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Old 05-04-2015, 03:23 PM
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Hi everyone. I'm your typical weekend binger and have been for 30 years. It started out in HS then in the AirForce then in college and then with a wife that was basically roomate for 15 years. I enjoyed it and looked forward to Friday each week but it has taken its toll and now I don't recover as well. Saddest part is wondering how far I could have advanced in my engineering career if I was not pounding beers every weekend. Oh well, I quit one time before for 4 months back on 2013 due to a DUI and am now ready to try again. Used AA last time (court ordered) but may do it without AA this time. Will stop hanging out with drinking buddies and start up new relationships with non-drinkers. Only not that many single at my age. Last drink was Saturday night. Going to use support on line for a while.
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Old 05-04-2015, 03:26 PM
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Good to meet you Jupitor - you're in great company - we all understand.

I drank 30 yrs. too. I couldn't imagine my life without it, even though it was making me miserable in the end. I'm glad you've recognized what needs to happen. Congrats on laying it down on Saturday.
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Welcome to SR, jupiterjam; glad you found us.
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Welcome to the family. You're smart to get sober. Living sober is the best thing I've ever done for myself.

This is a good community. I hope the support here can help you stop drinking for good.
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It sounds like you've made a good decision.

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Welcome Try not to dwell on the past, and what could have been. Think about the future, and how much brighter it will be sober.
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Old 05-05-2015, 05:25 PM
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Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. I am the type that can go for a while without drinking but then I end up giving in partially because I feel so healthy and forget about how it ends up wrecking me. Always all or nothing when it comes to drinking. I can tell that I will be a very different person as a non-drinker, happy but different.
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