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    Re: Taking pleasure in not giving the alcohol companies money

    p.s. am still counting the days till synethic alcohol :-)

    that's one thing that will never change.

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    Re: Taking pleasure in not giving the alcohol companies money

    Quote Originally Posted by scotskev81 View Post
    p.s. am still counting the days till synethic alcohol :-)

    that's one thing that will never change.
    I've wondered about that when I've read your posts, getting sober is about wanting to live free of getting"high" as long as you still have that want it's just gonna make it harder but I wish you all the luck and great job on your AF time!
    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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    Re: Taking pleasure in not giving the alcohol companies money

    Quote Originally Posted by paulywogg View Post
    I've wondered about that when I've read your posts, getting sober is about wanting to live free of getting"high" as long as you still have that want it's just gonna make it harder but I wish you all the luck and great job on your AF time!
    I'm not wanting to get sober, am wanting to go out have a good time. I'm geting sober for health reasons because I want to look after my body weight wise, and I had a few bad liver tests. Also dislike the hangovers.

    If there was a way to contiune drinking and have no bad health effects then I would. If I could magically get a brand new liver every 10-15 years then I wouldn't be stopping drinking. In fact, i would drink more and get a new magic liver every 5 years :-)

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    Re: Taking pleasure in not giving the alcohol companies money

    I have learned a couple of things about me and alcohol:
    1. Like you, I've been on again, off again with my relationship with alcohol....
    2. Like you, I wish that alcohol wasn't detrimental to my health.

    What I've learned- my uncle was a drug and alcohol counselor- is that when people first realize they may have a problem, until the time they actually do something about it, is 5 to 8 years.... where we deny it, we bargain with it, we make up rules.... and along the way, we may or may not hurt people that love us.

    I threw the bottle down after I was away from my husband for 2 weeks and when he showed up at the airport with a designated driver, he was embarrassingly drunk... well, I was embarrassed, and to this day, I don't think he realizes how badly that impacted my feeling for him. Beyond being embarrassed that he was my husband, I was hurt that, in my opinion, getting drunk was much more important to him than being sober when we greeted me. He slurred how much he missed me... but his actions spoke louder than words.

    I was mortified- it hit me like a brick- that he has become a whisper of the man I married 25 years ago.

    Which made me reflect about me.... was I also a mirage of the fun loving, energetic, outgoing and fun person that I was at 26? So I threw the bottle out and shut the damn door behind myself. In the past, when I took a "break", I always gave myself "a way back"... not a way out.

    The way out, for me, is forward thinking and without alcohol. I've been to parties and social events where there's been booze, but I do not want it, period. This is new for me, and what my uncle counseled me about 10 years ago. I guess I'm a slow learner, lol.

    But I entirely understand where you are, and this is your journey, not mine. If you can moderate, or want to try.... I get it, for when I stopped drinking years ago, I did it with a rear view mirror that gently reminded me of my past, but as events got farther away from me, the inappropriate behavior on my part and bad memories fell out of view and I promised myself I would, with my new awareness, do it better next time. I always knew I'd drink again. I'd use "self discipline" and follow my self indoctrinated rules.

    ... and quite frankly, if I wonder about drinking again, I only have to think about my husband's drunkenness on a Sunday evening at the airport to dissuade me from drinking again. I can not go back.....

    Sh!t, I've made this all about me. My apologies.
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    Re: Taking pleasure in not giving the alcohol companies money

    it's ok for the post to be about you. How else will we know what you're feeling or how your body is responding.

    Everyone has a story and point of view but the one thing we share is alcohol

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