Two Plus Two Publishing LLC Two Plus Two Publishing LLC
 

Go Back   Two Plus Two Poker Forums > >

Notices

Other Other Topics Discussion of arts & entertainment, pop culture, food & drink, health and exercise, fashion, relationships, work, and just about anything else in life except poker, sports, religion and politics.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-31-2017, 03:34 AM   #1601
SirOsis
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
SirOsis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Cowboy territory with no sheriff
Posts: 27,852
Re: Quitting Alcohol

Thank you, sir, for the good luck wishes. I do plan on succeeding permanently this time.
SirOsis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2017, 12:20 PM   #1602
Victor
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Victor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 58,399
Re: Quitting Alcohol

good luck osis. sounds like you are aware that your life is better without alchohol so you can focus on that.
Victor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2018, 02:43 PM   #1603
SirOsis
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
SirOsis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Cowboy territory with no sheriff
Posts: 27,852
Re: Quitting Alcohol

Thanks Victor. The human body is pretty cool, it's amazing how much better you can feel after a little over a week of no booze, healthy eating, proper sleep, and heavy, heavy (i.e. light) exercise.
SirOsis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2018, 10:07 PM   #1604
LFS
emo gaylord
 
LFS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Doing the deal
Posts: 20,584
Re: Quitting Alcohol

Quote:
Originally Posted by boozy View Post
I dont want to comment to much except to say that the VAST majority of people with your described style of drinking cannot quit without help.
Quote:
Originally Posted by boozy View Post
Basically the only people I know who drank like me and are really sober now go to AA.
SirOsis, those are from the first page of this thread, replies to my OP. I didn't take them to heart at all and it almost killed me. I think that sounds like hyperbole much of the time, so to be clear, I truly believe there's a strong likelihood I'd be cold and underground if I hadn't gotten sober. Or, perhaps worse, I'd be locked up someplace, responsible for someone else's death.

It sounds like you understand it's a bad idea to do this on your own, which is great. And you're right that this isn't the place for an AA debate - AA doesn't have a monopoly on sobriety, and I totally get the issues some people have with the program. But I will say that many/most - if not all - people who are sober in AA came to it with big obstacles. For me, total desperation caused me to set those things aside. I'm not sure what my point is, I guess I just want to express that no matter how you feel about it, the program is always an option. Hit me up anytime.
LFS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2018, 01:14 AM   #1605
SirOsis
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
SirOsis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Cowboy territory with no sheriff
Posts: 27,852
Re: Quitting Alcohol

LFS, I don't think I've thanked you for this thread, so truly thank you.

I don't feel like I've adequately described my thoughts, plans, and situation in this thread so far. I KNOW FOR A FACT I can't do this on my own. Me describing the very recent things I've been doing to feel a lot healthier is in no way me thinking, "Hey this is going great, maybe if I just don't drink and keep eating healthy it will pretty much be over soon." First thing tomorrow I will be speaking with a Portland woman who is a CADC, LPC, however many other acronyms, who knows me very well, is probably one of the smartest people I know, and is aware of my entire history of alcohol abuse. She also could possibly know every group meeting, counseling service etc for alcoholics in Portland (there are a lot, I think it might be the highest in the nation per capita). I will do whatever she suggests, and if it's AA, so be it.
SirOsis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2018, 01:34 AM   #1606
ChrisV
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
ChrisV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Posts: 35,449
Re: Quitting Alcohol

ChrisV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2018, 07:57 PM   #1607
plaaynde
Poker Historian
 
plaaynde's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Local Group
Posts: 15,967
Re: Quitting Alcohol

I report a bit early, quit alcohol in late November. But really no need to delay, I'm done with alcohol, most probably for good. My personal way is using alcohol free beer, at least for now, started a couple of weeks ago. The tasting thing is apparently significant for me, after all, and getting sufficient hydration also. For many quitters it's better not using alcohol free beer, you need to be confronted with the alcohol stuff regularly. But they have separate shelves in the stores!

Anyhow the alcohol poison (for me) is history. Feel better in almost every way. I may or may not report in the future. Good luck to you all, and thanks!!
plaaynde is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2018, 03:05 PM   #1608
plaaynde
Poker Historian
 
plaaynde's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Local Group
Posts: 15,967
Re: Quitting Alcohol

Quite interesting short book, well worth the $6.16, imo: A Guide to Giving up Alcohol, https://www.amazon.com/Guide-Giving-...ing+up+alcohol

Gave some perspective. Ordered another e-book too, apparently more read (more reviews), and more comprehensive: https://www.amazon.com/Kick-Drink-Ea...ct_top?ie=UTF8

Wonder why they don't want to use the word "alcoholic"?

Any good recommendations?

Last edited by plaaynde; 01-14-2018 at 03:21 PM.
plaaynde is online now   Reply With Quote

Reply
      

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2008-2017, Two Plus Two Interactive
 
 
Poker Players - Streaming Live Online