What Do I Say???  

rm_drunkagain66 51F
57 posts
12/6/2005 7:37 pm

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What Do I Say???

A guy named Jim replied to my last post telling me to talk. I am not now - nor have I even been very good at talking about myself. Would rather listen to others and try to help them. Why am I doing this blog thing?? I think it is basically a way for me to keep a written record of how much I am actually drinking - I am afraid if I write in down somewhere on paper it will be seen by someone in my family. No one is my family realizes how much I drink. I will drink a few beers with them on the weekends and that is all they see. They don't see me drinking alone during the week or the beers I consume after I have left them on the weekends. I am not one of those comment seeking bloggers out there trying to be top blogger - if you have something to say -say it - as long as you don't hurt my feelings! Christ for someone who says they don't like talking about themselves I sure said a lot - maybe Jim is right???

Oh, by the way, I haven't been drinking tonight and won't be.

digdug41 49M

12/6/2005 8:10 pm

get it together or forget it forever!thats what I was told in rehab I got it together

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kats60 56F

12/6/2005 8:22 pm

i could use a good stiff drink!!! kat

FlowsDioseRelet 41F

12/6/2005 8:27 pm

Hello! Something led me in your direction this evening as I sit at my computer. Let me start by saying I am a single mother of two boys (5 and 3) and I can relate to the need to "release" after the children are in bed. But, I actually can also relate to your story. The short of it is that I am a recovering alcoholic/addict and just recently received my 15 year medallion. Ok so you are thinking..."big fucking deal" maybe....lol

I am also an addictions counselor and have been for 9 years now. I guess this is why I felt compelled to reach out to you and respond to your blog.

What you are doing right now is absolutely normal....keeping track of your drinking. I hope that in this experience you will find your answer. Please know that there are millions out there with this same issue right now.

For an alcoholic, drinking can make you (and even your loved ones) insane...and the definition of insanity is "doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results"

With that said, I extend my help and conversation to you and hope that you will feel free to contact me.

Let me also say this...beer, is a drink....it isnt the drink itself that you are attracted to...it is the result of the drink and the meaning behind that drink. People who are not alcoholic see beer as a drink....people who are alcoholic treat it like its their best friend and thats why we have a hard time giving it up. It is always there for us when we need it, seemingly helps us with our problems, and never lets us down (or so we think).

I wish the best for you....I know how hard it is. I found my way through addiction/alcoholism at the age of 15, and I hope the same for you.


SlimGoodGuy 38M

12/6/2005 8:33 pm

Sounds good to me! Feel free to say whatever is on your mind. That's what makes blogging so much fun.

wildfirecoyote 59M
22 posts
12/6/2005 8:47 pm

I am a heavy drinker by some standards, but I keep it under control although I have to work at it sometimes. One thing I do is that when I feel I have been drinking too much over a while, I will decide that I will not have a drink for a set period, say--two weeks. Then I hold to that. That helps me because it helps me practice my self-control. It also gives me a goal to shoot for. If I were to swear to myself that I would never take another drink, I know I would be fooling myself. However I can stop temporarily.

One basic principle of drinking I live by and that serves me very well is that if I do not control my drinking, it will control me. That's a scary thought and it ought to be. It keeps me alert to the dangers inherent in drinking.

Another excellent principle is that as soon as I start to feel a little too drunk, I stop instantly. It does not matter if the bartender just set a new glass of booze in front of me, I stop and switch to something non-alcoholic to being sobering up. Drinking that $5 drink is not worth risking the $5,000 or more associated with a DUI conviction or the cost of a hospital stay or a funeral.

I don't mean to preach, but I hope I have helped in some small way. I would hate to see anyone get into serious trouble because of booze.

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