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Sobriety and Ting…

Discussion in 'General Chat Forum' started by Red Astaire, Oct 23, 2021.

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  1. Red Astaire

    Red Astaire Member Of 'The Toilets At The Harry Fan Club.. Member

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    So today was a cool day. 5 years of being (more or less) sober. There’s been a few bumps along the road but really nothing too spectacular. It’s been a crazy trip really which I thought I’d quickly share. I like the idea of passing stuff like this on in the hope that it might help others. Some of you were kind enough to reach out and wished me luck back then - others reached out for a bit of advice which I happily gave.

    My thing was about a pattern of behaviour. Alcohol being the addictive cunt it is took hold and became a repetitive pattern. I guess it might seem simple to some but breaking that cycle was extremely difficult but once I got over the first shock of it it just got easier and easier. Now I barely think about it. AA and doctors/councillors etc will point to things like ‘denial’. That part was true for me too but once I recognised that behaviour I just shrugged it off and the pattern changed. Slowly at first but then without doubt it did. Everything just got a lot better. I was happier. My family and friends were happier. It seems daft to it say it now but it really is a no-brainier. At least to me.

    I guess what I wanted to say was if anyone does have a twinge of concern about themselves and said person can recognise a worrying pattern. Try and snap out of it before it takes hold. I’d fully recommend ‘Dry January’ for starters. Don’t underestimate how serious it can become and because alcohol is such a socially accepted vice - It’s easy to follow the herd.

    Lastly if a douche like me can do it anyone can. As always feel free to PM me if you fancy voicing your worries. Always here.
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