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      Trying 7 weeks to sobriety

      Like everyone else I've become desperate to stop drinking. I used to be able to stop just with will power, then with Kudzu. Even when I was drinking I could abstain during the week and just drink on the weekends. Lately though that hasn't been the case. I look forward to drinks after work every night, as well as lots of drinking on the weekends. I've decided I need to step things up in my efforts to stop, but I have to admit its taken quite a while to do so.

      My first thought was to try the Sinclair method. I tried to find a provider who would administer Naltrexone to me, which ended up being an exercise in frustration. My best option on that is to get it off the internet and self-administer, and I'm not terribly comfortable with that (although I'll keep it as a last resort option if it comes to that).

      So while researching the different ways people have found success with quitting, I stumbled across the 7 weeks to sobriety book. I bought it and read it a couple times. I figured I'd give it a shot, so here I am, day 1.

      I had several activities planned for the 4 day weekend, but I backed out of all of them. I'm just going to hunker down at home and get used to taking all these supplements. I'm also going to get used to going to sleep without alcohol, and waking up without caffeine. What better than a nice fat 4 day weekend to do that? By the time I return to work Wed, hopefully I'll have the routine down. More importantly, hopefully I won't have touched a drop of alcohol by then either. We'll see.

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      It looks like you've got the makings of a good plan to keep you on your sober path @Squanderer! Start with today then work on tomorrow. Staying away from drinking events is a very smart idea, especially early in your quit. As you gain some AF time, it'll get easier to be around alcohol without feeling the need or want to drink. For now, protect your quit at all costs because right now it's the most important thing to you! Hang in there, you can do this!
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      Re: Trying 7 weeks to sobriety

      Hi and welcome @Squanderer! I have read that book as well as the mood cure and take some of the supplements. Which are you taking? It is great to have a 4 day weekend to get started. Check in here often for support! And, jump in the Newbies Nest!
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      Re: Trying 7 weeks to sobriety

      Thanks abcowboy. As selfish as it felt flaking out on everyone, I do agree about my quitting being more important. I didn't tell anyone why I flaked, my friends all know I drink of course but I've kept the fact that its a problem a secret.

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      Re: Trying 7 weeks to sobriety

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      Hi and welcome @Squanderer! I have read that book as well as the mood cure and take some of the supplements. Which are you taking? It is great to have a 4 day weekend to get started. Check in here often for support! And, jump in the Newbies Nest!
      Hi ssd858. I'm doing the detox formula outlined for the first 2 weeks. The book has 2 detox formulas, but the supplements come with one set of instructions that it says covers both, so thats what I'm taking. It looks close to detox formula 2 to me though. Haha there are a TON of pills!

      Did you do the whole 7 weeks program?

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      Re: Trying 7 weeks to sobriety

      Day one is over, it wasn't bad at all. I can't remember the last sober Saturday I had. It's surprising how long the day seems when I'm not drunk/passed out for most of it! Anyway, I know its just one day but I'm grateful to wake up on a Sunday morning without a hangover. I'm thinking of all the things I can get done today, but not thinking of a trip to the liquor store.

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      Great work Squanderer! Keep it going friend.

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      Thanks Guitarista, definitely so far so good!

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      Well done. first week is the hardest

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      I found this book very helpful. I enjoyed drinking on an empty stomach so this was great. I am hypoglycemic so I learned to eat small amounts of protein regularly. Good Luck.
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