Good morning everyone, good advice from Nicolelee about taking it easy your first week. A simple phrase I learned here was HALT-hungry, angry, lonely, tired. The basic triggers that can sneak up on all of us.
Jules, you have a difficult situation, but you can do it! Go to the main site and read through some of Patrick's articles that speak to you. There are so many of them that apply to your situation (and all of ours). One huge thing he points out is that you have to quit for YOU, don't worry about anyone else, particularly right now. Just don't take that first drink, find an alternative, anything you like; tea, root beer, sodas, anything else. Sure it's hard, but if you weren't ready you wouldn't have taken the time or had the nerve to post your message. Please stick around, read through the forums and the main site, continue to post, you will be surprised how much this site can help you! Good luck!
Hey Marky Mark, great energy and confidence. I hope you stay sober today also.
Mike in Italy & Sarah, hope you come back.
Nicole, I have a couple of other books for you to check out. The first is one called Twenty Four Hours A Day by Hazelden and the second is Night Light by Amy Dean, also from Hazelden publishing (the AA people). They are small books, the size of the old pocket size Gideon Bibles, and are a one page per day meditation. I find them tremendously helpful.