One year without alcohol

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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 8,306
    edited July 2019
    audioluvr wrote: »
    My best friend is one of those people that can't stop at one. It's all or nothing with him and this saddens me terribly.

    It's really difficult to do so, but consider mentioning to him that you're concerned and saddened by his consumption of alcohol. If he is your best friend, he should appreciate you doing so. But, speaking from experience, it'll be difficult for him to accurately "see" the situation he's in, until he's out of it.
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,369
    I do but you're absolutely right. He just doesn't see it as a problem.
    One foot on audio nirvana and the other in the poor house.
  • muncybobmuncybob Posts: 2,344
    I can relate to the above. My BIL is probably what is termed a functioning alchy. Several years ago he told me that his blood work was cause for concern regarding his liver. For awhile he went to light beer and rarely drank gin....that's all history now as each day it's beer at noon followed by several gin and tonics the rest of the day.

    I've been down the road of booze abuse, a very slippery slope. I'm glad I got it under control and I now drink for the enjoyment of the taste and not the need. Glad you figured out where you were on that spectrum Drew, many do not until it's too late.
    Yep, my name really is Bob.
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  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,369
    Congrats! I made it 3 days once. 3 days of aches and pains and insomnia. I only drink for medicinal purposes.
    One foot on audio nirvana and the other in the poor house.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 16,738
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Hope you guys don't mind that I'm going to bump this thread every year. Today makes three years of no alcohol for me!

    congrats Drew
  • butterbeanbutterbean Posts: 234
    AWESOME! One day at a time brother!
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,585
    Fantastic Drew and yes, One day at a time.
    I have a couple years myself!
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,156
    Post every year my friend. ;)

    You remind me of almost 32 years I've done without. I've had about 6 or so beers in this span though.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,937
    Congratulations Drew and others that have made smart choices. You have much to be proud of.
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 8,306
    Thanks for all the support guys, I sincerely appreciate it.
  • WillowWillow Posts: 10,131
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Hope you guys don't mind that I'm going to bump this thread every year. Today makes three years of no alcohol for me!

    Don't mind and not only is it encouraged but expected now!! this is something to celebrate.
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  • SIHABSIHAB Posts: 1,679
    Congrats Clipdat. Very nicely done.
  • adabroadabro Posts: 215
    Good work Clipdat!
  • doctor rdoctor r Posts: 818
    Excellent progress on your daily journey. Congratulations and you have my upmost respect!
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  • snowsnow Posts: 4,295
    Congratulations not an easy thing to do for those addicted.


    Regards Snow
    Well, I just pulled off the impossible by doing a double-blind comparison all by myself, purely by virtue of the fact that I completely and stupidly forgot what I did last. I guess that getting old does have its advantages after all :D
  • TroyDTroyD Posts: 12,302
    Congrats, keep on keeping on!
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • NotaSuvNotaSuv Posts: 2,883
    Congrats and I look forward to this thread being bumped by you on a yearly basis...……...have a few friends that I wish would see the big picture as you have.....you have my upmost respect
  • teekay0007teekay0007 Posts: 2,237
    edited June 30
    Congratulations Drew, very well done! One day at a time, Pal. I look forward to seeing your annual bump of this thread!
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,480
    Congrats, Drew. Another year, another hashmark. Some mornings after I consider doing this myself.

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  • verbverb Posts: 10,203
    Very cool Drew! Awesome achievement!
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,585
    Dave!!!
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  • verbverb Posts: 10,203
    Hey brother!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Pangea Power Cables,Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's,MIT Shotgun S3 IC's,MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC,EAR Acute CD Player,EAR 834L Pre,Northstar Designs Intenso DAC,PASS ACA Monoblocks,Denon UDR-F10 Cassette,Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers,SVS SB12 Plus sub,MIT AVt2 speaker cables,IFI Purifier2,AQ Cinnamon USB cable,Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks,Tisbury Mini Passive Pre,Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38),Analysis Plus Oval 9's,Zu Jumpers,AudioEngine B1 Streamer,Klipsch RB-61 v2,SVS PB1000 sub,Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated,Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer,Rotel RCD-1072 CD player,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers,Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
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