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    Never Alone is a good online meeting, based out of Boston and meets 3 times a day. Usually like 250+ people in the 730 pm group, but they are focused on helping newcomers and can hook you up with a temporary sponsor if you're looking for that. Its also the home group of a prominent Boston based musician (who shall remain anonymous )

    Also for anyone looking, check out the Meeting Guide phone app (white chair on blue background). It has both in person and Zoom meetings and you can search by day, time, location, etc.

    Congrats on 10 years, huge accomplishment!
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    Iíve never had an alcohol problem. But damn, the last 3 months I think I learnt how hard it is. Never before in my life have I not been able to leave the store without a bottle of wine. I think Iíll be all right, but damn I feel for those way down the road with this problem.


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    Just checkin in. If I can make it through today, I'll be at 122 days; 4mos...since appx 10pm on 10/24.

    My longest stint in maybe three decades.
    It makes perfect sense...until you think about it.

    I suspect there's logic behind the madness, but I'm too dumb to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smartyiak View Post
    Just checkin in. If I can make it through today, I'll be at 122 days; 4mos...since appx 10pm on 10/24.

    My longest stint in maybe three decades.
    Hey! Congrats!! Youíll make it today. Tomorrow is a better day to drink anyway. You doing some fun shit today?? Skiing??

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    awesome sauce
    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoVT Joey View Post
    Hey! Congrats!! Youíll make it today. Tomorrow is a better day to drink anyway. You doing some fun shit today?? Skiing??
    See procrastination can be a good thing.

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    howís everyone doing?

    Iím finishing up my DUI classes today. Exit interview next Monday, then I can get rid of interlock and get unrestricted license.

    Things are going good otherwise. Finally reassigning some of the blame and shame Iíve been carrying around that really wasnít mine. Iíve been working on some new things, got a new job offer, met a nice girl...
    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

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    got a new job offer
    AAA Exec Dir?????

    Congrats on the DUI exit, to quote a semi sorta famous singer/songwriter.
    It gets easier, but it never gets easy.
    I have been in this State for 30 years and I am willing to admit that I am part of the problem.

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    Sobriety, V2.

    no not A3

    per diem position at the local ER
    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~mikey b View Post
    no not A3

    per diem position at the local ER
    Good for you. That has to feel good. I have 2 last interviews this week. 1.5 years not working. FYI tetoating red wine. I know. But I can go till the evening without pulling out the cork. And I know better.
    Own your fail. ~Jer~

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    bought a bottle of Chardonnay for the girl and she only drank one small glass

    Iíll probably just end up cooking with it
    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~mikey b View Post
    bought a bottle of Chardonnay for the girl and she only drank one small glass

    Iíll probably just end up cooking with it
    Throw it out.

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    nah

    itís no temptation to me
    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

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    Good luck Mikey. The "I got loaded again because I was newly sober and started to date a chick who drinks" story is like super super common. Prove us wrong.

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    yeah I get it

    I bought her the wine because I didnít want her to worry about it.

    She knows the score and she wouldnít hang out with me if I drank.

    She only drank one glass because she didnít want to even get buzzed around me.

    The thing is I could just walk 2 min to the store and buy IPA if I wanted to drink.

    Chardonnay? yuk
    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~mikey b View Post
    nah

    itís no temptation to me
    Nice.
    Cook with it, you bought it.

    Did you end up doing asparagus or the other option?

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    broccoli

    and bacon and eggs for breakfast
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~mikey b View Post
    and bacon and eggs for breakfast
    fkna
    you don't want no smoke.

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    My parents are supposedly not drinking at all now. For health reasons. My mom never drank much, but my dad was a fucking professional. They're visiting in May and idk how I'm supposed to cope. I mean, I'll have to drive them places, so that's a start but, um, guess I'll keep water around.
    My dad had a TIA this time last year. Guess drinking isn't good for that? I thought blood thinners were good for preventing strokes.

    (He may have also, even before that, got that thing where you can start blacking out more and more easily, so, yeah.)

    No idea how they are coping with being home all the time without drinking. Fortunately, it's a big house they have.
    No longer stuck.

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Just an uneducated guess.

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    2 years
    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

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    Glad to see people are doing well.

    I am working now. Going on 3 weeks. Just got off a zoom meeting with offshore. Starting work at 4 and 5 in the morning is rough.

    I just got my first paycheck. So I don't really have anything to complain about.

    I have been drinking wine. I should not be.
    But not physically addicted to alcohol like before. I can go a few days and not become disabled.

    I have work to do. A very fine line between feeling good and going off the rails.

    Guess that's all I got
    Own your fail. ~Jer~

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    My ex GF was abusing wine. Had to detox 5x while I was with her. She kept trying to fool herself into thinking she was handling it. Wine is alcohol. Take care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 54-46 View Post
    My ex GF was abusing wine. Had to detox 5x while I was with her. She kept trying to fool herself into thinking she was handling it. Wine is alcohol. Take care.
    Yes.

    I know were it goes.

    My life is headed the right direction until I screw it up. I made it through last night I plan not to tonight.
    Day by day.
    Really got to get my head right. I had a financial barrier till now.
    Now nothing to stop me but me
    Own your fail. ~Jer~

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    Iím still working on using up that bottle from a month ago...
    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~mikey b View Post
    Iím still working on using up that bottle from a month ago...
    on cooking, right?
    you don't want no smoke.

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