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tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Nov 1, 2013 - 05:43pm PT
Basicly i thought drinking was boreing. It was exciteing when i was a teenager and maybe into my early twentys but after that it was just something you did every day.
pb

Sport climber
Sonora Ca
Nov 1, 2013 - 07:36pm PT
man it is so good on this side, stay in the blessing stream
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Nov 2, 2013 - 01:29am PT
Great post Edge.

My trail has been somewhat similar - I spent two years as a dry drunk before going to a meeting. I used AA a lot for the next few years, and then took a different path. Try as I might, I couldn't find a home or meeting that didn't have tons of drama attached. Drama isn't good for me, as I tend to get wrapped up in it although I hate it. I'm still working on that these days.

Basically I have just been concentrating on becoming a better person, every day. I volunteer, I help people, I think beyond myself. I'm honest about my issues and try to improve them. I know it's going to take a long time to be a good human being, but the last few years I have been growing by leaps and bounds, and I'm happy with myself and my life now. About 13 and a half years sober, and thankful for every day. Like you I wouldn't hesitate to go to a meeting if I needed the support, but it's been about 6 years since my last one.

Jebus and Weeg, major grats to both of you. Keep it up, it's inspiring to me and many others I'm sure.
perswig

climber
Nov 2, 2013 - 07:54am PT
Shine on, you crazy diamonds.

Dale
Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss on the end of a Wet Fist
Nov 13, 2013 - 02:52pm PT
Most important non-climbing topic on The Stupor Torpor bump.....
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Nov 17, 2013 - 03:48pm PT
It's getting to be that time of year again.... Remember:

Alcoholism is a threefold disease; Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Eve.

Stay in touch with sober others, don't get too Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired, and when you are at those family events and holiday bashes - always keep a drink in your hand. A non-alcoholic drink, that is!
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Nov 18, 2013 - 07:49am PT
Stuffing your face helps but not so good for the climbing weight;)
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Nov 18, 2013 - 08:31am PT
The holidays I will either work or hang out with sober folk. No big challenges personally, but I wish you all the best in your walking the line.

An interesting conversation has been the reveal of my sobriety to new climbing partners. It's usually received well, and it is shocking how often that knowledge will cause them to admit theirs or their loved one's struggles.
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Nov 27, 2013 - 01:48pm PT
Happy Thanksgiving, and stay sober, Supertopo friends!

I'll be at home tomorrow, and am making a small special meal. Will check in and be available for those who want a sober connection.

Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Nov 28, 2013 - 07:33pm PT
Bump and well wishes for anyone who needs them.

Stay strong, sober Tacoans!
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Dec 9, 2013 - 04:10am PT
Happy sober Holidays!

It gets better and better, true what they say. A year and a month in and I am so far from regret.

The hard part is not letting the new normal fool me into forgetting I'm an addict. I reflect upon the change in my entire paradigm, when the world was turned on its ear and I could finally see my behavior for what is was without justifying and denying what it represented.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Dec 9, 2013 - 06:22am PT
Hope everyone is doing well.
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 13, 2013 - 01:48pm PT
Big milestone for me today. The last vestige of the State of New Hampshire's long arm of the law was a court ordered mandate to have an interlock breathalyzer installed for one year after regaining my driving privileges. After three years of not driving it was worth it, but having to blow into the damned thing to start my truck, then again 3-5 minutes later, and then randomly every 15 minutes or so thereafter was a major pain in the arse.

I did this every time I got in the Tundra, including my 10K mile cross country road trip pulling a large RV. Somehow the device always demanded that I blow during the most in opportune times, like while cornering, merging, navigating single width canyon roads, or during ice patches, but out of necessity I made my peace with it long ago. Acceptance works wonders.

So right now I am sitting in the sun on a bench outside of Whole Foods with the Flatirons and Front Range wearing their dusting of Winter whites as the guys at Car Toys remove that device. Soon I can focus on just driving without interruption, can let my truck idle and warm up while not sitting in the seat, and not paying the $65/month service fees.

It's a great day to be sober.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Dec 13, 2013 - 01:50pm PT
Props!
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Dec 13, 2013 - 02:06pm PT
Hard to believe it's been over three years already.
I'm not making any promises: never is a long time but; it's way better here than where I've been.
Thanks for this thread Hankster and to everyone who contributes to make this one I come back to regularly for a little maintenance and inspiration.
Best wishes to all for safe travels through the perils of the holiday season.

PB
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Dec 13, 2013 - 03:56pm PT
Congratulations Edge. I wonder if you're going to feel like you're forgetting something when driving for a while, or if you'll quickly adapt to the change.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Dec 13, 2013 - 04:08pm PT
Congrats Edge! I'm sure you're glad to get rid of That, thing!

......Though my understanding is that $65/ is a bargain for these types of units ;)
WTF

climber
Dec 13, 2013 - 05:28pm PT
Im lucky i quit not because i was an addict having problems, but because something physiologically happened to me that made my body reject booze. Im not sure what that was but one day i just couldnt drink. I had spent thousands perfecting the art but it was over in a matter of moments.

Not sure if this has happened to any of you, it was hard at first but a few nights of the sickness that came with drinking made me get over it real quick.

Stay strong ST sober folks you can do it.
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Dec 13, 2013 - 05:36pm PT
^Maybe your Significant Other thought your drinking was a problem you would never recognize, and was lacing your meals with Antabuse?



KIDDING!!!! Really! The thought just occurred to me, and seemed sort of funny.
WTF

climber
Dec 13, 2013 - 06:03pm PT
I dont know what that is and either way if she had its alright by me. Its a non issue for me im lucky some here struggle with this every day and i feel for them. I just thought it was weird that one day i go from having a few beers or a spirit or two to not being able to have a single drink. I wish i could i just cant.

Thats why i ask if anyone had this happen.

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