A story about alcohol

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I'm not sure if I've sent you guys this story before. Anyway here goes:-

I drank for happiness and became unhappy

I drank for joy and became miserable 

I drank for sociability and became argumentative 

I drank for sophistication and become obnoxious 

I drank for friendship and made enemies 

I drank for sleep and woke up tired

I drank for strength and felt weak

I drank for relaxation and got the shakes

I drank for courage and became afraid 

I drank for confidence and became doubtful 

I drank to make conversation easier and slurred my speech 

I drank to feel heavenly and ended up like HELL..

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    Plus I would like to thank Joanna for supporting me last weekend and talked me through my difficulties. She is so right. Persevering is all you need to get through this. Though I think I've kind of learnt something through Joanna and Paul that it does work better if you've been through a detox or somehow a break from alcohol for a few days, preferably longer. 

    Least really if people had the money to have a proper detox or rehab. So sad that this is impossible ☹️

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    I love this!  Its ALL true.....

    ​I like the "I drank for courage and became afraid"...and LASTLY.

    ​I drank to feel heavenly (want to change to)..and ended up IN HELL.

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    This is spot-on.  Thanks for sharing. I am going to give it to my daughter who will soon be turning 18.  Hopefully she won't search for the magic we alcoholics thought we could find in this drug. 
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      This is what I fear,my children following in my footsteps as I did with my mother.My sons are 17 and 20 and touch wood show no signs of alcoholism.My 17 doesn't drink at all and my 20 year old does but as far as I can see its normal drinking.Looking back i was an alcoholic from the day I tasted alcohol when I was about 9
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    Hi paper fairy.Brilliant words-so spot on. Will write it all down in case I lose the excellent post you shared.Well done and thanks.On my 11th day now so need all the encouragement I can find to continue. Joining this Forun is the best thing I haver ever done to help me with my problems because you are all just like me.X
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      Well done Susan!! 11 days is better then ZERO!! Think of waking up remembering what you did and feeling 100% better and having money to spend on a treat!! go on. You deserve it!! Robin
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      Congratulations on getting thru the hard days...11 days is sweet.

      And for getting thru the store without being tempted to buy a bottle!

      ​Those are stepping stones to a stronger recovery.  I know the feeling of leaving a store and avoiding temptation....those kinds of steps give us more confidence and willpower to continue on the journey of LIFE...vs. drowing ourselves in a liquid that only gives us unwell feelings.

       

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