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Congrats, OP. Keep it up...
You got dis.
Man, idk if I can do that. I've been wanting to quit for a long time now but I'm not into the 12 steps BS..Congrats tho
It's nuts isn't it? I'll be a year in September. I feel amazing and life is good. I still want to drink, but I'm not going back to that.
I quit. Was drinking up to a fifth a day. No 12 steps. Just got tired of drinking and pissing people off. Probably the smartest 1/2
Thing I've ever done. Its only been 5 weeks but I feel much better for it.
If you drink every night, try every other night. Then just the weekends. Then once a week. Cut it down before you try to stop.
I tried an AA meeting, but it was too religious for my tastes. My hat goes off to the people that find success in AA - it's not for everyone
You just have to find something that works for you. For me it has been an awesome group of supportive friends and going to the gym.
congrats. My brother's been clean and sober for 35 years.
I can never tell if i miss socializing while drinking.. or i miss being drunk.
Great! Hardest part should be over. Any urges or habits should be gone by now. Keep it up!
Fuck Yeah! no drinking no soda lost 20 lbs hey it works good on you! keep it up
quit on your own terms
Why does it feel so good ?
Congrats! I pick up my 6 month next week! Keep it up!
Every hiker knows that going down hill is more challenging as it takes more muscles to keep you from tumbling down.
Someone close to me has similar circumstances. Curious to know when you would consider yourself fully clean? Or are you always 'recovering'?
I need to get clean. How'd you do it? Also I'm drunk right now.
Stop offering drinks!!!! God darn it!
Quitter! Just kidding. Good job @op
Keep walking, the desert will end soon....
Having family members who struggle with alcohol problems, I’m really happy for you! Keep it up!
Woohoo!! Keep staying in touch with people. The road to sobriety is paved with relationships. 2yrs in Oct for me. Danger is when I isolate
Congrats! Stick with it &remeber that is always possible to go back so you'll avoid the triggers. At 1 yr my dad would drink to celebrate:-\
I don't feel like an alcoholic as I can spend months without drinking but I think I wouldn't be able not to drink at all
I first read that as 6 days and I was like I mean congrats on realizing you needed a change but I'd hardly call that no going back. Gratz op
It's been about 2 hours since my last drink. A good old rum and coke. It was pretty tasty. I'll have another tomorrow.
I'm in October. I know what you mean.
dude get some water at least.
Are you wondering, if German has a word for that? Because we have. Quartalssäufer.
I just passed the 6 months mark too. It's like a new life. Keep it up.
How? I'm trying and nothing is working, what was your inspiration and what keeps you going what works for you may not work for me...
but I want to learn how,
Vuhoo! Keep it going buddy. Everytime you feel like having a drink, let me know I'll have one on behalf of you 😉
I am proud of you. Don’t know you but still proud.
Keep it up!! I just made 4 months :)
Just go to a bar and drink a soda while the others have beer. It helps when you really want to quit drinking for good
I believe: My worst day sober is better than my best day drunk.
Nice work. I'm not far behind you at about 6 hours since my last.
im at a year. id rather have a drink..
must be thirsty by now
It's been one month for me. I still can't hang out around alcohol hopefully I can get over that. All the best for you!
Congrats!! That's great
Just over 9 months here, @op! You’re doing GREAT.
Remember - It's the turn of a crank, not the flip of a switch ;)
It's easy. If it has alcohol in it, don't drink it.
I'm happy for you! I've been trying for a long time but I always end up failing.
Ask yourself deep down inside if you want to stop drinking.
Yeah sometimes I'm wondering. I'm quartalssäufering ^^
We are stronger than we realize. One day at a time.
GO YOU! I'm at 60 days tomorrow. Be proud and it DOES feel good, doesn't it?!
I was quit drinking 8 months ago. Super fucking boring and no health or life improvements whatsoever. Not going back there, but i miss it.
It is a life long battle...Never give up, Never surrender!
The post before this is a moth asking about lamps... I read this a six moths... I need fucking aleep
You need to do more than just quit drinking. That's just the start. Get a routine locked down that includes light exercise. You got this!
Excellent work bb! I'm really proud of you! Xoxo!
