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On June 7, 2018 at 5:19 PM, Larz said:

Yes. I was 22. The woman who convinced me to do it was a bartender at a strip club. 

 

 

 

 

 

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10 minutes ago, ljr said:

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I wish this was 1989 lol

All I remember know is her name was Lisa and she dumped me when her boyfriend came home from a month long trip 

The bar is now the oasis in Smithtown 

 

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Weed isn't legal anywhere, the feds have allowed some states to decriminalize recreational use 

You'll know its legal when pilots and truck drivers can smoke it lol

This is Tru .. but have you been to Soho lately ..basically legal .. no more arrests ... You 'might' get fined

 

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On 6/28/2018 at 7:07 PM, BUM-KNEE said:

I guess I will add my thoughts/story.

I drank like a fish since I was 17 or so, unfortunately in rural Maine theres not an overabundance to do. I had run ins with the law, blew out my knee, tore my shoulder up good too along the way. At age 36 I quit cold turkey in 2006, and felt pretty good about things. My health was better thats for sure, along with my wallet. I got my life in order for the most part.

Then in the fall of 2014 my best friend killed himself, and the factory I worked at closed in the spring of 2015, thus ending my job. I thought about drinking heavily, but always talked myself out of it. I went to college for free because of the outsourced job, and was in my first semester of a business administration degree at age 45. Then my wife walked out, having a midlife crisis. 15 years of marriage thrown out the window. Then my father passed away 6 months later. I broke down into a deep depression and started drinking again, slowly picking up the intensity. Last winter I ran head on into a white birch tree on my snowmobile going roughly 70 mph while drinking. I thought I was dead, or at least busted up in good shape. But... I had no broken bones. My sled was nearly folded in half though.

I now wonder how the hell I even made it this far in life. I took so many risks through the years while drinking, stupid risks. So much bad could have happened, and I reflect upon it often.

I have now greatly moderated my booze intake, and feel like I could quit cold turkey again if needed. I slip back down the ladder once in awhile, thinking of my Dad and my effing wife. But..... I wont stop moving forward, and I wont stop trying to have a better life. I graduated college with honors, and was the oldest in my class. I did that for me, to prove a point to myself. I wanted to plant my flag in the mound of BS that I was dealing with at the time.  MY FLAG MFer!

There are many ways people can screw up, its all in how you learn from the mistakes. Nothing is going to stop you but yourself, and nothing feels sweeter than achieving your goal, whatever that may be. If you let booze control you, its nearly impossible for your mind to make good decisions. I know you are on the right track, you just gotta fine tune the carbs a bit to get optimum mileage.

MAN HUG

 

 

WOW.....  we all are basically one step from being alone.  Life is a TOUGH road sometimes.  Often I ask myself..."Whats it all about"?  

Ive got 2 grown kids, im divorced, relatively happy but two years ago I think ..they both had XMAS plans out of town and i spent XMAS day solo. 

My GF was with her mom out of state. 

Life aint all roses sometimes...  Hang in there.  

 

 

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6 hours ago, southparkcpa said:

WOW.....  we all are basically one step from being alone.  Life is a TOUGH road sometimes.  Often I ask myself..."Whats it all about"?  

Ive got 2 grown kids, im divorced, relatively happy but two years ago I think ..they both had XMAS plans out of town and i spent XMAS day solo. 

My GF was with her mom out of state. 

Life aint all roses sometimes...  Hang in there.  

 

 

Im trying man, just going day by day.

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20 hours ago, Dunnie said:

This is Tru .. but have you been to Soho lately ..basically legal .. no more arrests ... You 'might' get fined

 

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Oh I know it's easier to smoke, in a few states you can smoke your face off every day if you like, but it's still illegal 

The weed farmers can't even insure their crops 

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@Jet_Engine1 any updates on your journey? Have to say reading your original post has had me doing some self introspection on my own habits when it comes to drinking and I have to say thank you for helping me gain awareness in the matter. In college I would drink like crazy, it was something I just looked forward to every weekend. Having grown up more and getting further away from that mindset, I'm starting to find alcohol less and less desirable than ever before. Waking up with hangovers, social embarrassments, and just down right feeling disgusting isn't appealing anymore. I wont lie I still enjoy a few on special occasions but my days of drinking to get drunk appear to be over. Just wanted to share my thoughts on the matter, but I wont ramble on anymore lol. Hope everything is going well! 

