New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here

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Hattrick
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Hello \:)/

Seems a good time to get back to complete sobriety, so Day 1 here. Been down this road before, no disasters to relate but hungover after a drinking session with a mate last night, and I don't need that. Not the hangover OR the drinking session.

<:)> peoples

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DannyD
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Hello hat trick. Welcome to Bright Eye. No one needs a hangover, so let's get you on track. A lot of people work their way through the challenges, first 7 days and so on, and there's a very active group on the 100 day challenge. What about jumping in with them for mutual support?
be selfish in your sobriety.

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Ah cheers for the welcome DannyD. A challenge sounds like a good plan. Maybe not 100 days though, I'll go for the 7 days to start. Mutual support is good, huh?

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Hi luckycat nice to have you back. X

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Hi lucky. Your story resonates with me regarding communication fails. When we drink we fail to communicate effectively. Or at least I do.
I am glad you are back and wish you the best. <3

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Hattrick wrote:
27 Jun 2020 19:26
Ah cheers for the welcome DannyD. A challenge sounds like a good plan. Maybe not 100 days though, I'll go for the 7 days to start. Mutual support is good, huh?
Mutual support is excellent. Good plan
be selfish in your sobriety.

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Hi newbies!
Great to see you and everyday is a new day!
We have an awesome little huddle happening on 100 days to anyone who wants to join us.
Hope everyone is having a bright Sunday morning
Chirpy
She could never go back and make some of the details pretty. All she could do is move forward and make the whole beautiful- Terri St.Cloud

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Thanks for the welcome back SoberBoots, Newt and LuckyChap! I remember you all too <:)>

Melm, yep definitely alcohol is terrible for communication! a) I speak/text (tooooo much) before thinking and b) I then don't remember it leading to more problems (w) I'm massively insecure and scared about romantic relationships though, so use drinking as a relaxant and confidence booster to make me feel 'okay' in it. Which of course is an extremely short-term fix!

Wishing you and all the other new members the best of luck xxx
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AF 34 days 4/6/19 - 7/7/19
AF 13/7/19 - not very long after :(

AF 2020 - 3/6/20 - 8/7/20 = 35 days, a new record if only by one day ;)

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Alcohol does cause anxiety Lucky there's no doubting that, I remember the burying my head in the sand days when it took a can or two just to calm me down enough to open a few letters and face the reality that bills were something that didn't go away when you ignored them :roll:


If anxiety wasn't already an underlying issue it does go away once we have stopped drinking and gained some distance from our drinking days, it's safe to say that even a little brash confidence comes back ;)?


So in a nutshell alcohol is a very temporary, quick but fake antidote to the problems it causes in the first place, abstinence is a slow but long time cure with even more mental and physical health benefits thrown in as a bonus, abstinence is a blumming bargain and we all like those :D

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Agree anxiety does go back to normal levels after abstaining.
Best part of not drinking I say!
Like normal stuff 👍😎

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I have noticed a sharp increase in your confidence and overall "stability" since you managed a long sober spell Wils, not that I'm scrutinising or monitoring you, it just sticks out like bulldog's bollocks mate ;)?

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Anyway chaps, morning walk time with my music player grooving Zita Swoon :\:

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Ps, Mark, I managed to get swoon in a sentence \:)/

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Hello! :\:

I'm new here on today my Day one.

I've struggled with alcohol for many years, started when I was in middle school drinking for the courage to talk to girls at parties, dances. It stayed with me as my career stress relief (or so I thought! ha!)

I don't drink every day, usually twice a week. When I do I drink until I essential am passed out (or asleep like I used to try to convince myself).

After I came across 'Bright Eye' and the testimonials I knew that this was the place I was meant to be.

Kind regards,

Cisco

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Hi, well I'm Ben and I'm really in trouble with drink again...I'm 44 and been drinking for 30 years already.
I'm sick of feeling so rough, I shake violently every morning and feel constantly sick unless I have a drink.
Mentally I want nothing more than do be sober but physically my body wont let me. Need help, thanks to all

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Welcome Cisco and Ben. <:)>
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welcome Cisco and Ben
Great to see you
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Hi. I was here about 10 years ago and it was a huge help to me. Actually was AF for a year but have gradually gone back to old ways and it's been a lot worse during lockdown.
I suffer from anxiety depression which doesn't help but I know I feel better when I control my drinking or abstain as the guilt isn't there.
I don't know if any of the people I knew years ago are still in site but I'm looking forward to meeting you all.
One reason I don't drink is that I want to know when I am having a good time.
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Welcome back KraftyKat. I'm sure you know your way around the forum so jump in and good luck to you ;)?
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Welcome back from me too, KK ;)?

You are definitely right that abstaining helps alleviate anxiety depression. I've always found that alcohol would heighten my anxiety. The temptation was always to drink again and blot it out - but that just leads to needing booze far too regularly. That's a vicious circle that can be broken when we stop drinking.

You might find the first few days a bit daunting at times, so stick around here as much as possible for support. You did a year sober before - you can do it again ;)?
"There is no 'us' and 'them'; it's an illusion. We are all human beings, and we all have a responsibilty to support one another." Roger Waters

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