This first week

When I asked a buddy of mine that has his 3 year chip about getting sober, he told me that the first month is the hardest. I’m 31 years old and have had at least one drink a night for as long as I can remember. A couple of months ago, my stomach started hurting to varying degrees dependent on how much I had drank in the past 24 hours. I knew it was time to stop.

Still, every night when i’m headed home from my job the thought of picking up a bottle of bourvon or a 6/12 of IPA creeps up in my thoughts like a leach. I have a lot of admiration and respect for the people that can get through this first month. For those of you that have, don’t let it be for nothing.


Just got through the first month definitley not easy, second, third, fourth aren’t any easier…just have to keep reminding yourself why you quit in the first place and if that reason is worth the fight.
Stay strong.


Thanks @Rikk. Everyday ha’s been a struggle to not think about drinking. I keep on finding myself figuring ways that I could drink, but glad that I haven’t put any plans into action.

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I can think of a million excuses to keep drinking but only one good reason to stop

@Rikk I completly agree with you! @Caba Thanks for sharing your story! It’s definitely hard not to think about it at times but I learned that’s just part of the process. Sometimes my thoughts of drinking where so strong I would give in. Now I’m learning to trust God and ask for his strength to be able to not give in. Support groups like this or others are very helpful, specially when going through the crisis. There’s always someone here to talk to you and encourage you! Congratulations on your first week, you can do it! Blessings to you! :tulip::tulip::tulip::point_up::point_up::point_up::clap::clap::clap::muscle::muscle::muscle::rose::rose::rose:

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@Soberlife05 and @Rikk , thank you both for your kind words. Its reassuring to know that there is a good community such as this… It’s hard sharing this with my family because I don’t want to burden them… plus they don’t seem able to relate.

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@Caba Your welcome! I’ve recently downloaded the app and it’s been extremely helpful already! I’ve being able to hear others stories, the support and encouragement! One of my favorite sayings is "keep coming back, it works when you work it, so I work it because I’m WORTH it! Happy sober day, one day at a time! :smile::smile::smile::point_up::point_up::point_up::heartbeat::heartbeat::heartbeat:


Hello everyone. Today is 56 days for me and I’m so happy for this app. I haven’t went longer than 3 days without a drink in probably 25 years so this is truly a miracle.


@Barryq22 that’s really awesome! 4 days closer to unlock the 60 day goal! Whoohoo :confetti_ball::tada::confetti_ball::tada: I really like how the app keeps you accountable each second! Keep up the hard work! :clap::clap::clap::v::v::v:

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Today marks 21days off alcohol and i feel great


@Soberlife That’s awesome! 9 days left to unlock 30days goal! Whooohooo! :confetti_ball::tada::confetti_ball::tada::confetti_ball::tada::confetti_ball::tada::confetti_ball:

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My name is Shannon it’s only been 2 days sense my last drink. I almost grabbed a beer but grabbed a pop instead. I never thought of myself as having an issue till I was drinking every day.i don’t get drunk hardly ever but it can never be just a glass of wine it had to be the whole bottle. And I have been buying a bottle of wine ever day for months now. I would stop for a day but would get a bottle right away the next day after work. I’m not an alcoholic, but I do have to say I need to take a break and now I find it hard because it became so routine.


If you feel like you need it, maybe you should consider that you might be an addict. Just something to think about :slight_smile: You’re on the right track

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I completely relate to you saying you can only do it to excess! If friends ask me to go out for ‘a couple of drinks’ they can stop there but I know I’m gonna keep on drinking til I pass out, probably end up buying cocaine and wake up feeling like a waste of space!! Routine is hard to break but I’m sure you will find the strength to do it! :muscle:


@Nutrock this is me!! You’re so right about the routine but I’m determined to find new things to enjoy :+1:


Lol. We say that at AA and i can never say it right - it’s a bit of a tongue twister but true! ‘Works if you work it so keep coming back!’ :grinning::grinning::grin::hugs::hugs::blush:Xxxxx


Oh!! I even typed it wrong! I can’t type it or say it right!! Douh!!

@Pod Yeah it took me a Lil while to get it right lol it is a tongue twister but a good one! :sparkling_heart::rose::tulip:

Me too! There must be more to life!!! :+1:

I can totally relate to what you are saying. I switched from liquor to wine because it didn’t seem as harsh. I would have a few glasses and then slowly I started drinking more and more until I was drinking a big jug of wine in two nights and then head to the liquor store after work.

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