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by Topcat
28 Jan 2020 07:06
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11160
Views: 660382

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Good to see you back Pinks <:)> Tough as this road can be, there are ways of making it easier for ourselves. One thing that sticks in my mind from the knowledge I gained from a counsellor was that relapses do not just happen. It might seem (at the time) that we just pick up on the spur of the moment...
by Topcat
28 Jan 2020 06:33
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Late lounge (& other non-UK locations...)
Replies: 33047
Views: 844699

Re: Late lounge (& other non-UK locations...)

How about some nice pancakes for breakfast/supper - depending on the time zone?
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by Topcat
28 Jan 2020 06:31
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The 2020 Challenge
Replies: 384
Views: 4951

Re: The 2020 Challenge

\:)/ #5
by Topcat
27 Jan 2020 19:42
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Games Thread
Replies: 21943
Views: 591619

Re: The Games Thread

Macrame
by Topcat
26 Jan 2020 15:06
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Games Thread
Replies: 21943
Views: 591619

Re: The Games Thread

Waistcoat
by Topcat
26 Jan 2020 04:30
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The 2020 Challenge
Replies: 384
Views: 4951

Re: The 2020 Challenge

\:)/ #5
by Topcat
26 Jan 2020 04:28
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Games Thread
Replies: 21943
Views: 591619

Re: The Games Thread

Loincloth
by Topcat
25 Jan 2020 20:40
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11160
Views: 660382

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Thanks Mark <:)>
by Topcat
25 Jan 2020 19:45
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Games Thread
Replies: 21943
Views: 591619

Re: The Games Thread

Bra
by Topcat
25 Jan 2020 19:07
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11160
Views: 660382

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

there was that strange sense that although I knew I was living very unhealthily, it was almost impossible to believe it was really doing any harm until it actually showed signs of doing harm, if that makes sense? Makes perfect sense Mark ;)? Guess that is the nature of addiction. We know deep down ...
by Topcat
25 Jan 2020 09:00
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 13455
Views: 527248

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

Rachel wrote:
25 Jan 2020 08:38
I think usually you have to prove that you are well into recovery. George Best was clearly not, so did he get preferential celebrity treatment? He had it on the NHS.
I recall there being quite a lot of discord at the time about whether he was eligible or just fast forwarded.
by Topcat
25 Jan 2020 06:44
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The 2020 Challenge
Replies: 384
Views: 4951

Re: The 2020 Challenge

\:)/ #5
by Topcat
24 Jan 2020 20:11
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Stopping Smoking
Replies: 2361
Views: 96498

Re: Stopping Smoking

Well done Ruby (::)
by Topcat
24 Jan 2020 13:30
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Joke Page
Replies: 2825
Views: 148269

Re: The Joke Page

Newt wrote:
24 Jan 2020 11:11
Yes, your continental quilt will still work after Brexit
Phew - wipes brow ;)?
by Topcat
24 Jan 2020 13:07
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Late lounge (& other non-UK locations...)
Replies: 33047
Views: 844699

Re: Late lounge (& other non-UK locations...)

:lol: Please no, not another Geldof concert :o :lol:
by Topcat
24 Jan 2020 07:10
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11160
Views: 660382

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

I was just wondering if what I described is a common feeling in the early days. Or is it just me? Cetainly isn't just you Saturn. The first year (and beyond for a while) can be like a roller coaster of emotions. The brain can take a long while to recover. I started to settle a bit more about the 6 ...
by Topcat
24 Jan 2020 07:02
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Games Thread
Replies: 21943
Views: 591619

Re: The Games Thread

Back to front PhloX ()o
by Topcat
24 Jan 2020 06:57
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The 2020 Challenge
Replies: 384
Views: 4951

Re: The 2020 Challenge

SunriseTime wrote:
23 Jan 2020 23:41
TC - thanks for putting 2020 list together!
Thanks Sunrise. Hope things are well with you <:)>

#5 \:)/
by Topcat
23 Jan 2020 12:26
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11160
Views: 660382

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Love the analogy too CB ;)? No I haven't beat this thing - not by a long shot. But I'm proud of myself for not giving up. Damn proud of myself. Rightly so CB ;)? Sticking at it is the key. I don't know how many times I tried to quit before I finally hit the big one. When I quit the last time, I neve...