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5 hours ago, BroadwayBen said:

@Jet_Engine1 any updates on your journey? Have to say reading your original post has had me doing some self introspection on my own habits when it comes to drinking and I have to say thank you for helping me gain awareness in the matter. In college I would drink like crazy, it was something I just looked forward to every weekend. Having grown up more and getting further away from that mindset, I'm starting to find alcohol less and less desirable than ever before. Waking up with hangovers, social embarrassments, and just down right feeling disgusting isn't appealing anymore. I wont lie I still enjoy a few on special occasions but my days of drinking to get drunk appear to be over. Just wanted to share my thoughts on the matter, but I wont ramble on anymore lol. Hope everything is going well! 

Yes. I haven't been perfect, and I looked into various programs and found that AA just isn't for me. I've done more science based research (I like how the Scandanavian treatment method is to regulate and moderate use, not force total abstinence) as well as trying to figure out the root cause as to why I had an urge or need to drink to excess whenever I started. I've made a lot of progress on that front, and I've made a serious commitment and a focused effort to "be better" than that.

 

I have not drank to excess since my hiccup last month with my neighbor. I've cut out hard liquor entirely, but I have enjoyed glasses of wine in certain situations (My parents 50th Anniversary, birthday....I went to Yard House for my 47th Birthday, primarily for the Poke Nachos and had 2 Sapporo with dinner - and got carded lol but stopped after 2. That used to just be my pregame primer). 

BUT I have been dilligent in setting limits and staying within them. I have not had a hangover in more than a month, and its been great. I've saved money and felt better, and my wife is very happy. I initially took the AA approach that you can't even have 1 drink, or you are a complete failure, but I don't think that kind of approach will help me and be sustainable. I needed to evaluate how I was abusing alcohol when I drank and why, and having done that, I think right now I'm in a good place. But I also know I need to avoid certain situations and be cautious that I dont make excuses or find reasons why I "deserve" to have more than a few. Getting drunk isn't an award, and it feels like crap....and majes my wife unhappy. 

 

Its a work in progress. You know, its a process....

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1 hour ago, Jet_Engine1 said:

Yes. I haven't been perfect, and I looked into various programs and found that AA just isn't for me. I've done more science based research (I like how the Scandanavian treatment method is to regulate and moderate use, not force total abstinence) as well as trying to figure out the root cause as to why I had an urge or need to drink to excess whenever I started. I've made a lot of progress on that front, and I've made a serious commitment and a focused effort to "be better" than that.

 

I have not drank to excess since my hiccup last month with my neighbor. I've cut out hard liquor entirely, but I have enjoyed glasses of wine in certain situations (My parents 50th Anniversary, birthday....I went to Yard House for my 47th Birthday, primarily for the Poke Nachos and had 2 Sapporo with dinner - and got carded lol but stopped after 2. That used to just be my pregame primer). 

BUT I have been dilligent in setting limits and staying within them. I have not had a hangover in more than a month, and its been great. I've saved money and felt better, and my wife is very happy. I initially took the AA approach that you can't even have 1 drink, or you are a complete failure, but I don't think that kind of approach will help me and be sustainable. I needed to evaluate how I was abusing alcohol when I drank and why, and having done that, I think right now I'm in a good place. But I also know I need to avoid certain situations and be cautious that I dont make excuses or find reasons why I "deserve" to have more than a few. Getting drunk isn't an award, and it feels like crap....and majes my wife unhappy. 

 

Its a work in progress. You know, its a process....

That's awesome! Seems like you have made good progress, and you definitely have the right head on your shoulders. I can see what you mean with that AA approach, absolutely no room for failure, and very unforgiving. Works for some people and koudos to them, but for most it doesn't, and I know it wouldn't work for me either. However continue to stay diligent as you mentioned and you will continue to see success. It may never become easier, but you will become stronger and smarter regarding the urges.

But i'm happy to hear that. Keep avoiding those hangovers, saving that money, and making the wife happy! A lot of noticeable benefits it seems to cut down on drinking.

