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Flipflopmom Mar 22, 2018 (06:50 PM)  

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Oh Gus!!!

I'm so glad you are back.  I've been away from this site, as well, and I'm sorry I didn't see you post earlier.  I've heard speakers in AA who have 8, 11, 13 years of sobriety and all of a sudden, they relapse.  It takes courage to get back on track, be honest like you have, dust yourself off and get back on the program.  Lord knows I relapsed too many times to count, but the key was I learned from each one.  I'll be looking forward to hearing from you on your progress.  HUGS

Julie Mar 15, 2018 (02:20 PM)  

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Gus, 

Welcome back and thanks so much for your honesty and courage. It keeps us all on course to learn from other’s experiences. Thanks for sharing yours. You were my beacon ahead when I first quit and your strength helped me. I am here for you now. Hang in there and hoping to hear how things are going for  you my friend. 

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Welcome back Gus,


I think it is amazingly impressive that you were able to take accountability and make changes to quickly! Slips and relapses are very common and often considered a normal part of the process; so, I am glad you are learning from it and moving forward. Use all that you have learned from your successful two and a half year quit.

Please keep us posted on how you are doing. 
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Gus Feb 19, 2018 (12:40 PM)  

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Thanks for the great words of advice Foxman, as always! 


I went through a very stressful situation with work last fall. I found it very overwhelming, and turned to drinking to with it. In hindsight, I should have known better. Drinking didn’t make me feel better. It made everything worse. 

The one good thing to come out of this recent episode is that I know I can’t go back to drinking “a little.” Totally stoppping is the only way that works for me. 

Thanks again. I’m going to check in daily to stay on track. 

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Gus,
  I am glad that you made it back. Please keep connected. The realization is good that we cant handle liquor  but best of all we need to realize that if we dont consciously work on issues/situations that make us un-comfortable, thats when our addictive mind reaches out for booze. They say in the fellowship I am part of, the same person will drink again. So true. Every individual has to realize this. If it happens quick the better, so we could avoid more damages. 

Gus Feb 17, 2018 (12:22 PM)  

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Hi everyone,

It’s been a long time since I check in here. 

I had been alcohol free for two and a half years. I started drinking alcohol free beer a few months ago, which in hindsight was a big mistake. I went on a trip with a bunch of friends and they were drinking, and while I stuck with alcohol free beer, they all drank and I think it made we want to drink. Shortly after, I had a drink. Then you know the rest of the story. Recently, I got drunk and my wife found me passed out. 

It a horrible feeling to realize that I can’t handle drinking at all. I knew this when I quit, but somehow, I tricked myself into believing it would be ok this time???? 

Anyway, I need to get back on track. I am using the calendar on the site daily to check in and track my progress. I am hoping to surpass two and a half years and go the rest of my life without alcohol. 

Gus 

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