Hi Smurphy and welcome to e-aa
well done on making the decision to take your life back
. The beginning is not the easiest but as we get to know our sober selves it's definitely worth while. I agree with Paige. If you don't feel so good get to ER. If you find you are really battling get to your doctor and discuss some form of short medical treatment with him to get you through the worst withdrawals. I've heard there are some meds that can make it a bit easier.
Apart from that, get to a meeting and just draw strength from others who have gone before you. As soon as you're in the swing of meetings and your head is less foggy (it happened to all of us
) you can think of getting a sponsor to guide you through the 12 steps into recovery.
For now - keep sweets nearby as it helps with physical craving, drink plenty water and sweet tea helps also
don't be hungry as the craving for me was worse when I didn't eat at least twice a day.
Keep your hands busy and your mind on positive beautiful things. There is a better more beautiful life ahead of you as long as you for now, not pick up that first drink.
Looking forward to reading some more from you
Love and light