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      Well, up in MN for the week. Been doing fairly well. First 2 nites with friends, some wine, then just 1 glass on 2nd nite followed by dinner & 2nd walk of the day. Last nite a couple while family had grilled and ate outside first time this spring. Grandkids loved it. Tonite will be the same with my son & his boys. Asked what should I bring? He said a bottle of wine would be nice. Oops, need to do an airport run. Bye.
      The pain of discipline is less than the pain of regret.

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      HI, all,
      Welcome back, TMH! Glad to have you back with us, though it seems none of us are posting as much as we used to, certainly not me. Lasha, I still have hopes of coming to your guest house some year. It sounds so lovely ...

      I haven't posted for awhile because we had a very big scare in my family. My husband and I were visiting my older brother in another state while his wife was away taking care of her parents. One morning, my brother woke up, said he didn't feel well, and collapsed with a heart attack. We both did cpr on him until the EMTs arrived. My brother eventually was life-flighted to the hospital, was in a coma for several days, but now after couple weeks is getting close to health again, thank God. It was terribly frightening. One take cpr classes hoping to never need them - and then, wham.

      Now, it is time to focus on my own health. Lose weight. Get back to my walking training (already scheduled for a half-marathon in July which I am NOT ready for). Continue to moderate with an eye to cutting back more. Spring weather is a good motivator!

      Good luck to everyone. Talk to you soon.

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      Hola all

      It's been a year of moderating very successfully, generally around 10 drinks a month, never excessive.

      Because of that, we bought a Lakehouse, we're in the process of fixing it up, and today I'm burning some stuff from the woods, and couldn't be happier about that.

      If I was still drinking like I was, there would be no lake house, probably no wife, and I'm guessing a host of other problems

      Taking naltrexone helped, but the real thing was changing my attitude.

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      Hi NNG, Hope your Brother is OK now, what an experience you've been through, Big pat on the back for your CPR.

      Hola Guapo, Same here but I'm not as low as you on al intake well done. If I'd continued to drink I would have nothing and would probably be in the gutter or dead.

      I do sometimes think it would be great to wind the clock back 12 years but when I see people enjoying themselves drinking I think now how awful they're going
      to feel the next day. So much for being a wild musician.

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      Hi - back in FL & yest finally got myself to the fitness center for a decent workout. Sometimes it seems difficult to get back in routine after being away.

      NNG, how scary about your brother. Good thing you had CPR training. I had such but years ago. Asked for a class in recent survey that was sentb to us. Hope he is now recovering nicely. Just think, what if you hadn't gone to visit and he would have been alone.

      Guapo, congrats on new lake house. Tell us more about your attitude change.

      Hi Lash. Sounds like you are doing well!

      Having neighbor over for dinner tonight. Her dh has already returned north. Tomorrow dh is coming into blood donation center where I volunteer, giving plasma, & then we are having dinner downtown. Sat we are involved in a Kentucky Derby golf tournament & party complete with mint juleps. (((Sigh))). I know if I just made up my mind I could do all AF.

      Have a good day & weekend!

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      Quote Originally Posted by ToMyHealth View Post
      Well, up in MN for the week. Been doing fairly well. First 2 nites with friends, some wine, then just 1 glass on 2nd nite followed by dinner & 2nd walk of the day. Last nite a couple while family had grilled and ate outside first time this spring. Grandkids loved it. Tonite will be the same with my son & his boys. Asked what should I bring? He said a bottle of wine would be nice. Oops, need to do an airport run. Bye.
      HiTMH...I used to be -143...when they moved the site I wasn't able to get back in...but I'm back!!!😀

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      I have been having a poke around this site and its quite clear that most here don't tolerate ANYONE who even mentions the word moderation ..whats up with that ? Why has this site designated moderation threads? Its seems it doesn't seem that free after all ..I have noticed a few here that perpetuate the "I know whats good for you" arrogant types ..thats dangerous....not free at all particulary if you are invited to make your OWN mind up. I keep hearing this I HAVE BEEN HERE for 4 years and NOT one person has successfully moderated. Is this based on this site ? How can this assumption be made based on a online forum with about 300 and a bit active posters ,,,really ?. like 30 users all AA abstinence types...can say this is a reflection of a wider world?

      There is so much more happening with harm reduction ..I admire you guys for posting your experiences against the few here that are irrationally hostile to you!!!! ..they seem to take pleasure in stroking their egos when they slap another person down that even disagrees with their mid set. Very depressing...

      I spose its the word "moderation" they seem to have a few months or 4 to 5 years sober and suddenly they know whats right for every one ...REALLY seems to set the so called knowledgeable Ole posters off ...I think they mean well..... but VERY scary and hard headed .....like we know whats best for you types can cause a lot of damage to vulnerable people..it equates with the parental middle aged syndrome ..I know whats good for you....so shut up and listen to my reality... but that can mean many things..Enlightened approaches to addiction aside from the dark ages abstinence approach are abundantly availabe now its 2015..meds like Naltexone ..Baclofen ect..

      The AA abstinence approach...... look it up which ever way you try to justify it .... shows a relapse result in the 90% range. And this has been consistent since Bill W started AA.

      I admire individuals that tackle the problem of addiction in different ways from the old prohibition abstinence type..
      The harmonization Methadone pro gramme supported with counseling has been established long term success in helping Herion addicts.....
      Much more rational and proven approach than .....withdraw and join a support group its quite distressing that alternative approaches to dealing with a drug problem( in this case alcohol) is left in the so called capable hands of a few what seems middle aged my way or the highway abstinence females... ( Just my observations however they do very much reflect the women of the prohibition age in the 1930's (so regressive)...its quite disturbing that people are still thinking like this in 2015 )
      The medication thread should be vibrant in these enlightened times ..seems that the dark ages still reign on this site ..anyway ..my long winded verbal was to say... I admire the few that get sober by white knuckling and support ..BUT WHERE IS THE SUPPORT FOR THOSE THAT CHOOSE A DIFFERENT APPROACH ....
      .I admire you guys that keep posting here in the moderation thread you are very brave ..considering the nastiness you have to deal with.

      Its amusing that the most active thread on this site is the so called "newbies nest: which offers a place to start..... and obtain LONG TERM sobriety .They should qualify it with a ONLY .as long as you spend half your life longing in and posting HERE ...sound familiar attend 5 meetings a week!!mmmmmmm.. i have noticed except for a handful most move on .its provides little of a start ..there are other better ways ..look around the net!!!!!!

      Stay brave and dont let what you believe is very real and possible TOO be worn down by the few

      All the best love your courage
      wow. can we just return to drinking in peace pls? I am here for moderation support.

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