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      Interesting what you say about your body being sober but not your head, JC. Been thinking a lot about that of late in my mission never to repeat offend. Just wondering if sobriety is something that I did consciously and with purpose, or just yet another habit that I got myself into for years. Big difference in those two attitudes.
      Trying hard how to put this but I'll have a go. My sobriety is my main priority and I own it like a precious gem. In the beginning, it was hard as I had to be selfish..........I did turn down invites, I did leave things early (I still do). How many of us sought out 'cures'.....one eye open, sobbing with a glass in hand scouring the internet for the fools gold.....so what's the cure?

      So I'm different, we're all different we should celebrate that difference. We may be ashamed of things we have done and people we have hurt but by staying sober we can show we have changed. I get excited for people who post their day one that they will come to realise that while life's not all puppies & sunshine & rainbows and sh*t happens but the 'cure' is not alcohol.
      Sobriety brings out our strengths we recogiise our weakneses. We learn to cope. We learn there's no answer at the bottom of a glass. Our brains heal and finally we grow up to be the person we always had inside.

      Although this grown up is over excited about our new loft ladder and I've got a free afternoon with The Tudors.
      It could be worse, I could be filing.
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      Cross-post there, Sugarbabe.
      Agree completely.
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      It's another facility different spot so apparently they do?!...
      Will he go into re-hab?

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      I've 2 crumbly knees and another crumbly hip...he reckons arthritis set in bout 30 years ago! Best ignored
      How does he know that? Did you have a scan?
      They blamed Mr JC's on his height & weight.
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      Because of some conversations in the Newbies nest, I’ve been thinking about that too, Bridget. I have decided that at least for me, being actively sober is important. Participating on ‘my way out’ is one way to do that. I think we all have the good habit of not drinking but we still have the neural connections there to lead us quickly back into addicted drinking and we are constantly told by society in general and sometimes friends and family in particular that we ought to ‘have a drink’. I want the reminder that I need to keep up this habit!
      This. I've wanted to log out of mwo and not come back just because I'm frustrated that it's gotten so slow,lack of traffic and not many posts anymore but I need to be actively working on my goal of staying sober so I stay and if it's super slow here I head over to soberrecovery if I'm really having a hard day and need extra enforcement,some of those posts are like touching an electronic fence to keep me off the boozing!
      I have too much shit to do today and tomorrow to drink

      I'm taking care of the "tomorrow me"

      Off the table no MATTER what.

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      Quote Originally Posted by NoSugar View Post
      Because of some conversations in the Newbies nest, I’ve been thinking about that too, Bridget. I have decided that at least for me, being actively sober is important. Participating on ‘my way out’ is one way to do that. I think we all have the good habit of not drinking but we still have the neural connections there to lead us quickly back into addicted drinking and we are constantly told by society in general and sometimes friends and family in particular that we ought to ‘have a drink’. I want the reminder that I need to keep up this habit!
      Quote Originally Posted by JackieClaire View Post
      Trying hard how to put this but I'll have a go. My sobriety is my main priority and I own it like a precious gem. In the beginning, it was hard as I had to be selfish..........I did turn down invites, I did leave things early (I still do). How many of us sought out 'cures'.....one eye open, sobbing with a glass in hand scouring the internet for the fools gold.....so what's the cure?

      So I'm different, we're all different we should celebrate that difference. We may be ashamed of things we have done and people we have hurt but by staying sober we can show we have changed. I get excited for people who post their day one that they will come to realise that while life's not all puppies & sunshine & rainbows and sh*t happens but the 'cure' is not alcohol.
      Sobriety brings out our strengths we recogiise our weakneses. We learn to cope. We learn there's no answer at the bottom of a glass. Our brains heal and finally we grow up to be the person we always had inside.

      Although this grown up is over excited about our new loft ladder and I've got a free afternoon with The Tudors.
      Afternoon all!! just back from my check-up - interesting posts there.. I think really what it comes down to is avoiding being what they call in AA and rehab being a 'dry drunk' -- putting down the drink IS the easy part even tho it might not seem that way at the beginning.. I always considered I was the luckiest person on the planet to get 28 days in treatment -- all to myself and then 2 years of shared Aftercare.. I still think that - I was brainwashed in the nicest possible way - inevitably in the course of a natural life imo there WILL be occasions/tragedies/fuck me moments...for everyone -- it's how your brain processes that in the background that matters --- and that process MUST be learned - it's NOT automatic.. for me undeniably it's AA -- nothing else substitutes I know that from this year.. but whatever works for you.. but going it alone -- nah -- think it's very very dangerous
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      How does he know that? Did you have a scan?
      They blamed Mr JC's on his height & weight.
      Yes - the Aiseiri he's in is in Cahir and they do de-tox AND rehab apparently

      EDIT -- missed this bit -- yup full scan revealed a bod riddled with arthritis - genetic? I dunno - but my mum and sister both had terrible arthritis.. ah what about it - I'm as active as I've ever been - just aches a bit more

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      This. I've wanted to log out of mwo and not come back just because I'm frustrated that it's gotten so slow,lack of traffic and not many posts anymore but I need to be actively working on my goal of staying sober so I stay and if it's super slow here I head over to soberrecovery if I'm really having a hard day and need extra enforcement,some of those posts are like touching an electronic fence to keep me off the boozing!
      It's great that you have another site as well as MWO - because it really is too slow here - and also no newbies to speak of -- and again - imo - reading their stories can remind us of why we won't and can't go back there again. You're playing a blinder this time Pauly…. how are you feeling about your life at the minute? Do you miss the grog?
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      Good night everyone. Lots of great reading tonight. Sorry you have arthritis Molly, am sure the damp climate does not help it and what a day we had today, monsoon. Feet up at the fire, have had a busy evening playing catch up so it will be an early night for me.

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      Just popped over to the Newbies nest and found this.

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      Hi gang,
      Hi LC. I don't rule out AA just because they all say 'my names _ and i'm an alcoholic'. I don't really label myself, except to think of myself as a guy who had a problem with booze and finds life much much fuller, better and easier when i stop. So for me, i've gone to occasional meetings over the years (might hit another this year for a recharge) and if i've shared (sometimes not often) i don't care when i say 'my names...alcoholic' because the benefits of being in that room for me are big. Connection and warmth, and inspiration from the many sober gems in attendance who are welcoming and willing to help. I just use their terminology even though i'm not keen on labels. The AA program has so much wisdom and common sense to learn from and plug into, that i just go and take what i need, leave the rest. It's not perfect for everyone, but i see that the 12 steps are a solid code for living and rebuilding lives when we are lost. It is a solid road map to learn to live again. I take my blinkers off, and take away all the good stuff that's relevant to me.
      Have a great week y'all.
      I'm very much a dropper in. Depends on when I'm in town.
      I've seen inspirational shares, mind boggling boring ones, many that have I related to me that makes me think they must have been hiding somewhere in our house over the last 30 years.
      Oddly enough I'm now quite pally with a woman who 12 stepped me more than once about 11/12 years ago..........tbh at the time I hated the very bones of her at the time. Met her again when I went to work at the sober cafe and by then I realised she was actually talking sense.

      @Guitarista.....also while I was over there saw you had a dodgy tummy..........flat cola/or lemonade. Works wonders.
      It could be worse, I could be filing.
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