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Old 04-03-2013, 06:09 PM
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Cripes. There is really nothing I can say to get you back up on your feet and knock off the drinking.

I believe completely that you can stop. I think you know that too.

Anyway know I care.
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:47 PM
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I have no magic spell for you either, Trachemys. You don't need anything you don't already have, ruby slippers check, good to go.

I guess I am saying you already have everything you need to live your life and make it all that it can be. That will only happen when you decide to become all you can be. It is waiting for you, just say yes.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:27 PM
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Sorry for you, Trach. I know this feels really, really bad.

But nothing is lost, so long as you keep yourself safe, and something may even be gained if you can dissect this later for future use.

Whatever you decide to do, I hope you stick around. I like reading your posts, and I look forward to seeing your life get better.
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:18 AM
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Trachymis tomorrow is today, time to pull up you boot strings and start again. You know you can do it.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:28 AM
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I always liked the 2 magic words of advice in this video. : Bob Newhart-Stop It - YouTube
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:06 AM
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:43 AM
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Trach,
Time to do like the John Wayne movies and Cowboy-Up. Sober up, take a scalding hot shower, drink a cup of strong black coffee, and saddle-up. We got a ranch to save.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:47 AM
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I've been there and done that. You are still awesome and I am sooooo here for you. It sucks but, make it a learning experience.
and move on... Jess
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:44 AM
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As an adult in my right mind, when I took that first drink again, I never thought I was about to fall. And afterwords, I didn't think I had fallen.
I had decided to take a chance. Again, hoping and working hard towards the goal that nothing bad would happen this time, because I wanted the pleasure very strongly (Beast strongly), but I didn't want the negatives. So, when I came out the other end of the drunk, and waited to see what chips would fall, I felt relief if none did, and IT would bide time until convincing me to make the next gamble.

Usually it worked out OK. But these episodes didn't help me towards quitting for good. It was only when bad things happened while drinking that my better thinking would jerk forwards towards knowing, even more-so, that I really ought to quit for good. AVRT wasn't around at the time, and it took some serious bad things to happen for me to finally decide to quit for good. If AVRT had been put in front of me, I might have quit earlier. I don't really know.

So, my philosophy is not to hope anything bad happens to you so that you might quit sooner, but that maybe you will find some information here useful, and to hope that you achieved what you wanted while "in the cups" (as they used to say in early America).
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by BackToSquareOne View Post
I always liked the 2 magic words of advice in this video. : Bob Newhart-Stop It - YouTube
One of the greats! Thanks for the comedy (and actually really great advice).

Trachemys- Stick with it. I wish it were as easy as yelling Stop It but it's one of the hardest things in the world. Be gentle with yourself and stay with us.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:29 AM
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Larry Miller "The Five Levels Of Drinking" - YouTube

As long as i live.
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:31 AM
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I hope you come and join in the the "staying sober this weekend thread" tomorow .

Try to be gentle on yourself and your body , M
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:14 PM
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God, this is so true. The part about seeing the sun just made me cringe. I never, ever want to live through that again. You don't have to either, trach.
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