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Old 08-03-2018, 06:47 PM
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Treated my AV like a talkative 7-year old

I wanted a drink SO badly today and thought of how easily I could control my drinking now that Iíve proven to myself I could go a month.

Then I laughed at my delusional AV and started doing my hobbies, watched OITNB, drank some decaf and rode it out. The voice didnít go away...in fact, it just got louder. I let it blather on and decided that no matter how loud it got I was going to keep on keeping on.

A few hours later Iím sober, typing away in my bed, and looking forward to another clear-eyed morning.
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Thats the way to do it Banjoist

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Love it! I have an extremely sassy talkative 7 year old. Maybe I’ll try this technique when my AV comes blabbering my way.
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Boy, I am ashamed to admit this but I thought the AV thing was something that only "hard core" drinkers in recovery experienced. UNTIL, I read the definition of it on another post, and then I realized that I had my very own seven-year-old AV sitting on my shoulder and saying "Never? NEVER?? Maybe once you've been sober for six months or so, you can have a glass of wine here and there." That was a humbling experience. I like to BS my AV. When it tells me a drink would be good right now, I lie right back and say, "Not today, but maybe tomorrow. Tomorrow we can have a drink if we really want one." My AV actually buys that and shuts up, and of course, tomorrow never comes.
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Old 08-03-2018, 11:54 PM
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I like to BS my AV. When it tells me a drink would be good right now, I lie right back and say, "Not today, but maybe tomorrow. Tomorrow we can have a drink if we really want one." My AV actually buys that and shuts up, and of course, tomorrow never comes.
Good tip. Thanks
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Nice one.
Starve that mother f**ker.
Feed your sobriety
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