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- March 2, 2016 at 6:51 am #3727632
I’ve needed to say this for a while – had I posted here anytime in the years I was drinking, I would have made the same five posts over and over
- I’m so glad to be back. I know now that alcohol really sucks. I can’t live that life anymore.
- I feel so much better. Sobriety is amazing. Man, I’m learning so much and feel so free, I’ll never drink again.
- ok so, look guys – I had a couple of drinks on the weekend. It was ok – no big deal – I didn’t even get drunk! but I know I shouldn’t and I’ll be careful – I really want to stay sober.
- I totally utterly lost the plot…fell over/got embarrassing/was arrested/lost my job or partner/crashed my car…etc etc
- I’m so glad to be back. I know now that alcohol really sucks. I can’t live that life anymore….
All that happened to me, over and over and over and over…
except in my case I did not get arrested and I do not drive.
I finally realised the only way to stop the cycle is by not drinking – at all. Period.
If you don’t add the fuel, you don’t start your engine.
That makes sense to me.
Took me twenty years to get there and realise that tho. I was trying to control my drinking – not stop it.
I get it – this addiction is insidious…but please guys – do not follow in my footsteps.
DMarch 2, 2016 at 7:10 am #4620477
Dee maybe you could also add how you got sober, it sounds like you did what everyone else proposes, to stop drinking and everything will be just dandy…is that all you did?
How did you change the person inside of you, what was your awakening be it spiritual or other? I think a load of people make the same mistake i did and that is by thinking i would be able to think myself out of my problem and that included times of abstinance ranging from a few months to a year…
I know AA works for me and not everyone HAS to go, but it really worries me when people look at someone and say psshhh these AA guys they go to meetings, read books etc and this other guy says he is an alcoholic and just stopped drinking, they don’t go to AA all i have to do is stop drinking…really, is that true?
Only share this if you want to, i’m not calling you out or anything lol Is there a Dee story in that one year sticky thing, maybe a link to it?March 2, 2016 at 7:11 am #4620474
((Dee)) – I could have written the same posts:( Unfortunately, not only have I been addicted to substances, I have been addicted to my partners in the same sick way (yep, I’m a codie).
12 Step National Meetings and the great people here have helped me deal with these addictions. It’s taken ME a long time to get here, too. I always hope and pray that someone out there will stop their destructive ways much earlier than I did.
Hugs and prayers!
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