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by kevingaus
28 Feb 2011 08:31
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The place to say "I haven't had a drink today"
Replies: 30129
Views: 978091

Re: The place to say "I haven't had a drink today" .

for about the fifth time I am stopping again so today I have not and will not have a drink today - day 1 again.

wish me luck - it is hard to go through this again.
by kevingaus
23 Feb 2011 08:45
Forum: Relapsing
Topic: I Can't Stop... Or Can I?
Replies: 628
Views: 54303

Re: I can't stop.

I am uising my iPad at the moment as my pc got zapped by lightening last night so lots of typos, I posted here before but cannot figure where I posted. Zoo I drank after on one sober day i feel like I have let myself down a little but obviously have to some more work on myself, the dam problem is ha...
by kevingaus
23 Feb 2011 08:37
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82191
Views: 3499630

Re: The First 7 Days

I have stayed away for two days because I had a drink again I only had one day drink free, I felt better for not having a drink but gave into the wanting, it was not even craving just a wanting and it preyed on my mind and I gave in and yesterday was a 14 hour day and I just plonked myself in the ar...
by kevingaus
21 Feb 2011 09:20
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82191
Views: 3499630

Re: The First 7 Days

Day one and it's 7.20 pm and i have not had a drink today for the first time in weeks I am not convinced I can make seven days but am committed to settling a daily goal one day at a time as they say.

I will write in here again tomorrow about my progress on day two
by kevingaus
21 Feb 2011 09:02
Forum: Relapsing
Topic: I Can't Stop... Or Can I?
Replies: 628
Views: 54303

Re: I can't stop.

Zoe you seem to be very together on this whole thing, your words are very reassuring.well today Monday I drove past all the bottle shops and did not stop at any of them. Now the quivering in the lower abdomen suggests there is real nerves on board here. I have to face the loneliness and the lack of ...
by kevingaus
20 Feb 2011 07:51
Forum: Relapsing
Topic: I Can't Stop... Or Can I?
Replies: 628
Views: 54303

Re: I can't stop.

Well I took on what you all said, I drew up a plan for changing my day, with deliberate activities to have me doing constructive things at each part of the day, and I am doing some of these things but I get to about 3 or 4 PM and that fatalism comes over me and buy some wine and drink it. Every day ...
by kevingaus
15 Feb 2011 09:04
Forum: Relapsing
Topic: I Can't Stop... Or Can I?
Replies: 628
Views: 54303

Re: I can't stop.

Thank you for the support everyone, it certainly makes me think that may be I am not that unusual after all. I certainly know the truth about waking up and feeling strong and determined and then it all going down the dunny in the evening. I need to give some careful thought to what you say about lea...
by kevingaus
13 Feb 2011 06:34
Forum: Relapsing
Topic: I Can't Stop... Or Can I?
Replies: 628
Views: 54303

Re: I can't stop.

I admit defeat. I have tried gradual decreasing doses of valium and AA but still I keep on coming back to drinking wine. I read the articles in Bright eyes and they make so much sense but then comes the evening and I have that feeling, emptiness, loneliness, a drive to feel normal and content so I h...
by kevingaus
05 Feb 2011 08:14
Forum: Relapsing
Topic: The Confession Parlour...
Replies: 4557
Views: 255511

Re: The Confession Parlour...

I have not written anything on Bright eyes for about 10 days because I was going through a terrible time and had reverted to drinking again to cope. We I feel much better now and I am sober today and am planning to aiming to stay sober 1 day at a time for a minimum of five days then six then seven t...
by kevingaus
13 Jan 2011 23:26
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: OLD new members introductions - (on the last page)
Replies: 14470
Views: 532980

Re: NEW MEMBERS - Please Introduce Yourself (on the last pag

Sandy, Thanks, it all makes sense when we break it down........ you are so right with regards to any excuse to have a glass / bottle or 3 of wine... I went to the Dr and all he could say was .. MEDICATION....MEDICATION ...... i am NOT against medication but i would really like to do this of my own ...
by kevingaus
13 Jan 2011 23:06
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Cutting Down - Archived
Replies: 3762
Views: 176717

Re: Cutting Down

Hope all you members from Oz are safe from the awful flooding thats happening at the moment.We are watching it all on the news and thinking of you all. As far as abstinance and cutting down is concerned I'd like to do the first but think realistically its going to be the latter for me. I am on the ...
by kevingaus
13 Jan 2011 22:50
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Cutting Down - Archived
Replies: 3762
Views: 176717

Re: Cutting Down

Hey Kevin, I'm in Oz too, and totally agree that other than AA there isn't much other kind of support here. When I went to detox it was pretty much forced on me, but I never got beyond the "first step". I don't believe "I'm powerless" , just look at my "signature", and positive stories are more wha...
by kevingaus
12 Jan 2011 07:53
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Cutting Down - Archived
Replies: 3762
Views: 176717

Re: Cutting Down

Caroline95, Sandy and Enfin, thank you for your replies. One of the things the whole detox things proves to me all the time is that this is not something I can do on my own. The big problem here in Australia is there is only AA if you want company and peers. I tried AA for a few months and I just co...
by kevingaus
11 Jan 2011 03:57
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Cutting Down - Archived
Replies: 3762
Views: 176717

Re: Cutting Down

My D&A Counsellor asked me a question last week. He said "Do you want to stop or cut down? Or do you want to stop for the period of detox say 3-4 months and then think about controlled drinking." My reply was "I ASSUME I have to completely stop becuase I detoxed once before and then went back to con...
by kevingaus
10 Jan 2011 08:10
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: OLD new members introductions - (on the last page)
Replies: 14470
Views: 532980

Re: NEW MEMBERS - Please Introduce Yourself (on the last pag

Wayne wrote: well done weaning yourself with the Valium, my feeling about all this is, (and this is only my personal feeling) is that i am NOT saying to plan ahead even for tomorrow, but i am taking it day by day..... hour by hour.... its all i can do. Good luck and don't beat yourself up for having...
by kevingaus
09 Jan 2011 04:03
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82191
Views: 3499630

Re: The First 7 Days

I have just joined to day and noticed your post about having had a drink, I too did yesterday and so am starting over again. I have to learn about how to deal with the strong cravings, I am OK with just thinking about drinking I handle that really well but the force 10 cravings really take over at l...
by kevingaus
09 Jan 2011 02:53
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: OLD new members introductions - (on the last page)
Replies: 14470
Views: 532980

Re: NEW MEMBERS - Please Introduce Yourself (on the last pag

Hi my name is Kevin and I live in Australia. I live in sunny Queensland but since the 10 year drought broke 6 months ago it has not been sunny at all and we have rain of biblical propositions with hundreds of thousands of square kilometers flooded. I found this site today in my attempt to find out h...