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Old 12-15-2016, 09:43 AM
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You know your a recovering alcoholic if...

Heartburn is a memory and no longer a regular reality
You can actually see the effects of going to the gym
Diet soda is something you look forward to
Being bored is fun as it means you have more hours in the day than you realised existed
Enjoying driving people home after dinner parties
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Old 12-15-2016, 11:17 AM
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You amaze yourself when you have different responses and reactions to the same people or situations.
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Old 12-15-2016, 11:19 AM
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ya see a drunk person and remember being that way.
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Old 12-15-2016, 12:40 PM
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You throw away your empty soda and popcorn containers at the movies because you try to think of others more than yourself and you don't want the 16 year old kid who sweeps the floors to have to spend a lot of time in your row.

You no longer wince when a cop car pulls up behind/beside you.

You wake feeling rested and refreshed.

Your family and friends want you around and actually come to you for advice and help because you actually have something to offer.
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Old 12-15-2016, 12:50 PM
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You don't stagger down the driveway at 2:00 a.m. with a wagon of empties, hoping the neighbors don't hear all the clinking glass.
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Old 12-15-2016, 12:51 PM
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You never wake up naked in a strange bed, with a naked person sleeping next to you that you do not know and are unsure of their gender.

Happened to me.
Wow. I'd take that one to the grave with me!
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Old 12-15-2016, 08:33 PM
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People are astounded when you tell them that you don't drink anymore.
You get on the interstate highway and remember the time you drove into oncoming traffic.
Look in mirror while gagging on toothbrush and see you have a black.
You share an exciting story with someone and they say "thats the third time you told me that".
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Old 01-04-2017, 07:18 PM
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-You lie less on medical forms
-You start to think that you can do big things in the future
-The idea of a sober vacation doesn't scare you
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Old 01-04-2017, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Bunny211 View Post
You throw away your empty soda and popcorn containers at the movies because you try to think of others more than yourself and you don't want the 16 year old kid who sweeps the floors to have to spend a lot of time in your row.
Thanks Bunny! I used to be that 16 year old kid (more like 19 and in college, though.)

You know you're a recovering alcoholic when you're driving on New Years Eve, HOPING to happen upon a sobriety checkpoint, so the local constabulary can see how sober and responsible you are. Remembering how terrifying the prospect of such a thing used to be.
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Old 01-04-2017, 09:36 PM
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ya see a drunk person and remember being that way.
This.
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Old 01-04-2017, 09:38 PM
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When I can listen to other people's stories, including serial relapser's with out judging, feeling anger or wanting to 'make them better by doing what I do'.
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Old 01-06-2017, 10:07 AM
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Old 01-10-2017, 03:51 PM
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You become that nice, kind person your mother always said you were before the drink started. That and your recycling bin has suddenly become very quiet...
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Old 01-10-2017, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by DesertDawg View Post
Thanks Bunny! I used to be that 16 year old kid (more like 19 and in college, though.)

You know you're a recovering alcoholic when you're driving on New Years Eve, HOPING to happen upon a sobriety checkpoint, so the local constabulary can see how sober and responsible you are. Remembering how terrifying the prospect of such a thing used to be.
HA!! I had to pick my wifes sister up on Christmas Day. About 1.5hour away from our house. All the way there and all the way back I was hoping to be pulled so I could put the smug face on when you announce you don't drink at all!
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Old 01-12-2017, 03:08 PM
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Big Sombrero's line on page one...

You, sir, win the internet!
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Old 01-13-2017, 07:51 AM
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