Sobriety (off topic or not)?


Discussion Topic

Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
Messages 1621 - 1630 of total 1630 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>

Trad climber
Mar 3, 2015 - 01:16pm PT
I'm right there with ya, Norwegian. Debt, body.

My wife just moved my son out of town kidnap style.

I miss my boy. Court seems terrifying.

Will I drink?

Not a chance.

I'm gonna keep my head up.

Very grateful I don't have alcohol to deal with as well.

Hold on to a hope in your fate.
Stevee B

Trad climber
Oakland, CA
Mar 3, 2015 - 01:20pm PT
Celebrated 25 years last Tuesday. H&I is my cornerstone. I rarely attend more than one meeting a week; My wife is not in the program and I don't think more meetings would improve much. I get the most out of attending that one meeting with a focus on bringing a cheerful and helpful spirit to the suffering I meet there, new or not so new. Two H&I meetings a month remind me where I came from and that I can't do it alone. Best of all is I recruit two newer guys per H&I to come with me, which helps me forge new connections constantly and keep me socially connected to the fellowship in what for me is the "right" way.
So yeah, x2 for the H&I recommendation.

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Mar 26, 2015 - 03:48pm PT
Nice Steve B, congrats!
Five years for me, two days ago, on the 24th, almost spaced it!

Where does the time go?

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Mar 26, 2015 - 04:19pm PT
Grats Jaybro and HUGE grats Steve, thanks for the inspiration.

Trad climber
Mar 26, 2015 - 05:30pm PT
Congratulations Jaybro! I almost forgot my anniversary last year too - made me a little sad. Glad I DID remember during the actual day.

Somebody I have been around recently has slipped, with 20 years sober under their belt. I don't know them well, but when they told me they were drinking again, they said "I was 25 when I quit. How do I know that it just wasn't stupid youthfulness at play?"

I was glad that I never had that idea about my own drinking days, but then I had a grandmother die from alcoholism, and saw my mother's deterioration. I have seen the ghost of Christmas past, present and future when it comes to my drinking. This slipper person says they aren't "done with this run yet," but they already look like hell to me. I hope they won't stay drinking long, but statistics show it tends to take a while, if ever, to regain a foothold on sobriety.
Stevee B

Trad climber
Oakland, CA
Mar 26, 2015 - 06:22pm PT
Firing, Jaybro! Five years is a long time.
So welcome, Vegas, thanks for saying so. Feels good to hear that.

Sorry about your acquaintance Happie. You know I know that story. Literally dozens of friends down that road now, with very few good results, though one or two are OK.

On the brighter side, I see several dozens of my friends from my first year on FB, still doing the deal and shining bright. Million dollar program for sure.


Sport climber
Sonora Ca
Mar 26, 2015 - 07:39pm PT
Yeah! Good for all of you. Life is good, I almost forgot I'm good too.
John Burns

Pothole, Utah
Mar 26, 2015 - 07:42pm PT

all this is more easily swallowed
when my pipes they aint irrigating
adolf's piss.

cheers to you dry-folk. someday, I'll quit wetting my soul.

Trad climber
Anna, Il
Mar 26, 2015 - 08:12pm PT
With each passing day your endeavor will get easier. The hardest part is the change in routines and the way you socialize. It is very worthwhile.
Eventually, it will become effortless.
I have been sober for 31 years. For a very long time it has been effortless. I am so happy that I stopped when I did.
I am old enough that, by now, I would have been feeling the ill effects.
If you can do a month, you can go the distance. After a while, it won't even bother you.

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Mar 27, 2015 - 12:40am PT
Psyched to see everyone is doing so well.
Messages 1621 - 1630 of total 1630 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
Our Guidebooks
Check 'em out!
SuperTopo Guidebooks

Try a free sample topo!

SuperTopo on the Web

Review Categories
Recent Trip Report and Articles
Recent Route Beta
Recent Gear Reviews