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Re: The addictions thread
« Reply #70 on: November 23, 2011, 10:47:40 AM »
Change your Avatar!  :lol.  I was gonna say, I didn't know Mike to be a heavy drinker.

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« Reply #71 on: November 23, 2011, 10:48:23 AM »
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« Reply #72 on: November 23, 2011, 10:49:54 AM »
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Re: The addictions thread
« Reply #73 on: November 23, 2011, 10:53:32 AM »
I want to quit smoking. A few months ago I stopped for about 2 weeks and didn't go through any noticeable withdrawal symptoms so I'm hoping it'll be easy for me. The problem is that I really fucking love smoking, I just don't like what it's doing to me as I'm noticing shortness of breath, a slight yellowing of the teeth and the other typical symptoms. I've had the luck of not being able to smoke at home or in the car, but when I visit friends and stuff I'll go through a pack in a few hours. been visiting my buds almost every day recently so that's like a pack a day for the past week.
I've quit taking all the shit I used to take except drinking so fuck if I can't quit this.
and I also just bought an electronic one that I actually enjoy more than the "analog" smokes.

and I'll make it a habit to post in this thread if I ever slip up, as I'm hoping the shame of posting "i just fucking failed and had a smoke" every 10 minutes will help me stop.

(sorry for the overly long and somewhat poorly written post. I just had like 2 fatass energy drinks)

In order to stop my drinking habits I had to ditch my friends.  I've seen them maybe 4 times since Septemberr 1st. I know that sounds shitty, but it was the only way to get my head on straight.

Chino  this is the first thing they teach you in a recovery program

People.....Poeple you associated with while drinking
Places...bars, parties etc
Things.....Things you associated with drinking
Yeah, I just had my drinking buddies meet me on a sober basis.  Most had no problem complying with it.  As far as sober places, they don't exist in my life.  I work in a restaurant, and my roommate is still an active alcoholic, though he is trying to quit too.

Lonestar ...you are in a real tough situation with the restaurant ..and I give a big thumbs up to your buddies for understanding you battle and meeting you in sober situations. What I found that most of my so-called "buddies" whom I drank with, weren't really friends when I decided to get sober, that gave me a pat on the back and wished me good luck as they went on with their lives
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Re: The addictions thread
« Reply #74 on: November 23, 2011, 10:54:58 AM »
I'm a smoker and enjoy it. I feel like I should quit, but I know I wont be able to until I actually want to. It's the only reason I take a break at work, probably isn't a good thing.

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Re: The addictions thread
« Reply #75 on: November 23, 2011, 10:57:34 AM »
I didnt take you for a smoker Ms. Pie.

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« Reply #76 on: November 23, 2011, 10:58:28 AM »
Well, it explains the stunted growth  :biggrin:  (j/k Pie)
     

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« Reply #77 on: November 23, 2011, 11:01:00 AM »
hardy har har, haven't heard that before  j/k :laugh:  :-*

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Re: The addictions thread
« Reply #78 on: November 23, 2011, 11:01:39 AM »
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Re: The addictions thread
« Reply #79 on: November 23, 2011, 11:15:15 AM »
I want to quit smoking. A few months ago I stopped for about 2 weeks and didn't go through any noticeable withdrawal symptoms so I'm hoping it'll be easy for me. The problem is that I really fucking love smoking, I just don't like what it's doing to me as I'm noticing shortness of breath, a slight yellowing of the teeth and the other typical symptoms. I've had the luck of not being able to smoke at home or in the car, but when I visit friends and stuff I'll go through a pack in a few hours. been visiting my buds almost every day recently so that's like a pack a day for the past week.
I've quit taking all the shit I used to take except drinking so fuck if I can't quit this.
and I also just bought an electronic one that I actually enjoy more than the "analog" smokes.

and I'll make it a habit to post in this thread if I ever slip up, as I'm hoping the shame of posting "i just fucking failed and had a smoke" every 10 minutes will help me stop.

(sorry for the overly long and somewhat poorly written post. I just had like 2 fatass energy drinks)

In order to stop my drinking habits I had to ditch my friends.  I've seen them maybe 4 times since Septemberr 1st. I know that sounds shitty, but it was the only way to get my head on straight.

Chino  this is the first thing they teach you in a recovery program

People.....Poeple you associated with while drinking
Places...bars, parties etc
Things.....Things you associated with drinking
Yeah, I just had my drinking buddies meet me on a sober basis.  Most had no problem complying with it.  As far as sober places, they don't exist in my life.  I work in a restaurant, and my roommate is still an active alcoholic, though he is trying to quit too.

Lonestar ...you are in a real tough situation with the restaurant ..and I give a big thumbs up to your buddies for understanding you battle and meeting you in sober situations. What I found that most of my so-called "buddies" whom I drank with, weren't really friends when I decided to get sober, that gave me a pat on the back and wished me good luck as they went on with their lives

Yeah, it really drew the lines as to who my really solid friends were, the ones who did whatever it took to keep me sober.  Can't express in words my love and gratitude for them, they have been with me solidly every step of the way.
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« Reply #80 on: November 23, 2011, 11:37:25 AM »
I've never gotten drunk (unless getting buzzed off of a bottle of cough syrup once counts; that was an alright if underwhelming experience). 

