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Time I got sober!

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It's like that rule of Italian race driving... "What's behind me, doesn't matter" (from the "Gumball Rally")

As long as you're still kicking, it's never too late to make the rest of your life better.

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Quitting drinking is better than when you stop banging your head against the wall.

Drinking is a form of self-flagellation, never quenched, like holding quicksilver in your hands - the buzz never stays the way you wanted.

I knew that crap, but addiction is addiction..

Welcome back to earth. Ain't it sweet..

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Still struggling with drinking . I think I may have lost my gf because of it. Very down today... when will I ever learn that drinking does me no favours!

I learned when I reached bottom when I stop digging. Some alcoholics never stop digging and die due to alcohol.

I reached out for help and was willing to do anything to quit. By anything I mean absolutely anything - even going to a place where people like me were wanting to help me.

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This thread has opened up some of my past.

The big confidence trick alcohol played on me was, I kept saying " I cant be an alcoholic because"

I don't need a drink early in the morning.

I can stop when I want to.

I still have a wife & family, a house, a business, cars and money......So how can I be an alcoholic?

I went to some meetings and members would tell their story but I would come away full of denial saying that has not happened to me!

Then a wise member said YET.

I went on drinking for several years and a lot of the stories I had heard about where alcoholism can take you, these things were to become my future

Then one day in 1980 I discovered that I no longer could stop drinking when I wanted to.

I walked into AA meeting a totally broken man in every facet of my life, prepared to do anything to stop drinking and stay stopped.

The older wise members told me all I have to do to start is.

Don't pick up that first drink.

Go to AA meeting on a regular basis.

Keep the program simple.

Today I have a happy contented sobriety.

Thanks to AA and the great fellowship.

coffee1.gif and I enjoy my coffee.

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Went back to AA today. ... found a great counsellor from the cabin. .. he has been taking to me too. I know have renewed optimism and determination to beat this! Fingers crossed I can one say at a time :)

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Went back to AA today. ... found a great counsellor from the cabin. .. he has been taking to me too. I know have renewed optimism and determination to beat this! Fingers crossed I can one say at a time smile.png

Best of luck mate, I hope you can make it.coffee1.gif

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I stopped smoking pot first (long time habit, over 20 years), then quit drinking, then quit smoking (smoked for 25 years). Went to a pretty rough time emotionally, but did not give up. Now I feel better than ever! I excercise a little, jogging, hiking. And eat healthy and 90% vegetarian.

I wish you strength and hope you will stay off booze forever, it really is a life changer.

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