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Old 12-31-2016, 03:24 AM
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PJ, happy new year in just a few hours!

Everyone - have a wonderful New Year
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Old 12-31-2016, 05:57 AM
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Happy new years PJ! Google tells me it's 12:36am in the eastern parts of Oz

I was a 20year drinker. (I'm 41). I still had fun, but the problems were adding up. It was a game of Russian Roulette really. I'd be fine 9 times and go off the rails the 10th. (I guess i have 10 shots in my revolver, lol) I'd convince myself the 9 times were evidence I could drink and be OK. The frequency and severity of problems gots worse with time though, and the reality is I could never drink within safe limits. Slowly binge drinking became every day drinking and quitting got harder and harder even when the evidence against drinking piled up. Obsession over drinking became a daily thing. I've only had a few incidences of walking blackouts, where I couldn't remember what I did 5 minutes prior, but they are awful & life changing in the worst way.

I'll hit 3 months sober on the 10th and I'm enjoying ever minute. Going back to drinking would be a horror.

Having a few neighbors over tonight. One is in AA, so I've got that support. Besides that, I'm going to go fiddle with my guitar for a bit. I picked it back up in the past week and will start lessons up again with my son in the new year.

Have a great day and new years everyone!
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Old 12-31-2016, 06:14 AM
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Sounds great, NMD!
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Old 12-31-2016, 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by tootsl1 View Post
Oh Bandi! You are mere hours away from becoming an Over!!!!
Yes toots &. how exciting! I'm staying extra close to SR tonight as I don't want to mess up a good thing. -.
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Old 12-31-2016, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by nmd View Post
. Obsession over drinking became a daily thing. I've only had a few incidences of walking blackouts, where I couldn't remember what I did 5 minutes prior, but they are awful & life changing in the worst way.
Definitely life changing nmd! The walking blackouts & severe liver pain convinced me I had to change or die.
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Old 01-01-2017, 01:34 AM
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Happy New Year Undies!
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Old 01-01-2017, 04:24 AM
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Inspiring story nmd! It was amazing to see, looking back, how alcohol insidiously
took over our lives and we hardly noticed for years and years.

Happy New Year's everyone!
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Old 01-01-2017, 07:17 AM
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Happy New Year Undies & Overs! Wishing everyone a super Sober Sunday -
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Old 01-01-2017, 07:23 AM
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Happy New Year Everyone !
Doing great and getting ready to take off for a week. going on a short vacation
with my H and Sister, and her friend. I'm in very good company so, everything
should be just fine.
Wishing everyone the best in the new year.
will catch up with everyone when I get back.
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Have a great trip Babs!
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Happy new year everyone

And... CONGRATULATIONS ON ONE YEAR SOBER BANDICOOT!
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Congrats, Bandi!

Babs, have a nice trip.
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I want to be an Undie, especially since I see so many of my March 2013 pals in here! Hi toots and Saskia and Babs -- miss you! You guys are fabulous! I'm on day 20.
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And congrats bandicoot on one year!
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Hi MeSo! Great to see you. Our March thread is still going and you are, of course, welcome there, too
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Hi MeSo!

Have a great vacation Babs!

Congrats one hitting one year Bandicot! It is an amazing feeling to know that you made it through an entire year without drinking! Year two will be even better.
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Hi undies happy new year! I havnt been on here in awhile. Looks like some new faces and a lot to catch up on.
I'm looking forward to the new year and hopefully no relapses this year.

its was a crazy year last year. A lot of ups and downs with my alcoholic mom moving back into my house and then me relapsing. I now am in an awesome relationship.
Lately have had moments of depression and not sure why but they seem to pass fairly quickly.
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