I'm intending to go for abstinence, (personal reasons; I have no issue with others' use of controlled substances, though; they get to make their own decisions) however I can't help but feel viewed as some sort of weirdo by my peers for doing so. 

Am I?

(Sometimes, I do consider doing a serving of alcohol or 2 on my 21st birthday to claim to have drunk, though it isn't something I'd want to do without really factoring in the possible consequences of doing so)

Not really. I just went out for the first time a few weeks ago with some people from my psych lab and while it was fun, it's definitely something to do in moderation. Not to mention the problems it can lead to as well as being expensive.

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« Reply #81 on: November 25, 2011, 03:01:23 AM »
BUMP because i fucked up and smoked last night and tonight. I've definitely cut down significantly though. I guess it's a small step forward?
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« Reply #82 on: November 25, 2011, 05:24:15 AM »
BUMP because i fucked up and smoked last night and tonight. I've definitely cut down significantly though. I guess it's a small step forward?

I also fucked up on Monday. One of my coworkers had an car accident on Saturday and passed away on Sunday. I came to the office Monday but was unable to stay here for more than an hour. I soon as i got out I bought a pack of cigarettes and started smoking.
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« Reply #83 on: November 26, 2011, 02:40:22 PM »
Hi all! Me I have my addictions as well. I just recently was in rehab for 6.5 months because of them. I hope all of you are able to break free of them. I didn't give up the Dew though or the Reese's cups.

Just giving you some love, Akasha  :heart

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« Reply #84 on: November 26, 2011, 03:09:00 PM »
Akasha, sounds like your as new to this as I am, I am just under six months after over twenty five years of alcoholism and drug addiction.  Aside from my programs, I post at a forum for sobriety that helps a lot, it's kinda nice to have that 24 hour a day outlet, especially when I get off work when only the bars are open.  If you're interested, I can pass on the info for you.
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« Reply #85 on: November 27, 2011, 02:50:11 PM »
Akasha, sounds like your as new to this as I am, I am just under six months after over twenty five years of alcoholism and drug addiction.  Aside from my programs, I post at a forum for sobriety that helps a lot, it's kinda nice to have that 24 hour a day outlet, especially when I get off work when only the bars are open.  If you're interested, I can pass on the info for you.

Thanks, but I'm not new to this. I have been an addict since I was 11 years old. I have been in rehab a few times, but this was my longest stay. I had 6 years clean before I relapsed in Feb. 2010. From Feb 2010 - Apr 2011 I was in IOP twice and inpatient twice. I need long term rehab very bad. I doubt I be alive right now if I wasn't for the long term stay.

I was have a forum for sobriety that I visit daily.

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« Reply #86 on: November 27, 2011, 04:04:13 PM »
Akasha, sounds like your as new to this as I am, I am just under six months after over twenty five years of alcoholism and drug addiction.  Aside from my programs, I post at a forum for sobriety that helps a lot, it's kinda nice to have that 24 hour a day outlet, especially when I get off work when only the bars are open.  If you're interested, I can pass on the info for you.

Thanks, but I'm not new to this. I have been an addict since I was 11 years old. I have been in rehab a few times, but this was my longest stay. I had 6 years clean before I relapsed in Feb. 2010. From Feb 2010 - Apr 2011 I was in IOP twice and inpatient twice. I need long term rehab very bad. I doubt I be alive right now if I wasn't for the long term stay.

I was have a forum for sobriety that I visit daily.

Well best of luck to you then.  This is my first run, and hopefully my last.  My drinking had me hours from the grave six months ago, and I have no desire to go back.
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« Reply #87 on: November 27, 2011, 05:12:51 PM »
I post at a forum for sobriety that helps a lot, it's kinda nice to have that 24 hour a day outlet, especially when I get off work when only the bars are open.  If you're interested, I can pass on the info for you.

Could you post it here in this thread?

Akasha, sounds like your as new to this as I am, I am just under six months after over twenty five years of alcoholism and drug addiction.  Aside from my programs, I post at a forum for sobriety that helps a lot, it's kinda nice to have that 24 hour a day outlet, especially when I get off work when only the bars are open.  If you're interested, I can pass on the info for you.

Thanks, but I'm not new to this. I have been an addict since I was 11 years old. I have been in rehab a few times, but this was my longest stay. I had 6 years clean before I relapsed in Feb. 2010. From Feb 2010 - Apr 2011 I was in IOP twice and inpatient twice. I need long term rehab very bad. I doubt I be alive right now if I wasn't for the long term stay.

I was have a forum for sobriety that I visit daily.

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« Reply #88 on: November 27, 2011, 05:21:08 PM »
Read Nikki Sixx'book "The Heroin Diaries". It will MAKE you want to quit drugs and booze.

I have been sober (off the booze) for 7 years as of this Dec 4th. I dont miss it, even when other people are around me drinking. But trust me, I still consider myself an alchoholic even tho I have not had a drink since then. It is a disease, but a controllablke one, as long as the person WANTS to control it. It is a lifestyle change.