Onwards and upwards brother. 

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On ‎6‎/‎5‎/‎2018 at 8:44 PM, Jet_Engine1 said:

Anyone ever feel compelled to quit drinking? Not the casual, "Nah, don't feel like a beer today" quit, but the "I need to evalute what drinking is doing in my life" quitting. I know, kind of a deep topic, but I was at my uncles funeral over the weekend with family, and I still feel like crap from boozing with cousins. I think for me it might be time to give it up...I'm in my 40s, married with 2 kids and I still drink like a soldier on leave once I start.  Just wondering on the anonymity of the internet if anyone else here (aside from Joe Namath lol) ever decided to give it up and if it took. 

I quit drinking once. it was the worst 12 hours of my life

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On 7/10/2018 at 6:24 PM, BUM-KNEE said:

Im trying man, just going day by day.

Thats where I am right now. Had some bumps along the way, but working through it. I can say this, of the times I've drank in the last few months, I was never glad that I fell off the wagon. 

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On ‎6‎/‎5‎/‎2018 at 8:44 PM, Jet_Engine1 said:

Anyone ever feel compelled to quit drinking? Not the casual, "Nah, don't feel like a beer today" quit, but the "I need to evalute what drinking is doing in my life" quitting. I know, kind of a deep topic, but I was at my uncles funeral over the weekend with family, and I still feel like crap from boozing with cousins. I think for me it might be time to give it up...I'm in my 40s, married with 2 kids and I still drink like a soldier on leave once I start.  Just wondering on the anonymity of the internet if anyone else here (aside from Joe Namath lol) ever decided to give it up and if it took. 

Been there done that. Ad Nauseum.  Was a "functioning" alcoholic for 30+ years.  Finally got "tired of being tired".  You always think that people don't know, but they do.  Trust me.  It'll be eight years in July.  I don't miss it.  Your life will be so much better, you'll be mad at yourself for all of the time you wasted.  Just make up your mind that you simply refuse to have another drink and that  it's not an option.  Cold Turkey.  It's not that hard. I am sure that you don't drink nearly as much as I did.  I had no wife and kids to answer to,  {I do now } so it was easy to go home after working 12 hours and get blasted.  Who was going to say anything?  My dogs? My Girlfriend? You have a lot more at stake than I did at the time.  If you're thinking about it then you know the answer. Go for it.  It is not hard.  Good luck.  Your wife and kids will be the winners as will you.  If you have any questions,  I'd be happy to answer them Good Luck, my friend.  BTW just noticed the date of the post.  The comments and offer still stand.  Regards,

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17 hours ago, Jet_Engine1 said:

Thats where I am right now. Had some bumps along the way, but working through it. I can say this, of the times I've drank in the last few months, I was never glad that I fell off the wagon. 

Keep hanging in there bud, every misstep simply tells you which path not to take.

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I had a friend of mine quit.   He just realized he had been drinking pretty good for as long as he could remember, and figured he would stop.   He's happier, feels better, better dad to his 2 little kids not being hung over once or twice a week.    As a side note, he dropped 40 pounds in about 12 weeks, and he looks a lot better.

I drank some, now I'm a 2 drink a week kind of guy.   I get terrible hangovers, not all that related to how much I drink.   If I eat sugary food and drink even a couple, I feel awful.  A glass of wine with dinner here and there, and I'm good.

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On 2/5/2019 at 11:50 PM, joenamathwouldn'tcry said:

Been there done that. Ad Nauseum.  Was a "functioning" alcoholic for 30+ years.  Finally got "tired of being tired".  You always think that people don't know, but they do.  Trust me.  It'll be eight years in July.  I don't miss it.  Your life will be so much better, you'll be mad at yourself for all of the time you wasted.  Just make up your mind that you simply refuse to have another drink and that  it's not an option.  Cold Turkey.  It's not that hard. I am sure that you don't drink nearly as much as I did.  I had no wife and kids to answer to,  {I do now } so it was easy to go home after working 12 hours and get blasted.  Who was going to say anything?  My dogs? My Girlfriend? You have a lot more at stake than I did at the time.  If you're thinking about it then you know the answer. Go for it.  It is not hard.  Good luck.  Your wife and kids will be the winners as will you.  If you have any questions,  I'd be happy to answer them Good Luck, my friend.  BTW just noticed the date of the post.  The comments and offer still stand.  Regards,

Great post!!!  I haven't stopped, but cut WAY BACK and after golf the guys look at me like WTF??  On occasion I have a Mich Ultra with them but that's it.    No more til i'm hammered drinking etc.  I now get up everyday at 5am (like now) and am learning a new language. Weekends get up at 6.  Drinking would never allow for that.

