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Old 05-15-2015, 11:53 AM
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Hyper aware of those drink around me

I think I have a gotten a super power since I became sober 2 years ago. I can instantly tell when someone has had a drink, taken a pill, is hungover, etc. I can tell when texting with someone, when on the phone with someone and when in person. It is a gift because I can tell when I need to get away from someone but it's also a course because there are some people around me who continue to lie about their drinking (my mother) and I would rather just not know. Anyone else have this super power?

Speaking of my mother, I have begun to pray to the higher ups for me to have peace with her. I don't care that she is killing herself with alcohol, I just pray that I am at peace with her. Unfortunately it's not an option to completely exclude her from my life but I rarely see or talk to her. She at least hides the drinking in front of me. Which is annoying because I know what she is up to but it's the only way she can be considerate of me because her disease is just so bad.

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Old 05-15-2015, 11:55 AM
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Yeah, I've noticed a huge uptick in my awareness of intoxicated folks as well.

It mostly hones me in on my gratitude I'm not in their place.

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Old 05-15-2015, 11:58 AM
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Yup I can see many signs of what I was in people.
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Old 05-15-2015, 11:59 AM
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No, I really don't look for it and I really don't notice. But, I don't think I have anyone in my life who drinks and lies about it.
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It used to bother me and I used to see it everywhere but it Doesnt bother me any more. I am glad for those who can enjoy it and figure the ones with problems are on their own path and it is going to look different then mine
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Old 05-15-2015, 01:59 PM
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Thanks! I hope that one day I will be oblivious to it all.
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Old 05-15-2015, 03:43 PM
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I used to be...but I rarely notice now - only if someone is obnoxious with it.

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