((((((((huge gentle hugs)))))))))
I am so very sorry I haven't met you yet or responded to your posts until now Gill. I have been unwell but I hope I can help you out now sweetie. Okay, did you get those hugs? Because you deserve them; coming off alcohol is one of the hardest things to do, especially on your own.
Sorry, I forgot to mention a few things! I'm a recovering alcoholic, and I know how difficult this is to do. You may feel very lonely and vulnerable doing this, but trust me you are not alone. I am not the only person who has battled alcohol addiction on this site, or is currently battling it.
Do you have access to AA? I can reccomend them if you need a chat, or even better if you can go to a meeting. You will find them in your phonebook or on the net. You most likely don't want to see a complete stranger right now, but they will understand. As do I. You chances of success are so much better if you reach out. Truly. Now I'm going to applaud you for four days! Wow! They are the hardest.
hooray for you
If you want to email me anytime about any of this, or just need a vent please do. My email is visible in the blue envelope icon. I wish you all the very best, and many hugs for your wonderful effort.
This is Kitt and No beating yourself up. Day 4 is great........I am so sorry you feel so lonely, anyone you can call?
Try practicing Staying in the moment.If you can learn to stay present in the moment then you can rapidly and gracefully change your life for the better! Our personal power is accessed in the present. We are creating our futures right this very second through the thoughts and energy that we are sending out. What future are you creating for yourself if your thoughts are filled with anxiety, anger, and fear? What would your future look like if you could send out love, joy and prosperity?
Practice staying present today. Take deep breaths often. Really feel what you are doing. When you are driving in the car really focus on what you are doing, seeing and hearing. Approach your work with focus and clarity. When you are with a loved one really listen to what they are saying to you.“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”
You can make it through, but know you will have many tough days and come hear and talk with us. We will support you.
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How are you doing Gilly?
Just checking in to see how you are going, and thinking of you..sending warm fuzzies!!
Day six wow...amazing work Gilly!
Best of luck with the naltrexone..keep fighting this and when you feel like giving in..or feel weak, come here and us for help okay? Try and remember how bad it feels to wake up hungover..the regrets and self hatred. No amount of alcohol "relief" is worth it for that.