No one likes a quitter. Or a sanctimonious wanker.
Over ~12yrs, not a drop, don't care about it so I don't really know how long. The virus is dormant but cannot be killed or erased, ever.
@peterpandapants God, this might just have convinced me to go back to drinking...
I only upvote things I want to favorite for later but here friend, you have earned this one! +1
I’m coming up on 14 months. It feels absolutely amazing, doesn’t it?
keep it up. One day/one hour/one minute at a time. Always look forward, enjoy the moment you are in and forget the past. Happy for you
I hope i can do the same...
Don't be ridiculous, fish fuck in it.
I stopped in January, but with the self control I've gained I allow on a few special occasions to have a couple drinks. Special wine for GoT
Well done, OP. Cheers.
It's been months since my last drink too. I didn't quit or anything, I just don't go out that much anymore.
I tried easily a dozen times and fell back every time. I'm currently 71 days w/o a drink, you can do it!!!
what does that literally translate to? like, quarter drinker or something?
Your body misses the sugars in the alcohol, which makes your brain think you're missing something. Tell your brain it's wrong and eat candy
"Quartal" means "a quarter of a year", so it refers to someone who drinks a lot every few months. It can still be a form of alcoholism.
It's not a steady-state drinking to deal with everything, but heavy drinking in high stess situations that may be lethal in short term.
I mean, if you're talking about AA people, then yeah basically if you ever drink BOOM alcoholic! lol
I've been single longer than I have been sober... and I have been sober for almost a decade. No relationships required for sobriety.
Start playing Fortnite ya scrub, join the pits
Why? Keep everything in moderation, I understand it's easier said than done
No, it refers to people who "build up" the urge to drink and then totally overdo it, losing control up to comatose states. An occasional 1/2
party with reason is not alcoholism. The usual guidelines for addiction still take place (no control, damages aspects of your life...) 2/2
hmmm, I don't think I've ever seen anyone that operates like that.
They're hard to distiguish from "I just party" people, that's what makes it dangerous. Often they are not aware that it's an addiction. 1/2
I mean that's what I'm saying though, I've never seen someone that only goes hardcore part time lol, it's either a constant thing or not.
and I know PLENTY of "seasoned" drinkers lol.
I'm no psychologist, just weird random knowledge I picked up. I can't tell you about the background of that. 2/2
That's just your sample of people you hang out with. ;) I don't know how prevalent that is, I just know it exists. In English it's 1/2
apparently refered to as "Type epsilon Alcoholism". 2/2
Good job. Keep the good work up.
I've definitely never heard of those classifications before lol, but after reading through it I think I see where the disconnect is. 1/2
The word (and classification there) made me think that this was some spontaneous drinking thing and not just regular periodic binge drinking
Which is what all of this seems to be. It's just people whose alcoholism kicks in as a response to things like stress, as opposed to 24/7.
Almost a month myself. Waking up early every morning feeling clear and serene is what keeps me going
I allow myself to sample tiny bits of new things. As a bartender I like to be able to know flavor palettes, but I haven‘t had a whole drink
Last night I had one of those San Pellegrino Limonata drinks while everyone else had beer. Shit was delicious and I still had fun.
WOW so profound! I Didn't think of that! (full sarcasm intended) sometimes things aren't that simple/ That's why I am asking "how?"
How do you survive without drinking for 6 months?! IVs?
Congrats OP! It's been 95 days since I myself have quit drinking . . and about 93 days since I started back up...
Like out tha toilet?
plot twist "he stopped drinking but turned to drugs now", just kidding... good job OP
good now go buy some beer you earned it
just out of curiosity, how old is your brother?
Keep it up! 5 years 5 months for me today
Just take it one day a the time, I have been sober for 19 years
Apologies, for clarity I meant relationships in general not necessarily romantic relationships.
I started attending a dojo, which helped a LOT in getting that frustration out
If you ever need to talk about stuff n shit, just hit me up dood!
5 months here!! Feels so good! We can do it!
I'll have a drink to your mediocre success.
May I interest you in some tea? The view from up that hill you're climbing is quite fantastic.
