Contact Me

Email me: patriotgirl0@gmail.com

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  1. I really enjoy your blog.
    My date is dec 1 2013.
    I have many journals at home like yours. Just reading it made me sad and anxious, but then a look in the mirror and see that I have changed.
    That today’s going to be a good day.
    Thank you for sharing!

  2. Hi,
    Just read your blog, not sure if your still blogging? I so relate to your story , funny I am also 53, drink every single night bottle of wine or more , manage to hold down a high pressured job, I’m married 28 years and husband barely drinks , doesn’t understand addiction, so much so that this is causing a wedge in our relationship. I’m ready to quit , live in a relatively small community , so can’t join any AA or such, as my job involves the community with issues. How did you manage those first few weeks ?
    So happy for you on your sobriety !
    Brenda

    • Hi Brenda,
      I hope this finds you well, and sober. I understand where you are and how you feel. I just got through the first three months on sheer will power. It was a white knuckle fight every day.
      There were a lot of things I didn’t know about. PAWS, post acute withdrawal symptoms. Just because you don’t have DT’s or your aren’t in rehab, it doesn’t mean that you aren’t going to go through withdrawal. I really think I went through that, nothing physical symptoms, but mental withdrawal.
      Another acronym to be aware of is HALT. You feel more of an urge or craving to drink if you are Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired. Do a mental check if you are feeling an urge to drink, see if you are having any of these feelings.
      As far as AA goes, I felt the same way. Some one might KNOW me. The program is called Alcoholics ANONYMOUS for a reason. People do not talk. When I went to my first meeting there were 2 people that I knew there. Even if your community is small, and you are an important part of it, you can still attend AA. It took me 3 months to get there, to get up my nerve, but it was one of the best things I have ever done.
      Feel free to contact me via email, having someone to talk with is very important as you begin this journey. My email is patriotgirl0@gmail.com. If you would like, we could swap cell numbers and text.
      Getting sober is one of the best things I have ever done. It is not easy, but it is better, way better.
      Sober is better, believe it.

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