Day 36 sober

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I have been sober for 35 days today being 36 and am doing ok.  I am on Antibuse but feel like a part of me is missing there is always a niggling.  I have been doing a lot to keep busy and taking up old hobbies.  I attend meetings and see my councellor but I'm still kinda.... lost? I was drinking 1 litre of vodka a day and was still for the most part functional.  I went in for a 7 day de-tox and have got to this stage.  Just wondered if anyone has any advice.


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    Hi susiepie well done 36days you must be so proud.

    were you drinking for a long time ?

    im sure it will take a while for those niggles to go away, you sound like you are doing all the right things keeping busy doing more, is very positive.

    have you ever read or tried anything to do with meditation or mindfulness i

    myself am trying to stop drinking as it had become a habit to have wine every evening first a bottle then getting on two or sometimes more.

    i decided I couldn't just cut down so tried to keep busy during the evenings

    and do other things it's not easy but I found trying to practice the mindfulness really helped and especially with sleeping.

    i know it's not for everyone but I think it's worth a go, it's helped me lots

    when I start to think about a drink I read and practise.

    hope this helps Ann 


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      Hi ann03972, thank you for your response.  What is minfulness? It's a thing I've not heard of.  I don't quite know how to go about meditation either really.  As you said it's good to try to keep busy.  I am open to any advice that you can give me.
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      Hi if you look up mindfulness on line thers lots of info.

      it helps a lot if you ca use it for positive thinking living in the moment, I find

      it helps me when I am tempted to have a glass of wine, I try some of the

      breathing exercises and I find it helps to put all those thoughts out of my 

      mind it's similar to meditation in that you take some time out to just be quite

      And put negative thoughts out of your mind. It also helps a lot with pain

      management. I know it's not for everyone, but I find it really helps me.

      i think your doing really well, try to keep positive and take each day one at a

      time. Hope this helps. Ann 

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      Hi ann03972, I have been drinking to some extent since I was 14 but obviously it had escalated to a litre a day.I have been a heavy drinker (most days) for over 20 years
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    Hi l am glad u have stopped alcohol, the niggling takes a longtime to get rid off , especially if u used to drink a lot of water, try drinking your favourate juice a lot it helped me reduce the niggling, u are not the onlyone suffering the after effects of alcohol. IF u type, "l feel depressed after l have had a lot of alcohol", u will get to see how the niggling affects people in different ways, keep going one day at a time, how much did u use to drink, just asking cheers.
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    keep with it SusiePie. You are dong so well and keeping busy is GREAT. Treat yourself to something you would not normally have/get. Cinema or special resturant?? Best of luck
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