The Sober Squad- Alcohol Free Living

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  • lorrainequiche59
    lorrainequiche59 Posts: 898 Member
    Just checking in to say Hi!! Sounds like everyone is doing well <3
  • Ke22yB
    Ke22yB Posts: 969 Member
    @whitpauly I understand, being in the northeast summer is winding down and I was looking at the shed and my snow blower and it can be depressing. I hope you enjoy the weekend at the beach and it helps raise your spirits. I am leaving for Cape May and will be on the beach over the weekend as well
  • MissMay
    MissMay Posts: 3,060 Member
    edited September 2018
    Ke22yB wrote: »
    The "sober squad" if you have a glass of wine aren't you still sober if you don't do it again the next day aren't you still AF living.

    NO! I agree about being supportive & not beating anyone up, But sober is as sober does! Alcohol free living is just that: alcohol FREE. If a person lapses in their goal to be sober that may be part of their journey, but the end goal is to not drink alcohol. This isn't a judgement. If a person chooses to drink now & again that is not sobriety. That would be moderation if it isn't in excess.

    Perhaps I have misunderstood your comment.

    sober
    ADJECTIVE
    1) Not affected by alcohol; not drunk
    al·co·hol-free
    adjective

    1)
    where, or during which, alcoholic drinks are not consumed.


    Copied and posted from the English dictionary.
  • donimfp wrote: »
    @Sippin_on_gym_n_juice, I am a fellow “tried many times” traveler. Today is Day 38 for me which is huge. I know we’re all different but for me the difference this time was reading books by Annie Grace, Jason Vale, and Allen Carr. They helped my whole mindset change from longing for that hot toddy to genuine gratefulness I don’t have to go there anymore. Best wishes for you!

    I've never been much of a reader, but perhaps I should pick up a book or two, thanks, and great job on 38!!!
  • SunnyDays930
    SunnyDays930 Posts: 1,175 Member
    @Sippin_on_gym_n_juice There are so many good books. I really liked, "Drinking; A love Story" by Caroline Knapp.
    Wishing you all a continued Sober September!
  • SunnyDays930
    SunnyDays930 Posts: 1,175 Member
    @RubyRed427 50 days sober! I am so proud of you! That is great. Of course you must buy yourself a memento! Have a wonderful time.
  • donimfp
    donimfp Posts: 795 Member
    It is all about the prezzies! Get a good one, @RubyRed427!!
  • lorrainequiche59
    lorrainequiche59 Posts: 898 Member
    @Orphia Hoping you're ok....haven't heard from you in a bit. YAY @RubyRed427 Happy 50!!
  • RubyRed427
    RubyRed427 Posts: 3,738 Member
    Hi friends ! I got a book I ordered from Amazon. But it comes from
    goodwill in Florida ; it was so reasonable and looks like new. Anyway , I look forward to reading it. Here's a review of it. https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-59285-720-3lk3bzu1eagt9.jpg
  • RubyRed427
    RubyRed427 Posts: 3,738 Member
    edited September 2018
    I read 30 pages in this book. What a great read ! He’ a humorous writer; I nodded and chuckled as I read. He is a believer in AA and it works for him. I recommend the book, especially if you’ve been to A.A. You will be able to relate. Even if you’ve never been to A.A. But are curious what it’s about, he explains it through his narrative quite vividly. Good night friends!

    How is everyone doing?