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Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss on the end of a Wet Fist
Apr 26, 2013 - 02:20pm PT
"Addiction is like setting your hair on fire and then trying to put it out with a hammer""
Martin Sheen
Matt Sarad

climber
Apr 26, 2013 - 02:23pm PT
It's been five weeks of sobriety since the bike accident. Feels great. The broken ribs, collarbone, two vertebra, and skull fracture are also getting better.
kaholatingtong

Trad climber
Nevada City
Apr 26, 2013 - 02:44pm PT
quality prose weeg, props.
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Apr 26, 2013 - 03:59pm PT
Trying.

Very trying.

I am so confused I don't know what to do any more. I think I have really hosed myself. (But I won't drink. Why would I want to miss feeling and going through this!)


And if my own crap wasm't enough, I had a friend tell me that one of my websites is nonfunctional in Internet Explorer. Trying to get help getting that fixed - from tech geeks who forget that they code 5.14X and are speaking to someone who understands 3rd class code... GAHHH! I want to throw my computer against the wall.



Time to take a break.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 26, 2013 - 05:22pm PT
Happi. Is that lens still for sale? Will it work on my Nikon D5000 DLR? Gonna take me about a week.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Apr 26, 2013 - 05:23pm PT
Came very close to AO today. A call to my sponsor did the trick!
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Apr 29, 2013 - 03:50pm PT
It's almost six months sober for me. It has been a long, strange trip so far, but it has been worth it.

I don't feel like listing the positives or the negatives right now. I hope one day it is easy to just say "I don't drink" without any more to add.

Here I am, sober as the day I was born. Simple as that. Not to say it's easy.

There's a lot of different ways to go about this "lifestyle" but I extend my thanks to you all here who have served as my community, whether you know it or not. The writing here by people I respect talking about this topic in a very real way has made a difference in my life. Incredible strength and insight has been shared. Thank you.

For lurkers: If your drinking is a problem, consider the words you see here and stop telling yourself lies. If you drink, drink responsibly.

I am trying to drink responsibly too. The other night I tended a gently crackling campfire as twilight grew into night and the stars slowly emerged through the silhouetted pines, and I drank in a fine vintage of experience and realized that I am finally learning who I am in this world.
orle

climber
Apr 29, 2013 - 04:02pm PT
The other night I tended a gently crackling campfire as twilight grew into night and the stars slowly emerged through the silhouetted pines, and I drank in a fine vintage of experience

Profound epiphany, brah :D

I quit the drink (and the subsequent benzo's) about 9 months ago. Still plays on my mind a lot, I'm sad to say.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Apr 29, 2013 - 04:04pm PT
The writing here by people I respect talking about this topic in a very real way has made a difference in my life.

+1
orle

climber
Apr 29, 2013 - 04:05pm PT
I'll see your +1 and raise you a +2
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Apr 29, 2013 - 04:12pm PT
I quit the drink (and the subsequent benzo's) about 9 months ago. Still plays on my mind a lot, I'm sad to say.


Good on ya. I know, I think about it just like an ex, cursing the end while remembering the beginning. I'm sure you poured a lot into f*#king up just like I did. It ain't gonna be easy but I'm glad I'm finally doing it.

An etoh-free cheers to you guys and gals!
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Apr 29, 2013 - 04:22pm PT
Keep up the good work, Jebus! It continues to get better every day away from the drink.
Hankster

Social climber
Golden, CO
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 29, 2013 - 05:08pm PT
Still plays on my mind a lot, I'm sad to say

I'm coming up on 3 years, life is incredible and I'm strong, but I still dream of my Dr. saying I have terminal cancer, that way I can re-lapse immediately... Fukcing sick right?
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Apr 29, 2013 - 06:07pm PT
I'm coming up on 3 years, life is incredible and I'm strong, but I still dream of my Dr. saying I have terminal cancer, that way I can re-lapse immediately... Fukcing sick right?

Sick? No just alcoholic.

Plaid
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Apr 29, 2013 - 07:15pm PT
I'm doing better than I was a few days ago, due to being able to get on the move again. I just want to get back to NY at this point, and a small influx of orders for my jewelry and hair accessories, plus an unexpected birthday gift(the only b/day gift I have gotten in many years was 2 years ago, a board game from the guy I was road-tripping with, and he could have had no idea how much that simple gift meant to me,) has given me a few hundred miles worth of travel.

But I am worried about the feelings of self-loathing, fear and desolation which will probably rise up when I am stopped again. It was pretty bad last week. Maybe I will remember that I made it through that, and feeling the way I did wasn't helpful at all. Hopefully I will.

Today is my birthday and my Facebook page was filled with wishes. I am pretty sure near every FB friend I have posted something. I can use that as proof that people do care, if I start to feel lost again. So, if I come on here pouting in the next week, tell me to STFU... but nicely, please.

Sober today, and feeling okay.
Mark Not-circlehead

climber
Martinez, CA
Apr 29, 2013 - 07:52pm PT
Last week was 13 years for me (4-24-2000).

To all those really struggling in your first day, week, month, year or decade: Keep it up. It gets better and better.

Lean on those strong enough to support you, cut loose all those weak enough to drag you down.

Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss on the end of a Wet Fist
May 6, 2013 - 04:28pm PT
A "Bump this thread because it's the most important non-climbing thread on Stupor Torpor", bump!
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
May 6, 2013 - 04:48pm PT
Went to a meeting today. I'm leaving for Japan on Thurs. and I'm a little worried about AO.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
May 6, 2013 - 06:25pm PT
Hang in there Leeper. You're already a good step ahead of me by going to meetings. Wish I would have in the early stages, because there were a lot of outside stressors in my life when I first quit. Meetings would have helped I think. I'm just not a joiner, and not particularly open with emotions especially with strangers.

The upside is, there should be so much sensory stimulation from being in a foreign culture, you probably won't even miss the booze.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
May 6, 2013 - 06:53pm PT
So, not to rehash what's probably been hashed, but does anybody maintaining sobriety actually subscribe to the NA drinks?

Just wondering, I think of them as too much of a springboard to venture there myself.
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