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Old 04-04-2009, 04:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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why did you stop your adiction ?????


well for me i just wanted my life back as i felt alcohol was slowy taking everything away from me so i had to stop it as i had to much to lose like my woman ,,my job,,and the house ,,thank god i have stopped and good luck to everyone on here :praying
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Old 04-04-2009, 04:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Because otherwise l would be sleeping on a park bench stealing wine from shops, and be dead soon.
Without friends or family, because they were sick of me as well, being the way l was.

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Old 04-04-2009, 05:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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To be free from anxiety and the feeling of dread the next day...
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Old 04-04-2009, 05:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I have a lot of sub-reasons for not drinking but the single over-riding purpose for my sobriety is to be the person I have wanted to be for so long. I am more confident in myself, I exercise regularly, I read more, I sleep better, I eat better, etc., etc.

I think that quitting drugs and drinking is just about the only purely selfish thing we can do that actually benefits the ones we love.
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Old 04-04-2009, 06:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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It was time.

When I tried to control my drinking I didn't enjoy it.

When I tried to enjoy my drinking I couldn't control it.
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Old 04-04-2009, 06:56 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I had stopped functioning. Couldn't make it to work anymore. Depression and anxiety engulfed me.
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Old 04-04-2009, 07:04 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I stopped because my wife told me to either quit or get out. She is more important so I quit.
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Old 04-04-2009, 07:14 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Because I didn't want to be miserable every day until alcohol finally killed me.
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Old 04-04-2009, 07:20 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I stopped because I cannot control the amount I drink, tried moderating to only weekends but then on the weekends I would just make up for lost time and go overboard and then feel way worse. Then I would go back to old ways and drink every night. I also felt depressed and had little energy after a night of drinking
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Old 04-04-2009, 07:22 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Great thread. I identify with every single post here. So I guess I am an "all of the above" guy.
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Old 04-04-2009, 07:25 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Same here, I can totally relate to every single post in this thread
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Old 04-04-2009, 07:48 AM   #14 (permalink)
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My drinking of thirty years with several years of sobriety took me to a place I never thought would happen to me...A DUI convinced me that my time was up...NOT because of the DUI, but because I hit two parked cars with a family in one of those cars...I could have killed someone and that still haunts me to this day...

I relapsed after seventeen months and for two days I stayed in my bedroom and drank so that I could passout and not FEEL...What kind of existence is that?

I really feel like I have no other options, that if there is a next time of relapse, I may not come back to sobriety...
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Old 04-04-2009, 07:59 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Alcohol got in the way of the rest of my life, and now that I've removed it from the equation everything else is wonderful and exciting. Ahh relief!
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My life was spiraling out of control. I was afraid I wouldn't wake up after the next binge. And my husband reached the end of his rope with me. I still have a lot to live for and was on the verge of losing it all.
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Old 04-04-2009, 08:33 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Because I was sick and tired of being sick and tired.

And, it was time to grow up.

Thank you for this thread.
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Old 04-04-2009, 08:37 AM   #18 (permalink)
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My addiction was destroying me - all aspects of my life. My mental health was the most distressing aspect but, after a handful of drunken accidents that could have easily killed me, I decided to begin my recovery.
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I, too, was afraid to fall asleep because I might not wake up. I was terrified at the total loss of control I had in the end, the round-the-clock drinking. I think it was the day I walked against gale force winds to get to the liquor store blocks away. I couldn't even see from the rain and wind, yet there I was, trudging up the street for my anesthesia. Pathetic.
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I missed a day of work due to a hangover. It's a new job and very important to me and I couldn't believe I did that. It may not sound like some horror show bottom but it really disturbed me. I decided that was it. I didn't want a lower bottom than that. That was 33 days ago and I'm still in sobriety.
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