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    Athletic Brewing makes some damn good N/A beers. The Mexican lager with a little lime tickles my fancy, and I’d you’re into IPAs or stouts theirs are more than passable. The are a standalone company that exclusively makes N/A beer which I think is cool and it’s telling in the end product

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    As a bartender that has several alcoholic free cocktails on a menu, anyone feel free to PM me for ideas if that’s something you find yourself craving

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    Drug Addicts Anonymous

    It was harder to make your declaration as a drug addict in an AA meeting than an NA meetup. Humiliating and empowering at the same time.

    Any meeting is way better than no meeting. Especially when you absolutely need it.

    A significant milestone...; when you understand how much your addiction hurts the people who give a shit about you

    everyone in the know - recovery is one day at a time
    Last edited by Gepeto; 12-01-2023 at 10:58 PM.
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    A close friend’s daughter just went off to 90-day rehab for heroin. Gut wrenching but at least she’s going and has stayed there a week so far.


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    A guy we used to hire to do some construction work just died of liver failure. Probably always was a heavy drinker but took to full time day drinking and caput. Always jarring. Vibes to all who struggle.

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    Sobriety, V2.

    I appreciate the podcast above. If anyone wants a meeting online, I'm here.

    Almost monthly I call the Support Line in Tokyo. I call them to say Thank you for answering the phone. The Support Line in Tokyo isn't so much alcohol related as much as a general support line but in 2019 I was standing on roof tops. I now often call to say Thank You because I never, ever, want to lose gratitude for other people being there for me when I needed it.

    They are always stoked I called just to say thank you for answering. We don't talk. Don't have to. But I call 6-8 times a year because half the time a robot answers. And that's heart-breaking. So when a human answers, I thank them. They're volunteers, and I thank them for being there.

    For some of us the struggle never ends. We just get stronger. And gratitude is part of the game.

    So... reach out, people. Even if you don't think you have to. The people at the other end of the line are waiting to hear from you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RShea View Post
    Good on her, hope she has a grasp after reading some of your earlier posts. I too am not sure what DAA is- Drugs AA?
    Drug Addicts Anonymous. Same as the 12 Step AA program, but with more of a focus on drugs, but with alcohol counseling too.
    In order to properly convert this thread to a polyasshat thread to more fully enrage the liberal left frequenting here...... (insert latest democratic blunder of your choice).

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    13 years of continuous sobriety today.

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    ^^^Well done mang!

    And thanks for mentoring other maggots.

    Congrats to everyone who has made it through another day of sobriety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteroom_Guardian View Post
    13 years of continuous sobriety today.
    ( attaBoy ! ) WrG ! !! congrats !

    Now, If you could just avoid those injurious falls...


    congrats, again.

    skiJ

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    I just got finished with an ex gf who went off the deep end. Never seen anything like it. Jail, dui, hospital, searching at night for her, picking her up off the curb, someone’s front lawn, intervention, rehab, then AA. Her sister od’ 5 yrs ago.

    I don’t want to disparage anyone in AA, she needs it, but they were giving her pills, guys hitting on her and taking her home, pushing me out of the support circle, total train wreck.

    Changed my life, I will never drink myself again. Nor smoke. I feel for anyome with that gene.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteroom_Guardian View Post
    13 years of continuous sobriety today.

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    That is so cool, man it's been a long time since I skied with you. Anyway I went sober a couple of years ago, an incursion here and there I admit. I didn't do it because I thought I had a problem, I did it because my athletic performance and recovery were going down the toilet. So I guess that means I had a problem, haha.
    Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteroom_Guardian View Post
    13 years of continuous sobriety today.

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    Word up brother. FKNA.

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    Props to you strong ass people.

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    I just sat in on my first AA meeting.

    Its easy to deny youre an alcoholic when you say things like “well i go to work” and “im not physically dependent” to it.

    I took 4 months off last year to save the marriage, and when it was evident that it was irreconcilable I quickly discovered why they all say you have to want to do it for yourself.

    Technically this is my first day without alcohol for a long time.

