Discussion in 'Health and Lifestyle' started by Larsky, Nov 1, 2019.
Yes I do.
I believe people have the right to live and die as they please.
Unfortunately, they usually negatively affect so many others lives in their freefall.
Thankfully that bug never got me and alcohol makes me sicker than can be. If it didn't I could see where one could become addicted very easily.
I have family members that are addicts and it is very hard on their children. Some went from alcohol to drugs and a few didn't survive into their 30's. One a younger cousin left behind a 2 year old son. Her addict boyfriend murdered her. Such a shame and a loss. She was a very pretty girl. Her son is an adult at this point and I have no clue how he turned out. My only nephew is forty now and he struggles daily to stay sober and clean (both of his parents started out drinking and went to drugs).
My ex sister in-law drank daily from the time she was a teenager, like my ex. She drank hard liquor, moved up in her career to where she called the shots and worked out of her home for the most part. She did other drugs but she alcohol was her thing. She had quit drinking and she and her partner had split up. She drove to her partner's home, shot her and then shot herself. Her car was found a few blocks away with 10 cell phones, guns and ammunition in the car. She fell into that tiny percentage that had a psychotic episode when she quit. She had made random phone calls to family members and made some paranoid statements.
Don't think the prospect of my ex quitting didn't scare the hell out of me.
What's the difference between an alcoholic and a drug addict?
An alcoholic will steal the $20 bill from your jacket.
A drug addict will steal the $20 bill from your jacket and then spend two hours helping you hunt for it.
There is truth in reality. hahahahaha
Alcoholics do have a hard time, no doubt about it. A friend of mine who is now deceased got pinched for DUI and was given a choice between 30 days in jail or being condemned to 30 AA meetings. He took the latter as he would have lost his job if he had gone to jail. The tales he would tell about AA scared him straight. He never got busted again.
I'm a huge fan of beer, wine, brandy, rum, tequila, whiskey and gin. I have enough experience to know where my threshold is, in terms of exactly how many drinks I can pound before it will negatively effect my work performance the next day. I love and appreciate my job, which seems to check and balance my love of drinking.
I live a few minutes walking distance from bars, breweries and a liquor store. Sometimes I'll run out of drink around 10pm or something, think about walking to the liquor store on a resupply mission. The only thing that stops me is my passion for our company and the burning desire to grow better weed than our competitors. Weed helps too. I'll convince myself that I don't need another drink because I can smoke a bowl instead.
I was married for 10 years and lived with girlfriends for long stretches of time. In those circumstances you either have to be drinking partners or non-drinkers, doesn't work to have one of each. Now I live alone, and after my 2nd DUI I sold my truck and decided not to pursue getting my license back. Bicycle commuting ensures that I get 40 minutes of exercise at least 5 days a week, and keeps the beer belly to a minimum.
I am an extreme introvert. I get a healthy amount of socialization at work, I like to hang with friends maybe twice a week, the rest of it is me time. It's a selfish life, a narcissistic life, and I am a selfish and narcissistic person, maybe that's why I like to feed my beer hole so often. Maybe I'll want to live with a woman again at some point in the future, at which point I'd probably need to stop drinking. But I'm really enjoying how stress-free my social life is right now. I've never been so at peace
What's your clean date, Larsky?
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