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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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My 1st wk, plus 1 day with MM

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Hi MM’ers! Happy Monday! I have to tell you all about my 1st amazing week with MM. I started on 3/19/17. Ended up doing 4 ABS that week, plus remaining 3 days by the book. I was amazed at myself! Then last nite, I knew I wanted to drink my wine, started with the measured…

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Newbie-need helps with terms used

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I am a newbie. Is there somewhere I can go to find out what the different terminology used means? I found out what Trike means yesterday. (here I 1st thought they were talking about a motorcycle!!! Also is there somewhere I can look up suggestions what other members are trying to drink instead of alcohol?…

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When I’m upset, I stop drinking

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Hello, friends. Last night after I had prepared dinner and had my one measured glass of wine with it I poured a second (and planned to be last) glass. But DW had said a few things that made me upset, and she started to press the issue, so I got up, took my glass of…

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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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