Sobriety (off topic or not)?

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Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Aug 28, 2013 - 10:14pm 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 28, 2013 - 10:19pm 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 28, 2013 - 10:22pm PT
Durp.
The Chief

climber
From the Land of the Mongols
Aug 28, 2013 - 10:41pm 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 28, 2013 - 10:44pm PT
It ain't pretty, I'll second that.
Matt Sarad

climber
Aug 29, 2013 - 01:22pm 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 - 01:34pm 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 - 02:28pm 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 - 02:52pm 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 - 12:17pm PT
Another excellent adventure. The blessings keep Rollin in!
The Chief

climber
From the Land of the Mongols
Aug 31, 2013 - 01:58pm PT
not an alcoholic here, other issues.

What may they be?
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Aug 31, 2013 - 02:40pm 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 - 01:45pm 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 - 03:50pm 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 - 04:01pm 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.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Sep 1, 2013 - 04:02pm 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 - 09:34am 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 - 10:50am 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 - 06:24pm 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 - 06:43pm PT
No I'm all good.
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