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S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Sep 1, 2013 - 07:02pm PT
good point Chief. Regardless of my addiction, I very much appreciate your support and everyone else on this thread.
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Sep 2, 2013 - 12:34pm PT
Woke up without a hangover this morning. Jesus wept! So f*#kin good. Didn't even have to puke to get the first drink down. YES!!
Yeti

Trad climber
Ketchum, Idaho
Sep 2, 2013 - 01:50pm PT
This from an unpublished essay I wrote more than 10 years ago. Keep on keepin' on.......

For the next several years I battled my demons and lived in several places in California, Nevada and Idaho and watched more of my life unravel and more of the people I love most turn away, fall away, go away and, in some cases, stay away...... And, then, somehow (that ‘somehow’ being the basis of hope in the world), I was able to turn it around, to change direction (from down to up and begin dealing with life on its own terms). At approximately 11:40 p.m. January 31, 1987, I was sitting in the kitchen of a house where I was living in Albany, California. I was quite drunk. I did something I had been planning and promising myself for two months. I reached into the refrigerator and opened a bottle of Rainier Ale, affectionately known as “green death.” I drank it with relish and appreciation. When I was finished, just before midnight, I put the bottle in the garbage, brushed my teeth, turned out the lights and went to bed. February 1, 1987 was going to be an entirely new day for me.
It was the last drink, the last ‘recreational’ drug. It is tempting to add “I ever had,” but even fifteen years later is not ‘ever’ or ‘forever.’ If it hadn’t been the last drink I probably wouldn’t be here. I certainly wouldn’t be writing this..... It was the last drink. That much I can say. I consider myself lucky beyond measure.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Sep 2, 2013 - 09:24pm PT
What happened to the title? You're not drinking again, Hank?

edit: Oh, my bad, seems to be a bug throughout Supertopo changing the titles?
Hankster

Social climber
Golden, CO
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 2, 2013 - 09:43pm PT
No I'm all good.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Sep 3, 2013 - 06:41pm PT
had a great, serene weekend. tomorrow makes a week for me.
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Sep 8, 2013 - 11:02am PT
30 days today. W00t!!!
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Sep 8, 2013 - 12:04pm PT
Nice work Bob!
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Sep 11, 2013 - 09:53pm PT
3 meetings this week, god knows I've needed them.

S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Sep 20, 2013 - 09:27pm PT
Here's a great monologue from Craig Ferguson:
http://www.upworthy.com/talk-show-host-makes-all-other-hosts-look-absurd-during-devastating-monologue?c=ufb1

Doing a group share of my 1st step on Monday. Lots of emotions going through my head right now.
Hankster

Social climber
Golden, CO
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 20, 2013 - 09:32pm PT
Hang tough boys and girls. I love you.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Sep 20, 2013 - 09:50pm PT
If you really want it you CAN do it! the trick is to really want it......

pretty awsome being sober INMOP:) Glad that i did all that crazy stuff when i was younger. A massive hangover or two builds charecter as long as you grow out of it in time.... Just like prize fighting you Got to get out while you are ahead. old fighters and old drunks do not age well......
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Sep 20, 2013 - 10:19pm PT
Great job Bob!!
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Oct 4, 2013 - 07:46pm PT
how are my brothers and sisters?
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Oct 4, 2013 - 08:45pm PT
39 months and the blessings keep rolling in. Stay strong , everyone!
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Oct 4, 2013 - 08:46pm PT
Coming up on a year sober for me. Feeling dandy!
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Oct 4, 2013 - 08:47pm PT
way to go folks!
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Oct 4, 2013 - 08:56pm PT
Jebus, that's awesome!
10b4me

Ice climber
Bishop/Flagstaff
Oct 4, 2013 - 09:00pm PT
Congratulations Edge, and Jebus.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Oct 5, 2013 - 01:12am PT
Thanks, all of you, and congrats and best wishes on all your recoveries too.

I can't say I don't ever get that wrong sort of thirsty but I've gotten through it. My sober date is very meaningful to me, so that helps a lot not wanting to reset the clock.

I feel like I get my life back and that the rewards far outweigh the dumb joys and multitude of regrets I was left with while abusing alcohol.

Maybe I'll say more on my sober b day, but I wish you all the luck in the world reaching and maintaining yours.
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