorry you had to go through those awful physical and mental feelings again. I can still take myself back and remember the horrible way I felt after drinking. It was pure hell.
    Good on you for coming back here. Let's do this!
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    Re: Relapse in Retrospect

    This was an amazing thread to read. Consider it bumped for newcomers and others. I will be rereading it over and over, I'm sure.

    Thanks for starting it, No Sugar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FeralPuppy View Post
    This was an amazing thread to read. Consider it bumped for newcomers and others. I will be rereading it over and over, I'm sure.
    Thanks for starting it, No Sugar.
    Every time I find my addicted brain getting too big for its britches, I read this thread, FP. I know I am no different to anyone who posted here. It is so easy to slip into thinking (again) that I can control my drinking. Maybe I could for some amount of time but these posters make it clear that it just can't be done in the long run. Too much will power is needed and will power is not infinite.
    I'm glad it was helpful to you. I hope some other "returners" will consider adding their stories. It helps us all.
    Have a great day, NS


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    Re: Relapse in Retrospect

    Thanks for the bump, @ferralpuppy. It inspired me to go back and read my post from August last year. Nine months ago, I came back to my senses! Time sure flies! Happy to be AF and here once again. Peace....

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