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Old 02-26-2014, 10:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My Introduction...


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Hi. My name is David, and I am an alcoholic.

I started drinking when I was 17 years old. I am now 41.
Started hard and fast (Jack Daniels), tapered off to beer, then progressed to rum, and back to beer. Regardless of the flavor, I drink every single day. Literally.

I know it's because of my addiction, but I don't feel normal unless I drink. It's like a catch-22 right?

Two weeks ago I spent the weekend in jail. Pulled over for no seatbelt supposedly, but I was inebriated nonetheless. Not drunk but I shouldn't have been driving either way. So far my costs (including lawyer fees) have exceeded $2,000 and I am still going through the courts. May lose my license, company vehicle, fines, insurance will be cancelled, etc etc etc.

I quit drinking for THREE DAYS (two of those was in jail)...did I learn a lesson? Don't drink and drive....but keep on drinking.

That's my introduction. I'm here to seek a starting point in my life, to QUIT DRINKING.
Wish me luck.

David
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome man, sounds like you've been through a pretty harrowing experience.

You've made the right decision to quit, no mistake about that!

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Hi David,

Welcome! I hope this DUI makes you decide to stop drinking. You have some legal stuff to get through and being sober will help you to deal with that, and the rest of your life, too.
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Welcome, I really hope you decide to stop for good, keep coming back here and it will help!
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Welcome! And more than luck, I wish you strength.
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Welcome to SR. I've gotten a ton of support here. I hope you stick around and do too.
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Hi David welcome to SR, you can find a lot of help here on the forum, keep posting. It does get easier.
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Welcome. There are some great people on here with solid advice.
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Welcome David, you will find lots of support here. Glad you have joined us.
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I hope the support you find here can help you stay sober for good.
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Welcome, David! That must be such a scary experience. Hope it's scary enough to make it the last. My best to you!
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Welcome, David This could be the beginning of a whole new life for you and joining here is an excellent first step. You now have all of us standing at your shoulder
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Welcome David

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Great to meet you David!

I did the same thing - got a DUI & kept drinking - I just didn't drive. In my heart I knew I was headed for disaster. I had no control. It finally all caught up with me a few years later when I found myself drinking all day. I hope you'll have success in stopping now. You're still young and can turn everything around.
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