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Two Days Sober Today

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sbk    2,042

Don't feel sad, I am sure your son isn't. :)

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WeeGB    1

Good for you mate, keep going.

You, your wife, and son deserve the better life that not drinking will give you.

Life is too good to be spent in the blur of alcohol, hopefully each day will get easier for you.

You're putting good, quality years on your life by sticking with this decision you've made. Keep it up.

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kennkate    17

Good Man 1 Week Thats great

You can't slip now just think of all the stick you would get from Your TV Supporters.

Take a round of Applause Your Doing it. It's a big Hill but your almost at the Top thats for sure

Well Done

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loong    1,688

Stand up and take a bow.

You've committed yourself to this and you've stuck with it.

You should be feeling proud of yourself.

I'm sure that it will start to get a little easier soon.

Respect.

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ThaiPauly    540

Well done mate,

I am so pleased that you are doing well.

I stopped drinking nearly 4 weeks ago and have never felt physically better.

It's a big "kick" for sure.

The only drawback is that I have to stop myself from visiting bars, because I still don't trust myself around booze and drinkers (its not them that have the problem, the problem is ME)

But apart from that life is GREAT isn't it?

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LeungKen    894

Congrats to you both.

...But no going out to celebrate OK ?........... :)

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Wrong Turn    31
I've been trying to get off the piss for 3 years and today I am 2 days sober.

Enough is enough, I choose life over a slow miserable death. That's what it's come down to for me.

Amazing how much better I feel after only 48 hours.

Best of luck LivinE.

One day at a time, seems to be best for me. I presume you're stopping for health reasons, and as I am, also.

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Head Snake    32

I am over 1-1/2 years sober. I too recommend using a internet journaling site.

THe longer you stay the sober, the better things get.

The issue will be whether you can quit on your own or whether you need something (a plan or program) for you to change for the better so alcohol is not the solution anymore.

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pauleddy    240

Anyone know what to do in BKK?

I have an ex- colleague who is slowly killing himself.

He has done AA, and I think he has had anti-abuse tablets (??) in the past. The place in Kachanaburi is expensive it seems,. I don't think he will go to a Wat.

I am not qualified to say whether he needs to go in a ward, or if he can have tablets at home. Ideally he needs some kind of good psychiatrist in BKK, who will give him the tablets he needs and see him regularly. maybe Bumrungrad or somewhere, I was going to suggest that. But...I don't know which place does that stuff.

Any comments would be helpful.

thanks

P Ed

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StreetCowboy    5,237
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Best of luck LivinE.

One day at a time, seems to be best for me. I presume you're stopping for health reasons, and as I am, also.

There's three reasons I'd like to give up drinking:-

- to avoid the loss of control and drunken stupidness and huge credit card bills and ATM receipts

- to wake up alert and at home in the mornings

- I suppose health as well; and also reduce spend on drink

SC

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Well done mate,

I am so pleased that you are doing well.

I stopped drinking nearly 4 weeks ago and have never felt physically better.

It's a big "kick" for sure.

The only drawback is that I have to stop myself from visiting bars, because I still don't trust myself around booze and drinkers (its not them that have the problem, the problem is ME)

But apart from that life is GREAT isn't it?

Mate it sure is;

4 weeks huh? Well done.

Same for me too, no pubs for quite a while I fear. As with you, I don't trust myself.

Something happened today that maybe you can relate to it. I have been feeling great the past couple of days except for a bit of early morning anxiety attacks but today me and the Mrs had a small tiff in the car on the way home.

The first thing that came into my head was "stuff this, I'm off to the bottle shop". Just like that. Over a petty little tiff!

Five minutes later the compulsion left me but it was a strong reminder of how fragile I am. It's only 7 days and I know this is to be expected.

We just can't let our guards down for a second in these early days.

All the best comrade. Please keep me informed of you progress.

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Anyone know what to do in BKK?

I have an ex- colleague who is slowly killing himself.

He has done AA, and I think he has had anti-abuse tablets (??) in the past. The place in Kachanaburi is expensive it seems,. I don't think he will go to a Wat.

I am not qualified to say whether he needs to go in a ward, or if he can have tablets at home. Ideally he needs some kind of good psychiatrist in BKK, who will give him the tablets he needs and see him regularly. maybe Bumrungrad or somewhere, I was going to suggest that. But...I don't know which place does that stuff.

Any comments would be helpful.

thanks

P Ed

Hi Paul,

I believe there are some very good detox centres in Bangkok. Some are expensive, some are cheap. But your friend has to want to do this himself, he has to be ready otherwise it's a waist of time.

I never went myself, I only got as far as getting some details whilst I was in Thailand.

I can give you the details and contact numbers if you PM me.

Good luck with your friend

All the best

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