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by clanger
04 Jan 2020 22:18
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: What's a drink problem?
Replies: 185
Views: 18804

Re: What's a drink problem?

"What's a drink problem?". TBH i think that everyone who uses this hard drug called alcohol has a problem, it's a drug that causes so much problems that's in fact strange that we accept it so good. Alcohol never adds something positive to a good or bad state of mind, the fake illusion that alcohol ...
by clanger
31 Dec 2019 00:06
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 14403
Views: 857296

Re: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here

Hello everyone :\: , my name is Peter and I'm now in day 40 of no alcohol, down from 25 units a day. I've managed reasonably OK but my body's now doing odd things that I didn't read about so I'm hoping I might find some help here! All was good for the first month, suddenly constipation and sugar cr...
by clanger
10 Dec 2019 12:08
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11702
Views: 750135

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

One of the things that I notice about drinking is that time seems to fly past so quickly but that time is filled with nothing tangible or meaningful. I am back at square one. Had a horrible few day’s, digging myself deeper into a pit of despair (mostly about my circumstances) but I’m desperately cl...
by clanger
10 Dec 2019 09:12
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11702
Views: 750135

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Today i heard yet another story of a person dying from alcohol related complications. He was 50 and a colleague/friend of someone i know. A few weeks ago the friend who is staying with us lost her father suddenly to alcohol. He was 48 and had lasted 2 weeks sober on leaving rehab, relapsed badly an...
by clanger
05 Oct 2019 08:12
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11702
Views: 750135

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

ps my old cat (19 years old) has reached the end and i realise I have to help her over what we here call the "rainbow bridge". I am very sad, but am devoting a few days to giving her TLC until my kids come back, hand-feeding her all sorts of goodies from my freezer (of the ikky stuff that they love...
by clanger
25 Dec 2018 17:34
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11702
Views: 750135

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Merry Christmas everyone. Hope you're having a happy and sober day whether with loved ones or alone this year <:)>

Watching Michael Cain try to sing on a Muppet Christmas Carol just now has cheered me up no end :D . Fair play to him for giving it a go!
by clanger
24 Nov 2018 15:56
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11702
Views: 750135

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Welcome back Leslans <:)> . I'm lurking also. I was wondering round the supermarket yesterday and had the most random desire to drink. This is after two and a half years sober. Old habits and feelings can come back so easily. Mentally I'm not in a great place and feeling out of control - perhaps tha...
by clanger
26 Aug 2018 17:45
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11702
Views: 750135

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Hi :\: , I've been in lurking mode for a bit :lol2: . I love this thread <:)> . I’m feeling more and more comfortable telling people that I’m not drinking but have been wondering what other people use as their reason. At first, I used the antibiotics one as didn’t want to stop drinking in the first ...
by clanger
25 Mar 2018 16:23
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11702
Views: 750135

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Marianne7916 wrote:It's the substance that's 'wrong' for us tho', not we who are 'wrong' for not being able to handle it.
Love that Marianne7916! ;)?
by clanger
23 Mar 2018 09:43
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11702
Views: 750135

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Marianne7916 (::) , congrats on your 100 days! Hello everyone, I hope you're all well. Sandy, great post about moderation, I agree with every word. What helps me when I think "oh it'd be good just to have a drink or two", is to acknowledge to myself that I don't actually want to be a moderate drinke...
by clanger
11 Mar 2018 14:06
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11702
Views: 750135

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Brilliant post, Sandy (::). Perfectly articulates my experience as well.
by clanger
13 Feb 2018 21:35
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11702
Views: 750135

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Hello all Roadies This I know: I am SO MUCH HAPPIER on The Road To Abstinence. ;)? Welcome back Jaded :\: ! I had a reminder of why I'm on the road with you all today. A friend of mine (we both used to drink a lot) was at a wedding anniversary party at the weekend. She fell in the hallway on the wa...
by clanger
08 Feb 2018 22:56
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11702
Views: 750135

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Well done suffolksally ;)? !
by clanger
26 Jan 2018 23:20
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13243
Views: 699864

Re: General Support and Chat

Only twice ever in all my years on BE have I had to make a poster a "foe" to hide their posts and both in the last fortnight :mrgreen: Two attention seeking tw@ts in just under 2 weeks. A record :mrgreen: Thanks for the heads up on the 'foe' feature, martha ;)? , to block the self-absorbed attentio...
by clanger
23 Jan 2018 22:26
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 14403
Views: 857296

Re: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here

Hey tj <:)> , I dont have any words of wisdom to share, but just wanted to say hello and welcome back. I think most of us can relate to feelings of self recrimination, humiliation, regret and fear of the unknown. You've done great to stop for the last 29 days, and have come to a supportive place for...
by clanger
20 Jan 2018 19:09
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13243
Views: 699864

Re: General Support and Chat

Shadowlad wrote:Well done Clanger and Leslans, that is sooo good to read. <:)> <:)>
Thank you Shadowlad <:)> .
by clanger
20 Jan 2018 18:51
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13243
Views: 699864

Re: General Support and Chat

Good for you, Leslans ;)? . It's easy to get complacent after a good stint alcohol free (I'm at about the same as you in terms of months), and maybe a reboot is just the ticket to ensure your journey remains successful. Hope AA works out for you!
by clanger
19 Jan 2018 23:22
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 14403
Views: 857296

Re: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here

Hi all Marcoh from Belfast and here for the same reason as everyone been struggling with the drink for years. Welcome Marcoh :) . You'll find this forum full of non judgrmental support. Have a look around - a lot of people start on the 'Sobriety Challenges' threads. ;)? Just post where you feel com...
by clanger
19 Jan 2018 19:52
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 14403
Views: 857296

Re: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here

Hey Panther333 :D . Congrats on 8 weeks thats great ! (::)

The various challenge threads are here - just post wherever you feel comfortable.

https://www.brighteyecounselling.co.uk/ ... um.php?f=7
by clanger
16 Jan 2018 19:45
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 14403
Views: 857296

Re: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here

Hi I’m Hayley and fed up off trying to do it on my own and fail after a few days . Would like to stop drinking completely for my health and to stop getting up to stupid stuff when I do xx Welcome Hayley :D . You've come to a great place, full of support and empathy. A lot of people start on the 7 d...