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girlreachingout24 comments on My Dad died unexpectedly today. I loved him and I'm in sh... - 0 views

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    "If you've ever taken painkillers for an injury, then you may recall that the painkiller didn't in any way help to heal the injury. In fact, by hiding the pain from you, it gives you the ability to aggravate the injury even further- leaving you with an even worse pain when the effects of the medication wear off. On the other hand, if you had allowed yourself to feel the pain, you would realize you needed to treat the area of injury with care, keep off the foot, whatever, and allow it to heal with the gentleness and special attention it requires. This is, after all, the very purpose of pain; to show you where you are vulnerable so you can take the appropriate steps to remedy it.
    If you drink now, you will rob yourself of the chance to properly heal from this brutal and heartbreaking blow."
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How do I explain myself as the alcoholic I am. : stopdrinking - 1 views

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    Deep shit from both pizzaforce and strangesobriety re: why can't I quit.
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A clear direction forward : stopdrinking - 0 views

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    "There was no externalization of my feelings"

    Waking up hung over and home alone, an SDer has no choice but to face the facts about his drinking.
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[1] socksynotgoogleable comments on I know I need to go to an AA meeting... but I'm rea... - 2 views

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    Self-linking because I'm a narcissist. Some common traits of alcoholics that AA tries to break you of from day one.
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StupidWasteOfMoney explains the cost/benefit analysis of alcohol - 0 views

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    In my case, I finally realized it made no difference whether or not I was an "alcoholic" by any definition. Being an "alcoholic" is all about the negative impact that alcohol has on my life. But once I realized that alcohol's positive impact on my life was absolutely zero, there was no point parsing out fine distinctions about how to define my drinking habit. You're balancing a scale - harms to benefits. When the benefits have zero weight, the harm end of the scale just clanks to the ground no matter how little weight you put on it.
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Ambivalent_Fanatic comments on Modest Monday - Lurkers, n00bs, and stopdrinkingaholics,... - 0 views

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    dueling perspective on how to come to terms with not drinking, non-drinker vs. abstainer.
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Getting sober is like going to the gym - 0 views

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    It sucks at first, but eventually you start to love it.  Give it enough time.
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The key to not drinking is to realize that it's literally poison and that you don't wan... - 0 views

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    The key to not drinking is to realize that it's literally poison and that you don't want it in your life.
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offtherocks comments on It's dawning on me... - 0 views

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    "One innocent beer is probably a death sentence for me." Offtherocks on the first drink.
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spambot6742 comments on drunk, hating myself, and wanting to die. - 1 views

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    A quick call-out to the best thing about /r/stopdrinking; the cameraderie among drunks.
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offtherocks comments on Stranded in Japan and looking to quit drinking - 2 views

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    offtherocks has got this shit down to a science. Bonus for a pic of the actual 24/7 worksheet.
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Quitting is like getting a glass of water barefoot... - 2 views

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    It's a bit like getting a glass of water barefoot, but the floor is covered in broken glass from all the bottles you smashed while wasted the night before. The objective couldn't be easier, but the wreckage in the way and the pain and the effort involved in accomplishing your goal seems insurmountable in your weakened, deluded state.
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