Tricks you use to stay off the hooch
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08-10-2016, 08:35 PM
RE: Tricks you use to stay off the hooch
A friend of mine at a sobriety forum always says, "You have to want sobriety more than you want to drink."

Easier said than done, but it can be done. Chas is right, the real solution is addressing the underlying issues.
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09-10-2016, 06:05 PM
RE: Tricks you use to stay off the hooch
(08-10-2016 07:04 PM)evenheathen Wrote:  
(08-10-2016 05:55 PM)Fireball Wrote:  Not to derail, but are you saying you can't drink at all, because your employer tests what you do on your own time? I didn't indulge at lunch (mainly because that's way early in the day, and I don't need to sleep at work No ), but what I do after work is no employer's business.

No siree. I'd never drink on the job, I'm not that far gone yet. I took Girly's "stoned" comment to mean weed. I'm subject to random piss tests.

I know for a fact that I can get over my urges to drink if I can get high, but I can't take that risk if I'm responsible enough to keep my job. Which I am, I just can't stop drinking. If I'm real good, I can go during the week without a drop, but I'll make up for it on the weekend and then some.

I'm a very functional alcoholic, but I fear the day that I lose that control.

ETA: I'd never get high on the job either, I'm talking purely on my own time recreation.

You can stop drinking when you're sick and tired of being sick and tired. Drinking Beverage

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09-10-2016, 06:23 PM
RE: Tricks you use to stay off the hooch
(08-10-2016 08:15 PM)evenheathen Wrote:  
(08-10-2016 07:20 PM)skyking Wrote:  Once you want to give it up, you can do it.

I'd like to think so. I recently quit smoking after 15 years of doing so. But I did it with a good substitute.

I'm not good at cold turkey and I know it, there's a viable solution for me to do so but it's too risky because of misinformation and stupid policy.

I can't blame my problems on anything but my own inadequacy, but when the solution is so close it seems like lunacy to me to keep it illegal while the source of my disease is celebrated and encouraged in popular culture.
Beating on yourself won't help either Smile
Every time you go two days during the week without drinking, you went cold turkey.
You've done that plenty of times I suspect.
All I'm saying is, you'll get there when you are ready. You have the tools.
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09-10-2016, 06:39 PM
RE: Tricks you use to stay off the hooch
(09-10-2016 06:05 PM)Chas Wrote:  You can stop drinking when you're sick and tired of being sick and tired. Drinking Beverage

I'm just about there my friend. Really fucking close.

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09-10-2016, 11:31 PM
RE: Tricks you use to stay off the hooch
Keep stepping down the trail, EH. It does get easier. Keep on keepin' on, brotha.
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