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Relapse after 20 days….



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    Anonymous

    :hug: It is very hard in the beginning, I went through the same thing. Sober for a few weeks, then BAM, for no reason, I was drunk again. Don’t quit quitting, we have all made mistakes. It is so important to forgive yourself for being sick, you made a mistake and that is all, you did not fail. Today is a new day, and every new day, we have a chance to succeed..:hug:

    Hang in there, you are not alone,
    Cathy



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    Anonymous

    I understand the gulit and shame of relapsing after you’ve made a committment to being sober. But it does pass. Try to learn what might have triggered this (seeing ex husband?) and devise a plan so that it’s not such a trigger next time.



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    Anonymous

    Notice what precipitated your relapse- dropping off your son, coming home to no prying eyes and no consequences. Ultimately, of course, you have to maintain sobriety for your own sake, regardless of the consequences of drinking. But don’t you think it would help not to have unstructured time?

    One of the saving graces of my sobriety has been the extreme business of my life (the reason I supposedly drank in the first place – “I’m a stressed out working mom,” etc. )

    It certainly helped for the first 3 months that I have very little unstructured time to think about not drinking and then drink. I plan to stay busy – if that’s what I have to do to be sober, then that’s what I’ll do. Also, I have something called BILLS and a MORTGAGE to pay – no choice in the matter.



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