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Do you think you can quit for good?

Old 06-07-2015, 06:12 AM
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I'm cautiously optimistic. I say that because I've had many relapses, and I'm trying not to look forward too far ahead. There are many times I've made sincere resolutions only to watch myself break them.

For me, one day at a time is all I can do right now. So far so good.
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Old 06-07-2015, 07:07 AM
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I rephrase the question. "Should" you quit forever? I think the answer to this for me is emphatic yes. Can I? Not sure yet...
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Old 06-07-2015, 07:13 AM
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I think if you can quit for a day, you can quit for life.

Maybe the question is 'are you willing to cherish life enough to remain willing to be fully present in it for today... Every day?'
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Old 06-07-2015, 10:05 AM
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Old 06-07-2015, 10:13 AM
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I have to. I can't live like that anymore. So at times it's hard but as my will power wanes so do the cravings. It feels like when I gave up smoking for good. So yes I will this time
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Old 06-07-2015, 11:01 AM
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Cool

Not only do I 'think' I can quit for good; like the founders of AA suggest and espouse, I have quit for good.

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Old 06-08-2015, 01:34 PM
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Yes I believe I can. I got two floors in the house to replace, worried about selling my old house, killed a snake in the bathroom...ect. With all these problems I'm still resolved to never drink again!
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Old 06-08-2015, 02:30 PM
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I have to never drink again it does me no good, and those around me, I am on one year this month. So my answer is yes with almost 100% certainty.
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Old 06-08-2015, 02:32 PM
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Old 06-08-2015, 08:29 PM
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Yes, one day at a time.
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Old 06-20-2015, 02:36 PM
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Was tested last night, it would have been so easy to get trashed. I got through it... I think I can do this. Taught me never to let my guard down.
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Old 06-20-2015, 03:13 PM
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During Hour 1, I never thought I could make it 1 Day,
. . . after Day 1, I thought I couldn't make it a 1 Week,
. . . after Month 1 , I thought I couldn't make it to 1 Year!!

As the days continue to roll on and the more and more I create a new Sober lifestyle, which kicks alcohol more and more to the kerb, I have become increasing convinced that I might be onto something on a more permanent basis!
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Old 06-20-2015, 04:09 PM
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Yes I can quit forever.....it's the goal.
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Old 06-20-2015, 05:30 PM
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I've quit so far for almost a year and a half....

and it's sure been GOOD.


In fact, quitting is nothing BUT good.

A better question might be "can you possibly NOT quit.... for GOOD!!??"

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Old 06-20-2015, 05:31 PM
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5000% YES

I am less than a month away from 2 years sober & i wouldnt swap being sober for drunk ever again im on a brand new king size bed because of sobriety
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Old 06-20-2015, 06:26 PM
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Old 06-20-2015, 08:21 PM
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I am going to come clean here, there are 2 "no" responses to the poll. I am one of them. After re-reading the original question, I might change my answer as it asks if I "think" i could quit for good. I guess that would be a yes, but I don't know if I will. I hope I will, think I'm going to post on my current situation in a new thread.
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Old 06-21-2015, 08:16 AM
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I already did..... ABSOLUTELY!!!!
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Old 06-21-2015, 08:28 AM
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When I decided to quit drinking nearly 17 months ago, I did it with a very firm decision and determination that it'll be for the long haul, for rest of my life. I just did not want to see any other option. It turns out, this clear cut decision and commitment was which made all the difference for me -- I kept failing on a daily or other daily basis for a couple years before that, I think because I did not make that clear decision. Follow up (how to stay quit) for me has been more a pragmatic process that required planning and learning a lot, and actions everyday, in the beginning of course often against the current of what my body was "telling" me. I had bad cravings for a good while, but they had never really shaken my initial drive to turn all this over for good.

What I find interesting is that we often speak about a leap of faith here, hope, etc... for me, I actually had to shut down that sort of belief type thing, because it would have (well it had for years earlier) made me constantly second guess my decision. Funny enough, because in early sobriety, I often was confused and had doubts about the RR/AVRT method, but I must say now thinking back, that's pretty much how I did it. I just did not like/use their terminology, but the practical essence is pretty much it. With the help of SR, therapy, and with lots of daily efforts IRL to keep it on track.

So yes I absolutely think I can, and have no intention to ever change this.
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