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I learned a lot last night

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This might be long, so you might want to move on to something else! Yesterday we had my former drinking buddy and his wife over for dinner. In the past while drinking with him I’ve gotten wasted, obnoxious – you know the drill. So, I no longer drink whiskey with him. I have a plan…

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Playing With Fire

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The one advantage of playing with fire, Lady Caroline, is that one never gets even singed. It is the people who don’t know how to play with it who get burned up.”  ― Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance   I live surrounded by forests that I love. The majesty of the ancient trees, their perfume,…

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Two new podcasts available Now!

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One podcast (our SECOND official podcast) is from last night’s Expressions phone meeting- An interview with Just Plain Phil, our Executive Director! (Conducted by the very capable Katy Byrne, with Donna Dierker) Also from yesterday- A new Podcast interview with one of the colorful subjects of the HBO documentary ‘Risky Drinking’, Mike Bassett. This podcast…

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Just Plain Phil’s Blog

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Our Chairman of the Board, Marc Kern, sent me this link to a follow-up to the recent HBO documentary “Risky Drinking.” I hope you enjoy it! http://www.blogtalkradio.com/saferecovery/2017/01/24/mike-bassett-subject-from-hbo-doc-risky-drinking-talks-to-us  

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New to MM ~ thank you for existing! My Story (so far):

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Enjoying wine with my friends at our monthly Bunco games, happy hours and dinners out is important to me. However, while my social drinking is moderated, it’s my personal drinking that has become very troublesome, progressively so over the past 3 years. I grew up with an alcoholic father, who snuck around and hid his bottles and thought…

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New to Druary and to Blogging

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Hey. So I decided to try moderation drinking. I tried it once before but thought I could do it without that “thirty day sober thing.” Guess what? It didn’t work! Surprise!!!! However, this time I am committed to dryuary although I was a day late. I have to admit that I did drink too much…

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I Feel Dumb

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I just rejoined MM after many years of being away. I don’t see where to find all the new day by day, minute by minute entries.  All I see is stuff from last year. Help?

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Moderation : Is it Real ? How to Make it Real !

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  This was written by Katy, who asked that I post it on her behalf: If your stomach is extended and your head fuzzy, the questions always arise this time of year: how can I clean up my act? Then come the other voices, “well, I’m not really ready for that.” Or, yeah, that sounds…

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Stupid Lucky

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December 23, 2016 has to have been my luckiest day ever. My stupidest, too. I’ve been a drinker since I was a kid but kept it under control for most of my years, until the early to mid-2000’s. The stress of work initiated my increased drinking. It ramped up in February 2006 when I lost my…

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Drinking No Longer Means Party

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Drinking can never mean “Weeeee!” to me again if I am going to succeed at moderation. Drinking is more like paying taxes and receiving only a simple satisfaction that I am being responsible in return.

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