Three Years Dry

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Three Years Dry

Post by saint jude » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:35 pm

In the early hours of 9/7/15 I tasted my last alcoholic beverage. Today sees three years since any alcohol intake so something of a milestone if you will. I don't miss it to be honest. Only problem is, when you see others at bars and outdoor license premises and you kind of feel left out in a sense.

On the other hand you get your fair share of f**king idiots and inebriated individuals behaving in a less than conventional manner putting themselves and others in harms way and it makes you pleased to be no longer associated with it.

Can be hard around the end of year holidays when you feel you're the only non-drinker on Earth such are the circumstances, but have remained resolute in this endeavor and the chances are, may never experience liquor again in this lifetime. To anyone looking to quit I'd advise it's not as hard to give up as you may imagine. The longer you leave it behind, the easier it is to adapt without it.

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Re: Three Years Dry

Post by Bluemike » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:52 pm

Well done with that Saint, its a fair achievement. I must admit I love a beer or Two on a match day or a night out but getting hammered is not as enjoyable as it once was lol.

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Re: Three Years Dry

Post by marko69 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:17 pm

Yes, very well done indeed, Saint. I obviously have no idea if you suffered from alcoholism, (and not implying that you did) but I have a few family members who have and have become sober. Not an easy journey at all. Although, my old coffin dodging Uncle John has replaced the bevvy with fudge donuts! Don’t do that!

Same, Mike. Sometimes a few pints on game day if that’s how things pan out with everyone available for around 1pm. And exactly the same regarding getting pished......, hangovers definitely last so much longer these days.

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Re: Three Years Dry

Post by saint jude » Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:30 pm

Couldn't have been an alcoholic even if I were so inclined. May sound strange but thing is it's a route that I wouldn't have taken, irrespective of past / present issues and problems.

Furthermore it's a depressant, so sure as hell not something you would wish to substantially indulge in or view as a solution / way out etc.

Endured few hangovers but more rough nights, it would be dependant on the liquor, not necessarily the intake. Can honestly say could count on one hand the number of times been drunk (by that, I mean incapable) since starting out. Been a lot of years and a lot of different drinks - done some things that you regret of course - but the resistance was stronger than the average drinker.

Have known people to spend up to five hundred pounds (drink costs) on one night out, no kidding, I don't know how the f*ck they quite manage it - or where they get the money to finance such an expedition.

Bottom line have saved considerable money in three years since quitting and perhaps best of all the liver now represents that of a non-drinker. If only could give up the cigarette cartons but understand you got to have some pleasure in life etc.

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