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Old 01-02-2015, 10:14 AM
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A New Year, a New Me

OK, I haven't visited for awhile, mainly because I took up drinking again. I'm typing this with a hangover, in fact. BUT, as I tossed out last night's bottle of fermented grape juice, I decided that I'm completely done. Forever. And this time, I mean it.

I'm tired of being barely functional the next day. I'm tired of so much of my life going by without me able to remember it. I'm tired of having this huge monkey constantly on my back. I'm tired of the way I look after a hard night with the bottle.

I made 7 months of sobriety early last year and then the divorce came along. Hello, drinking.

Well, screw it. I'm now single and it's time to get my life back on track. I'm also broke because I'm paying "maintenance" to my ex...$6 for a cheap bottle of hooch is a lot of money for me in my current state.

So I'm done. DONE.
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Old 01-02-2015, 10:20 AM
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welcome back JD
I had 6.5 months (May to end of Nov) then had a couple glasses of wine on my holiday in Cuba. Those couple glasses made me feel wretched, I didn't even binge!! Just a few glasses and woke up feeling like poo. Reminded me very quickly of why I don't drink! So happy that happened at the start of my trip and was able to stop and enjoy it sober as originally planned.
Sneaky this one!! we must stay vigilant.
Sorry to hear about your divorce.
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Old 01-02-2015, 10:28 AM
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Welcome back JD. How can we help?
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Old 01-02-2015, 10:28 AM
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Welcome bk JD what do you think you could do to strenghten your sobriety

Glad your bk friend
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Old 01-02-2015, 10:29 AM
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Welcome JD

If you're a heavy problem drinker, then

I decided that I'm completely done. Forever. And this time, I mean it
could be enough to work for you.

But some of us, whether we embrace the "alcoholic" label or not, will say such things after horrible incidents and then forget days, weeks or months later and be off to the races again.

Please understand that I am only sharing my own experience, and one I know that many people here have experienced or are currently experiencing. I've been scared $h!tless and promised so sincerely I'd stop, only to hit it again a short time later.

If you classify yourself among the latter category, an action plan beyond a simple self-promise might be a good idea.

I wish you the best in your quest!

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Old 01-02-2015, 12:38 PM
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Good to see you JD, welcome back
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Old 01-02-2015, 12:43 PM
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Welcome back, JD, and congratulations on re-committing to sobriety.
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Old 01-02-2015, 02:23 PM
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welcome back JD

Do you have a plan? something you might do this time, you didn't do last time?

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