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Old 07-21-2015, 11:50 PM
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Whiteturtle can you skip the event?
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Old 07-22-2015, 12:08 AM
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One I keep up my sleeve is "it interferes with my sleep", which is true, actually, if I don't drink enough :-D
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Old 07-22-2015, 12:21 AM
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Sorry guys, that joke was a bit tasteless :-/
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Old 07-22-2015, 12:27 AM
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It's ok I have a pretty dark sense of humor which I keep in check when needed.
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Old 07-22-2015, 12:34 AM
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Thanks DD....that makes me feel better. I get paranoid about hurting people's feelings too btw.
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Old 07-22-2015, 12:36 AM
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I think a lot of us worry a lot about other people's feelings. It seems to come with the territory. The constant fretting over not bothering everyone else and the ability to totally disregard our own safety when we were drinking.
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Old 07-22-2015, 12:40 AM
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How true is that....
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Old 07-22-2015, 12:46 AM
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But perhaps that is also why we work so well supporting each other. Us lot are good at caring and offering a shoulder for another lost soul to rest on a while.
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Old 07-22-2015, 12:51 AM
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Yes. In fact I've often thought that people who do struggle with addictions of one form or another often seem to be really decent, lovable people. Not that others aren't, but just sayin...
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Old 07-22-2015, 12:53 AM
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Perhaps we are a little softer by nature and become less judgmental through experience than your average bear.
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Old 07-22-2015, 12:55 AM
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Lovely.
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Old 07-22-2015, 01:57 AM
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Hi all and welcome everyone new or recurring! I hate taking notes and I hate trying to remember who said what yet I also hate to say "to the person that said such and such"!! So here's what I remember from posts. And lots of good posts BTW.

Scram - I remember your name. Great to try the evening program. Keep us posted on what they actually do in these classes.

BBB - seeing an addiction counselor - keep us posted. I saw one once. I didn't give it a chance tho. The first session all she did was tell me how she was a boozer and decided she needed to quit and she did! I left feeling that I know I need to quit, I just can't! That was ions ago. I think this site has better stuff! I'm sure if I'd have given it a better chance it might have helped.

Frank - nice to see you. Very few people put their face with their name. I guess that's your face! LOL! I love that. Wouldn't you love to have a SR reunion where you could meet everyone on here. Anyway, hang in there. My track record sux too. Keep trying and I will too.

Welbutrin - doc gave my son that. He doesn't take it tho. Neither son nor I take meds as/if prescribed. I keep telling him to take it. Now hearing doc prescribed for depression and anxiety (?) leading up to drinking interests me. Might look into that. Alcoholism = depression in my opinion. I'm a very fun loving person but I think lurking underneath there must be some depression in me. A friend takes Welbutrin to "take the edge off" he says. He likes it. I might try it.

Well my phone's about dead. When I'm not
laboring at the farm I'm now placing orders for our fall events and booking corporate parties and many events at our business. Very time consuming and hard to get all my reading done on here (which I much prefer).

Best of luck to everyone.

Keep on keepin on.

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Old 07-22-2015, 02:37 AM
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Frank - nice to see you. Very few people put their face with their name. I guess that's your face!
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Uh, the face is a from a guy on the teevee show "Lost".
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Old 07-22-2015, 03:03 AM
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Lol I thought it was your face too, frank, but then wondered why you had a bandaid on?
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They are so pretty now more have opened up. Still working a lot better than if I had got the wine back on Day 2.
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Olivia, I thought I didn't need welbutrin until I didn't take it for a few weeks. Right about the time I started trying to stop drinking 1-2 yrs ago. WaHOOO. I learned the hard way to never quit taking my medicine because I thought I felt better. I don't know if I'll ever maintain a "good" feeling, but I'm thankful not to feel bad like that. It was bad !
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Old 07-22-2015, 04:31 AM
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Dandelion those are beautiful !
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Good Morning class of July 2015 and everyone else connected to us!

Entering into day 20 with a good attitude and mental toughness. Heading to day 5 of my IOP therapy, still searching for a good reason to continue with it, hardly any session has been of any help to me personally.

I guess overall it will aid you in communicating your feelings and makes you a better listener, but not seeing much help with a specific substance abuse problem and not getting the tools to control it.

Maybe my expectations are too high?

Anyway, rock your day today everyone, will be back on around 2:00 pm EST.
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well done getting to 20 days toadie.
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Always good to have a plan white turtle. I too wonder if you can skip the trip to the park.
But if not, just have a plan for how you will decline. No is a complete sentence, you don't need to offer an excuse.
I've found that when I use an excuse that is temporary (no judging if you do) that it comes back to bite me the next time. (You are still on that diet? Etc.) just something to think about....

In reality it is a bigger deal to you than to anyone else.

I'm on day 2. I'm so happy I am not hungover like yesterday! I am grateful to be sober.
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