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I stopped drinking....
#1
Massive amounts of alcohol. Since moving to the Valley o'Death (ABQ New Mexico) I only got myself a couple of bottles and had a single person party... that was after learning just how bad my back was and is getting worse.

I have actually only had the need to drink that one time. I can want a drink and stop at one or two... servings, not bottles or kegs or gallons....

I'm not fishing for compliments or applause. I put it out here because reading through some of my older posts, the latter California ones, I note I was sloshing around a lot. And this got me to thinking that there is research that reveals a substantially higher percentage of LGBT are addicted to substances (alcohol and drugs).

I just wanted to throw it out there that yeah, in truth one can go from needing a chemical fix to just wanting one. In case any of you are struggling with a dependency issue.
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#2
I'm glad for you, hope you'll continue improving yourself.
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#3
Bowyn Aerrow Wrote:I'm not fishing for compliments.

Well you're getting one anyway Smile

Kudos man that's an impressive feat of willpower. To maintain such a strong commitment to self-improvement in the
face of your trials.
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#4
That's awesome, man. Alcohol is rough on the body, and you have enough going on in that area.

Gid requested I stop drinking ages ago, which I did, because he was right that I was drinking for the wrong reasons. More recently (the last few years) I've also stopped smoking green. Primarily because it was damaging my progress in getting my depression under control.
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#5
I've seen fellas struggle with booze all to often.
1 guy has lost everything... job, home, wife, driving licence and he still refuses to see he has a problem.

So for you to see this, to work your way through it... well done mate.
I know how hard it is.
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#6
congrats mate to take charge - embarrassing to say but recognizing the problem or just extent is the big breakthrough..
i did a course run by our uk nhs for alcohol when it turned out me and all my mates were not drinking normal amounts - i made a change but they did not want to know , ive cut down massively
best advice i ever got was do not buy multipacks , or big bottles of spirits etc because they are on offer - the supermarkets encourage you to buy more - and if you have it you will drink it.
Keep going mate - the longer you stay clean the less alcohol you need anyway to get the same results ...you will cut down naturally as you cant take anymore
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#7
You're doing your kidneys a great favour, I'm sure [MENTION=12444]Bowyn Aerrow[/MENTION]. Good for you.
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#8
As a recovering alcoholic I am pleased that your stopped drinking. Alcohol is a hard addiction to stop and with out the support of my family, friends and my ex partner I wouldn't be here now clean and sober.
An eye for an eye
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