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Would like to talk to others who don't drink anymore

So I'll try again I decided to stop drinking about 4 months ago and would like to know if I'm not alone? Anybody know of any kind of groups other than AA? Tried it,don't like it!
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Old 19.09.2015, 04:57
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Re: Would like to talk to others who don't drink anymore

I don't drink any more, but I'm not sure what there is to talk about.

I mean, it's a bit crap not being able to enjoy a nice Lagavulin on a cold autumn evening, but the best thing to do is get on with something else, not sit grumbling about it with a bunch of fellow miserygutses.

What sort of "talk" did you have in mind?
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Old 19.09.2015, 08:47
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Re: Would like to talk to others who don't drink anymore

talk to me on sunday afternoons. but very quietly and have a mug of tea ready.
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Old 19.09.2015, 09:18
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Re: Would like to talk to others who don't drink anymore

Have you stopped drinking because (like me) you very occasionally go out with friends, drink a bit too much then wake up the next day feeling like shit and thinking you may have made a bit of an idiot out of yourself whilst drunk..... And you're never drinking again! Or do you have an alcohol addiction?

If it's the latter, much as you don't like AA, I'm sure most people don't at first, maybe you should persist!
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Old 19.09.2015, 10:50
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. . . I mean, it's a bit crap not being able to enjoy a nice Lagavulin on a cold autumn evening, but the best thing to do is get on with something else, not sit grumbling about it with a bunch of fellow miserygutses.. . . .
I had to look up Lagavulin to find out what it is. I guess if you could stop after one or two shots, you did not have the same problem that the OP is alluding to. If you stopped only when the bottle was empty, that is another matter.
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I had to look up Lagavulin to find out what it is. I guess if you could stop after one or two shots, you did not have the same problem that the OP is alluding to. If you stopped only when the bottle was empty, that is another matter.
Lagavulin's price tag encourages moderation.
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Old 19.09.2015, 11:02
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If it's the latter, much as you don't like AA, I'm sure most people don't at first, maybe you should persist!
AA insists that before you can get better you must accept the existence of a higher being, i.e. a god of some sort. It's a bit like the freemasons in that regard and should therefore be treated with the same distrust and suspicion, IMO
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I had to look up Lagavulin to find out what it is. I guess if you could stop after one or two shots, you did not have the same problem that the OP is alluding to. If you stopped only when the bottle was empty, that is another matter.
Nahh, when you stop because the crate is empty, then you have a problem, a bottle, well thatīs merely refreshing.
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Old 19.09.2015, 11:16
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Lagavulin's price tag encourages moderation.
It's still in norm but I would rather buy it across the border :

http://www.coopathome.ch/wine-cellar...051402-WEIN/en

http://en.toppreise.ch/index.php?search=Lagavulin+16

Let's not allow help me "how to stop" thread become encouraging "how to find a deal" thread ...
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Nahh, when you stop because the crate is empty, then you have a problem, a bottle, well thatīs merely refreshing.
Not so if you have a wife who believes that a person, whose only exposure to drink is an annual sip of communion wine, is exhibiting evidence of hopeless chronic alcoholism.
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Old 19.09.2015, 11:29
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Not so if you have a wife who believes that a person, whose only exposure to drink is an annual sip of communion wine, is exhibiting evidence of hopeless chronic alcoholism.
Divorce, thatīs the only option.
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Old 19.09.2015, 11:50
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Not so if you have a wife who believes that a person, whose only exposure to drink is an annual sip of communion wine, is exhibiting evidence of hopeless chronic alcoholism.
Sounds like you're an ideal candidate for AA then, as you already have accepted the existence of a higher being controlling your actions.
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Old 19.09.2015, 12:38
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Re: Would like to talk to others who don't drink anymore

4 people, last night...........


Get talking..........
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Old 19.09.2015, 15:26
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Re: Would like to talk to others who don't drink anymore

I don't drink or smoke. The drinking slowed-up and stopped when I had to drive for a living. The smoking because I couldn't be bothered to get hold of cigarillos or feel 'abnormal' when I didn't have a smoke. I just wanted to live without any addiction and therefore be totally free and liberated.

One thing I knew before I quit the lot and got over the craving was that I wouldn't miss it. And I don't.
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Re: Would like to talk to others who don't drink anymore

I went without sex, drugs or alcohol for 12 years.

My dad really knows how to throw a good 13 birthday party!
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Old 19.09.2015, 19:03
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Nahh, when you stop because the crate is empty, then you have a problem, a bottle, well thatīs merely refreshing.
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What is this 'Stop' of which you speak?
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Re: Would like to talk to others who don't drink anymore

I've been living in Switzerland for 9 years. I had an alcohol problem and stopped drinking 6 years ago.

But didn't need AA or any other organization, I simply went to my doctor (here in Switzerland), I explained the situation and my doctor arranged an appointment with an addiction specialist.

He's kind of a behavioral psychologist. I had regular meetings (1 hour chats) with this guy for about a year. After 5 months I tried to stop and succeeded. Never drank again. Kept seeing him less and less for the following 7 months. All of this in a kind, professional and discreet manner.

Changed my life and saved my marriage.

You don't need AA or other religious/mystical shit. Just see your doctor.

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Lagavulin's price tag encourages moderation.
Not if that is all you can find it don`t
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AA insists that before you can get better you must accept the existence of a higher being, i.e. a god of some sort. It's a bit like the freemasons in that regard and should therefore be treated with the same distrust and suspicion, IMO
Have you ever been a member of AA and/or a masonic lodge? Or are your comments based on assumptions?
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