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  • RubyRed427RubyRed427 Member Posts: 3,454 Member Member Posts: 3,454 Member
    @BeIn2day We have a lot in common. Our bodies just cant handle much alcohol before a wicked reaction (hangover). My friends can't understand that- we can drink the same amount, but at the end of an evening I am the one with my head in the toilet.

    My ex's new girlfriend can apparently hold her liquor. My ex told me how he and the girlfriend once drank a whole bottle of vodka in an evening. I wanted to say "Bravo, yahoo. good for you."
    I wish i could drink that much without pain, but it's not for me.
  • RubyRed427RubyRed427 Member Posts: 3,454 Member Member Posts: 3,454 Member
    @BeIn2day I'm so embarrassed. I didnt know this was you Foo Foo.
  • BeIn2dayBeIn2day Member Posts: 668 Member Member Posts: 668 Member
    @RubyRed427 that's alright 🤣 (please don't be embarrassed, I have had a couple of name changes on my profile in a relatively short time period) I'm giggling though, because this whole time, I thought you knew it was me, and this whole time you DIDN'T know it was me 😆

    🤗💖
  • BeIn2dayBeIn2day Member Posts: 668 Member Member Posts: 668 Member
    RubyRed427 wrote: »
    I am concerned about our friend Foo Foo. Has anyone heard from her? Did I miss something?

    I'm doing well. I am occasionally drinking but not crazy. I take one Naltrexone before I know I'm going out and amazingly, I stop after two.
    Wow- like a normal drinker.

    p.s. Disclaimer_ I am no fool. I do know that while right now, it's all working for me, I better be careful!!!

    That's really great you have found something that's working for you. I must say that social drinking is causing me some anxiety. It's like * I know * I CAN socialise sober, but it IS challenging, as well. Very tempting when surrounded by lots of others drinking.
  • Beka3695Beka3695 Member Posts: 4,095 Member Member Posts: 4,095 Member
    BeIn2day wrote: »
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    *challenges myself to another 30 days AF*

    Wooo hoooo!!
  • SunnyDays930SunnyDays930 Member Posts: 925 Member Member Posts: 925 Member
  • lorrainequiche59lorrainequiche59 Member Posts: 891 Member Member Posts: 891 Member
    Good Morn <3 This is off topic and I do not want to create a heated debate due to the emotional component of the subject. This is just a fact-finding mission on my part. I'm wondering what the Covid climate is in varying parts of the world. I know what mainstream media says, but am skeptical about how accurate their reports are. I'm wondering what your personal experiences have been through this....I know this is a fearful time due to the uncertainty & conflicting information and I feel like I'm living in the Twilight Zone.

    Hope everyone is well B)
  • RubyRed427RubyRed427 Member Posts: 3,454 Member Member Posts: 3,454 Member
    BeIn2day wrote: »
    Phew ! 😥

    That was close 😳

    Had thoughts of a bottle of wine AND cigarettes for tonight. (Tough day at work).

    Oh my. The thought of it felt good. FOR A FEW MINUTES.

    And THANK GOODNESS I remembered why I decided to stop drinking / smoking. I decided I'm not flinging it all away, cos of one stinking day at work. I'm not letting it beat me !! I went to the gym after work instead and ran it off. Feel a lot better now.

    Thanks for all the support on here 🙏 🙌 ❤

    Bravo! You beat the craving!
  • BeIn2dayBeIn2day Member Posts: 668 Member Member Posts: 668 Member
    @lorrainequiche59 I stopped watching the news months & months ago. It was depressing me badly.

    Here is Scotland, things are trying to get back to normal it seems. Apart from everyone still needing to wear face masks (which have just became 'the new norm') things seem to be pretty 'normal'.

    The vaccination programme has been rolled out. Anyone who wanted a jag has been offered one by now, I'm sure.

    It looks like COVID 19 is here to stay doesn't it? We will soon be getting offered booster vaccinations...im not totally up to date with Scotland and the pandemic (despite living here, as I had to protect my sanity 🙃).
  • BeIn2dayBeIn2day Member Posts: 668 Member Member Posts: 668 Member
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    Glad to say, I don't miss these sort of Sunday mornings from hell 🤮

    With the added agony of knowing I would have to be up next morning for work 😫 after a broken sleep feeling riddled with anxiety & nausea. Nah. Don't miss it at all.
  • SunnyDays930SunnyDays930 Member Posts: 925 Member Member Posts: 925 Member
    @lorrainequiche59 In the county I live in in Maryland, most people that are over 12 have gotten the vaccine. Masks are required, jabbed or not, indoors and everyone complies. Thus, our infection rates are low. However other nearby counties do not require masks and their rates are higher. I am glad to live in a place that follows the science.
  • SunnyDays930SunnyDays930 Member Posts: 925 Member Member Posts: 925 Member
    @BeIn2day I agree about not wanting to spend the morning anxiety ridden and nauseous. Yuck. I'm going to a birthday brunch today....6 of us in the family have September birthdays. I'm sure to eat too many delightful things but will not indulge in the mimosas and wine.
  • RubyRed427RubyRed427 Member Posts: 3,454 Member Member Posts: 3,454 Member
    Went to the library to get some books. I found one that I wanted to sign out... called "Mastering the Addicted Brain " by Walter Ling. When I went to the self checkout all my books checked out fine, except this one. It beeped when I put it under the barcode scanner and the screen said "give this to librarian to fix". I was so embarrassed that I walked it over to the worker and he had to fix it. I felt like he knew that I am addicted now. LOL

    The book was short and quick.

    Here are some nuggets:
    1. Once triggered, the drug memories are rehearsed and reenacted. So the memories become present as if they are being lived.
    2. Someone becomes addicted because of the drug effects, but the person stays addicted because they remember those effects with a changed brain.
    3. One misunderstanding is the believe that cravings occur because the addict cannot get drugs. Actually, the addict craves drugs when he/she knows they CAN get them.

    That's all for now! Have a great day!
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