Sobriety (off topic or not)?


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Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Jan 26, 2015 - 11:27am PT
Way to go, bvb - proud of you!

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jan 26, 2015 - 12:14pm PT
Way to go American legend

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jan 26, 2015 - 12:21pm PT
My god what an epic 6 or 7 years it's been. Truly should be dead, or in prison.

Need more details.....

Trad climber
Jan 26, 2015 - 12:23pm PT
Congratulations on the six month mark Treez. As well to you, BVB, in your path.

I've been doing well, no thoughts of drinking or smoking, despite seeing plenty of it on a regular basis. I just got too good a deal when I signed on the dotted line. I hope I never forget that even for a second, because that's all it takes - one second of forgetting my commitment to sobriety - for it to all be over.

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Jan 27, 2015 - 12:08am PT
it is my honor and privilege to present bvb with his one year chip,

Credit: Dr.Sprock


Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Feb 15, 2015 - 01:48am PT
Had a good day yesterday. Spent time with the wife enjoying amazing weather, and taking two friends out climbing - one for the first time, the other's first time outdoors. I always enjoy getting the chance to share our amazing sport with others.

There was a time when I couldn't imagine going a day without a drink. My amazing day with my wife and friends marked 15 years sober. Couldn't be more thankful for the luck, support and strength I have received to make sobriety happen for me for so long.
Keep it up everyone - together we can do this.

Social climber
Feb 15, 2015 - 02:04am PT
hey there say, treez... wow, congratulations!!!!

so very happy for you! keep up the good work, :)

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learning, gaining, and keep skills... :) to reach goals and enjoy having them as a treasure!
Credit: neebee

Trad climber
Feb 15, 2015 - 02:58am PT
Thanks Neebee!

Kinda crappy valentines, but

haven't even considered drinking so thats a good sign.

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Feb 15, 2015 - 04:48am PT
Solid work Treez, I felt so much stronger after several months off the sauce. First six mo was the hardest, then a lot of smooth sailing in the years since with one or two bad cravings during times of intense stress. Coming up on five years?(IIRC) in March, along with Jaybro in the same time frame. Originally planned on a year's break, finally admitted to myself that going back on it would be like before, but worse, and it was easy to stay off it at the year mark.

Little things, like this thread, can be a big help. It helped me, many times. When I finally quit, I was struggling, and Linda and Jay had words of encouragement when I really, really needed it. More than they realize, I bet.

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Feb 15, 2015 - 07:09am PT
Hmmm , I didn't realize. Linda probably did, she's smarter than me. You seemed pretty on top of things, I took inspiration from you!

Hard to believe it's been almost five years!

Feb 15, 2015 - 07:26am PT
Go treez GO!

And say hi to your sister for me!

Woody the Beaver

Trad climber
Soldier, Idaho
Feb 15, 2015 - 08:24am PT
Thankster to da Hankster for the five years of this thread! Gratitude for another day!

Trad climber
Feb 15, 2015 - 12:11pm PT
Yes, thanks to Hankster, for one of this site's most positive threads.

Met a woman on Day 21 the other day, who was so clearly flying on a Pink Cloud I felt giddy for her. What a time those early days were, when each experience seemed to be a first time one, and life was filled with mystery and magic. Glad I can recall having those feelings all these years later. I got a very good deal, when I signed on the bottom line of committing to getting sober.

Trad climber
So Cal urban sprawl Hell
Feb 15, 2015 - 02:43pm PT
Feeling really down and just want to "escape", and not through alcohol other means. Yesterday was good but today I seem to not get that damn breakup behind me. Lonely and feeling hopeless, these happening on more days than not.
Hell I do everything people say to do and it just isn't working; I volunteer, workout, go to therapy but still in the sh#t can.
I want to get out of my house, go out to JT but still not sure If I can climb due to my foot issues. Am able to ride my bike and religiously doing so. Hope that venting here some of you guy/women can offer some insight. I don't think I am an addict, have no desire to drink, like I said above other means that I rarely indulge in-too afraid I might end up having to use on a regular basis.
Frankly, just want to sleep and not wake up.

Trad climber
Feb 15, 2015 - 02:45pm PT
There's more to do in JT than just climb Karen. Come on out and I'll hang with you and hike as you can do.

Feb 15, 2015 - 02:48pm PT
Frankly, just want to sleep and not wake up.


Karen. . . dood. . . looks like you're gonna go to JTree.


A N D .. .. .. please don't go to sleep and not wake up!


Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Feb 24, 2015 - 05:14pm PT
the delusions have peaked.
the little lies,
they become truth.

psychological grip begins to slip.
the enjoyable mind circus
that usually stars coors is bankrupt.

i have begun to justify unreasonable risk,
on the rock and beyond.

i'm getting a c-.
barely passing each day.

now i love the brink;
peeking over into irreversible suffering,
only to reel back and laugh.

though the void down there begins to tug harder.
and each time i journey into,
a little bit less of me returns.

so a change is due,
actually way over due.

no harm has become of my ill habit;
at least not any tangible harm.

i probably could have been a better dad
the past few years,
but that will always be the case.

i still can love.
i almost lost that.
it was then i knew i had to stop.

there will be a time,
down many roads from here,
where i chip away at
my wayward destiny again.

i will unravel my vitality
and use the broken pieces
to build a throne;
it'll be a beautiful throne,
but i'll never sit in it.
i'll die next to it.

on the floor
like a little angel that don't want
to hover no more;

here's to day one.
of anyone's hell and mine, too.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Feb 24, 2015 - 05:22pm PT
good luck dude,
you got this!

Social climber
santa rosa
Feb 24, 2015 - 05:31pm PT
crazy how feb 15 got a lot of posts on this - it was a bad day for me, drunkenmaster. i never read this thread as i never had a big drinking problem until recently when the drinks got a bit too many too often. im taking a long needed break. i may even need to change my name now maybe :) im thinking stonedmaster might be more appropriate. thank god for positive threads at our st campfire. good on ya hankster. cheers without the beers ya'll!!

peace and love and respect.

The Hot Kiss On the End of a Wet Fist
Feb 24, 2015 - 06:07pm PT
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Credit: Walleye
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