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Old 12-20-2009, 11:45 AM
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Wish me luck.

I know I've had a problem for years now... When I start drinking, I lose all track of time, family, commitments and so on.

I went on a bender last thursday and friday evening... You know, different Holiday parties. This gave me one of the worst hangovers of my life. I'm tired of them. I'm tired of putting myself into positions to where I can hurt myself or other people.

I'm married and have THREE wonderful children. I've GOT to get my act together. So, I think my gift to myself for Christmas this year will be sobriety.

Wish me luck...

Thanks.
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:56 AM
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Videoman: Welcome to SR and Congrats on your Decison to Quit Drinking! this is a Great site and you will Surely enjoy the Support you will Find Here!
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:58 AM
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Hey there Video man. Welcome to SR! You sound exactly like myself....wife...3 great young kids who look up to me. I drink wayy to much for someone who`s supposed to be a responsible adult and role model for my kids.
I think that is best thing you could do for yourself AND your whole family, is to be a sober husband and father this Christmas I`m going to try and do the same!
Stick around and do lots of reading. This is a great place to be. You can do it!!
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Old 12-20-2009, 12:31 PM
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Thanks for the support! Good luck to you too.
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Old 12-20-2009, 12:34 PM
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Old 12-20-2009, 01:36 PM
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I found that luck didn't get me very far.
I had to work hard. I can't ever let my guard down.
But I do wish you good luck.
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Old 12-20-2009, 01:40 PM
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I will work hard not to let my guard down... That's the tough part, the illusion that you can have control again.

It's just a illusion.

With hard work and a little bit of luck, I know I can beat this.
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I will work hard not to let my guard down... That's the tough part, the illusion that you can have control again.

It's just a illusion.

With hard work and a little bit of luck, I know I can beat this.
Yes you Can!
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Old 12-20-2009, 02:35 PM
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Welcome to SR! Lots of support and understanding people here. I hope you can use our support to stop drinking and stay sober to enjoy a wonderful new life.
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Hi Videoman

you'll find a lot of help and support here.

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Old 12-20-2009, 04:39 PM
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Welcome to SR and our Alcoholism Forum....

Wat a great gift for all of you ...
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Old 12-20-2009, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by mmeat View Post
Hey there Video man. Welcome to SR! You sound exactly like myself....wife...3 great young kids who look up to me. I drink wayy to much for someone who`s supposed to be a responsible adult and role model for my kids.
I think that is best thing you could do for yourself AND your whole family, is to be a sober husband and father this Christmas I`m going to try and do the same!
Stick around and do lots of reading. This is a great place to be. You can do it!!
mmeat,

I've been reading some of your earlier post... We are VERY similar about our drinking habits.

Let's try to get through the Holidays... We've gotta be strong Dad's for our kiddos.

No matter what we've done, they still look up to us and believe in us.

I wish I was that innocent.



Thanks!
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Old 12-20-2009, 10:19 PM
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I have a very similar story. You can do this. It's so much better to have one of my kids wake me up when the sun comes up and be clear headed and happy rather than hung over and guilty/angry at myself. There's lots of stuff like that waiting for you, too. Hang in there.
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:35 AM
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:49 PM
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Day three and today was TOUGH at work... But I did it!
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Old 12-21-2009, 09:15 PM
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Glad to know you did make progress
Keep in focus....
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Old 12-21-2009, 10:04 PM
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Stay on top of it.
It will get easier as time goes by.
Life is soooo much better sober.
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