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Old 08-04-2018, 02:12 AM
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read through your past threads,toni
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Old 08-04-2018, 03:27 AM
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I bet many of those same drinking so
called friends are still drinking it up at
the club I left some 27 yrs ago.

A continuous program of recovery
incorporated in my everyday life has
given me a sober life I am grateful
and blessed for today.
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Old 08-04-2018, 05:52 AM
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Hi Toni

So what did you decide?

For me this is a fight for my life. Its pretty serious shlit.
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Ahh, the reward drinker. I was the master at that. I earned it, I deserve it. The truth is alcohol is punishment, not a reward.
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I didnt drink made it throught sober. Thanks guys. Heres to day 11
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Old 08-04-2018, 09:28 AM
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Excellent!

You might think about turning off your phone -- can you put drinking buddies on the phone-equivalent of "ignore"? -- until you can answer those invites with a confident, "No thanks."

Or tell people, "Can't make it to the bar this time" -- until they stop asking. They will.

Onward!
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Old 08-04-2018, 10:10 AM
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I didnt drink made it throught sober. Thanks guys. Heres to day 11
Great news Toni, good work on coming here to talk things through first. Hope you have a good weekend and good luck on the job.
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Old 08-04-2018, 10:31 AM
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Fantastic, Toni!
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Old 08-04-2018, 11:24 AM
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Glad you made it! Sidenote; I read how many days in your original post,but wanted you to say it again for yourself. Once you uncomplicate your 'thinking' about drinking and accept you just don't/shouldn't anymore, the easier it gets. Hang in there.
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Old 08-04-2018, 11:48 AM
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tonisherrell, if you want to give up drinking you need to get past urges like this. You are not missing out by not going. Do some exercise to release some endorphins get a natural high? Go to a AA meeting? A movie?

You will thank yourself if you can get past this.
hey Toni nice to meet you ... congrat on interview ... i can only say it d be silly to waste ten days ... to me you seem like still a bit enjoying drinking maybe you ve not reached yet this dark misery place when drinking is not giving any joy ... but if you continue never mind where you ll reach this place ...i hope you do not ... finger crossed x
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Old 08-04-2018, 02:40 PM
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Toni awesome news i just read you made great decision ... i bet you ll be happier over weekend ... and bring another day AF ... i m also determined ... my drinking was a bit more coping with stress not boredom and it added more stress so dealing with stress substance free read beer free ... thanks God i understood sooner than later ... well done ... full respect x
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Old 08-04-2018, 04:44 PM
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Great news toni
Well done
Proud of ya:👏👏👏
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Old 08-04-2018, 05:21 PM
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I didnt drink made it throught sober. Thanks guys. Heres to day 11
Way to kick your AV in the gut!

Awesome.
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