The First 7 Days

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I don’t really know where to post this. I am currently drinking, but plan to quit in the next 24 hours. I love you all. JW X

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Jake. wrote:
16 Jan 2022 20:02
I don’t really know where to post this. I am currently drinking, but plan to quit in the next 24 hours. I love you all. JW X
Are you ok, Jake? <:)>
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Thinking of you Jake
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom”
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I am ok. Teetering in and out of oblivion. But i’ll be ok

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Take care Jake. <:)>
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Jake <:)> <:)> Hope to catch up with you tomorrow, take good care of yourself

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All the best Jake, hope you can get back on track.

I completed day 7 by getting through Sunday. The first time I've been dry for a full week in about ten years. Not as bad as I was expecting. I struggled briefly on Friday but on the whole, I've been keeping myself occupied so as not to think about drinking too much.

Positives: No stomach pains or diarrhoea, better sleep, clear head in morning, more focus at work, have started to run more but shorter distances due to an injury.

Negatives: Although I'm sleeping better, I have been feeling tired during the day, and experiencing headaches. Not noticed any physical changes but not expecting to until at least 4 weeks.

Looking forward to posting on 'the next 2-4 weeks' thread this week!

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Day 5 begins.
So chuffed I stayed strong over the weekend and I need to be aware of ‘reward’ thoughts today.

Really well done tog and great having you post on the sports desk too 👍

All the best jake and see you when you’re ready.

Best wishes to all starting or restarting their journeys.
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Brilliant, tog and VM \:)/ How's everyone else this morning?

Jake, hope to see you around today <:)>
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Hi Jake, I sent you a message and reading this I know why you haven’t replied now, I’m sorry you’re going through a bad time :( I came off my diazepam, so today is day 4 without that but I started drinking again too x

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Day 6
V wobbly and will power needed: but I know I need to do this and also support my wife in her weight loss and health gains!
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom”
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Hi hopeful mum. I last received a message on 7th december. Is that the one? I’m sorry i haven’t replied. I hope you are doing well and sending you hugsxx

Thankyou for the kind thoughts everyone. Has your website for BE been down? I’ve been getting a connection lost error trying to visit the site. Thanks VM, swordie, tog, scottie, And marth

I went to CGL today and i had my welcome meeting. About the third time i’ve used their services. I am drinking 1 bottle of vodka a day and based on that they have said i need a chemical assisted detox. Chlordiazepoxide. I will see how i fayre for the next few days to decide if i want one.

Take care all.

I love you. Jake.

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Back again, day 1 over. I had a good 13 day spell until the weekend.
YOU NEVER STOP FAILING UNTIL YOU STOP TRYING ----- Albert Einstein

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Hi Jake

Yes I tried to log in earlier and received an error message.

You stay safe and keep that chin up! <:)>

I'm struggling with motivation too. <:)>

Crossed with Johnny. Hi Johnny. <:)>
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Jake. wrote:
18 Jan 2022 17:50

I went to CGL today and i had my welcome meeting. About the third time i’ve used their services. I am drinking 1 bottle of vodka a day and based on that they have said i need a chemical assisted detox. Chlordiazepoxide. I will see how i fayre for the next few days to decide if i want one.
Jake, please listen to these people. If you carry on drinking at that level every day then you will suffer serious withdrawal symptoms if you try to just stop. Do not wait a few days, take immediate help from them.

Do it now. <:)>

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Thank you scottie. I have my next appt on 31st when i meet my key worker. I think i’ll try and limit myself to one bottle of strong cider a day. That should be enough. I just want to get the ball rolling now, but know I need to be patient. Friday i’m out with my mum and monday i’m planning on going to the CGL breakfast club. It gives me a focus and something to occupy myself with. As i’m sure You can imagine, i’m not fit for work atm..:

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Hi Jake.
Look after yourself my virtual friend and I wish you nothing but the best. Love having you on BE so keep close 👍
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“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom”
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Nawe thanks Steve that’s lovely

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Hi Jake, stay strong, you can do this <:)>
You can't change the past but you can try to change the future. ;)?

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Morning Seveners
So glad to see you posting Jake <:)> I am with CGL as well and that sounds like the same detox that I had. I wish that I had been offered it much sooner, in fact it was only offered to me because I asked for it and then kept pushing. I would grab it with both hands if I was ever in the same position again. The medication made the whole process of stopping painless and anxiety free. What happens after that is up to you but I think you can stop. Have you told anyone apart from CGL about what is happening and how you are feeling?

Glad to see you posting Hopeful mum, please reach out if you need help from us or from health services <:)>

Sorry not to do a roll call but sending my best to everyone ;)?

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