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Woke Up Thankful

By The Chief | July 12, 1998

By Colleen C. Hi gang: Well my cousin who lives here in Nashville asked me to go the stock car races last night so she could peruse the sea of blue collar boys and hopefully snake charm one. I obliged wondering if I would drink. Dumb maybe but… She was a little stunned when I…

Big Stuff Going On

By The Chief | July 8, 1998

By Laura L. Dear Group: I don’t know what I might accomplish by doing this, maybe I will get lucky and help myself, as well as someone else. As some of the folks who have been on here know, I have been going through a very difficult time. The die has been cast, and I…

Sober Is Better

By The Chief | July 5, 1998

By Paula B. Dear Jan, I’ve had a delightful 4th, followed by a decadent night eating fresh raspberries, blueberries & watermelon while watching pure trash on TV. It don’t get no better than this. I left my email notification program on, heard the beep & wandered out to find your message. I read your earlier…

Why I Drank Like I Did

By The Chief | June 29, 1998

by Tom S. I spent a lot of time, most of it drinking, trying to “figure out” why I drank like I did. I assumed, owing to circumstances in my family, that I was mentally ill and that my drinking was a means of “self-medicating”. I assumed that the pressures of my job and family…

The Most Positive Action I Have Ever Taken

By The Chief | June 19, 1998

By Lorne L. [Lynn posted that she was one day sober.] Hey, Greetings Lynn and welcome aboard the good ship RECOVERY!! One day – that’s just great. You know, Lynn, we all have just one day – today. The past is history and the future isn’t here so now is what we have. It takes…

A Chance to Start Over

By The Chief | June 5, 1998

By Shirlee B. [Don wrote: Plus, I tend to get angry more than I liked and that is a drag and so I did not want to practice getting mad.] Don, I stumbled across this myself just recently only it has more to do with why I am “sad” rather than “mad”. Why keep dredging…

Survival In the Air

By The Chief | May 27, 1998

by Carolyn, Bob, Alice, Leigh, Mark, Marianne & Carol. I have been on vacation in Gulfport and everything has been going good. I’ve had no urges to drink, etc., even while in the casino. But when thinking of returning to Florida, the thoughts hit me about drinking when I get on the airplane, etc. I’ve…

No, No, I Don’t! Cancel That!

By The Chief | May 22, 1998

by Alice I. My husband, daughter and I arrived in Ft. Myers FL on Saturday at 3:30 PM. After 20 minutes in the car with my parents I knew that there was no way I would make it through these 5 days with no alcohol. I decided to throw in the towel and start all…

I want a life much more than I want a drink

By The Chief | May 7, 1998

By Diane J. L. wrote: > I can really relate to this thread. At 5:30 pm I celebrated 5 months. Not bad for the first time in over 10 years of daily drugging. I wasn’t having a big problem with craving until about 2 weeks ago. Now I’m going nuts. Hi! First, congratulations on the…

Drinking “At”

By The Chief | February 8, 1998

By CA, Marianne H., Laura L., Marty N., Carol H. CA began it: … I couldn’t sleep because I thought I was going to have to suspend a student, and ended up drinking. … Marianne replied: … Hope that next time someone gets in a jam, you won’t punish yourself because of it… CA responded:…