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by Buckyst
25 Feb 2015 10:13
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 81933
Views: 3387788

Re: The First 7 Days

I found this expansive and inspiring list called '101 helpful hints on staying clean and sober'. I got something out of it. Maybe you will too. Let me know if you do. http://www.spiritualriver.com/101-helpful-tips-on-how-to-stay-clean-and-sober/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Bucky
by Buckyst
25 Feb 2015 09:52
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 81933
Views: 3387788

Re: The First 7 Days

Hello All, After 6 months of sobriety I am back. After a lapse on Jan 14th, followed by a handful more up until Feb 21st I had to acknowledge that I have a full on relapse on my hands. I really enjoyed my 6 months, and had some dark moments in my last few days finding myself back at square one, part...
by Buckyst
29 Jun 2014 04:52
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Two Week Challenge
Replies: 17436
Views: 627726

Re: Two Week Challenge

Thanks for your response earlier Shadowland. Day 13. Going well. Had a few impulses, but have looked to my little book of reasons and motivations that I write in every day and that helps. My boyfriend has been quite oblivious to my quitting drinking and smoking. I have kept it kind of light and not ...
by Buckyst
26 Jun 2014 04:09
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Two Week Challenge
Replies: 17436
Views: 627726

Re: Two Week Challenge

It's lonely here! Where is everybody? :?
by Buckyst
25 Jun 2014 09:52
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Two Week Challenge
Replies: 17436
Views: 627726

Re: Two Week Challenge

Hello all, happy to join you here in the two week challenge. Everything is going well at the mo'. I am putting more effort into quitting this time around. Keeping track of all the reasons I want and have to be a non drinker. So I am chugging along, with only some worries for social plans, particular...
by Buckyst
22 Jun 2014 17:20
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 81933
Views: 3387788

Re: The First 7 Days

Smartmove, I think there is complacency definitely involved. I am making it a goal to put more work in this time. I have taken to carrying around a small notebook to continuously jot reasons to not drink and other motivation. I also make sure to write one in the morning and one before bed. I also fe...
by Buckyst
22 Jun 2014 17:17
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 81933
Views: 3387788

Re: The First 7 Days

I can do this, Don't give in!!! Just stay home and do something nice and relaxing. Read a book. Take a bath. Don't hang with the friends if you know it'll lead to wine, especially now when you feel weak. Maybe check out the wobble thread here? I have been where you are so many times and it is always...
by Buckyst
22 Jun 2014 08:43
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 81933
Views: 3387788

Re: The First 7 Days

Katja, I really have learnt something each time I relapse and each time I get sober. The thing is that I seem to just throw it out the window at some point to drink and then repeat the cycle. The thing is the mistakes I make each time I get back into drinking the results are more and more serious wi...
by Buckyst
22 Jun 2014 01:29
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 81933
Views: 3387788

Re: The First 7 Days

Hello, day 6 for me. Going well as it always does in the beginning. I am happy about it, but am trying to arm myself against the time that will come where I think it is ok to drink again. It has happened so many times and I fear it. It's like my mind gets taken over. I picture it like turning into a...
by Buckyst
20 Jun 2014 23:11
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 81933
Views: 3387788

Re: The First 7 Days

Day 5. Felt great because I went to a work bbq and had a good time without drinking. If I was drinking I would have credited with having a good time and would have continued long into the wee hours unlike the others at the bbq who can just have a few. Now I get the rest of the evening and a hangover...
by Buckyst
17 Jun 2014 14:37
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 81933
Views: 3387788

Re: The First 7 Days

Red eye, that's exactly it! Counting on others being as drunk as me but realizing the next day
that that is not the case at all. It's kind of the least of my worries at the moment, but still niggles
at me.

Day 3. Happy to be on this road. Good luck to all!

Bucky
by Buckyst
17 Jun 2014 04:21
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 81933
Views: 3387788

Re: The First 7 Days

Wow, lots of activity on here. Too much to keep up with at the mo. Happy to be into day 2. It's these first few days of being sober where I have to deal with all the guilt and horrible feelings now that I can look back at the last few months of binging with clarity. I am doing a pretty good job of k...
by Buckyst
16 Jun 2014 03:42
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 81933
Views: 3387788

Re: The First 7 Days

Back to day 1. Been here so many times. I do come back each time with some gained insights, and some times I come back feeling raggedy and raw. Today I come back with a mixture of anxiety (over the mistakes I have made during my last 3 months of binge-drinking) but also I feel relieved to be throwin...
by Buckyst
24 Mar 2014 09:16
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 81933
Views: 3387788

Re: The First 7 Days

Good morning, and back to day 2. A vicious cycle. Nonetheless
I am happy to be back on the horse.

Hope everyone is well

Bucky
by Buckyst
20 Mar 2014 13:02
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 81933
Views: 3387788

Re: The First 7 Days

Good morning from Canada, So many people on here working towards the same goal. That has to create some extra momentum for all of us doesn't it? Day 4, and, again, waking hangover-free and healthy, with the next 4 days off…it feels great.Doesn't get old. So as much as I enjoy that of coarse I can'...
by Buckyst
19 Mar 2014 13:40
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 81933
Views: 3387788

Re: The First 7 Days

Hello All, Jaxom- I don't know that I drank as a reward, but rather I drink to have fun and to let loose. I never drink out of sadness, but to quell social anxiety and out of boredom. Usually I do it because I am happy and healthy and want to feel free and have fun and let loose (way to loose). So t...
by Buckyst
18 Mar 2014 14:11
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 81933
Views: 3387788

Re: The First 7 Days

Thank you Jaxom5 and Nomas for your replies. That bit of support and insight yesterday was valuable to me. Woke up on day 2 today with the sun shining and of coarse a new lease on life (again). I am a binge drinker and so the the days after a hangover are always glorious and it seems that my pattern...
by Buckyst
17 Mar 2014 13:09
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 81933
Views: 3387788

Re: The First 7 Days

Hello All, Day One again for me. In the past I have approached this initial post with anxiety an tears for having found myself in the same position again (and again and again) but I am just so grateful to wake up healthy and safe after my monster hangover yesterday that I just feel happy and relieve...
by Buckyst
10 Oct 2013 19:25
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Anger (and other strong emotions)
Replies: 43
Views: 5470

Re: Anger (and other strong emotions)

Miss Cheese, I relate to what you are saying. I was also not allowed to express my emotions as a child and thus can find it difficult not so much to express my emotions, but find myself second-guessing myself often no matter what direction I go in. I try to think it through (a social interaction tha...
by Buckyst
10 Oct 2013 12:50
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Anger (and other strong emotions)
Replies: 43
Views: 5470

Re: Anger (and other strong emotions)

Your posts have gotten me thinking. Yes I also have, not so much anger, but very intense judgement towards myself...there is nothing I put towards others that I do not put towards myself. I can be ruthless to both (often only in my head) and I know it is rooted in my childhood. I go between thinking...