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Postby PhoenixRising » Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:09 am

Hi, PeaceJoy! Received your private message and will post back when my internet connection isn't so sketchy! How was your week? Please let us know how you are doing.
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Postby PeaceJoy » Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:44 pm

Hanging in there PheaonixRising! Thanks for asking. :)

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Postby RichC » Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:36 pm

LOL !!!
Laughing at myself on this one.
I used to get these cravings at the oddest times.
Stress doesn't help and old habits dont either.
When I drove by the local liquor store I would get the Crave.
I would think to myself "What The???!!!".
I even got to a point that I started avoiding any route that would take me by it.
But aft6er a few years those things sort of went away.
Even the smell of alcohol is very repugnant to me now.
Retrained my mind I would venture to say I guess.
Now as I drive by or go to a store nearby I just look at the LS and wonder why I used to have the Crave. And how many of those patrons in there are just like me but just cant escape the shackles.

An experience I would like to tell you all about happened recently.
Come February 15 I will have my eight year birthday.
A couple weeks ago I went into a store nearby that has a Liquor store in it. (It is on a Military base)
I had been in there many times since I got sober but always avoided the booze and beer section.
(It is isolated from the rest of the store)
But this time I went into it for a reason.
Everclear.
Now don't be shocked...
It is used as a cleaner for my tobacco pipes.
But you know when I walked into that area I felt embarrassed, and sort of like I was kid that was going to shoplift something.
Guilt, fear, the whole gambit of emotions ran through me.
I even felt like everyone in the store was whispering "Look Rich is in the Booze section!!!".
And then to make things worse I couldn't find it.
When the employee asked me if they could help me find something I about passed out from the blood rushing to my head.
I must have been Red as ya get.
Needless to say I got my cleaner and left the store.
I thought to myself after I left; WOW!!!
Even after almost eight years this can kick my arse...
I guess now it is kicking my behind in a different way.
A good way I suppose with all the guilt and all.

So hang in there.
Things are a changin.
Give it time and it is worth more than anything to you and those around you.
Perhaps one day you can almost pass out in the liquor store too.
And then laugh at yourself.
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Postby Toast » Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:55 pm

Loved that one Rich, :P

Has anyone ever met a fellow AA in the supermarket with booze in their cart and as soon as they see you they jump down your throat and yell ' its not for me you know, i'm buying this for a friend who done me a favour'! :lol:
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Postby PeaceJoy » Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:12 pm

LOL that was a good story Rich. I have bought alcohol for my mother (NOT a good thing to do, but that's for another topic). I hate being in the liquor store because it all looks good to me still. I don't buy it for her anymore!
I have bought cooking wine in sobriety though. They add a lot of salt to cooking wine so that it's undrinkable. Well.........I guess you could drink it but I've not been that desperate yet.

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Postby Dallas » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:33 am

The First Step.
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Postby Toast » Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:18 pm

Admitted i was powerless over alcohol and my life had become UNBEARABLE! :shock:
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Postby Dallas » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:51 pm

Whenever a sober alkie is thinking of drinking as a solution to a problem -- it's a First Step problem. Regardless of whatever Step they think they are on, they need to go back and take Step One -- because Step One didn't take. It either wasn't effective or wasn't complete. Always go back to Step One and start over.
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Postby PeaceJoy » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:57 pm

So your recommendation is to stay in step 1 until the desire is removed from us?

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Postby sparklek » Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:43 pm

I have had to come back to Step one several times. It is a miracle that I get to remember I am POWERLESS over alcohol, and many other things, and my life is unmannable by ME. That's why I need God and AA.
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