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View Poll Results: What is your opinion on NA beverages?
I drink them.
12.24%
They taste horrible!
8.16%
May lead to relapse...
34.69%
I prefer other beverages such as coffee, tea or soda.
59.18%
I am too embarassed to buy.
0
0%
I feel a buzz after one.
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Wanting to meet sober friends

Old 07-01-2004, 01:08 PM
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Red face Wanting to meet sober friends

Merry meet. My name is Zach. I have been an alcoholic for 6 years. I'm twenty five years old and am so glad I have recognized my addiction. I have been through it all, but am at that point in my life where drinking is no longer pleasureable. I have found that the shame and guilt that comes along with drinking leads me in a downward spiral of depression to the point of cutting off everyone in my life. When I try to reach out to people I no longer feel important or worthy of their attention. I am disconnected with reality and find myself creating a world of introversion that is harming me. I have made steps in the past to stop drinking. My longest was 62 days. Now I am 20 days into recovery, and through the graciousness of the mother I am thankful for each day of sobriety. I have become more of a spiritual person in the past couple of months which has been a huge motivation for me. I have made steps to look into the future and to follow my soul's direction. I guess this is just a little introduction to the group. It's hard to find sober friends out there and those worthy of my attention. Nice to meet you all. Blessed Be.
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Old 07-01-2004, 01:11 PM
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Welcome Zach!
You're going to meet a bunch of sober friends in SoberRecoveryville
Shhh... Listen... Here they come to say hi!
Glad you're here
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Old 07-01-2004, 01:43 PM
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Merry Meet Zach!

I'm Ann, alcoholic and addict

Lots of sober friends around these parts. As Dan said, listen..... they'll be along shortly to introduce themselves.

Blessed Be!
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Old 07-01-2004, 01:46 PM
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Hi Zach--my name is Ann. Congrats on 20 days!!!!!! I will have 30 days Sat.
Longest ever for me--and believe me--I HAVE TRIED! Feeling better about myself everyday! You will find this site to be of great support!! GOOD PEOPLE HERE!!!!!!! Keep coming back and posting!!!
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Old 07-01-2004, 01:56 PM
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Welcome Zach.

I am 28 and an alkie...

Congrats on the 20 days man. Stick around, tons of great people here.......
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Old 07-01-2004, 02:08 PM
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Hi Zach

JC - alcoholic.
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Old 07-01-2004, 02:09 PM
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HEY ZACH,GLAD YOUR HERE.I'M TED ALCOHOLIC/ADDICT.
I DRANK FOR 30 YEARS,FORTUNATE YOU FOUND OUT EARLY IN LIFE ABOUT YOU ALCOHOLISM.
SAVE YOURSELF YEARS OF SELF INFLICTED TORTURE.
YOU MIGHT TRY AA MEETINGS TO MEET SOBER FRIENDS,
IT DOES WONDERS FOR MILLIONS OF PEOPLE.
STICK AROUND,GREAT BUNCH HERE.........ted :veryhappy


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Old 07-01-2004, 02:12 PM
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Hi Zach, And there are some of us in far off exotic places like England... Welcome to SR. There are more of us around the place than you think.

Well done on 20 days - it keeps getting better and better.

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Old 07-01-2004, 02:49 PM
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Hi Zach
I'm Rowan, and I'm an alcoholic. Way to go! 20 days! I love this site; I haven't been posting here for very long but everyone has been so supportive and as encouraging as though they have known me a long time. It's a wonderful feeling. I used to think there weren't any sober people out there, but then, I wasn't looking beyond the friends I drank with. I go to lots of AA meetings, and have some great friends in my life today because of it. When you sober up, it's common to hear in AA that you need to change people, places and things. It's good to have you here, Zach. Keep coming back.
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Old 07-01-2004, 05:33 PM
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Hello & welcome!!!
I'm glad you're here.

Couldn't ask for a better bunch of people on the net.

Start posting, we're all here for you!
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Old 07-01-2004, 06:14 PM
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Hi Zack
Welcome to SR. I am Rena', and I'm an alcoholic/addict. I'v just been coming here a short time myself, but there are a lot of really nice people here, with a lot of ESH to offer. Congratulations on your 20 days. Keep coming back, I think you'll like it here. Love, Rena' :shades:
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Old 07-01-2004, 06:23 PM
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Hi Zach!
Welcome, you'll find a great deal of support here. Congrats on 20 day's!!
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Old 07-01-2004, 08:12 PM
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Hey Zach,
WELCOME! You have found a place full of wonderful people who will talk with you about anything. Post here about the good, the bad, and the ugly if you want. You've found a place where people help each other, and support each other. Congrats on 20 days! Looking forward to getting to know you.
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Old 07-01-2004, 08:17 PM
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Oh Zach-
RE: Your poll?
You do know there is alcohol in those beverages right? Just fyi'ing.
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Old 07-01-2004, 08:57 PM
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Welcome Zack, You have found a great place!!!!
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Old 07-02-2004, 12:23 AM
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Oh Zach-
RE: Your poll?
You do know there is alcohol in those beverages right? Just fyi'ing.
Yeah, I do know about the alcohol content in NA beverages. I was just wondering what people's reactions to it are. I have drank them in the past when I was "sober" some good, some bad. Currently I do not drink them. Presenting this poll was something that has been going on in my head for years. You hear about people quitting drinking but drink NA beer. Is this a contradictive action and is that .005 % alcohol content really a means to further one's alcoholism...or is it okay for some to drink it and live life to one's capability?
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Old 07-02-2004, 12:44 AM
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Few years back I tried NA beer. I did fine with them, they didn't trigger anything, but that me. Today I dont choose to go there. One thing that I noticed, 1 or 2, I was really full, and I had to **** a real lot. Thats no fun!!
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Old 07-02-2004, 05:43 PM
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Welcome Zach! Tom, garden variety alcoholic here. Since NA drinks have alcohol, why the h*ll drink 'em? My two cents..........

Hang around, there is NO excuse to drink, none.

Keep Coming Back!
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Old 07-03-2004, 09:45 PM
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hey zach. great to see you here. i am audra, not an alkie, but an addict. these people are great and overwhelmingly supportive. i hope you find what you are looking for here. i believe the rest of us have. i am a newbie also and wanted to welcome you. congrats on 20 days.
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Never tried one, don't think I will.
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