Been sober 18 months

rbsivleyrbsivley Senior MemberPosts: 1,055 Senior Member
After 19 yrs of drunkenness

Rank does not concur privileges. It imposes responsibility. Author unknown


  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 13,809 Senior Member
  • SIGgalSIGgal Senior Member Posts: 1,660 Senior Member
    Congratulations! Stay strong and healthy.
    "Marriage is a hunting permit that allows you only one dear at a time"
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 5,145 Senior Member
    Congratulations! Stay true to your convictions!
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • wddodgewddodge Senior Member Posts: 947 Senior Member
    Participating in a gun buy back program because you think that criminals have too many guns is like having yourself castrated because you think your neighbors have too many kids.... Clint Eastwood
  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    That's great!
    My thoughts are generally clear. My typing, not so much.
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 25,422 Senior Member
    I remember a comedian coming out on stage and declaring “Tonight I’m celebrating 120 days sober!” And the room went wild!!! Then he said, “Well not in a row...” and I almost fell of my chair laughing. :rotflmao:

    All jokes aside, congratulations. I have a few family menbers that I love DEARLY that fight that battle one day at a time and they have my utmost respect :cool2:
    "Attack rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, without rest, however tired and hungry you may be, the enemy will be more tired, more hungry. Keep punching." General George S. Patton
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 15,685 Senior Member
    Congratulations and high respect, Sir! :up:
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper
  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 2,961 Senior Member
    I'll offer nothing but encouragement and a high-five!
    It's a source of great pride for me, that when my name is googled, one finds book titles and not mug shots. Daniel C. Chamberlain
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 21,925 Senior Member
    Good on ya! Keep it up,! :up:
    Non Sibi Sed Patriage (Not for self, but country)

  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 22,782 Senior Member
    That's a start :applause:
    I have a need for speed
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,712 Senior Member
    Good for you!

    I quit because of heart meds on my own, never told I had to, but alcohol interfered with the pills effect on me. I said it was four years ago (stents), but actually it was longer when I was still working on Fort Hood. Probably for the best in the great scheme of things, anyhow.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • TrueTone911TrueTone911 Senior Member Posts: 5,725 Senior Member
    Well done sir!
    I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.
    Groucho Marx
  • rbsivleyrbsivley Senior Member Posts: 1,055 Senior Member
    rbsivley wrote: »
    After 19 yrs of drunkenness

    It cost me a lot. Brain doc said the results are some short term memory loss.

    Rank does not concur privileges. It imposes responsibility. Author unknown
  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 1,197 Senior Member
    It took a lot to make that post, I salute and congratulate you! :applause::worthy:
    Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

    John 3: 1-21
  • TrueTone911TrueTone911 Senior Member Posts: 5,725 Senior Member
    rbsivley wrote: »
    It cost me a lot. Brain doc said the results are some short term memory loss.

    Oh heck...age causes that all on its own. Short term, long term, in between term.
    I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.
    Groucho Marx
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 7,473 Senior Member
    Congratulations, much respect for honesty and accomplishment, keep up the good work
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 4,147 Senior Member
    Congrats, keep up the good work, I quit on my own June 25, 1984, the day my dad died and testing came into the airline industry.

  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 9,479 Senior Member
    Keep going to meetings, help others.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 16,827 Senior Member
    Well done :up:

    One day at a time... That's all you have to do
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.

  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,359 Senior Member
    Diver43 wrote: »
    Congratulations, much respect for honesty and accomplishment, keep up the good work

    What he said.
    Having dealt with relatives who were in similar circumstances I have the utmost admiration for those who can overcome it.
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • ojrojr Senior Member Posts: 640 Senior Member
    Absolutely congratulations, the road out of the haze to complete sobriety is fraught with difficulty , I sincerely wish you well.
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
  • rberglofrberglof Senior Member Posts: 1,944 Senior Member
    Congratulations! good job.
    My last drinks (three beers) was July 1983. Just decided that was enough, I grew up in a house with a devout drunk and I didn't need to follow in his foot steps.
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 9,784 Senior Member
    It is a huge accomplishment. Keep up the good work.
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,161 Senior Member
    Congratulations!! I quit almost four years ago when I realized I was starting down a dark path with back pain and a toxic job.

    Keep coming back!
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

    NRA Endowment Member
  • gunner81gunner81 Member Posts: 314 Member
    Congratulations keep up the good work and try to help others its been 18+ years for me and by far the best decision I ever made
  • roadkingroadking Senior Member Posts: 3,056 Senior Member
    Congrats! :applause:
    Support your local Scouts!
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 1,631 Senior Member
    Congratulations. That is awesome. If you aren't already, you will be VERY happy you did.
    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
    Winston Churchill
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 6,391 Senior Member
    Congratulations, it takes a lot of strength to kick an addiction.
    Political correctness is a liberal degrading of the freedom of speech. George Orwell's 1984 famously incorporated the notion of limiting thought through language (see Newspeak)." Meanwhile, the beatings will continue until morale improves around here.
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 6,040 Senior Member

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,614 Senior Member
    Congrats! I am proud of accomplishments like this, and I heard your liver is thanking you, too!

    "A patriot is mocked, scorned and hated; yet when his cause succeeds, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." Mark Twain
    Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.... now who's bringing the hot wings? :jester:

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