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2 hours ago, southparkcpa said:

Great post!!!  I haven't stopped, but cut WAY BACK and after golf the guys look at me like WTF??  On occasion I have a Mich Ultra with them but that's it.    No more til i'm hammered drinking etc.  I now get up everyday at 5am (like now) and am learning a new language. Weekends get up at 6.  Drinking would never allow for that.

I really don't miss it.  Wife says if you quit so easily, then maybe you weren't an alcoholic.  But I  was.  Loved getting blasted. And fast.  Beer wasn't enough.  Stopped that in my twenties. Scotch, Vodka, and Jack Daniels.  Never was really social.  Sure I drank socially, but it was more than that.  That was a façade.  Still get mad at myself sometimes, about all of the wasted years.  Guess it doesn't matter much.  Love my wife, kids, dogs, cats, bird.  Guess that's the important thing.  Regards.  For the guys  with a "problem" moderation does not work.  At least initially.  If you moderate you'll invariably end up right back where you started, in my opinion.  Just have to make up their mind that they're, "tired of  being tired".  My best to you.

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On 2/7/2019 at 7:33 AM, joenamathwouldn'tcry said:

I really don't miss it.  Wife says if you quit so easily, then maybe you weren't an alcoholic.  But I  was.  Loved getting blasted. And fast.  Beer wasn't enough.  Stopped that in my twenties. Scotch, Vodka, and Jack Daniels.  Never was really social.  Sure I drank socially, but it was more than that.  That was a façade.  Still get mad at myself sometimes, about all of the wasted years.  Guess it doesn't matter much.  Love my wife, kids, dogs, cats, bird.  Guess that's the important thing.  Regards.  For the guys  with a "problem" moderation does not work.  At least initially.  If you moderate you'll invariably end up right back where you started, in my opinion.  Just have to make up their mind that they're, "tired of  being tired".  My best to you.

I read a book called "Kick the Drink" a few days ago by a dude named Jason Vale.  ******* hit me like a hammer. Read it in one sitting (330 pages). He has controversial things to say, but it opened my eyes to a lot of stuff. Sat and talked to my wife for about 3 hours the next night. Something clicked. Had nothing to do with the faulty label of "alcoholic", and had nothing to do with the "why you shouldn't drink", because we all know the whys. Hard to explain, but it just made me see my socially acceptable drug addiction (thats what it is, really) in a new way, and made me understand what I had chosen to do over the past 3 decades and why I chose to use drink as a crutch or an excuse. As I said to my wife, I'm not going to sit here and tell you "I'll never drink again!", but I also understand that if I didn't, I wouldn't be missing anything anyway. And no, AA, I'm NOT "broken", or a "lifelong alcoholic", and I'm not going to have to "recover for the rest of my life", I understand my decisions, why I've made them, how my own fear of change was holding me back, and why I'm not letting that $hit f*ck up another day of my life. 

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3 minutes ago, Jet_Engine1 said:

I read a book called "Kick the Drink" a few days ago by a dude named Jason Vale.  ******* hit me like a hammer. Read it in one sitting (330 pages). He has controversial things to say, but it opened my eyes to a lot of stuff. Sat and talked to my wife for about 3 hours the next night. Something clicked. Had nothing to do with the faulty label of "alcoholic", and had nothing to do with the "why you shouldn't drink", because we all know the whys. Hard to explain, but it just made me see my drug addiction (thats what it is, really) in a new way, and made me understand what I had chosen to do over the past 3 decades and why I chose to use drink as a crutch or an excuse. As I said to my wife, I'm not going to sit here and tell you "I'll never drink again!", but I also understand that if I didn't, I wouldn't be missing anything anyway. And no, AA, I'm NOT "broken", or a "lifelong alcoholic", and I'm not going to have to "recover for the rest of my life", I understand my decisions, why I've made them, how my own fear of change was holding me back, and why I'm not letting that $hit f*ck up another day of my life. 

