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I am now 43 days clean and went out last night and had 1 margarita.  Will this hurt the healing process.  I am not a drinker but someone bought it for me and I felt too bad to turn it away.  I drank little of 1/2  I heard that any alcohol or drug use can reset your time.
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         Yea it can cause you to want your drug of choose even more.  Alcohol is a drug in order to recover you must stay away from alcohol.
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No your fine. But your right in avoiding any mind/mood altering substance.
Just put it behind you and steer clear of it because yes, booze can make you crave you DOC. But I don't think 1/2 drink set you back in the healing process. Use this experience to come up with a way to avoid it in the future "the stuff gives me heartburn" Or "no, it gives me a headache" whatever excuse you want. Don't sweat this, just learn from it so you can face similar situations in the future. :)
495284 tn?1333897642
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No you should be fine.  Just be careful tho as it is really easy to switch up addictions at this point.  Best to just stay away from everything.         sara
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Thanks to all!!  I am feeling better everyday.  Just cant wait to see 60 day mark.
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You will be there before you know it......just take it one day at a time.
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Never touch a drop of alcohol again.   That means check the labels of everything,  even vanilla exstract used in baking,  no joke.    You will fall into a trap thinking just a bit of alcohol won't hurt me.    That is a recipe for disaster for a former addict.
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really.. you check even the vanilla extract label ?  ok, it is up to each one and i respect each decision but i don't see it that way... my limit is only one drink and only once or twice per month,.. sometimes i don't drink any alcohol in a month and so far, i haven't had any problems with this. But i see where are you going, opening a gate is always a danger and i would not advice any one to drink even one when going out cause this one could be the first and not the last .
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Dem, I wouldn't lose sleep over drinking half a margarita. You're not a drinker, so I think you're okay. Just wouldn't do it again because of the cautionary tales we've been reading here! I didn't know that ETOH can make you crave your DOC----this place is a real education! And yes,alcoholics who are trying to stay sober need to watch any source of alcohol, including vanilla extract--though I don't think there'd be any ETOH due to heating baked goods in the oven--but maybe when it's not degraded by heat, like in a drink or something.....yep, even mouthwash, aftershave, etc. is off limits.
I am so happy for you with all that clean time! You go, girl......
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