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by kevdw
14 May 2012 07:30
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Re: Cutting Down
Replies: 3100
Views: 336227

Re: Cutting Down

Hi Wayne,
You joined around the same time as me. About a year ago. Keep up the struggle. I'm failing often, and not sure where I am with my wife now.... Mostly my doing.
by kevdw
14 May 2012 07:13
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: SOS - Post here if you need help (No General Chat Please)
Replies: 11731
Views: 1008358

Re: SOS - Post here if you need help (No General Chat Please

I dunno why, but Canada is like that, they hate drinkers. I was in the airport minding my own business, sat waiting for a flight. They chained me up in a cell till the flight, cause I dosed off on the chair.
Help lines in other countries are OK.
by kevdw
19 Sep 2011 15:06
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: SOS - Post here if you need help (No General Chat Please)
Replies: 11731
Views: 1008358

Re: SOS - Post here if you need help (No General Chat Please

Hi, I made it back with some dignity. Back to the straight and narrow. Sofia, that's a funny story. But I would probably go in and they'd have to drag me out :D . Every stumble is tough, but with a little help from those close by, I can recover. We all can.... Never feel like your lost for good. You...
by kevdw
17 Sep 2011 09:20
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: SOS - Post here if you need help (No General Chat Please)
Replies: 11731
Views: 1008358

Re: SOS - Post here if you need help (No General Chat Please

Thanks Zoe, lovely advice.
:)
The kids have forgiven me, but like to remind me of how amusing I was.
Wife not so pleased...
by kevdw
17 Sep 2011 08:14
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: SOS - Post here if you need help (No General Chat Please)
Replies: 11731
Views: 1008358

Re: SOS - Post here if you need help (No General Chat Please

Not been here for a while. Went to a work party last night and the uncontrollable imp became... uncontrollable.
Feel like a sack of s**t. Desperate for more booze, but wifey has locked me in.

Hope I didn't get too embarrassing, first time my new colleagues have seen me intoxicated.

Uuurggghhhh....
by kevdw
22 Jul 2011 15:29
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Old SOS - Archived
Replies: 420
Views: 39212

Re: SOS - Post here if you need Help (No General Chat Please

Hi Tom, I felt quite pitiful reading your thread, don't want to hear of anyone starving on here. You could probably just about do it on 18 quid. Just buy cheap pasta/rice, tuna and tinned tomatoes; maybe some apples or oranges for vit C. Forget about wasting money on take-out pizza. Its just junk th...
by kevdw
18 Jul 2011 13:38
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Re: Cutting Down
Replies: 3100
Views: 336227

Re: Cutting Down

Hi Wayne,

Great to see you back and in control, soldiering on. Well done!
by kevdw
17 Jul 2011 04:47
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: July General Support and Chat
Replies: 237
Views: 26588

Re: July General Support and Chat

I don't get much time to visit this site, now I have re-established myself as one of the great employed. And Asian working hours are not very .... European. Anyway, isn't it strange how people just vanish, what happened to Cowboy, Therattler and Digga? And how can Digga delete all his posts??? Has h...
by kevdw
08 Jul 2011 16:54
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Advice / Tools for Newcomers (Privacy etc)
Replies: 192
Views: 97346

Re: Advice / Tools for Newcomers (Privacy etc)

Hi There BE44, Talking of privacy and BE44's appearance in Google search results, if you click "Who is Online" you will often see several search engine bots (Yahoo, Google, Bing). These are reading and indexing the pages. Since this site is sensitive I think the admin should consider protecting it a...
by kevdw
02 Jul 2011 15:18
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 12739
Views: 1061068

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Hi Chris,

That's the dilemma for us problem drinkers. To drink (moderately) or not to drink.

Can't help much, as I still haven't answered it for myself. Faced with insurmountable evidence that alcohol is Satan's venom that be my demise, something inside me still struggles to agree.

:roll:
by kevdw
01 Jul 2011 08:57
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: feeling better after a night drinking
Replies: 16
Views: 6814

Re: feeling better after a night drinking

Dude, You sound too perfect! I suggest: tip a litre of vodka down yer hatch every day for one week, and see if you're still smiling. :lol: Just kidding... I remember before I became a problem drinker, I would spend Saturday on the town, and have so much fun, I'd laugh till I ached. I felt like I rea...
by kevdw
01 Jul 2011 08:38
Forum: Relapsing
Topic: Month between detoxs but more difficult this time.
Replies: 15
Views: 8761

Re: Month between detoxs but more difficult this time.

Hi MyKetG, For me, withdrawal got progressively worse over the years. I while back, I heard of a phenomenon called kindling that could explain it: "Kindling is the phenomenon where repeated alcohol detoxifications lead to an increased severity of the withdrawal syndrome." You can read about it on wi...
by kevdw
30 Jun 2011 06:59
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Cutting Down - Archived
Replies: 139
Views: 23052

Re: Cutting Down

Hi sunworshipper,

Hope you enjoyed your moment. I do miss that Chinese stuff they cook in England. Not sure if you can find it anywhere in China, though :lol:

Need to see it as a one off, and get back in focus before your hols.

Take care
by kevdw
29 Jun 2011 07:02
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Cutting Down - Archived
Replies: 139
Views: 23052

Re: Cutting Down

Hi Sunworshipper, I guess with that name you'll be putting in a lot of beach time. Hope you enjoy yourself ;)? , and manage moderation. Nothing worse than coming back needing another holiday :lol: I start work on Monday. Quite excited, but will my brain still work after 3 months inactivity?.. Sure i...
by kevdw
28 Jun 2011 11:30
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............
Replies: 28358
Views: 1421220

Re: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............

.... Because there are Google bots scanning these pages, and if they find out I did drink today, they may shoot me with their lasers....
by kevdw
28 Jun 2011 03:00
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Cutting Down - Archived
Replies: 139
Views: 23052

Re: Cutting Down

Seems very quiet on the cutting down thread these days.

Has everyone decided on abstinence :?:
by kevdw
27 Jun 2011 16:14
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............
Replies: 28358
Views: 1421220

Re: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............

.... Because I've got the end of the day, and realise I haven't.
by kevdw
27 Jun 2011 06:43
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............
Replies: 28358
Views: 1421220

Re: I Will Not Drink Today Because..............

Talking of AA, I was reading another recovery site/blog a few weeks back. There was a desperate girl who's boyfriend had a drinking problem (occasional benders followed by dry spells). She obviously loved the fella, and was seeking advice. All the AA w**kers were saying: "Dump him, get out, he's a l...
by kevdw
25 Jun 2011 16:19
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: What Has Made You Happy/Angry/Sad/Proud/Grateful Today?
Replies: 4025
Views: 248784

Re: What Has Made You Happy/Angry/Sad Today?

Happy today:

Went to the beach and got sunburnt.
Buried my first son in sand and took our baby for his first paddle in seawater.

Been a long time since I had a beach day. Coool. :D
by kevdw
25 Jun 2011 16:10
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Detoxing Safely (Tapering Off)
Replies: 405
Views: 130265

Re: Detoxing Safely (Tapering Off)

Hi goinginsane, The library sounds like a good place to get your bearings, nice and peaceful. Keep it up. You sound like you're on the right track and have a plan. All you need now is the perseverance and determination. I know how tough it is. April I tapered off a 2 week bender. I was in my bedroom...