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S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Mar 7, 2013 - 05:11pm PT
rather not..

let's just say I wish I had worked the steps years ago.
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Mar 8, 2013 - 01:38pm PT
Yes, those steps are very powerful, and it is my belief they can be applied to nearly any life situation. I can even imagine that if Palestinians and Israelis who had come to understand the insanity of their dynamic and wanted the madness to stop applied the Steps to their situation, they would find relief of almost miraculous proportion.


Me - I'm sober today and happy to be so.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Mar 8, 2013 - 01:40pm PT
working on my 3rd day of sobriety, yup, it's like that.
Hankster

Social climber
Golden, CO
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 8, 2013 - 03:47pm PT
let's just say I wish I had worked the steps years ago.

I don't know why it worked for me, but it did. The ONLY thing to get my headspace arranged back into some semblance of order. Coming up on 3 years.
d-know

Trad climber
electric lady land
Mar 12, 2013 - 09:41am PT
Gonna quit
the sauce.
Day 1 for me
and feeling
lousy.
This thread is
helping.
My second
attempt at
sobriety .
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Mar 12, 2013 - 09:59am PT
It seems to get easier. The first days and weeks were kind of rough for me, and once the sugar cravings settled down it got much easier. Hang in there, DKnow.
Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
Mar 12, 2013 - 11:20am PT
Here's one of my favorite songs on the subject for ya'll. Best wishes.

happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Mar 12, 2013 - 01:38pm PT
Good luck,d-know!

Feel that lousy feeling and burn it into your brain, so that in the future if that booze taps you on the shoulder, you remember exactly why you parted ways. May the miracle of sobriety begin showing itself to you in abundance!

John M

climber
Mar 12, 2013 - 01:45pm PT
It took me three tries to make it stick.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Mar 12, 2013 - 01:46pm PT
keep coming back because it works if you work it, and you're worth it!
d-know

Trad climber
electric lady land
Mar 12, 2013 - 02:07pm PT
Thank you for the
encouraging words.

I've played the
booze game
long enough
now to realize
I cannot win.

Love and respect.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Mar 12, 2013 - 02:27pm PT
You can do it D know, there is alot of great support here and out there too.
hankw

Social climber
Camino, CA
Mar 12, 2013 - 02:44pm PT
This is probably the best thread I have ever read on any outdoor forum!
Grateful to be going on four years here but I also have relapsed in the past after having some time. Best not to be too hard on oneself , get up, dust yourself off and carry on
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Mar 12, 2013 - 03:23pm PT
It does get easier!
Hankster

Social climber
Golden, CO
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 12, 2013 - 03:29pm PT
I've played the
booze game
long enough
now to realize
I cannot win.

I know right? Wars OVER, we lost..
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Mar 12, 2013 - 03:35pm PT
Yes, I have come to this thread time after time when there something affecting my emotional sobriety. And often enough, the thread was bumped by someone else just at the time I needed it.

I'm very tired today. The last few weeks have been very difficult, because for me, it's like my body has a battery like a car. I wore that battery down over the years and it takes an extremely small amount of emotional upset to completely take up whatever charge I have going.

For me, it is really imperative that I avoid stress in the forms that take me down, and recently, there has been no avoiding it. But so long as I don't pick up that first drink, I have a chance to move through and go forward.
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Mar 12, 2013 - 10:00pm PT
d-know hang in there man. The best is yet to come. Patience is difficult but it does pay dividends. One day at a time is not just a cliche.

Just take life as it comes and most of the most difficult things will pass. I have had some of the best life experiences sober and I have had some pain. But it is all worth it and the light at the end of the tunnel ain't a train. All the best to ya

Plaid
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Mar 12, 2013 - 11:29pm PT
This is probably the best thread I have ever read on any outdoor forum!

Agreed! This is a five-star thread for sure, expecially for us climbing junkies who are having difficulty making the never-before-contempated transition from warming up on hard routes to projecting old 5.10's, but dude...you shoulda been here for the "Boobs" thread! w00t w00t! Kept us all far too mesemerized by the exquisite grace and otherworldly beauty of the female form, to leave us any room in our pathetic old worn-down threadbare noggins fer stinkin' thinkin' n' drinking!
d-know

Trad climber
electric lady land
Mar 13, 2013 - 07:44am PT
Damn, yesterday was
rough. Minor w/drawl
symptoms and when it
got bad I kept coming
back to this thread and
will continue to do so
as I believe that I have
a kick arse support
in all of you.

Still got a long road to
travel but finally put the
rubber to the pavement
and that feels good.
Sincerely, thanks
to all.

Love and respect.
hankw

Mountain climber
Camino, CA
Mar 13, 2013 - 09:59am PT
you shoulda been here for the "Boobs" thread!

Sorry I missed that :)
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