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Old 04-06-2015, 05:57 AM
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D i know ur age now lol i know ur age now. and silly me thought u were a chi
c all this time. omg the fact ur a guy really helps stuff.
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Old 04-06-2015, 06:02 AM
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sorry about that .I really thought u were a girl but itz better
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Old 04-06-2015, 06:05 AM
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1995 I was 45 when I went thro my Breast cancer.. that haulted life for quit some time.. have not over done or done since that day.. that will be 20 years ago this Nov 2015...
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Old 04-06-2015, 06:24 AM
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Old 04-06-2015, 06:54 AM
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40 is when I started to really try to get sober.

I'm 45 now, and this time, its sticking for good.
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Old 04-06-2015, 06:57 AM
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Turn 35 this month. Today is day 7. I'm done. Don't even want it. If I'm gonna get the life I want I had to completely accept I could never drink again.

So I can still say I quit at 34!
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Old 04-06-2015, 10:28 AM
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I quit at 53, but for some reason, didn't have a problem until I was 48ish..... Thank God I did it! To which I must add SR was a huge help !!!
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Old 04-06-2015, 10:30 AM
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Old 04-06-2015, 11:44 AM
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29 was when the penny dropped about my drinking!!
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Old 04-06-2015, 11:49 AM
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I was 35 when I finally "got it". Now I'm 36 and continuing on with the help of SR!
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Old 04-06-2015, 11:53 AM
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I did not have problems with drinking until ~32 and quit a month before I turned 40. My alcoholism had a rapid progression in the first 3-4 years and then I was kinda trying to hold it together with alternating cycles of better and worse. In retrospect, trying to hold it together like that on the surface was more difficult and painful than any part of getting sober, including the monster cravings I experienced in the first few months of sobriety.
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Granted, I'm on day two as a result of relapsing a couple months ago but I was 26 when I made the conscious decision to get sober and I'm still 26 as im going at it for the second time.

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Old 04-06-2015, 12:47 PM
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I had serious organ damage by age 31. Stopped at 32.

I would have been one of those alcoholics that would have died by 35 and left everyone saying "but Melinda was so young!"

I drank hard, fast, and daily from 24-32. Never less than 12-14 drinks a night. I used up my life's allotment very quickly.

I have been sober for nine months.

(The damage is reversible with complete abstinence. I was one of the people who's doctor said, in no uncertain terms: stop drinking NOW or you will die very soon.)

And to think I had always planned to stop in my 40's or 50's. What a surprise!
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Old 04-06-2015, 01:12 PM
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Old 04-10-2015, 06:43 AM
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I've been sober since 5th March 2014, when I would have been 41. I had unsuccessfully tried 'moderation' for a few years before that, and even had a few one-month abstinence periods (for charity - I mean, if people actually pay money for you to stay sober, that must say something hey!). Mostly though I have surrounded myself with mostly other heavy drinkers (undeclared alcoholics?!) and thereby convinced myself that my drinking was 'Normal' (with a capital 'N').
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