Sobriety (off topic or not)?


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Ice climber
Pomfert VT
May 6, 2013 - 07:40pm PT
Seltzer in a can for partys. No calories and no sugar etc. I used to do the ginger ale thing but it gave me a wicked sugar hangover. played a Luau party sat night. 2 full sets with everyone drinking hard and I was fine with my can o seltzer. partyed hard though. pounded about 10 cans;)

Trad climber
May 6, 2013 - 07:44pm PT
The saying in AA is "Non-alcoholic beer is for non-alcoholics."

For me, I don't do it. Some do.

I know of one person who had been sober some years, felt fine, no itches to drink. He would go to the bar with friends, and order a NA beer. Did it for a long time, no problem.

But one day he reached for that beer and accidentally grabbed a similar bottle, which wasn't his - it was a real beer. He realized it after the gulp, and....took another. That was all it took for him to slip! He ended up years drinking again after that.

Alcofol - Cunning, baffling, powerful MOTHER F'KER!

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
May 6, 2013 - 07:59pm PT
Elcapiyass, thanks for the encouragement!

Alcohol is not my drug of choice, but I get your sentiment.

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
May 6, 2013 - 09:33pm PT
NA beer actually has some alchohol in it. At least BINTD when i used to drink Odules @ Pistol matches i read the lable and it had a small % of alchohol. Not ideal for purgeing the system and staying clean.

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
May 6, 2013 - 10:29pm PT
I don't drink NA beer cause it will make me fat. Plus I don't need it.


Trad climber
Granite Mountain Wilderness
May 10, 2013 - 10:31am PT
Took my 6 month chip this morning.
Thanks for your experience, strength,and hope.
Keep climbing and don't pick up, no matter what.
Bump for an awesome thread!
-Chris S

Social climber
Golden, CO
Topic Author's Reply - May 28, 2013 - 07:40am PT
Today makes 3 years. Thanks everybody!
Woody the Beaver

Trad climber
Soldier, Idaho
May 28, 2013 - 08:01am PT
Way to go, Hank! Thanks for starting the thread when you did. It's been a good companion.

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
May 28, 2013 - 08:39am PT
Good job Hank!
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
May 28, 2013 - 10:01am PT
Good work, Hank, and yes, thanks for starting this thread.
Can't wait to climb with you this summer.

May 28, 2013 - 10:23am PT
Congrats Hank!

Life is not always good but it sure as hell is better right.

Enjoy the good times and be patient with the bad ones...

Trad climber
May 28, 2013 - 10:51am PT
Congratulations, Hank!

Time flies when you're having fun and can remember having it!

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
May 28, 2013 - 11:05am PT
Keep up the good work, Hank! If the Creator is willing, I will hit the three year mark in just over a month, probably somewhere in the desert southwest. I can't even remember the last time I craved a drink, or the inevitable blackout that it always led to.

Trad climber
May 28, 2013 - 11:22am PT
Congratulations to you, Hank!
Jebus H Bomz

Peavine Basecamp
May 28, 2013 - 11:46am PT
Congrats and thanks, Hank. It takes courage and your example has been a good one.

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 28, 2013 - 05:06pm PT
Nice work and thanks for the thread!

Big Wall climber
May 28, 2013 - 05:13pm PT
nice job hank!

my favorite was how the "mouthwash" was an all time low!

The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
May 30, 2013 - 01:23am PT
Good job Hank and thanks for this thread.

May 30, 2013 - 01:58am PT
Lucky to have mine for another day.

Social climber
May 30, 2013 - 02:22am PT
From someone who watched my dad drink sea breeze face cleaner (among other things), dragged him away from a burning bed/nightstand (drunken pass out), went with my mom to pick him up from jail after a DUI car crash, various po po appearances at our house, and many other wishfully forgettable moments, please keep it up!

I'm not saying every person who has a problem with alcohol is a freaking absolute danger and menace to everyone around them--my dad, despite the foregoing, was actually non-violent and a pretty good guy--but am just giving a shout out to everyone trying to improve themselves.

Stay strong!

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