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Old 02-17-2010, 04:08 PM
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Hello New Today 2/17/10

Been boozing for 35 years and am sick and tired of it. Been browsing this site for awhile and it is very, very helpful. Interesting how everyone is a different type drunk!

I am the perfect closet drinker. No one and I me no one in my family has any idea how much I put away. I am the type that goes to my little boys sports room and puts away beteen 8 - 15 drinks an evening. Such a tolerence!!

Well - I know the amount and have known I am an alcoholic for about 10 years. Going to beat it this time.

One problem I have had reading the posts are those that have a problem with the AA 12 point program and it's religious theme. The so called atheists. An alcoholic (like me) with a whacked out brain has figured out there is no God??? That is beyond stupid. No one can prove there is a higher up but we sure cannot prove there isn't.

My faith is the only thing that has got me off the jug.

Looking forward to all your help as I battle this devil.
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I am the type that goes to my little boys sports room and puts away beteen 8 - 15 drinks an evening.
You too eh? Stick around, listen for the similarities rather than the differences.

As for the God thing, I'm grateful that the 12 Steps and program of AA allowed me to develop a Higher Power, a God of my understanding. I watered that seed with recovery, and it continues to grow.

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Welcome to SR. I don't use AA or a 12 step program, and I'm one of the "so called athiests" you're targeting in your intro speech, though I never bash AA because of my beliefs. Luckily there's lots of options out there when people want to get and stay sober, and I found mine when others didn't work for me Hope you find what you're looking for here!
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Old 02-17-2010, 04:19 PM
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Welcome!

I also drank for 35 years....

Do you have a plan for recovery? You mention you don't seem to have a problem with AA, have you tried any meetings?
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Old 02-17-2010, 04:30 PM
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I have a document that I list all of the reasons to quit. I add my personal thoughts and insights from the forum. I read that document all day long. The reasons to quit are untold. It is so stupid to continue - but - I have that alcoholic "bug" from my father and that is what makes the struggle so difficult.

Thanks for asking - I appreciate your help.
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thanks for reply - I certainly didn't intend to make this a God arguement.
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Old 02-17-2010, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by bozo123 View Post
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One problem I have had reading the posts are those that have a problem with the AA 12 point program and it's religious theme. The so called atheists. An alcoholic (like me) with a whacked out brain has figured out there is no God??? That is beyond stupid. No one can prove there is a higher up but we sure cannot prove there isn't.
Welcome .....

It is 12 steps not points and it is Spiritual not religious.

Posting your thoughts is what a forum is for . Thank you for sharing.
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Old 02-17-2010, 05:34 PM
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Welcome to SR! No matter what your beliefs or what method you choose to get/stay sober, I'm glad you joined our family! We are all different individuals who share the same problem: addiction and what it does to the addict and those who love them.

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I am new today as well after lurking off and on. Glad to be here.
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Welcome to you Bozo123 and you too JimInTexas

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Old 02-17-2010, 07:17 PM
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Thanks

Made it another day, not bad today.

Weekend is fast approaching so I got to buckle down.

Wish me luck.

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Old 02-17-2010, 07:22 PM
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Welcome to you BOTH!! And good luck Bozo123!! This will be my first sober weekend as well..... looks like we could BOTH use a little luck...
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:26 PM
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I decided I am so pissed at that alcohol bug that I am going to kick it's ass this weekend.

You are not better than me you SOB.

Good luck - let's go.
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:36 PM
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Hi Bozo,

Welcome!

You can make it through the weekend! Do you have a plan for what to do on the weekend, to distract yourself?
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I really had not thought of a game plan except to rough it through and try to keep busy.

But, you gave me a great idea. If I eat a large meal I lose all craving for the booze. That means to eat a big meal right around 4 PM. That will do it.

Usually, on the weekends I have no craving at all for the stuff until the early afternoon. I made sure to eat a breakfest and then work out and get all ready for a great day of drinking. I looked forward to that. Some of my best days were me and the bottle all alone. I really liked that old guy = until the next morning. Then sleep half the day, feeling like crap so I could get back into the stuff in the late afternoon on Sunday.

How dumb can one be??

Hey - thanks so much for your help and support. I will need it.
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Old 02-17-2010, 10:26 PM
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Hello all. 2nd day without alcohol. 15+ years of drkinking. I have a good friend who has made the decision to stop drinking and after lots of discussion, it looks like I have reached that point as well. I look forward to following this board. I can already see that after two days of looking, help will be here.
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