it was God's time
- I have been through the regular experiences with alcohol. I tried AA ONLY as a visitor. Then a few near death experiences brought it all into the light . Never could I believed that a man could be so weak as to not walk away from it when that time came. But I could not. THE LORD JUST SHOWED ME THE WAY ONE DAY well it worked for a while then the dreadful dreams came to re-enforce the point , then the direct reminders from fellow alcy's on the street. Boy i know not what tomorrow will bring , but i hope to be there sober and in a clearer frame of mind.
- —Guest Ronald
I can be happy now
- I new I didn't even want to be drinking. I am surprised I had not stopped sooner. 30 years old have been drinking since I can remember. I am sick of it all, the hangovers, the lost $, the weight and skin problems, and if I had to deal with the guilt of not being able to get my child to his extra curricular activities again I was going to end up in an even more undesirable place. Now my life feels the way it should; because I let go and let God.
- —Guest ~ •••
Why I quit
- As a reminder, Here are my reasons I quit drinking alcohol at age 40: 1. I will lose weight 2. I will be more likely to work out, do a home project, spend time with my wife and kids, read a good book etc. 3. I will guarantee I never get a DUI, wake up with a hangover, make a drunken fool of myself, forget what happened the night before, throw up the next day, etc 4. I want to set a good example for my wife and kids. 5. I want to leave behind a legacy that has nothing to do with alcohol. 6. Drinking Alcohol is a waste of time and money 7. I will be able to focus on more important things 8. My head will be more clear throughout the day and my mind more sharp, my career will benefit 9. Many great men have made this decision and benefitted accordingly 10. My relationship with Jenna will improve 11. It’s a provision for the flesh and only serves the carnality of my human nature 12. It leads to other bad behavior, such as gluttony
- —Guest guyinca
Best decision of my life
- My Dad died at 34 of a massive heart attach due to binge drinking and drug abuse. I started drinking when I was 12 and have been able to control the illusion or so I thought for 27 years. The last time I drank was during a camping trip with my friends and family. My buddy drove and by the time we arrived to the campsite I had drank a dozen or so beer and was completely in black out stage. My wife got angry for my state and I accused her of being a horrible wife and threatened to leave our Marriage. I have a wonderful wife and daughter and made the decision to quit drinking because I saw a glimpse of what I had seen as a child when my own father came home plastered. I have had bouts of depression for over the last decade and have not felt the least depressed once since I made the decision to quit. I hope this helps somebody. I feel fortunate to have made this decision before losing everything!
- —Guest Geoff
- Am 34 and have lost everything cause of this evil thing that alters my brain that's me and my fiance done just got a house in April moved in August she's moved out and ended everything cause I'm a total jerk on alcohol she was scared I was going to kill her a lot of the times I would start being aggressive and she'd have to go stay at her friends, but that's her away I can't blame her deep down she is right to do so. My life has now changed for ever I will be happy again and I will love again but they say everything happens for a reason and the reason on this one is I've finally realized alcohol destroys everything am going to say good bye to this horrible thing and try life a happy none anxiety life.
- —Guest Sr
Why I'm done
- Im tired of it! MY tolerance is so high now I can see myself loose everything if I dont quit. I cant stand how guilty I feel after drinking.
- —Guest Ericka
I want to live
- I started drinking when I was 28. I started drinking for wrong reasons when I was 30. I went through a serious bout with depression so I self medicated. My drinking progressively got worse over the next several years. Last december when I was 36 I drank myself into a coma. I wanted to die. My 100 proof vodka bottle had consumed me. It's all I cared about. I started drinking again about a month and half later. Life was not good for me. I was miserable. So I turned myself in to a women's halfway house. I lived there for 4 months. I got the help I needed. The women there were great. Some were alcoholic s and some were drug addicts. But we all had something in common. We were powerless over our addiction. I made a lot of friends there. We had a womens AA meeting there once a week. It is open to the community. It is a great meeting! So many women come and share their experiences. I am so grateful for my recovery. I know where I belong now. I will never forget where I was a year ago.
- —Guest Tiffani
All the reasons
- It was effecting part of my life. Everything I did in life it messed it up. Lost everything I had. No reason to list them. It's the same with everybody. Big fat zero, nothing left. So disappointed in myself for wasting all that time drinking. What a mistake. I was a damn fool. I'm so fortunate to have been able to stop. Life is good. 7 years now.
- —Guest John
- God by his might hand lead me out of my own selfish ways. Alcohol was all about me. I claimed to be a Christian but booze was running my life. I was like horse being lead around the track with blinders on all I could see was my ego, I drank out of pain, fear, joy raw emotion and then CHRIST showed me my vanity. 31 yrs of boozing real hard, I quit hundreds of time and then it him alcohol was my god and that just couldn't work anymore, driving drunk, not taking care of my family I was on a death course and God returned my sanity..
- —Guest peteyg
- Don't punish yourself. That guilt feeling makes you want to drink. You are still a person. Xxx
- —Guest Steven
Story of my life, but not today
- Today is the day I quit drinking. I have been in and out of rehab but I am telling myself today I can do it. I am going to go to some meetings tomorrow. I just have to much to live for. I spoke with a really nice guy from a treatment center who was also a recovering alcoholic. It was nice because he could relate, unlike the rest of my friends and family. I worry too much, I drink too much and it's over. I'm so done right now. This last binge I had three big bottles in three days. Don't want to lose my job OR my family, and am tired of people thinking I'm crazy. Good luck to everyone and I can say, although I'm just starting back on this journey. Talk to people. You would be surprised how so many people suffer from this.
- —Guest Jessica
- I am 36 and got placed into a mental institution for the first time. I got out today. Was able to detox while in this mental institution. I have been drinking heavily for 8 months and have learned that when I drink I can become very dangerous and I black out. At this point and time I am fearful if I take another drink I could seriously hurt someone
- —Guest Please forgive me
Stop before its too late
- Quit binge drinking, rock bottom for that boat was when I went out to the bar, blacked out, came out of a black out 30 miles away at a casino and realized I put $3000 on 1/3rd of a roulette board...lost. (I did not drive,) luckily the only victim was my wallet and my liver this time...not chancing it again
- —Guest Dan
- I'm the life of the party. I drink and start making the jokes, about my wife and family. I'm not a very good person when I drink. My family deserves better, God gave me so much, and I've wasted so much of what he has given me. It is time to let go and let God!
- —Guest Tom the drunk !
One day at a time
- Ive also got five years and miss my family. But no matter how hard it gets I still dont need or want to drink. I choose not to get numb no more.
- —Guest Dawn Di Donna