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ppine 07-20-2018 08:04 AM

humpinit,
Congratulations. You just made a life changing decision. You were showing all the signs.
I have plenty of experience with alcoholism. I have been with a great woman for 20 years. She used to have a drinking problem. It was her only flaw. Now she doesn't drink. It changed everything. Now I drink much less and never to excess. Life has gotten really good.

ed d 07-20-2018 09:19 AM

Gotta find something to occupy your drinking time or you'll get bored and back to drinking . It's the beginning that's the hardest . AA fills it with lots of meetings - 90 the first 90 days . I did it and did 90 / 90 years ago but went back to drinking but it works for many . It's that free time that will get you and it will take some time , maybe months , to adjust your life . There's a nice lake that I still go to and walk around occasionally - I just walk around it checking thing's out and sometimes bs a minute with someone about fishing - it's clears the head and I feel better after . A goal or project is good or have a kid like these other guy's in their 40's , ha ha , man that would scare me , best of luck fella's . It's a bit empowering in that you are gaining back a Bit of control over your life ( and you won't realize it for a couple months ) and in the grand scheme of things every Bit has value - job has control over your life , Government has control over your life , fast food , tit's , whatever - getting any of it back is good and this one is not only Free it will save you money which unfortunately has the most control over your life . Like I said I like being sober and the longer you are the better it gets - it's a lot smoother ocean to run on .

I tend to think of alcoholism as a symptom rather than the problem itself , at least in my case , but the problem is it gets so ingrained that it becomes the problem over shadowing whatever the original cause . Say drinking to feel more comfortable in social situations becomes drinking that affects all aspects of life rather then just social events .
It's a process that I am only 1 year into which isn't jack so I'm trying to figure it out as I'm writing this . So far , So good , So what :grin:

ppine 07-20-2018 12:40 PM

Your friends will help you quit.
Your drinking buddies will do everything they can to get you to drink again. They are your "low companions."

ed d 07-17-2019 03:49 PM

2 years Dry Today . I was doing some paperwork when I realized it . I think I'll replace this date with my birthday as a cause to celebrate because I feel good about this and getting old sucks .

Eastport205 07-17-2019 03:56 PM


Originally Posted by ed d (Post 12733335)
2 years Dry Today . I was doing some paperwork when I realized it . I think I'll replace this date with my birthday as a cause to celebrate because I feel good about this and getting old sucks .

29 for me today too, congratulations ! I thought it was 30 today but I found a calendar and when I applied my story to it? I somehow added a year during my sober years.

bluffman2 07-17-2019 03:57 PM

Haven’t had a drink in 20 days. And I feel great

Barnacled 07-17-2019 03:58 PM

Keep coming back!:thumbsup:
Congratulations! Keep up the good work

ed d 07-17-2019 04:02 PM


Originally Posted by bluffman2 (Post 12733364)
Havenít had a drink in 20 days. And I feel great

Took me 7 months before my thinking changed like a fog lifting but I drank a lot everyday .

ed d 07-17-2019 04:02 PM

Thanks Guys :thumbsup:

swaptrex 07-17-2019 06:12 PM


Originally Posted by ed d (Post 12733335)
2 years Dry Today . I was doing some paperwork when I realized it . I think I'll replace this date with my birthday as a cause to celebrate because I feel good about this and getting old sucks .

Congrats. Iím at 10 months in 6 days. Donít miss it.

bluffman2 07-17-2019 06:14 PM

I just hate the days I get fidgety

Boat Bum 07-17-2019 06:21 PM

10 years last March.

ed d 07-17-2019 07:16 PM


Originally Posted by swaptrex (Post 12733835)

Congrats. Iím at 10 months in 6 days. Donít miss it.

I googled up fog lifting from quitting drinking and I saw anywhere from 3 months to 1.5 yrs with around 6 months to a year about average . Still boggles my mind in the difference in the thought process and the suddenness it occured , wasn't gradual .

Good job swaptrex . Ain't easy but it seems to be one of those rare things in life where it's all beneficial and free with the side effect of being happier .

swaptrex 07-18-2019 04:04 AM


Originally Posted by ed d (Post 12734077)
I googled up fog lifting from quitting drinking and I saw anywhere from 3 months to 1.5 yrs with around 6 months to a year about average . Still boggles my mind in the difference in the thought process and the suddenness it occured , wasn't gradual .

Good job swaptrex . Ain't easy but it seems to be one of those rare things in life where it's all beneficial and free with the side effect of being happier .

I really got sick of waking up feeling like crap, makes it worse when all of my work is outdoors in the Florida heat. Iím self-employed so it was also affecting my work. Plus, many of my friends starting getting duiís which was a wake up call for me.

yakmatt 07-18-2019 04:18 AM

I quit when my kids were young started back when they became teenagers.

Although I limit it to 4 beers a week ....unless I have a reunion with old friends, then I'm 20 again.

NC Mike 07-18-2019 07:02 AM

I've been sober 12 hours. Thanks guys

commuter boats 07-18-2019 08:11 AM

Somewhere arond 4 years :) :thumbsup:
Gerald

back at it 07-18-2019 08:19 AM


Originally Posted by NC Mike (Post 12735212)
I've been sober 12 hours. Thanks guys

Same same.

ed d 07-18-2019 08:38 AM


Originally Posted by NC Mike (Post 12735212)
I've been sober 12 hours. Thanks guys


Originally Posted by back at it (Post 12735565)
Same same.

:rofl: Not everyone has a problem , I not one of those preachers . I didn't do AA just quit when my doc put some fear in me . Funny though looking back the process naturally turned out to be very similar to the 12 steps so I believe it works . Alcohol is a powerful drug .

bluffman2 07-18-2019 08:54 AM


Originally Posted by ed d (Post 12735647)
:rofl: Not everyone has a problem , I not one of those preachers . I didn't do AA just quit when my doc put some fear in me . Funny though looking back the process naturally turned out to be very similar to the 12 steps so I believe it works . Alcohol is a powerful drug .

you are CORRECT......damn powerful....devil had me for 24 years

think im gonna try pot


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