• Lee@ posted a new activity comment 21 minutes ago

    No we don’t @Heidi19! There are 2 ways we can go. All bottoms have a little trap door that allows us to fall further if we continue drinking. The best and greatest news is that we don’t have to. Strip alcohol of it’s power and it’s just a thing, an object. Take it a bit further and it becomes a human pesticide, a chemical or drug and type of…[Read more]

  • Lee@ posted a new activity comment 1 hour, 6 minutes ago

    Yes it is sad @Heidi19. If your imaginary friends represent your drinking habit (s) and you have so many, then there is that much more work to be done if you want to remain sober. It’s a cute and clever way of looking at things but there’s not much really cute and clever about addiction, is there. Things that replicate drinking are typically…[Read more]

  • Lee@ posted a new activity comment 1 hour, 25 minutes ago

    Baby steps @Shez! It’s going to be OK. Just do yourself the biggest favor you’ve ever done and don’t drink today!

  • Lee@ posted a new activity comment 1 hour, 31 minutes ago

    Yes @Sober4real! Any and all booze had to go! Way to easy to decide “Fuck it” with anything containing alcohol in my reach for the first few days. Have to get through that pain the hard way unfortunately unless you check into detox. Besides, If you kill it with booze your back to square one, drunk and miserable. I never want to be drunk and…[Read more]

  • Lee@ posted a new activity comment 1 hour, 50 minutes ago

    @Shez, just keep in mind that the detox symptoms and any cravings will pass. The first few days are the worse but it gets so much better. It will never get better unless you stop. You CAN stop the horrible cycle and do not have to be a slave to alcohol any longer. Make sure that you have food that is easy to prepare and enough for a few days. I…[Read more]

  • Lee@ posted a new activity comment 9 hours, 8 minutes ago

    Something about imaginary friends. They never last.. Great start @Heidi19! Changing perspective on alcohols role in our life is very important. There is nothing about it worth praise.

    • @Lee, I find the advantage of imaginary friends is that one can brag about having so many friends,lol! Isn’t that just soo sad ah!!

      • Yes it is sad @Heidi19. If your imaginary friends represent your drinking habit (s) and you have so many, then there is that much more work to be done if you want to remain sober. It’s a cute and clever way of looking at things but there’s not much really cute and clever about addiction, is there. Things that replicate drinking are typically…[Read more]

  • Lee@ posted a new activity comment 9 hours, 47 minutes ago

    @mari135 that sucks but is so very common. Very few people get sober their first go at it.

  • Lee@ posted a new activity comment 10 hours ago

    Yes it will! Start as soon as you can if you haven’t already.

  • Lee@ posted a new activity comment 10 hours, 23 minutes ago

    No problem @shez. First few days can be rough if you drink a lot. You may not feel like doing much. In the past I just made sure I had a few days to do nothing. I drank a lot though. Detox was always rough. Do this! You will be so happy you did!

  • Lee@ posted a new activity comment 14 hours, 57 minutes ago

    @shez I highly recommend getting rid of any alcohol that you may have in the house, get whatever else for you may need for a few days and hunker down. READ everything that you can on recovery while your detoxing and stay here!

    • ☺️ thank you

      • No problem @shez. First few days can be rough if you drink a lot. You may not feel like doing much. In the past I just made sure I had a few days to do nothing. I drank a lot though. Detox was always rough. Do this! You will be so happy you did!

    • Yep I’m expecting it’s going to suck, but it will suck more if I don’t do this!!!

      • Lee@ replied 10 hours ago

        Yes it will! Start as soon as you can if you haven’t already.

    • Starting today ☹️

      • @Shez, just keep in mind that the detox symptoms and any cravings will pass. The first few days are the worse but it gets so much better. It will never get better unless you stop. You CAN stop the horrible cycle and do not have to be a slave to alcohol any longer. Make sure that you have food that is easy to prepare and enough for a few days. I…[Read more]

    • I agree with @lee….can’t have it in the house in the beginning (most of us). I have had SO MANY DAY ones …..you aren’t alone. I have quit for 1, 2, 5 years…..in my life. The only ones who lose are the ones you give up and give in to alcohol and quit trying so you keep on doing it! Because your life is worth it. You deserve the best life p…[Read more]

      • Thank you, @sober4real, i have survived day 1, and about to go to bed to read a book (that doesn’t happen when I’m drunk asleep on the sofa).

