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Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Aug 28, 2013 - 11:12pm PT
Yeah, I guess what I'm saying is I don't see AA way as the only gig. Like I said, my parents are about 30-years sober without it. I do appreciate the insight, the way of talking openly about it I see here though. But, yeah, no sponsors or anything.

I guess after all this time enslaved to it, I don't want to make it my flipping hobby if at all possible. If that's what it takes for people not to drink though, it is definitely worth it. I just haven't needed that yet.

I dunno, many paths to Rome, or something. I'll be doing my own Pepsi challenge 5, 10, 20, 30, 40 years down the line. I personally don't care how people get there if they decide that they need to head that way. To me it's a non-denominational issue, I really don't have the energy to worry about who is more sober than the other. I ultimately care most about one guy's sobriety.
Matt Sarad

climber
Aug 28, 2013 - 11:18pm PT
Had our last band practice tonight. I'm going to visit the drummer with his sister and brother. We are going to tell him he has to go to and complete rehab. No more drinking, denial, falling, talking to himself, repeating stories, forgetting , arguing.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Aug 28, 2013 - 11:29pm PT
I'm like the Jeebs. This thread is my only "meeting". Don't cotton to organizations in general.

But whatever works for you, do it. The AA seems to work wonders for some, just not my thing.

Found out earlier this week that my cousin, a close childhood friend, died of a drug induced heart attack last year at age 40 (yeah, WTF? They're just telling me this now?). 20 years of meth will do that to you.

I always hoped he'd pull it together someday, he had 3 little boys...well I guess one is out of high school by now, so not so little anymore. In and out of jail, on and off the ice, dealing, stealing, the whole nine. What a waste.

bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Aug 29, 2013 - 12:02am PT
Perhaps someday in the distant future the day will arrive when I can taper off, but for now I need a steady diet of meetings and the program. Besides, in Flag AA is a social scene where I already know half the people. The party scene here has produced quite a few casualties.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Aug 29, 2013 - 12:16am PT
That seems like a pretty good place to be, Bob...not Flag (I hate those #$%^& trains! never get good sleep in Flag), but knowing what you need and doing it. Dedication and self-knowledge, good tools indeed.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Aug 29, 2013 - 01:14am PT
Yeah, for sure on the good of AA thing. Maybe I get to benefit from the environment it creates indirectly too. We're all headed in the same direction. Although, my wife now tells me I have a drinking problem still. I drink too many semi-expensive healthy beverages now. Ha! I guess I'll take that over the other any day of the week.
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Aug 29, 2013 - 01:19am PT
if you really screw up, you will end up in the streets with no money to buy drinks unless you beg along side the freeway,

best to fix the problem before you hit that kind of bottom,

Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Aug 29, 2013 - 01:22am PT
Durp.
The Chief

climber
From the Land of the Mongols
Aug 29, 2013 - 01:41am PT
best to fix the problem before you hit that kind of bottom

Some of us 3%ers needed to hit that kind of bottom in order for us to realize that we needed help and reanalyze out behavior and lifestyles.

Unfortunately, far too many do not ever get it and they just die.

The Alcoholics death is indeed one of slowest and most sufferfest/painful manners to so that is known to mankind.

That is the reality & ultimate consequences of this disease of the mind/body and malady of the spirit.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Aug 29, 2013 - 01:44am PT
It ain't pretty, I'll second that.
Matt Sarad

climber
Aug 29, 2013 - 04:22pm PT
The drummer hit rock bottom last night. Singing "Bird Song" he cried all the way through sounding 80 years old. Today he finally accepted he is an alcoholic. He checks in to rehab tomorrow morning
drewsky

climber
Seattle
Aug 29, 2013 - 04:34pm PT
Reading through this thread has been extremely informative. As someone with relatively mild but still undeniably present alcohol issues, it offers a lot of good information about the spectrum of problems that can result and about how the 'relatively mild' can rapidly change. Food for thought for anyone who drinks moderately but still acknowledges having the occasional binging problem.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Aug 29, 2013 - 05:28pm PT
not an alcoholic here, other issues.

Good to hear your friend is on the right track, Matt.
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Aug 29, 2013 - 05:52pm PT
Bets of luck to your drummer friend, Matt.

My sister emailed me last week that her oldest son (24 or so) voluntarily went to rehab. I saw him in May and it was so sad to see another generation in my family being afflicted with alcoholism. Hes got it good. I sent her a note with a message to relay. Let's hope E can do it - it must kill a mother to see their child succumbing.....
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Aug 31, 2013 - 03:17pm PT
Another excellent adventure. The blessings keep Rollin in!
The Chief

climber
From the Land of the Mongols
Aug 31, 2013 - 04:58pm PT
not an alcoholic here, other issues.

What may they be?
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Aug 31, 2013 - 05:40pm PT
As some others have said, while not an alcoholic, I get ALOT of info from this thread about fighting demons.
Thanks...

Susan
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Sep 1, 2013 - 04:45pm PT
I agree that the things that help alcoholics maintain sobriety can be translated to many an issue and help very well.

S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Sep 1, 2013 - 06:50pm PT
I'd prefer to the specifics of my add. private on the taco; but like Happie said, the AA precepts have helped with my addiction as well.

Just pointing out there are many faces of addiction.

Climb on brothers and sisters!
The Chief

climber
From the Land of the Mongols
Sep 1, 2013 - 07:01pm PT
That is cool.

Just remember that the First Step is the ONLY Step that you must surrender to 100%, daily.

The other 11 are simply additional tools in order to accomplish and live by Step One.

Replace "alcohol" with the addiction that is rendering you powerless and is the source of the unmanageability in all of your life's affairs.
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