That's Great.  Didn't want to say anything along those lines to you, everyone has to make up their own mind. You just have to come to your own "moment". I have hated that "alcoholic" bullsh*t label for years, it still bugs me.  What difference does it make?  Same with AA or NA.  They serve their purpose, but it's for certain people, just not for me.  I went to NA years ago with a recovering ex girlfriend and while I could relate to the stories, It did not do much for me.  Eight years ago my family and my girlfriend, now wife, had an interventionist over to my brother's house for me.  I was told in advance and didn't fight it, because I'd already had made up my mind to stop. So the interventionist tells his story, does a family history chart tracking the addition pattern through the generations.  He then proceeds to explain to me how he can't be around alcohol or even eat in a place where it's served when alone because he does not "trust" himself.  What a weak tit. Then my family, Mother, Brother, Sister, Wife, all had their messages. The things that my family told me were the things that left the biggest impact.  I never realized what a tremendous impact my actions had on their lives.  Although I was more than ready to stop at the time, that's what really did it for me.  You see, it was OK for me to **** up my life, but when I realized that I was ******* up their lives,  that was something I could not do.  What a waste of 10K, I've always thought to myself, but never mention to my mom because I don't want her to be upset.  You see, it wasn't necessary because I KNEW that I was ready. If that's where you are it'll be a breeze.  If not your time will come. I can tell by the way you've seemed to wrestle with it since starting this thread, you're close if you're not there already.  You're no more broken than anyone else in this world.  Forget that sh*t.  We all have our successes, professional and personal, and our burdens.  I know you're mad at yourself.  Don't be. Just be glad you have a wife and family who love you.  That is all you need.  Last thing.  I NEVER say that I'll never drink again, although I probably won't.  Does it matter? Labels, milestones, and trophies don't mean sh*t.  What's important is that you are a decent person, husband, father, brother, son, friend or whatever.  Did I mention Jet Fan?  I wish you happiness for YOURSELF.  If you don't have that you are no good for anyone else.

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32 minutes ago, joenamathwouldn'tcry said:

That's Great.  Didn't want to say anything along those lines to you, everyone has to make up their own mind. You just have to come to your own "moment". I have hated that "alcoholic" bullsh*t label for years, it still bugs me.  What difference does it make?  Same with AA or NA.  They serve their purpose, but it's for certain people, just not for me.  I went to NA years ago with a recovering ex girlfriend and while I could relate to the stories, It did not do much for me.  Eight years ago my family and my girlfriend, now wife, had an interventionist over to my brother's house for me.  I was told in advance and didn't fight it, because I'd already had made up my mind to stop. So the interventionist tells his story, does a family history chart tracking the addition pattern through the generations.  He then proceeds to explain to me how he can't be around alcohol or even eat in a place where it's served when alone because he does not "trust" himself.  What a weak tit. Then my family, Mother, Brother, Sister, Wife, all had their messages. The things that my family told me were the things that left the biggest impact.  I never realized what a tremendous impact my actions had on their lives.  Although I was more than ready to stop at the time, that's what really did it for me.  You see, it was OK for me to **** up my life, but when I realized that I was ******* up their lives,  that was something I could not do.  What a waste of 10K, I've always thought to myself, but never mention to my mom because I don't want her to be upset.  You see, it wasn't necessary because I KNEW that I was ready. If that's where you are it'll be a breeze.  If not your time will come. I can tell by the way you've seemed to wrestle with it since starting this thread, you're close if you're not there already.  You're no more broken than anyone else in this world.  Forget that sh*t.  We all have our successes, professional and personal, and our burdens.  I know you're mad at yourself.  Don't be. Just be glad you have a wife and family who love you.  That is all you need.  Last thing.  I NEVER say that I'll never drink again, although I probably won't.  Does it matter? Labels, milestones, and trophies don't mean sh*t.  What's important is that you are a decent person, husband, father, brother, son, friend or whatever.  Did I mention Jet Fan?  I wish you happiness for YOURSELF.  If you don't have that you are no good for anyone else.

