Sobriety (off topic or not)?


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Boulder climber
Apr 20, 2017 - 07:55pm PT

The Good Places
Apr 20, 2017 - 08:27pm PT

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Apr 20, 2017 - 10:55pm PT
An old friend went to jail for felony charges in a downward spiral of internal pain and daily drunken stupor. Tried to offer some thoughtful encouragement to work his program some time before that. It's somewhat like having a friend die, but frustratingly worse in that it may not be final and could be more of the same when out.

Trad climber
Aug 26, 2017 - 04:48pm PT
21 Years sober today!

I had a few mild tinges of "wouldn't a drink be...." in the last two weeks, but nothing really serious and luckily I was well able to remind myself not to play that game for more that the few seconds it takes my brain to notice that I am doing it. For me, I have gained too much to ever risk seeing if I can "get away with a few drinks here and there." I know that I cannot. I know it beyond any doubt.

So, it was a pretty low key day, and I kept forgetting to mention it as my anniversary until I got online.

The Hot Kiss On the End of a Wet Fist
Aug 26, 2017 - 05:02pm PT
Good on you, Happie! Congratulations on believing in yourself so powerfully.
okay, whatever

Aug 26, 2017 - 06:52pm PT
I echo Walleye's post.

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Aug 26, 2017 - 08:14pm PT
Congrats Happie - that's a serious achievement and a reminder that we have to keep working at the positive changes we want to see in our lives.

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Aug 26, 2017 - 08:43pm PT
The climbing culture has always lauded the heavy drinkers among us...something that has been apparent on ST.
Well...I've been around long enough to have seen far too many of my climbing friend's lives end early because of alcoholism.

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Aug 26, 2017 - 08:47pm PT
Happie. Birthday Happie.... and someone else who knows who they are!

Trad climber
Aug 27, 2017 - 04:09pm PT
Yes, and a bump for that someone else who always remembers it is their day because the see me post about mine - I almost forgot a few tomes yesterday myself.

The state of quantum flux
Aug 27, 2017 - 04:23pm PT
Grandson Isaac looking over papa's shoulder in Craters of the Moon Nat...
Grandson Isaac looking over papa's shoulder in Craters of the Moon National Monument this summer.
Credit: Bushman
28 years sober for me August 17th...where did the time go?,
many, many years past my expiration date, had I still been drinking.

And Happy birthday to all the August birthday people here!!

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Aug 29, 2017 - 06:20pm PT
congrats happie and everyone else.. My 11th slipped by unnoticed on the 25th and I randomely remembered on the 26th at a music party while explaining why I had 2 cases of seltzer on ice.. I ripped it up that night ;) I just remembered again and I had to search the forum to be shure that happie was OK.

Big Wall climber
Aug 30, 2017 - 12:05pm PT
Congrats Happy, Bush and Trad.

The 28th marked 1 year for me.
Woody the Beaver

Trad climber
Soldier, Idaho
Aug 30, 2017 - 02:41pm PT
Congratulations to you cats! 15 years for me August 15!

New Zealand
Aug 30, 2017 - 03:45pm PT
I don't have the issues myself but have seen them unfold in and ruin the lives of others nearby. End those lives in some cases. I've read this thread end to end several times and always check it when it comes up. Best wishes to you all.

Boulder climber
Sep 8, 2017 - 11:35pm PT

Sep 15, 2017 - 01:59pm PT
Day 54 for me. I'm pretty sure this is the longest I've ever gone without getting drunk or high since my first taste of booze some 20ish years ago.
Been going to NA meetings at least twice a week. Lovely and lively bunch of people.
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Sep 15, 2017 - 07:32pm PT
Congrats to everyone sticking to it, and keep it up hb, it is the best gift you can give to people who care about you. I have seen too many good people suffer the effects of substance abuse. It touches many lives.

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