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I love ya dude ... and that's a start ... you'll start to notice that here on MIP ... AND ... I pray you get to feel that 'down under' too ...


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Hi Joni.  What a shit story.  The alcoholic competitive side of me concedes . You win, your story is more shit than mine.  In a weird way, because of your honesty/recovery/sharing that was a compliment.  Look forward to shares in the future.  Regards, John



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Congrats on your sobriety. I too am only child.  After my dad died suddenly about six years ago I began on a downward spiral. I want to be sober and stay sober so far two months. Some days are hard and I have a wonderful daughter who is ten with high functioning autism and she keeps me on my toes..



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A Rare sneak peek at my last run.

 

Things were getting down to bare bones in May, 2013 including my weight. I dropped down to 170lbs and was wearing sweatshirts in hot weather. The piggy bank for my son withered down to pennies and I was getting drunk and high on IOU's. Fired and prosecuted from latest employer so now the need to get high was more than pleasure, it was to block out how much of a fuck up I've been and wishing the next one would take me out.
I hit a level of desperation that still to this day I can feel not being able to see 1 foot in front of me because all I could think about was where was the money coming from for the next one. I have been lying, cheating and stealing for awhile now so lately I have been messing with the idea of strongarming some defenseless person walking away from an atm with a Snickers bar jammed in their sides.
On May 5th [4 years ago today] I woke up and called my dealer to beg for "one last hit" and he said no. My convo with him must of been loud on the phone because she was listening from the other room. "GET...OUT....NOW". (I thought, Uh oh back to the looney bin.) I begged for a few dollars for the road and straight to the only thing that was always there - that bottle of bottom shelf yuck face that came with me all the way to the steps of the mental hospital.

 

A few miracles happened after that but I have been happily sober since.

 



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It never ceases to amaze me how intimately other's stories mirror mine ... and yes, a lot of miracles have come along after I decided to surrender myself to the program of AA ...

Can't believe I'm still around ... Good post Visionz ...




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I'm David, and I'm an alcoholic.

I've been in the program for 17 months.

I was sober and white-knuckling it from 03/30/16 until 10/31/16.

Got cleaned up again and stayed sober until Mardi Gras 2017. Broke my hip, lost my voice and lost the use of my right upper extremity in an accident while sober (honestly, just bad luck).

Got drunk again over the self-pity and cleaned up again.

This time, it feels different. This time, I've come to accept the world around me and I am, for the first time, learning to live life on life's terms.

I'm so glad to be here. I'm blessed to still be alive and to still have the love of a forgiving God. I take every day as a gift from God and I am taking life one day at a time.


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Well come to the forum, Bluestone. Thanks for sharing part of your story.

You're back on the beam.



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Good for you David, ... We've been there, done that ... so you're not alone ... just 'stay in the boat' with us and we'll do this thing together ...


Love ya man and God Bless,
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hi. 15 years sober. but I've got a problem right now. I've had a problem with water pressure in my house. I'm on a shared water. I had no water yesterday so I asked a builder nearby to look at my outside water meter to see if it was on. it was. suddenly he asked me did I own the house. I said no that it was owned by 2 people as one had sold the front part to the man I paid rent to. now I feel bad that I told this guy all that and wonder should I tell my landlord about it in case the builder asks him does he own the house. and it all comes out that I told the builder. it's unlikely he'll meet the builder but my head tells me to tell the landlord anyway. any words of wisdom welcome. next time I will tell my drinking story. Tom.

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I have found 'total honesty' to work for me ... The 'AA way' works for me today ...



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Welcome to the forum, F9888. Glad to see another new member here who has been in sobriety for a long while.
I don't fully understand your problem. But I think you can get through it OK. Maybe pray on it, then think on it. Do the best you can and you'll be alright.

If you can, let us know bow it turns out.

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What does "white-knuckling" mean?

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It's a metaphor. The image is of a desperate and shaky alcoholic who is clinging frantically to something solid, (a chair, a table, etc.) because they continuously fear slipping away to go back to drinking at any second. The alkie grips the anchor object so forcefully and continuously that his knuckles turn white from the effort.

This process takes so much energy that the alkie is likely to fail to maintain the effort.

One can stay sober by white-knuckling--but not for long. It's too difficult.



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Great explanation there Pickle ... great choice of words ...



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Hi everyone

Not sure that I have too much to offer at the moment, Im struggling hugely with alcohol and its been like that my entire life. 46 now and started drinking at 13 in the UK, grew up binge drinking which I thought was normal. 30 years later and its really effecting my health and relationships. I think if Im honest Ive been a bit of a coward and I use alcohol to give me some confidence that I dont usually have. Recently Ive become quiet violent and angry when drunk and the drinking doesnt stop for days, usually until Ive passed out.
Im shaking and trembling at the moment as my body is trying to get over the last few days binge. Its a huge waste of life and I have many reasons not to behave this way but Im finding it hard to care about myself enough to do anything about it.
Im really hoping that I can find some support at AA, I haven't tried to ask for help before and I dont like to admit that I need it but Im really on the edge. Congratulations to all the people here that have taken charge and made positive changes, really helps to read through some of the success stories and some of the painful ones. So thank you for sharing........this is only day 1 for me......I know there is a very long road ahead......

All the best for the new years

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Welcome Toby, ...

I doubt there's a single person here that doesn't relate to what you're experiencing right now ... I know I went through that phase ... my last binge put me in the hospital near death ... the withdrawals so bad I was wishing and praying for the end ... it became a couple of the worst weeks in my life, BUT, it also convinced me that I'd had enough, I couldn't do this alone, so I decided to go to any length to get and stay sober ... I was 55 ... just about 10 years ago ... AA and their program of recovery was my light at the end of the tunnel ...

It's free just for the asking ... although for those of us that can, we put a few dollars in the pot to cover expenses for coffee and rent and such ... We have come to love the fellowship and helping each other through rough times ... we've made lifelong friends ... AND it saved our lives ...



Love ya man and God Bless,
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Welcome to this forum, Toby. Every "very long road ahead" begins with first step....

And I did not "take charge." I surrendered.

Best of luck to you.

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