Nailed exactly where I am right now. Its like a weight is off my shoulders. It hit me, talking about the whole "counting days" and "going on the wagon" stuff. Why would people torture themselves like that? And how do you "avoid triggers"? Never go outside again? Never eat at a restaurant? Disown my family and move to Medina? No. Thats the stuff that scared me about "quitting". But now I know the real whys, and the how is the easy part. I don't need it, anyway.... I know that, now. I have nothing to hide anymore, and no reason to take shelter behind the big, loud, sweaty oaf that the sh*t turns me into. LOL.

 

Thanks, man. You're a good dude. 

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13 minutes ago, Jet_Engine1 said:

Nailed exactly where I am right now. Its like a weight is off my shoulders. It hit me, talking about the whole "counting days" and "going on the wagon" stuff. Why would people torture themselves like that? And how do you "avoid triggers"? Never go outside again? Never eat at a restaurant? Disown my family and move to Medina? No. Thats the stuff that scared me about "quitting". But now I know the real whys, and the how is the easy part. I don't need it, anyway.... I know that, now. I have nothing to hide anymore, and no reason to take shelter behind the big, loud, sweaty oaf that the sh*t turns me into. LOL.

 

Thanks, man. You're a good dude. 

You too.  Keep on swinging.

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On 6/5/2018 at 8:44 PM, Jet_Engine1 said:

Anyone ever feel compelled to quit drinking? Not the casual, "Nah, don't feel like a beer today" quit, but the "I need to evalute what drinking is doing in my life" quitting. I know, kind of a deep topic, but I was at my uncles funeral over the weekend with family, and I still feel like crap from boozing with cousins. I think for me it might be time to give it up...I'm in my 40s, married with 2 kids and I still drink like a soldier on leave once I start.  Just wondering on the anonymity of the internet if anyone else here (aside from Joe Namath lol) ever decided to give it up and if it took. 

Yeah..the last 2 years I was in the Navy, my life was swirling the bowl; I had split from the ex and just had a bunch of sh*t all coming at me at once. I almost got popped on a piss test; my buddy who I used to get high with daily got  popped positive n a test he took the day he went on terminal leavegetting out of the Navy and they sent NCIS to his house in TX and brought him back to Norfolk in shackles for  his page 13 hearing. I had less than 9 months left and I stopped smoking weed but alcohol filled in the gap. I was more of a functioning alcoholic; my work performance didn’t fall off but I would stop at the package store on the base and get a 12 of Heineken and a fifth of Southern comfort 4 out of every 5 days...the 5th day I had duty and couldn’t leave the ship. For about 15 months that was my life...then I met my current wife and when we got serious about our relationship, she said I could have booze or her but not both and it wasn’t negotiable.

That was in 1987. I stopped drinking then and haven’t taken it up again.

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1 hour ago, Awesumtenor said:

Yeah..the last 2 years I was in the Navy, my life was swirling the bowl; I had split from the ex and just had a bunch of sh*t all coming at me at once. I almost got popped on a piss test; my buddy who I used to get high with daily got  popped positive n a test he took the day he went on terminal leavegetting out of the Navy and they sent NCIS to his house in TX and brought him back to Norfolk in shackles for  his page 13 hearing. I had less than 9 months left and I stopped smoking weed but alcohol filled in the gap. I was more of a functioning alcoholic; my work performance didn’t fall off but I would stop at the package store on the base and get a 12 of Heineken and a fifth of Southern comfort 4 out of every 5 days...the 5th day I had duty and couldn’t leave the ship. For about 15 months that was my life...then I met my current wife and when we got serious about our relationship, she said I could have booze or her but not both and it wasn’t negotiable.

That was in 1987. I stopped drinking then and haven’t taken it up again.

Funny how strong we get when faced with losing the really important things we have and want to keep.  Love, lifestyle and family.  Things that are more important than the  value you place on yourself.  My story is on here if you're curious.  Similar choice.  Longer  path.  Same result.  Great result for you and your family.  I will have eight years this July. Seems like yesterday, really. Still committed and strong.  No longer a problem.  Don't really think about it.  Such a waste of time.  Good Luck.

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