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Old 06-15-2013, 03:38 AM
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:52 PM
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:20 PM
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The darkness around your eyes is starting to fade because you are actually getting proper sleep.

Your dehydrated skin isn't peeling off your face anymore.

You actually go out everyday instead of hiding inside with a bottle.

You don't send angry psychotic messages to your family members or call them at all hours of the night.

You wake up and can actually get out of bed.

You don't have a constant burning throat and nausea anymore.

You don't have constant diarrhoea anymore.
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:43 PM
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Been really enjoying this thread: http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...oholic-if.html. So I thought I'd start another one like it for recovering alcoholics.

Here's a few to get us started, but of course this thread is for everyone to add their own.

You know you are a recovering alcoholic if...

you're proud of yourself for eating breakfast.

you wake up without a hangover and think it's strange.

the most important thing on your to do list is to NOT drink and/or drug.

you suddenly realize that ALL of your friends are losers.

you suddenly realize that you were just as much of a loser.

you go to the grocery store to buy groceries and find yourself feeling lost and confused in the store even though you've been there 1000 times.

you're not sure what your favorite foods are anymore.

you realize that you actually hate all of your 'favorite' restaurants because you only went there to get smashed and upon sobering up you discover the food is TERRIBLE.

drunks suddenly seem like the biggest losers ever.

your bank account magically has more money in it.

you spend more time on SR than you used to spend drinking.

the to do list that never used to get shorter suddenly starts shrinking.
You are able to deal with life's issues and your thoughts and feelings without being polluted by alcohol. You can hold your head high on a Sunday morning because now, you dont have to dread logging onto facebook or looking through your phones text message outbox in horror at the things you typed the night before.
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Old 06-16-2013, 01:51 AM
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Old 06-16-2013, 02:24 AM
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Old 06-16-2013, 02:46 AM
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You know you are a recovering alcoholic if...
...you can accomplish what at one time seemed insurmountable.
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Old 06-16-2013, 03:53 AM
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You have self pride

You start to make friends and people seem to like you.
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Old 06-16-2013, 10:01 AM
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Old 06-16-2013, 10:06 AM
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Old 06-16-2013, 01:14 PM
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:43 PM
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:01 PM
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:10 PM
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:24 PM
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You don't take everything your family says the wrong way.
Don't feel that everyone is judging you, and if they are its not your problem.
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:47 AM
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You know your a recovering alcoholic when instead of drinking a 12 pack of beer you drink an 18 pack of Perrier, lime an salt.
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:48 AM
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:50 AM
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You r a recovering alcoholic if you look forward to be pulled over by a cop so you can prove you are not drinking. You are also a little crazy.
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Old 06-17-2013, 07:04 AM
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you're not afraid to speed anymore because after all, what is a $100 speeding ticked compared to a DWI, losing your license, possible jail time, and a butt-load in expenses??
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Old 06-17-2013, 07:33 AM
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