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Originally posted by xacto
Go for a run and get those endorphins running!!!!!
Originally posted by JohnPhoenix
I Don't buy into the terms alcoholic and recovering alcoholic.
I'm 43 and haven't had a drink in quite some time. Simply because I do not wish to be drunk anymore. The drunk state holds nothing for me. I used to love to drink now and then only for the purpose of getting drunk. Therefore people told me I was an alcoholic.
I made the choice not to get drunk anymore by myself. In years past I have seen AA meetings and this odd religion they try to push on you, oh weak person that you are so powerless to stop your drinking that you need some otherworldly 12 step program that allows your higher power to be an ash tray. Yes, some may need that, but not me. I find it hogwash and brain washing. They can do more harm than good with thinking like that telling you repeatedly day in and day out you are powerless over your situation is self defeating. When your brain really starts to believe that crap, they have effectively brainwashed you into their cult.
I am not now, nor will I ever be an alcoholic or recovering alcoholic. You have to get yourself to that point - that you know no good can come from drinking to excess and you really do not want to do it - honestly. Until you come to that point everything else you use to try to quit drinking is a crutch and a lie to yourself and you know it.
There is no "extra burden of conspiracy truths on recovery life." for me. No burden at all because I refuse to allow such philosophy to make me feel like I'm a bad person who needs to continually remind himself how bad drinking is. No doom no gloom. I have made peace with myself. I simply never wish to drink to be drunk again. nuff said. Get to that point and then forget it. Put it in your past and move on. If you tell yourself you are a recovering addict all your life and must always go to meetings and call your sponsor for advice yadda yadda yadda then you have already defeated your efforts to remain in a state where not drinking wont bother you. You must release this thinking as well as honestly never wanting to be drunk to be whole from the effects and lure of alcohol.
I still love the taste of beer so I drink Odouls Amber. I go to parties where people drink. I am never tempted. I can because I know what I want. people who spend their lives in recovery programs do not know what they want and are not being honest with themselves.