Nice... colours...? Good point though/
70. it was court ordered, and he has no regrets about that.
Just add some disenfectant, like ethanol.
I quit new years 2016. It took like 6 months for me to lose the urge completely, but hopefully it will happen for you too!
I absolutely agree!
You seem to have very advanced skills for a one year old, kudos.
Congrats! I started working out when I quit to help me sleep, and I lost 60 lbs (most of which was beer weight)
Getting your liquids just from foods must be very difficult. The solids only diet is shit and you should stop promoting it.
It's a journey. I don't think I could ever consider myself 'fully clean'. I just know I don't need alcohol in my life anymore.
You can, you just have to believe in yourself and take it a day at a time.
Cool! Thanks for the support!
It gets better and you probably should avoid being around it for the first few months.
No. I very much enjoy drinking on occasions, but these people have been through different shit. It's not the place for that attitude.
For me, the biggest motivation is not feeling like shit the next morning and not remembering what an ass I made of myself.
For me, the biggest motivation is not feeling like shit the next morning and not remembering what an ass I made of myself.
That sounds like an occassaion to celebrate with some beer.
Just like with smoking
It gets easier. Keep yourself busy with healthy hobbies, service work, positive people, family support. 34 years now for me.
One day at a time. For me it was 12 Step that helped the most. I'm 30+ yrs. sober, through the grace of God & the strength of 12 Step!
It's amazing when one discovers that diarrhea is not normal! Through the grace of God & the strength of AA I've been sober for 30+ years
Keep pushing one day at a time. 71 days for me.
Studies suggest that alcoholism is akin to an allergy. Whatever it is, I've got it. I've been sober 30+ yrs with the help of AA. It works.
(1/?) I'm not sure if you'll get this. How did you do it? What made you decide to stick with it? My boyfriend struggles. It's been over a
(2/?) month and he has been doing so well!! He's had a very bad history with it. He denies it affects our relationship but there so much
(3/?) evidence that it does. Anyway, long story short, I have thought for a long time he needs to stop entirely but now he's saying he wants
A lot of the time people who over drink can't stop when they start, which is why they choose to quit entirely. I think some people...
(4/?) to jump right back in. Any advice? Also, congratulations on doing so well! I hope you feel amazing and powerful!
Can learn to moderate their consumption, but I for one tried over and over and couldn't.
Don't give up hope! There's always time to turn back.
As much as Imgur likes Idiocracy, people don't recognize a quote? I'll get you back to 0 at least.
Weakling. A man who cant handle his drink is no man. 😂
Moderation is key. To much of anything is bad for you.
Congratulations ! Go on .Your success means so much ! Everything is gonna be hopefully better for u
are either/both of you receiving outside help? Somebody who can look at this objectively/non-judgmentally?
What's so hard about controlling yourself. Damn just drink on the weekends.
Yeah, everyone's situation is different. Unfortunately I'm not the kind of person that can drink in moderation.
What a great thread! What (mostly) differentiates alcoholics from hard drinkers and people who just like to party is that an alcoholic
can almost never stop after taking the first drink. That is where the saying "it's the first drink that gets me drunk" comes from.
Also we do not stop drinking despite consequences that would make any normal drinker give it up. 4 years sober myself!
I was going to say one day at a time, but it's too trite. Congrats. It's a long but rewarding road.
You should go out, I am sure your friends will buy you a drink or two to celebrate.
I still feel like that at almost two years on some days and at those times i try to remember how awful i felt...not all the time but most
You're totally right! I don't think I could have done this alone.
As far as the world of Imgur is concerned, that's still a compliment. Thanks!
I think I get what you're saying here. Not sure you got downvoted.
Lol! Please don't.. The exercise helps. The hardest part was starting.
For some alcoholics that's the whole issue. After the first drink moderation goes out the window.
4 months for me. Congrats!
100% of the people who drink dihydrogen monoxide die within 6 months before or after their birthday!
Speaking of fun at parties....
The boring part had me for the first couple of months. I started reading books on consciousness, learning to day trade, I made it more fun.
It's my two year today! It keeps getting better!
Congratulations!!! And yes, it does get better! Keep up the good work!
Thanks buddy! You too!