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FDP Forum / Moe's Tavern (_8^(I) / The Clean & Sober Thread

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hushnel
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Mar 16th, 2017 08:16 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah Rick, congratulations brother.
My first post on the FDP was in a thread a guy was asking what to do about an alcoholic band mate, and expressed or rather leaked out that he may be having some of the same problems.

That was a long time ago, Everyday since Jan. 1995 has been better than it would have been if I hadn't stopped. I certainly wouldn't be were I am today, which is far grander than I would or could of imagined.

The anniversary date of my journy to sainity often goes un-noticed. Living life responsibly is a joy, and beneficial in ways that would have seemed counter intuitive back in the dark days.

Dolemite

What It Was!

Fairly Unbalanced
Sep 19th, 2017 11:58 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Stopping by for another check-up from the neck-up. How y'all?

BlondeStrat
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Can't complain but sometimes I still do
Sep 19th, 2017 12:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Good here under my roof.

My Son though is still duking it out with himself.

Looks like he is finally going to agree to sign over his parental rights to his 3 year old Son (my Grandson, Mason).

Mason will have a much better place to grow up with his Mother and her new Husband. I have not met the man, but he is a Marine, Fire Fighter and EMT. From all I can tell a very good Man.

My Son (with is substantial baggage) being completely out of the way will IMO serve to provide an much healthier environment for Mason.

(This message was last edited by BlondeStrat at 02:22 PM, Sep 19th, 2017)

Dolemite

What It Was!

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Sep 19th, 2017 12:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Glad to hear you're doing well Larry. Best of luck to the boys. Both!

hushnel
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Sep 19th, 2017 12:43 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yep, everything is good here, still picking up branches from Irma, "o) and glad to have branches to pick up.

Playing the greatest tunes of the last few generations tonight at rehersal with my group and on the occasional Saturday evenings sitting in with a bunch of locals playing Old Time Music and Bluegrass, kind-a-new to be but I have been listening to it since I first heard Doug Kershaw and Doc Watson. Probably has something to do with Ellie Mae's soundtrack "o)

goldminer
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Sep 21st, 2017 04:51 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Life is good. It is freakin' great when we're sober!

Company bought me out after 30 years at the end of January; a great deal. Scary at first but so far I've been having a blast.

Mom died this past Monday. It was not unexpected but sad to see her go. I am grateful that she left behind a sober son, grateful to have been there for her, and damned grateful for a great Mom!

I can't remember the last time I thought seriously about taking a drink, thanks to all of you and HP.

Thanks for giving this thread a kickstart, Rick. I needed to see it today.

(This message was last edited by goldminer at 07:16 AM, Sep 22nd, 2017)

Charlie Macon
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Sep 21st, 2017 05:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

May your Mom Rest in Peace, goldminer. All the best to you.

Dolemite

What It Was!

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Sep 21st, 2017 09:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Sorry for your loss Pat. No telling where I would have been when mine passed if I was loaded. Held her hand when she went. Glad you're doing as well as can be bro.

goldminer
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Sep 22nd, 2017 05:42 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks for the kind words, guys. Mom was special; "St. Ginger" to those who knew her. She would always pay you a compliment and there was no question that she was 100% sincere. Sad for all of us left behind but she had told me that she "was ready" and, as she was a woman of strong faith, I believed her.

Twenty years ago I would not have gotten drunk/high over Mom's death because I would have already been drunk/high when I got the news. And, I would have stayed that way because that's just what I did. But there came a time due to a power greater than me that I was able to tell you guys/gals that I have a problem and I don't know what to do. You told me that it sounded like the same problem you had and, that if I wanted, you'd show me how and why it's not a problem for you anymore. 'If it worked for me, I *know* it'll work for you', you said. It was a relief to find I didn't have to get sober forever, I just needed to stay sober today. If I liked the results, I could try the same thing tomorrow. So far, so good.

All the best guys. We gotta stick together because we're all in this together and we're really all we've got.

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It's all gravy from here on...
Sep 22nd, 2017 05:54 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Good on you guys that have overcome. I never was one to overindulge myself but I've seen the lives of so many friends & family ruined. To go there and come back is an admirable achievement!

darrengoleafs
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I played Black Sabbath at 78 speed
Oct 25th, 2017 05:43 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

10-22-17 and starting. Been on my mind for too long now and I just got a nudge that action is needed.

5Strats
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GospelBilly!
Oct 25th, 2017 06:00 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I quit drinking about 4 months ago. It has helped with my chronic depression and I've lost weight too.

Based on my check-up two weeks ago after having some blood work done, everything looks good.

Dolemite

What It Was!

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Oct 25th, 2017 06:23 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Welcome aboard fellas. It helps to have an A-Team.

hushnel
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Oct 25th, 2017 07:04 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Sobriety is a good thing for many of us, far too few realise it, and many of those it will take down.

It is such a huge step towards getting back into life and enjoying it. Alcholol is like anxiety, ya don't need either.

5Strats
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GospelBilly!
Oct 25th, 2017 09:30 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I am able to get more things accomplished since quitting.

I still suffer from bouts of depression but they seem less frequent.

darrengoleafs
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I played Black Sabbath at 78 speed
Oct 25th, 2017 06:31 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I knew from lurking here for years that genuine support would be found. Thanks guys and thanks CG.

I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.

Dolemite

What It Was!

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Dec 26th, 2017 05:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Happy holidays Amigos!

goldminer
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Dec 26th, 2017 09:55 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks, Rick. All the best to you and everyone here. I received a most excellent gift tonight - I watched a sponsee, 3 years sober now, tell their story for the first time at the speaker's meeting. It was amazing. It's things like this that convince me that it works ... it really does. Someone was there for us when we became sufficiently tenderized to ask for help. Now, we can be there for someone else. That's how it works. I proved to myself that I can't do it alone but I can do it if I hang with you all. Thank you. And, keep coming back!

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I detect the El Supremo
Dec 27th, 2017 12:24 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It's been 7+ years for me. Not sure of the date but my life has been better for it. Keep hangin' in there.

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