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Old 03-05-2018, 06:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have finally come to the conclusion I can't drink


I have a problem. I thought it was less of an issue than it is. I don't know why since I think it is the reason I am single and my career is no where near where it should be and my life is on the brink of falling apart.

But I guess I thought I could have a drink here and there and it always ends up in a disaster.

My psychologist suggested I just tell men that I am allergic to alcohol. I think that is easier for me to admit and possibly true. I feel like I would just run men off with anything else but I am just committing to that for now.
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When asked about drinking, I simply say I am training for a half-marathon. That does the trick.
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Welcome to SR, PinkPanther.

I am an alcoholic and I cannot drink, either.

In the beginning of my recovery, a simple "No thanks" or "No thanks; I'll have a soda water" were my go-to lines. I still use those responses but often I find myself saying "No thanks; I don't drink; how about a soda water". It feels so good to say that!
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I've used the allergic-to-alcohol excuse before. People generally don't question an allergy.

I hope our support can help you achieve lasting sobriety.
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Old 03-05-2018, 07:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Alcohol is everywhere and once I am sober, I don't usually have a problem staying sober. But one glass turns into more about a month later. Usually linked to some kind of emotional issue.

Thanks everyone. I feel like I am on my way.
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