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Old 10-31-2014, 04:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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No Temptation to drink


This evening is Friday night and this usually involves getting pretty drunk and staying up until 3am so I can find some goods hours drinking away.

Saturday mornings usually mean that I am nursing a pretty severe hangover and retching into the toilet.

Saturday nights mean drinking while watching the X-Factor and drinking so much that Sundays are a day for recovery before the 5pm pick me up session.

However this week, I am really looking forward to waking up and doing things.

I went to a local supermarket this afternoon and found myself in the drinks aisle, I went past all of the Stella Artois and Red Wines, etc and I can assure you, I had no temptation to drink.

Its like I reached my life long limit of drinking, that when I look at it now I just see a pathetic little man sat in his armchair drinking himself into a stupor, convincing himself that everyone is doing exactly the same as him.

I just do not need alcohol anymore. I am free to do whatever I so desire on Weekends and have the money to afford to do it properly too.

No amount of AV or conscience is going to make me drink again.
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Old 10-31-2014, 04:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Brilliant theres a online topic mtn here at SR tonight heres a link with all the details

http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...ml#post4987566
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Old 10-31-2014, 04:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 10-31-2014, 04:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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That's the stuff. Hats off to you
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Old 10-31-2014, 05:01 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Yes, finally coming to that place in time where we have made a firm decision not to drink again is a true blessing. Haven't had an urge in 7 years and don't think that I ever will again.

No longer a trill I have had my fill.

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Old 10-31-2014, 05:16 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I just do not need alcohol anymore. I am free to do whatever...
That's what it's all about!!! ~Nice job~
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good job...i just got back from the grocery store, cleaned my house and put up my christmas tree (yes, I know today is halloween) in my drinking days, even this early in the evening, some form of havoc would have already started going down. again, good job
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Old 10-31-2014, 05:36 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 11-01-2014, 01:15 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I realized I could probably go on drinking like this for maybe two or three more years, or live for another two or three decades...but not both. Suddenly the choice became crystal clear.
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Old 11-01-2014, 06:01 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I've been experiencing the exact same things. Feels weird but great - oddly exhilarating.

Great post. So glad you're here!!
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I hope you continue to keep that bright and positive outlook

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Old 11-01-2014, 07:31 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Progress!!

Very inspirational - thanks for this.....

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Old 11-01-2014, 07:32 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Great to hear this, aloneatlast.!!!!!
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