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|09-30-2012, 05:20 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2010
Back with a commitment
I was hear about a year ago. I can do three days but then fail. I can do that quite often, a few days followed by a regular bender, thinking I'm good. So what.
A responder here said that I simply did not suffer enough consequences to have a full commitment. He was probably right. I have not suffered those consequences yet, but I do have a new commitment. My dry day will start today. A friend of mine has been free 12 years! I remember his problem. If he can do it, so can I. Lets kick this! I dont want to walk the fine line! I want to end my nightly six packs.
|09-30-2012, 05:36 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2010
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|09-30-2012, 05:40 PM||#6 (permalink)|
in my 24th year of sobriety
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Canada. About as far south as you can get
I wish you the best.
.If you want to drink, that's your business .....
.If you want to quit, that's A.A.'s business.
. --- driven by a hundred forms of fear, self-delusion, self-seeking, and self-pity.
. L.D. 1989
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|09-30-2012, 05:56 PM||#7 (permalink)|
A Day at a Time
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Grand Rapids MI
I've dealt with my ghosts and faced all my demons
Finally content with a past I regret
I've found you find strength in your moments of weakness
For once I'm at peace with myself
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|09-30-2012, 06:36 PM||#8 (permalink)|
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|10-01-2012, 01:56 AM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2011
Blog Entries: 5
CD great you are here. I think of it like rock climbing, you've got to three days. Now you are good at it. For me starting to feel human again was a major risk. Later one I could occasionally do more- A few times I did a couple of weeks. Six months once.
The last hurdle for me was Friday nights. I learnt and I changed.
The desire to drink can be accepted for what it is without it leading to action.
Let everyone be my teacher and RTFD
May 15 2011
|10-01-2012, 02:10 AM||#11 (permalink)|
Powerless over Alcohol
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Trudging the Road to Happy Destiny!
There are many people in the rooms of AA that didnt have to suffer jails, dui's , ect..
I wasnt one of them, but they are there. AA saved this alcoholic from my best thinking..
You can be free.
"The only real thing in life are dreams, which nature cant touch with decay." Bob Dylan
"Each day,somewhere in the world ,recovery begins when one alcoholic talks with another alcoholic , sharing experience,strength and hope."
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|10-01-2012, 06:12 AM||#12 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2011
Fear of really serious consequences was enough to make me quit. I don't think something really bad has to happen to make us seriously commit to quitting. For me, I could just see where it was going...
Glad you're making the commitment Closetdrinker x
“The future you have tomorrow, won't be the same future you had yesterday.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Rant
|10-01-2012, 01:22 PM||#15 (permalink)|
Self recovered Self discovered
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Toronto Canada
There are lots of options for you if you want to be sober, most people just do it by themselves without any program. Others choose AA or any of a bunch of other methods like SMART, SOS, LifeRing or AVRT. None of these require that you hit some sort of bottom, high, low or otherwise. You can choose to quit, you can choose to make that full commitment anytime. People do it everyday, and you can decide to become one of them. It really is better without alcohol.
AVRT has shown me how to never drink again and to never change my mind.
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