Originally posted by tech_support007
After years of drinking excessively, I finally threw in the towel and gave up drinking. I am now on my third day of sobriety. Man I am in pain, I have a head ache, I havent eaten anything, my stomach hurts. I swear, I hope I never have to go through this ever again. The reason I have brought this to the site is because I am in need of prayers.
You still there? Doing ok? Changed your mind? Happens.
But, you took the first step, do some research, start with:
I drank every day since I was 18. Where I was at in the Army, that's all we did, wasn't much else to do. The Army made it easier too by putting a small bar with pool table and juke box in the barracks. Kept us out of trouble in Baumholder.
Drank beer every day after that for the next 25 yrs. God, I wish I had the money I left at the bars. And I could have avoided the troubles that ensued due to drinking, but that's in the past.
Finally, I got help. Vet Hosp Treatment program after DWI. Should have had dozens but I had just one on record.
Went to AA too. Don't go now, 15yrs later but if I feel the need, I know where they are.
So, you need to know that you can't handle this by yourself, no one can. Get the support of non drinkers. Check out various AA groups till you find one you like. Stick with it, they seem dull and boring at first (?) but that changes. Find non alcoholic functions to attend or go to.
Quitting allowed me to change the path I was heading on. One that led nowhere and was full of dead ends and pot holes. Quitting was the best thing for me and my family. We are still together but had I not quit, I would have become a dead beat dad. Even now, I may not be the best dad or the best neighbor or friend, but I am a sober one who thinks of more than himself.
You can make it. Might take a few trys but you can do it.