Posts Tagged “Abstinence”

Drop the Bass

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Overcast and cool here today. I walked down to the market for my morning empanada de carne and I was one of the first ones there, the fruit and veggie vendors were still sitting up their stand but the grease was already hot in the empanada pan. Walking home, amidst the dogs still sleeping amidst…

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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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10/10/2016: Is Age A Factor When Choosing Moderation Or Abstinence?

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Maybe not the first time I found myself puking into the toilet after hitting 40 did I think, “I’m too old to still be puking up booze”, but soon after I often found myself waking up and cringing at things I had done the night before.  Sure, I cringed plenty in my 20’s and 30’s, but,…

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It Takes A Village

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“The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers & cities; but to know someone who thinks & feels with us, & who, though distant, is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe   I didn’t want to join a…

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Wine Intolerance

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Jeez! I read back through my blog the other day, and, hell’s bells I sure talk about going for walks a lot. No more walking blogs! Someone on one of the message boards the other day wrote a post about how she’d taken a short abstinence stretch and then gone out to restaurant and had…

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Drinking Dream

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Warning! Morbid Post Ahead. I don’t know if other recovered drinkers do this, but I do. Sometimes I tell myself, “If (fill in blank) happens, I’ll let myself drink again. Just once. One night. Then I’ll go back to not drinking.” The blank is usually a death.  For example: I tell myself, “If the cap’n…

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