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by nettii
31 Jan 2011 15:38
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 81892
Views: 3369129

Re: The First 7 Days

Hi Guinevere

Great that you're back. you know if I were youI'd just forget about the "alcoholic" label. It goes along with "drinker" "heavy drinker" "drunk" "just drink too much". They are all just labels so concentrate on the fact that you don't want to drink, you're happier when you don't drink.
by nettii
29 Jan 2011 16:20
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 81892
Views: 3369129

Re: The First 7 Days

Waterlily: <:)> <:)> Step back on the wagon honey, we've all been there. Hope you feel better tomorrow Rabbit: Same for you <:)> <:)> Look back to the last time you were sober and think how good you felt. Be kind to yourself, spoil yoursef with anything but drink. The first couple of days are hell b...
by nettii
28 Jan 2011 10:07
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 81892
Views: 3369129

Re: The First 7 Days

Lizzy come back. Keep clocking up the AF days with us. Your partner's issues with you giving up drinking are his issues. Is it tht as much as he loves you he doesn't want to giove up his drinking partner? If so I know EXACTLY what that's like. PLEASE come back. <:)> Myra, Linda, Connie, Eliza, Space...
by nettii
27 Jan 2011 22:00
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 81892
Views: 3369129

Re: The First 7 Days

Failed again on monday, and Tuesday, which I'd forgotten about until earlier. So I'm on day 2. Feel a sense of determination coming on. I didn't feel it earlier today, I just felt everything was a struggle. That's 3 lapses this month. I won't let this happen to me. I won't let the EAF beat me again....
by nettii
27 Jan 2011 14:50
Forum: Relapsing
Topic: Are you drinking now ?
Replies: 3077
Views: 203533

Re: Are you drinking now ?

I agree Lizzie. It really has to be all or nothing. It scares the shit out of me that I'm going to get those cravings, I'm sure you know exactly what I mean. Last weekend was so bad I stayed in the house in my PJ's so i couldn't leave the house. I think I got over the weekend and then let my guard d...
by nettii
27 Jan 2011 14:34
Forum: Relapsing
Topic: Are you drinking now ?
Replies: 3077
Views: 203533

Re: Are you drinking now ?

I agree with the allergy theory too - it's what AA believe in. I think I'm allergic because it does something very strange to my brain. The same as Connie, I drink the most, the fastest, the longest. There just is no 1 or 2 for me. I also believe this allergy disrupts our brains causing the intense ...
by nettii
24 Jan 2011 11:13
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Old SOS - Archived
Replies: 11782
Views: 427196

Re: SOS - Post here if you need help (NO GENERAL CHAT PLEASE

Space, no point in throwing it if it'll just panick you to get more. Are you managing to drink water? Or cups of tea? The last thing I want when I'm drinking is loads of water but the last coupole of ocassions I've drank I forced myself and it really helped with the hangover and the anxiety the next...
by nettii
24 Jan 2011 11:00
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Old SOS - Archived
Replies: 11782
Views: 427196

Re: SOS - Post here if you need help (NO GENERAL CHAT PLEASE

Space You are absolutely right - you need to stop NOW! Are you at home? if you have a meeting tonight you need to stop now, drink some water and get to bed. Fake illness if you have to. You know we all have been there, all understand what it's like. Just think back to what happened on your last bing...
by nettii
24 Jan 2011 10:50
Forum: Relapsing
Topic: Over-Confidence / Arrogance / Euphoria
Replies: 148
Views: 32986

Re: Over-Confidence / Arrogance / Euphoria

Whay is this.......they have named a thread after my ex-wife......DAMN her...... she is everywhere
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by nettii
24 Jan 2011 10:47
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Staying Single
Replies: 557
Views: 45023

Re: Staying single/Being alone

Hi Enfin I just wanted to say that I love reading your posts, you articulate yourself very well and it's amazing how well you are doing. I feel your pain like so many people on here. your strength to come as far as you have is amazing. I sympathise with the boyfriend/friends thing. I lost contact wi...
by nettii
23 Jan 2011 19:00
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Old SOS - Archived
Replies: 11782
Views: 427196

Re: SOS - Post here if you need help (NO GENERAL CHAT PLEASE

Yep Lizzie, that's a much better name. Fairy is far too nice and pretty sounding!!!
by nettii
23 Jan 2011 18:50
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Old SOS - Archived
Replies: 11782
Views: 427196

Re: SOS - Post here if you need help (NO GENERAL CHAT PLEASE

Good on you Lizzeie - another fat point to Lizzie and a kick in the teeth for the EAF. That "one last time" feeling is horrendous. Count up how many "one last times" you've had over the past few years and I think you can probably put that one to rest. I must have had several hundred "one last times"...
by nettii
23 Jan 2011 17:03
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 81892
Views: 3369129

Re: The First 7 Days

Eliza You aren't alone. We're all here for you and we've all been where you are now. I've said it so many times before but yuse this an an experience to learn from. Why don't you go over to the SOS and keep posting if you feel you want to. Then there'll be lots more people to support you. Everything...
by nettii
23 Jan 2011 17:01
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Women's Health Matters
Replies: 101
Views: 15970

Re: Mothers in Recovery

Wow Michelle, you really have had a hard time. No doubt you did what's best for your daughter. Must have taken a huge amount of strength to make the decision about your daughter. How scarey to wake up and not know where she was. My girls used to got to their Dad two nights a week but now it's sparod...
by nettii
23 Jan 2011 16:46
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Quit Lit
Replies: 215
Views: 20056

Re: Allen Carr's Book

I think I need that one nettii

Thanks!

Linda
And I need to read it again!!! :D
by nettii
23 Jan 2011 16:41
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 81892
Views: 3369129

Re: The First 7 Days

Hi Jacqui I know what you mean about not answering the phone etc because of sklurred speech. what's worse is when I have answered it, thenwake up the next day and wonder what the hell I said. Are you planning on just stopping cold turkey? I'm just asking because 3 bottles of wine is sure to create b...
by nettii
23 Jan 2011 16:17
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 81892
Views: 3369129

Re: The First 7 Days

Well done Lizzie, especially for throwing the drink away. It's very easy when you're dealing with a drunk partner to just think "If I can't beat them I'll join them", I've done it many times. So I know that must have taken HUGE effort for you. (::) Connie - wooooh nearly a week foirt you, go for it ...
by nettii
22 Jan 2011 00:21
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Old SOS - Archived
Replies: 11782
Views: 427196

Re: SOS - Post here if you need help (NO GENERAL CHAT PLEASE

Chris, if you really are seriously worried then don't hesitate to call emergency services. Sounds very dramatic I know but in effect you have just taken a drug overdose. Alcohol and antabuse are not designed for each other!!! If in any doubt seek help your health is more important than anything else...
by nettii
21 Jan 2011 22:30
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Women's Health Matters
Replies: 101
Views: 15970

Re: Mothers in Recovery

Michelle, I hadm't looked at this topic before so thanks for posting on it - it made me read. I too agree with Julie, there really should be no drinking around children. My first post here was a year ago and I'd woken up to find out that I'd had a blackout and driven my daughter. I have never drank ...
by nettii
21 Jan 2011 22:21
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Christmas: Doing it sober and in style
Replies: 3103
Views: 134443

Re: 2011 "Let's do it Sober" Challenge

Well done you lot.

Sorry but No14 is out, but still rooting for you guys. Still checking in on you and seeing how you're doing. Still planning on an almost sober 2011.