In my case, I was not a real heavy drinker, just a few (4-6 beers) nightly after I got home from work. For years my wife and I had been trying to have kids. After seeing several specialists we finally came across one that summed it up to my sperm being "lazy" from the beers. I quit that day. 1 year later, we were blessed with twin boys.
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« Reply #89 on: November 27, 2011, 06:15:03 PM »
Akasha, sounds like your as new to this as I am, I am just under six months after over twenty five years of alcoholism and drug addiction.  Aside from my programs, I post at a forum for sobriety that helps a lot, it's kinda nice to have that 24 hour a day outlet, especially when I get off work when only the bars are open.  If you're interested, I can pass on the info for you.

Thanks, but I'm not new to this. I have been an addict since I was 11 years old. I have been in rehab a few times, but this was my longest stay. I had 6 years clean before I relapsed in Feb. 2010. From Feb 2010 - Apr 2011 I was in IOP twice and inpatient twice. I need long term rehab very bad. I doubt I be alive right now if I wasn't for the long term stay.

I was have a forum for sobriety that I visit daily.

Well best of luck to you then.  This is my first run, and hopefully my last.  My drinking had me hours from the grave six months ago, and I have no desire to go back.

I did almost die. I attempted suicide and was in a coma for over 24 hrs.

Yes, Nikki Sixx's book will blow your mind. A good friend sent me that book while I was in rehab.

I was in Pennsylvania at Caron Treatment Centers.

This is the forum I'm at. I like it there and you will find a lot of support there.

http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/

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« Reply #90 on: November 27, 2011, 08:44:00 PM »
That's the same one I'm on.  Love that place, great group of people, especially the mods.
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« Reply #91 on: November 14, 2012, 10:29:02 PM »
I'm now just a day away from 19 months. I also believe Lonestar is about 1.5 weeks away from 18 months. I know I wasn't the easiest person to deal with since my relapse in Feb 2010. I do want to thank the Wookie and Kirksnosehair. I put those two through hell. I'm sorry guys. Also, want to thank lonestar and Debra. Debra sorry for stressing the Wookie out so much. To my new big brother thanks for just being there lately.

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« Reply #92 on: November 14, 2012, 11:19:24 PM »
Not an ish - you just keep working on YOU.

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« Reply #93 on: November 15, 2012, 12:39:50 AM »
We're in this thing together kid, never forget that.

And yes, I am two weeks away from 18 months without a drink. They told me to keep coming back, and I did, and it's working, one day at a time.
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« Reply #94 on: November 15, 2012, 05:24:03 AM »
Way to go guys! You are an example to us all
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« Reply #95 on: November 15, 2012, 08:38:51 AM »
Not an ish - you just keep working on YOU.

Thanks. 19 fuckin months!

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« Reply #96 on: November 15, 2012, 08:42:58 AM »
We're in this thing together kid, never forget that.

And yes, I am two weeks away from 18 months without a drink. They told me to keep coming back, and I did, and it's working, one day at a time.

Yes we are. Love ya my big brother. Also love my other big brother Kirksnosehair.

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« Reply #97 on: November 15, 2012, 08:43:48 AM »
Way to go guys! You are an example to us all

Thanks it hasn't been an easy road.

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« Reply #98 on: November 15, 2012, 10:29:29 AM »
I'm not ready to admit my addictions.  :-\
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« Reply #99 on: November 15, 2012, 10:39:35 AM »
I'm not ready to admit my addictions.  :-\

Thats a sign your an addict ...denial
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« Reply #100 on: November 15, 2012, 10:46:02 AM »
I didn't know this was even here, but neat.

I formerly was addicted to pornography.  I know people don't label that as an addiction, but frankly it was a very difficult struggle for me from preteen in early college.  I don't like to play the comparison game, but from what I know about porn addiction, I didn't have it as bad what many have described it to me as.  It was bad enough for me to feel like I needed help.  I was blessed to have good men in my life who could help me walk out of that mess.

Also, addicted to coffee, like a fiend.  Although, just read that five hour energy story and now I want to quit  :-[

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« Reply #101 on: November 15, 2012, 10:54:55 AM »
I'm not ready to admit my addictions.  :-\

Thats a sign your an addict ...denial

I don't think he is denying them, he just doesn't want to share them with us.
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« Reply #102 on: November 15, 2012, 11:15:20 AM »
I'm not ready to admit my addictions.  :-\

Thats a sign your an addict ...denial

I don't think he is denying them, he just doesn't want to share them with us.

Bit of both.
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« Reply #103 on: November 15, 2012, 11:21:34 AM »
Addicted to the Internet. I'm on it for more than like an hour or day, and not for school.

Used to be addicted to caffeine...got over that though.

Used to be addicted to video games, but then college happened and I didn't bring any games with me.
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« Reply #104 on: November 15, 2012, 01:14:43 PM »
Hello, currently addicted to coffee and going to the gym.  The wife is addicted to chips and fountain diet coke.

For those of you that have a nicotine addiction,  you know this, but you cannot quit if you do not want to and the worse thing anyone can do is stay on you about it.  I quit cigars using nicotine gum and the online website 'quitnet'.

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