The Confession Parlour...

Any tips or advice to prevent a relapse, alternatively any of your stories about your own relapses.
Stewart46
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Really trying to fight the panic and fear. My nose is so choked from a horrible cold I've had the past couple of weeks and the cocaine I put up it this morning obviously hasn't helped either. It means I can't really do my deep breathing exercises to calm me down.

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Hang in there Stewart. When we are hung over and feeling shitty we tend to really beat ourselves up and catastrophize. Like Trojan says rehydrate and stay off the booze and coke for a day or two. It will get better and then you can plan a longer term strategy with RL help.
Recovery is giving up one thing for everything. Addiction is giving up everything for one thing.

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Thanks for the reply Cowboy. I got through it and I haven't touched anything since (drink or drugs). My palpitations are still ongoing but hopefully will start to ease soon. Man the panic and anxiety I went through after that binge I really hoped was something I had put to bed. I had been doing so well staying alcohol free this year then bang, - have a drink then arrange to meet an old friend who is a user then I'm back on it for 2 days! My wife has been supporting me but I need to go and get some extra support. I'm confident it's just a blip but their dangerous blips for many reasons.

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That's a positive way to look at it Stewart. A blip. Well done on picking yourself up. Happy holidays.
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