      • Yes @Sober4real! Any and all booze had to go! Way to easy to decide “Fuck it” with anything containing alcohol in my reach for the first few days. Have to get through that pain the hard way unfortunately unless you check into detox. Besides, If you kill it with booze your back to square one, drunk and miserable. I never want to be drunk and…[Read more]

  • Lee@ posted a new activity comment 1 day, 20 hours ago

    Great post @aprilsfool! Congrats on all of it! So nice when the skin begins to fit again! We move about with much more grace and confidence! No longer carrying around the toxic physical and mental garbage that booze provides! Have a great weekend as well!

  • Lee@ posted a new activity comment 1 day, 23 hours ago

    Bingo @SteveF! Keep on driving!

  • Lee@ posted a new activity comment 1 day, 23 hours ago

    10 months is an incredible length of time to remain AF @LadyCaz! Not sure how much or how often you drank before but we don’t typically think about quitting drinking or drinking all of the time unless it’s a problem. If you can’t help but think that you are doing yourself a disservice then maybe part of your conscious is being honest and another…[Read more]

  • Lee@ posted a new activity comment 2 days, 19 hours ago

    @tipsytoegal your job sounds great and so rewarding! As for the rest of it it appears to be a great time to begin to focus on self. We lose sight of who we really are and latch on to anything that seems promising other than ourselves. When we begin to treat ourselves with just a minimal amount of what we expect from others the results are…[Read more]

  • Lee@ posted a new activity comment 2 days, 20 hours ago

    I know @buckeyone right? This post should say “we” and “ourselves” as it holds true to nearly anyone who’d become a chronic drinker. Put the effen past last… Lets all move forward!!!

  • Lee@ posted a new activity comment 2 days, 21 hours ago

    Awe! The Freedom Seed! I love this @jocord!! Iv’e finally sprouted and put up a little fence around me with a sign. No piss on the flower!

  • Lee@ posted an update 2 days, 21 hours ago

    70 days today. I like even numbers! There’s been another life swing that has left me happy and content, this time, which allows me to see how everything levels out in time. Not to be fooled as life can get tricky but the greatest solution, I’ve found, Is to hold myself and my life hostage during the rough spots, and to not allow the opposing…[Read more]

    • @Lee, congratulations to 10 full weeks, and thank you for the encouragement. I can definitely relate to what you said, “I had killed the biggest and most important friendship there is, which is the one with myself. I got sober and we’ve made up.” I feel like I do not know who the real me is while I am poisoning myself. I am on the right path t…[Read more]

      • I know @buckeyone right? This post should say “we” and “ourselves” as it holds true to nearly anyone who’d become a chronic drinker. Put the effen past last… Lets all move forward!!!

    • Oh! Better the devil we know…and we’ll only know it, the further from it we get~@Lee@. Oh the revelations! Lee’s rockin’ those 70’s today. Uhu uhu. xooxooxoxooxooxo

    • Huge congrats on your 70 days @Lee and also on your growth and insights xxx

    • Ha- great way of looking at how alcohol ravages us- we fall out with ourselves! So true. 10 weeks- that’s just brilliant @lee@. Well done!

    • Bloody marvelous! Thank you for posting this.

    • The best! Your posts as often are full of grace and wisdom.

  • Lee@ posted a new activity comment 2 days, 23 hours ago

    @MalibuStacey my warts and all are 70 big ole days sober today!! And to think I had one burned off as a child. Well it was right between my eyes, so there is that. I have a tiny scar as a reminder of who I really am! Does Malibu signify the rum or the place? Often wondered but forget to ask. We all are so incredibly different but with the same…[Read more]

    • Mornin’ @Lee@@@@@@. Ha. Yeah…nah….Malibu Stacey is just my surfer girl handle, back in the day. Seventy is such a nice FAT number…solid seventy, fewer bad gorillas hangin’ in the forest of seventy. And, you know what to do when/IF you come across one. That’s all you have to know. Every morning, during my cool routine of coffee, water,…[Read more]

  • Lee@ posted a new activity comment 2 days, 23 hours ago

    Hey neighbor!! @SteveF I have been working on and chipping away at sobriety ever since it began to get to be a
    debilitating problem which was 17 years ago and I was born in 66 so I doubt there is that much difference in our age. A lot of what I’ve learned in recovery had stuck except I’d end up drinking again at some point. I am very involved in…[Read more]

  • Lee@ posted a new activity comment 3 days, 20 hours ago

    Let’s go!

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