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After a many years of boozing I decided to call it quits. Quit for a while or quit forever hell I dunno. I was diagnosed with ptsd from my combat tours in iraq in 03 and 04 during my time in the marines. Maybe I have been hiding something maybe not. I hold a great job and make good money. I have a wonderful wife and the sweetest baby girl who is 2. I am burned out and tired of drinking. I am tired of feeling like crap. It was never an issue of drinking during work or before like my father did but it was how many beers can I have tonight.

Crack a beer in the house a sip on that but then go to the garage and slam 3 more. This behavior continued over and over on most nights. Top all that off with swigs of whiskey, crown moslty. My insides were hurting but I was fine emotionally I think. I have told myself for the last 2 years you need to stop. I would always find a reason to drink and justify it in my head. I tried to say "oh I'll only drink on the weekends" that never lasted. I think since 04 after my last tour I may have went 5 to 6 days one time without alcohol.

Anyway I don't talk much to people about shit but I've read some heavy stuff on here in the past one most recently from my buddy. So what the hell. I have a drinking problem and I am 3 days sober. I feel pretty damn good too. I have a daughter and a wife who need me around. I always joke with my wife and say "at least I have a life insurance policy" which is fawking dumb of me. I'm going to stay sober until I feel like I can be a responsible adult in my personal life and not just my professional life. I pay taxes, I work hard, I own a home etc. All that is shit if I'm a drunk.

Anyway cheers fawkers!
 

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So what the hell. I have a drinking problem and I am 3 days sober. I feel pretty damn good too. I have a daughter and a wife who need me around. I always joke with my wife and say "at least I have a life insurance policy" which is fawking dumb of me. I'm going to stay sober until I feel like I can be a responsible adult in my personal life and not just my professional life. I pay taxes, I work hard, I own a home etc. All that is shit if I'm a drunk.

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Good job man. Seriously. It's hard to make that decision. Even harder to stick to it but you're on the right road. I'm currently trying to quit using tobacco and used to be a very heavy drinker. The fact that I didn't drink daily made that easier to tone down on. It wasn't as much of a habit as it was a release. My habitual tobacco use is much harder for me to quit than alcohol is to control (for me). But I can relate to your situation. I hope you can stick to your goal. Just remember, it's for your family AND yourself.

Good job. Good Luck.
 

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I'm 36 and have partied like a rock star. Seems the past couple years I'm a one night a week guy. No wife or kids so it's really just to hang with people but now it's getting to where I'd rather be able to do shit on Saturday and Sunday instead of lay around hurting all day from the night before. Guess it's time to kinda grow up a little. For me anyway. You don't need that shit. Catch another hobby that's bigger than drinking. Last winter I ditched all my friends that talked shit and were going no where. I decided at that moment to only surround myself with people that are smarter than me. I was alone and had one friend last winter and a year later, I've started a full on incorporated non profit, made some money and just purchased another one of my dream cars. I've never been happier and those haters I left behind are still at the bar at 5:30 on a Tuesday while I'm building bad ass bikes and fighting off facebook groupies. FTW
 

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Good for you, it might be hard sometimes (stress, etc) but you can do it! I was a happy drinker from age 17 to about 22, then I turned into an asshole drinker. I finally got tired of the hangovers and waking up and trying to piece the night back together so I could apologize to people (usually my girlfriend) for my behavior, that I said "fuck it" and stopped. My daughter was born about the same time so it was an extra push not to drink. That was about 7 years ago, I still drink about once every 4 or 5 months but now it's easier to have a few before/with dinner then stop. I don't have that "thirst" when you crack the first drink and put the peddle to the metal (skip dinner, know I have to work the next day but keep pounding, etc..). I still allow myself one "drunk" night a year which consists of catching a good buzz and having fun, not waking up the next day with "what the fuck happened?" being the first thing that comes to mind. Stock up on water, soda, or juice and drink that during your beer time, it makes the transition a lot easier.
 

