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Re: Quitting drinking is easy IF...

Posted by theobacchus on September 12, 2009, at 20:59:24

In reply to Quitting drinking is easy IF..., posted by oldschool305 on November 20, 2008, at 13:01:08

It has been my exp as well as those of many other alcoholics with a great deal of sobriety that it is never easy to quit. Unless of course, as one of the previous posts stated you were locked up, but even then the experiences of withdrawl are not pleasant, and theres plenty of drugs in prison as well. Being 100% ready to quit is the only certainty you will have, but thats only for this day, this hour, this minute. Im ready to go out today and make a million bucks, but that doesnt mean im going to take the actions required of myself to accomplish that. If your an alcoholic like i am that state of mind changes constantly. But whats more important than anything that ive said, something i have not heard you acknowledge, is that alcohol is the solution, not the problem. You are still left with yourself whether you drink or not. Now AA will be the first to admit that their way is not the only one to quit drinking. But it has proven infinite times to be the most affective. Im going to be blunt with you because i have been in the program for awhile now. If you are truly an alcoholic, you will never be able to quit on your own, and i have heard every single word coming out of your mouth right now a hundred times before. 99% of those people came crawling back for help, convinced all over again that they were done forever. But its not what you say, its what you do. So let me pose the question: how will you stop drinking? Most people keep talking about what they will or will not do, but they do not change the lifestyle that brought them to that state in the first place. How many times have you woken up saying to yourself that you would never drink again? Im willing to bet that you were 100% sincere every time, but guess what, that doesnt mean sh*t. An alcoholic left to his or her own devices will fail every time. Your already patting yourself on the back for 9 days sober. The dangerous part is not when youve hit a bottom and managed to sober up for a few days. The dangerous part is when you start feeling better and begin thinking that you can control this thing. I dont know how much experience you have with AA, but i would suggest that you get yourself a copy of the big book and start reading.




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