Hi , I look back and think a lot of the time I was thirsty and alcohol was always the fix. I’m still very conscious of the thirst thing but make sure I’ve got good food and a lime & soda there to quench the thirst. Unfortunately sometimes water just doesn’t hit the mark! Hang in there breathe, hour by hour 😊
@Al when you are in edit more in the space that says about you above your statement you must have typed your name Al in there and it removed Bird. Go back to editing your profile and right above the area to type about yourself you can put Bird in.
We were not able to change our user name on the old site. I am unsure if you can now. When @mrs-d is back from camping she will be able to confirm if it doesn’t change for you. A bit of a mystery if it changed itself though!??!!
Davenajean, I relate to you totally. I thought I could do the same. I finished a year of study and thought I deserved a drink. Same at Christmas when I ended up injuring myself. Big wake up. Call!. I’m with ya
Hi everyone I haven’t been on here for a while.! It’s nice to know there are lots of strong and courageous people trying to change their lives for the better on this site. I’m doing ok with my sobriety, I still struggle with the thought and that’s all it is that if I cld sometimes have one drink. But I know it’s never that for me. So I quickly…[Read more]
Hi @Bird. Congrats to you for staying strong. I know how that is – i’ve been on and off wanting to get sober. I am divorced and at home with my 16 year old (btw, my ex is an alcoholic which is one reason for the divorce! )…i’m not the blackout drinker but way too consistent with the nightly wine. I DID have that one glass of wine last night…[Read more]
Barbara–how awesome that you noticed how you felt after that glass and stopped it in it’s tracks! To wake up in the middle of an addictive act and reroute is something I’ve rarely, if ever, been able to do. I’m glad we’re working to get sober together…that nightly wine was such a “comfort”…or so we thought. We can do this! Everyone says…[Read more]
It’s funny how the universe works. I’ve been feeling grr the last few days. I can’t figure out what’s eating me but I’m probably tired with work, study and kids.
I had been thinking drinking a bit, sometimes when I’m thirsty I do that!, but it worries me a bit. Anyway just reading through my emails and mrs d pops up, reassures me every time.…[Read more]
We sure don’t need it! Are you getting enough protein? Great nutrition really helps. I find the B vitamins, D, Evening Primrose, and tumeric really lift my energy and mood – I am sure the tumeric capsules actually made me feel chirpy, a miracle at the time of stress. One study found it to be slightly more effective than prozac – and no horrible…[Read more]
Good on you. I had the big boozy parties for my 40th and 50th and it’s my 60th next year. I’ve decided to go back to UK for it (been in NZ for over 30 years, have had only three trips back) and spend it with my wonderful brother and sister who I miss so much. And…..drum roll….on my ‘saved’ box it says $2,500. I just about have too, been…[Read more]
Hi all, I haven’t been on the sight for ages, but I’m continuing to stay sober. I’m committed to a midwifery degree now, and my mind is so clear. I’m able to juggle family, work and degree, only by being sober, and happy to!!! Have a wonderful day x
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