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End Stage Recovery?

Posted 03-11-2018 at 06:14 AM by Nonsensical (Nonsocial Drinker)

Having been a member here for more than 5 years I have seen a fair number of topics repeated in the forums.
Is N.A. beer OK?
I want to go to AA, but I am afraid.
How do I stay sober at a wedding?
Are you jealous of the normies?

etc.
One of the topics I have seen a handful of times is If you could become a normal drinker, would you?
I was always mildly surprised when a few people would answer "No". Frankly, I didn't really believe them. Of...
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Sometimes You Get Punched in the Face

Posted 02-24-2018 at 12:44 PM by Nonsensical (Nonsocial Drinker)

I remember once watching two grown men throwing punches at each other. One was about 20, the other at least twice that. The young man landed a solid punch to the older man's nose, which elicited both a yelp and a stream of blood. The older man stopped fighting. He wiped his nose a few times with the back of his hand, checking it each time to see how much blood there was.

Another observer stepped in and inspected the man's busted up nose. After a few seconds he pronounced that it was...
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A Simple Plan for Beginners

Posted 01-24-2018 at 08:57 AM by Nonsensical (Nonsocial Drinker)
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In the forums I have posted my version of a simple plan as a suggestion many times, and I probably will again. I wanted to also make a blog post about it because I can explain it in greater detail in a blog post. Forum posts are for quick responses. It wouldn't be appropriate to make a long response in a forum post. But, if you're here reading blog posts, it might be because you actually want a more detailed explanation.

We frequently talk on the forums about making a recovery plan....
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It's Just Me

Posted 08-30-2015 at 06:10 AM by Nonsensical (Nonsocial Drinker)

I remember reading sometime ago in a fantastic book called Thinking Fast and Slow something to the effect that humans have an exceptional ability to assume the general does not apply to them specifically. I see this manifest in the SR forums here. People will post that drinking is causing horrible problems in their lives and yet they are not sure whether or not they have a drinking problem. The general - people whose drinking causes a problem have a drinking problem - does not apply to themselves...
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A Quest Fulfilled and Sober Vegas

Posted 11-30-2014 at 06:54 AM by Nonsensical (Nonsocial Drinker)

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In the summer of 2010 I still had 2 children in high school (my oldest was in the USMC, so he didn't come with us) and we took a family vacation to the Grand Canyon. We had not planned to hike the canyon, but we hiked down to the first rest area on Bright Angel Trail and then back out. I was so inspired by the canyon and that short hike that I immediately knew I wanted to hike the entire trail one day. I began planning a future trip for my 50th birthday in my head back in the...
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