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    Plenty of us here to lean on Mister,^

    I can honestly say it's the best thing I've ever done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteroom_Guardian View Post
    13 years of continuous sobriety today.

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    Yessir!
    Come ski Sun Valley sometime. Great AA community and lots of us go skiing right after the 715 meeting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Zander View Post
    I just sat in on my first AA meeting.

    Its easy to deny youre an alcoholic when you say things like “well i go to work” and “im not physically dependent” to it.

    I took 4 months off last year to save the marriage, and when it was evident that it was irreconcilable I quickly discovered why they all say you have to want to do it for yourself.

    Technically this is my first day without alcohol for a long time.
    An oldtimer might say something like this to a newcomer at his first meeting and it usually rings true. Simple, to the point. "You made it through today. How about you come see us again tomorrow?......there is a meeting at XYZ place at 5:00pm. Go to it."

    Shutting off my own thinking and just taking some god damn suggestions is what saved my life. My own best thinking got me into AA in the first place. I was fortunate to realize I needed to stop listing to the stupid decisions I came up with and take suggestions from some of the guys who had been sober for a bit. "Hey, so on Saturday a couple of us are taking a meeting to whatever town and you are coming with." I just always said yes. Getting dragged around to some speaking commitments and being signed up to make coffee is the kinda shit that literally saved me from myself for the first few years.

    I feel really fortunate that I got sober in a pretty smart town with some high powered type people and intellects etc (Princeton, NJ). Did we have dudes who were essentially sleeping next to the train tracks in some of the meetings? Sure. We also had Ivy League professors, Wall Street CEOs, brain surgeons, etc etc. Many of whom didn't lose their careers......yet. You don't have to roll your car 5 times and kill the passengers in order to come into AA. You can come into the rooms before that. The only requirement is a desire to stop drinking. Period.

    Quote Originally Posted by byates1 View Post
    Plenty of us here to lean on Mister,^

    I can honestly say it's the best thing I've ever done.
    Amen.

    Quote Originally Posted by Beder View Post
    Yessir!
    Come ski Sun Valley sometime. Great AA community and lots of us go skiing right after the 715 meeting.
    Sounds awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteroom_Guardian View Post
    13 years of continuous sobriety today.

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    Yeah, buddy! 14 here an April 28th.
    Forum Cross Pollinator, gratuitously strident

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Yeah, buddy! 14 here an April 28th.
    Woo hoo!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Zander View Post
    I just sat in on my first AA meeting.

    ...Technically this is my first day without alcohol for a long time.
    And Today?, is your 2nd... and tomorrow your 3rd. Giving yourself time to heal is gonna feel so good.

    Lean into the collective for the gaps that AA can't fill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteroom_Guardian View Post
    13 years of continuous sobriety today.

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    affirmation is a helluva drug... thanx
    ​I am not in your hurry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Zander View Post
    I just sat in on my first AA meeting.

    Its easy to deny youre an alcoholic when you say things like “well i go to work” and “im not physically dependent” to it.

    I took 4 months off last year to save the marriage, and when it was evident that it was irreconcilable I quickly discovered why they all say you have to want to do it for yourself.

    Technically this is my first day without alcohol for a long time.
    Congratulations on day one, hopefully many more to come if you are doing it for yourself...

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    According to the story that was read yesterday I am a moderate drinker, can take it/leave it etc , so this isnt a big deal to me yet.

    Ive told the gf and she will hold me to it, as I enjoy sitting on a chairlift with her.

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    One of my favorites threads on TGR.
    Congratulations everyone for your sobriety and recovery.
    Day 527 AF for myself now.
    Life changing experience for sure.
    All the shit I never thought I could get done I got done ✔ 💯
    The change in myself is mind blowing to me.
    I was supposed to be this way until I suffered some serious mental trauma at age 11.
    Started drinking and smoking pot right after that happened.
    It is all coming together for me now.
    The puzzle has been solved on why.
    Now I'm evolving into who I should have been.
    I fucking love it!
    Anyone here thinking its time.
    It is time.
    We are all here to help.
    I will always be here to help.

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