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  posted on 1/23/2010 at 05:52 PM


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  posted on 1/23/2010 at 06:13 PM
Good for you, Mike. 'Continued strength & health...
 

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  posted on 1/23/2010 at 06:15 PM
First off, congratulations on your sobriety.

I am not an addict but I haven't had a drink in 2 years because of medication. They
changed my prescriptions for arthritis and they don't mix with booze.
Different medication and I would probably enjoy a single malt or two.

Secondly, Marijuana is not very addictive, less than alcohol or tobacco.
and withdrawal from marijuana is very mild. The few that struggle with
this addiction usually have a psyhological dependance rather the physical
addition like other drugs.


Congrats to you and prayers for all that suffer from addictions.

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  posted on 1/23/2010 at 06:22 PM
good for you stay strong nothing wrong with that
 

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Good for you, Mike. 'Continued strength & health...


Thank you Leon. I wish you all the best brother.

 

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  posted on 1/23/2010 at 07:15 PM
Congrats! Comin' up on ten years myself (one day at a time ). I feel blessed to have been given a second life and pray for the sick and suffering out there.
 

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  posted on 1/23/2010 at 07:25 PM
I was a daily pot smoker for almost 20 years before I stopped two years ago. Now I can't stand the stuff....go figure. But I still enjoy a good stiff drink at the end of my daily 12 hour shift. I look forward to it each and every day, not sure if that makes me an alcoholic or not. Either way, I'm happy.
 

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  posted on 1/23/2010 at 07:52 PM
I don't drink at or before work, or during anything that's even remotely important. But at the end of the day, I enjoy that drink or two.
 

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  posted on 1/23/2010 at 07:58 PM
Mike...congrats! and I very much enjoy your videos on Youtube, brother!

 

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  posted on 1/23/2010 at 08:08 PM
Its a hard road back - All the best to you Mike. Its nice to read something like this. I lost too many friends over the past 2 years to prescription med OD's . Being clean and sober is a good thing for sure
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  posted on 1/23/2010 at 08:27 PM
I also celebrated 4 years in December. Still get that occasional urge but it's usually just a very quick thought and I strike it down. I belong to a great AA group made up moslty of bikers. It's awesome. I attend one meeting a week and I never fail to learn something about myself.

Be tough, keep comin' back. The rewards are great !!

 

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What are the rewards?
 

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I'm not looking to take anything away from the original poster who seems to have made strides in his life..

But lately I have been wondering where I stand. I don't drink until all my daily obligations are finished, but at the same time I drink every day. To tell you the truth, for the most part it doesn't bother me. But that being said, I haven't gone a day without drinking in over a year.

 

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If anybody has any advice for me I'd be open....
 

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  posted on 1/23/2010 at 10:03 PM
I haven't had a drink since September 12. I decided to take a break because I found myself having a few (or more) beers a few times a week. Potential DUI consequences were a big factor in my decision, because more often than not, I would be on my bike returning from "the clubhouse" after a night with my club bros. So, I found it easy to quit and say no to my impulses, but I have been questioning whether or not this is a permanent lifestyle change for me. There are occasions where I think, "Man, I sure would like to have a beer. What will one or two beers hurt?" While I'm of a notion to say no, I am saying no. But with Wanee coming up, I know it's going to be tough. It's hard enough being in a club where there's a fair amount of imbibing going on and not being a part of it. Drinking has never kept me from working, taking care of my family or otherwise meeting my obligations. Now that I have proven to myself I can stop drinking, I find myself asking, "Did I actually have a drinking problem to begin with?"

 

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  posted on 1/23/2010 at 10:04 PM
Very well said..
I remember thinking how the heck could I ever go to another ABB concert without drinking and I did stay away for a year. But I finally realized it had nothing to do with the alcohol...I loved the music. In fact, that was a big eye opener for me. What I thought was fun, just turned out to be "times I forgot" cause I was that drunk guy who couldn't remember how I got home the next day and what I heard the night before. My concert experiences now are the best I've ever had in my 38 years of following the band.

Not to mention the family that I nearly lost and the grandaughter I have now, who undoubtedly I would be missing, if I hadn't made a change in my life.

Annarose....try an experiment if you think you might have a problem. Go for a week without drinking...see if you can do it without any cravings, symptoms, thoughts. Maybe you'll be fine, maybe not.
I tried quitting on my own and succeeded for a full year, but one drink with dinner one evening put me back on the road to destruction, making up for lost time until I knew I was out of control.

But hey..that's me...everyone has a different story, a different bottom they have to climb out of. But there is help and there is a way if you want it.

I'm climbing off the soapbox now....hope I haven't bored you.

 

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To the original poster and all those who suffer with addictions and have overcome them - you should be proud of your progress! Keep on doing what you know is right for you. Enjoying music sober is by far the best way. I still drink, but rarely drink much before a concert - I want to remember every detail. Music is really important to me.

 

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  posted on 1/23/2010 at 10:54 PM
18 months without one single thing to alter my mind is coming up for me in a few days. Thank god I never did drugs , that would have been a love affair from hell. I liked drinking after shows to lessen the effect of going from adrenaline and massive-energy sharing during shows to the soul sucking side of Denny's and Holiday Inn. I just didn't want the "good times" to end. But it took more and more.

I challenged myself to go a year and promised if I didn't have fun or like being on stage anymore that I would just say screw it and be a drinker again.

But a few months in , all my dreams started coming true. The clarity , the confidence , the love and appreciation for the nuances of life come back. At this point I can't believe I allowed my focus , my organs , my thoughts or my ambitions to be pickled by the sauce.

It's absolutely mind blowing where I stand in my life now. Big massive props to those who attempt to get on the good foot and get on with life totally and completely clean ...it's so friggin awesome TRULY rewarding

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Nope. Drunk right now.
 

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Very well said..
I remember thinking how the heck could I ever go to another ABB concert without drinking and I did stay away for a year. But I finally realized it had nothing to do with the alcohol...I loved the music. In fact, that was a big eye opener for me. What I thought was fun, just turned out to be "times I forgot" cause I was that drunk guy who couldn't remember how I got home the next day and what I heard the night before. My concert experiences now are the best I've ever had in my 38 years of following the band.

Not to mention the family that I nearly lost and the grandaughter I have now, who undoubtedly I would be missing, if I hadn't made a change in my life.

Annarose....try an experiment if you think you might have a problem. Go for a week without drinking...see if you can do it without any cravings, symptoms, thoughts. Maybe you'll be fine, maybe not.
I tried quitting on my own and succeeded for a full year, but one drink with dinner one evening put me back on the road to destruction, making up for lost time until I knew I was out of control.

But hey..that's me...everyone has a different story, a different bottom they have to climb out of. But there is help and there is a way if you want it.

I'm climbing off the soapbox now....hope I haven't bored you.




Not at all, thank you for taking the time.

 

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  posted on 1/24/2010 at 09:33 AM
Have a buddy that I gave a concert call during the Mule show Friday, who has been clean for 3 years Friday as well.
He is one helluva musician and a great singer who got into Oxycontin and drinking a few years back. His sister tricked him into coming up to Columbus, Ohio, to look at her plumbing, which happened to be in her basement.
When he arrived she showed him the basement and when he went down she locked him up. The door was modified to allow her to pass him food and clean clothes.
Now, he is enrolled at Ohio State going after an engineering degree and is playing clubs in Columbus too.
Congrats on your sobriety Mike.

 

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