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Murph

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It's good to be sober.

My best buddy, a rocking lead guitar player who actually survived the '70s and '80s is 16 years sober now. Quit cold turkey. No alcohol. No drugs. 16 years now last month. Amazing.

You can do it Murph.

You have a beautiful family who wants you around.

Hang in there buddy.

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It's good to be sober.

My best buddy' date=' a rocking lead guitar player who actually survived the '70s and '80s is 16 years sober now. Quit cold turkey. No alcohol. No drugs. 16 years now last month. Amazing.

You can do it Murph.

You have a beautiful family who wants you around.

Hang in there buddy.[/quote']

 

Thanks, pal.....

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20 years ago next month, while living in my van, I came to the realization that my parents didn't raise a fu#%in' drunk or tweaker. Cold turkey. It's sort of a shame to think the best thing I ever did was to quit doing something I never should have done in the first place...but it is what it is.

 

Any way you get there, brother, any way that works. Don't let it own you no mo'.

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We keep beer in the hospital for drunks because its THAT dangerous for them not to have ANY.

Don't feel shame if you need pharmaceutical aids to quit. The shakes are serious enough for us to have beers in the hospital, think about it. Cold turkey might work...but don't get SICK over it. Craving and being ill are two different things.

 

You need the support system and distraction...not always the same thing.

My support system were non-drinking buds.

Distraction, well.....

 

Disclaimer: Never had the shakes.

I was in rehab at 17. Didn't quit 'till I was mid-20s, but I did it cold turkey, and it made me get a hobby.

What did I pick up? The guitar. This is my anti-drug ^^V

 

Build model airplanes, join softball league...anything that distracts.

Titty bar might not work.

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We keep beer in the hospital for drunks because its THAT dangerous for them not to have ANY.

 

:-k What the!

Are you serious Izzy?!

I work in a psych hospital and it is protocol NOT to let them guys even smell alcohol. Most of the patients are on meds anyways so to mix with alcohol would be playing with fire.

What sorta hospital is it you work in?[laugh]

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lmao, i work med surg.

beer is prescribed. we use keystone light.

galveston utmb john sealy...lots of indigents.

 

psych is TOTALLY different from medsurg. the meds them folks is on, wow...

i'm talking got in car wreck, banged up, no risk of bleeding, no meds.

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lmao' date=' i work med surg.

beer is prescribed. we use keystone light.

galveston utmb john sealy...lots of indigents.

 

psych is TOTALLY different from medsurg. the meds them folks is on, wow...

i'm talking got in car wreck, banged up, no risk of bleeding, no meds.[/quote']

 

Still never heard of even light beer being handed out in any hospital.

Obviously you'se do things way different over there:-s

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I quit the Colt 45 in late 2003 in conjunction with the Atkins diet. Lost a total of 58 lbs in 8 months, then gained 2/3 of it back when I began eating normal again. Never went back to the alcohol though. I don't miss it. I can't say drinking was ever a problem in the traditional sense but the hangovers were getting more severe and lasting all day.

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Been pretty much sober since 1993. Found a lot of other things to do besides drink. Don't regret that I drank but I don't miss it either.

 

I have more money to spend on things I enjoy (guitars, amps, grandkids). Good luck to you and it is easy to do, once you decide that you want to.

Good luck to you.

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