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week 3 success

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Hey guys, third entry here, gonna probably post the rest on the forum after this. Third weekend going drink free and gotta say it was another beauty. Worked a lot, spent some time with a close friend and relaxed. Not drinking has forced me into some stress relief and natural highs that I wouldn’t normally…

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Second Weekend of my 30

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My second weekend started on Friday where I took a girl to an ” East Coast Paint Party ” where an artist will lead a predetermined piece of art tutorial and you get to paint it. She had a glass of red wine but I stuck to water. Got an early bed and an early…

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Glad to see there’s an alternative to abstinence

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Hi my blog is http://dealingwithalcoholdependency.wordpress.com I thought I was the only one trying a path of moderation rather than abstinence.  The abstainers can be very black and white in their thinking and assume it’s only a matter of time before a moderator realises it can’t be done and becomes an abstainer. That doesn’t help me.  I…

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took a drink – after double digit program sobriety

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So that happened.  I expected it to be this momentous thing and it has been pleasant and manageable.  Now what? AA has been my entire support system. Still attending meetings being a total poser. Feeling conflicted.

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First Week of my 30

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Hello my name is Angus. I am Twenty years old and I believe I am a problem drinker. I was directed to Moderation Management by a friend and coworker who believed it could do me a lot of good and I’ve certainly doubled down on everything it has to offer.   I have all the…

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Katy Byrne’s Column on MM

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Katy Byrne gives her perspective on problem drinking: https://www.elephantjournal.com/?p=1234186  via @elephantjournal Katy is a harm reduction psychotherapist who often joins the conversation on Tuesday evening phone chat.

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Myths, Fairy Tales and Grim Stories From The Haunted Forest

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Phil Collins, that nobody looks less like a rock star former drummer for Genesis and writer of Disney songs and the bewilderingly titled Sussudio (Su-Su-Sudio), just started drinking again after three years of sobriety. I don’t know about you, but I find myself saying, “Phil , old chap, you’ll find yourself at the bottom of…

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Moderation muscles

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My quest for new and better coping mechanisms to replace my drinking has led me to taking up regular exercise. It’s known to be mood-altering, so much so, that it’s one of the few proven treatments for anxiety and depression. I can’t help but see some similarity in my workouts and my moderation.

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A moderation short story

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Last Wednesday the dogs started barking and running to the window, so I went to the window to see the mail person getting back in her mail truck, and I got a text message that the Glucosamine pills from Amazon that my younger Golden Retriever and I take for joint issues had been delivered. So…

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The 30 Day Torture Endurance Test! Otherwise Known As The 30 Day Abstinent Period.

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I heard about MM way back when I was in my 20’s. I already knew my drinking was out of control but I didn’t want to quit. So when I heard that there was a possibility that I could maybe learn to drink less, I was thrilled. But I didn’t join MM then. In fact…

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