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sounds like a great idea, being a drunk is fucking lame, plenty of cool shit to enjoy in the world instead of waste it away being a drunk. i hardly ever drink, when i do its usually out camping/wheelin fordyce and only a beer or two, im sure your wife and kid will enjoy your sobriety.
 

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Good for you.


I used to be the center of all things party related in my group of friends right up until I started driving truck. Now I won't have even a single beer the night before I'm going to be behind the wheel of a semi. I figure if I'm in a wreck a .000 bac makes it harder for an amberlamps chaser to shift liability to me.


These days I normally get drunk twice a year and have a single beer 5 or 6 times between. I guess I'm just over it. :laughing:
 

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January 6 1988 I stopped drinking. Can't really say I quit, just stopped.
Not one drop has knowingly touched my lips.
ARMY here, Thanks for your service.

Take a good look around and see all the good things you have in your life.
How fast do you want it all to turn to shit?
I think you have a slight clue that can happen.

Your buddies died, and got maimed, you did not.
On the outside anyways, hurts like hell on the inside.
Doesn't it?
Guilt is a bitch that will strip you of your humanity if you let it.

That's not your fault and it is not your burden to carry.
Your responsibility is that little 2 year old girl.
Is she going to grown up to be a smart intelligent kind girl any man would want forever.
Or she she going to be a crack/meth booze whore.
You will be surprised at how much kids learn once you stop drinking and start getting involved.
Also shocked and ashamed at the same time.
My kids are the best high ever.
 

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After a many years of boozing I decided to call it quits. Quit for a while or quit forever hell I dunno. I was diagnosed with ptsd from my combat tours in iraq in 03 and 04 during my time in the marines. Maybe I have been hiding something maybe not. I hold a great job and make good money. I have a wonderful wife and the sweetest baby girl who is 2. I am burned out and tired of drinking. I am tired of feeling like crap. It was never an issue of drinking during work or before like my father did but it was how many beers can I have tonight.

Crack a beer in the house a sip on that but then go to the garage and slam 3 more. This behavior continued over and over on most nights. Top all that off with swigs of whiskey, crown moslty. My insides were hurting but I was fine emotionally I think. I have told myself for the last 2 years you need to stop. I would always find a reason to drink and justify it in my head. I tried to say "oh I'll only drink on the weekends" that never lasted. I think since 04 after my last tour I may have went 5 to 6 days one time without alcohol.

Anyway I don't talk much to people about shit but I've read some heavy stuff on here in the past one most recently from my buddy. So what the hell. I have a drinking problem and I am 3 days sober. I feel pretty damn good too. I have a daughter and a wife who need me around. I always joke with my wife and say "at least I have a life insurance policy" which is fawking dumb of me. I'm going to stay sober until I feel like I can be a responsible adult in my personal life and not just my professional life. I pay taxes, I work hard, I own a home etc. All that is shit if I'm a drunk.

Anyway cheers fawkers!
I'm going to tell you something very important.

If you aren't fucking full of yourself, or even if you are, and have enough balls and some kind of inner strength/character to get over yourself, you might want to be somewhat awake to see how and what your little girl is seeing because of you.

See yourself through her eyes.


Get going.
 

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Good for you. And thanks for your service!

Come here to vent or be frustrated. PM coming.


I "quit" drinking several months ago and it's been wonderful!! I've lost count on how long it's been (purposefully), but close to 6 months. I found if I kept a count of how long drinking was still something in the front of my mind like it always had been. After about 30days you lose that urge and realize you are more productive without it.

I also lost a bunch of weight which I contribute heavily to the useless beer calories.

and the biggest benefit is to my family (wife and son) and friends. I'm a much better person without it. I'll still have a beer or a glass of wine in a (legitimately!) social gathering, but none in excess.
 

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Ironic post is ironic.:laughing:
Guess you're gonna fuck up this guy's thread for your own narcissistic bullshit reasons?

Congrats. You win. (You don't actually win, since you're too much of a fucking pussy to open a thread that's meaningful on your own.)

OP was sincerely asking, and here you are making it about you.
 
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