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Flying_Crab
Apr 12, 2002



shame on an IGA posted:

have any of you been following this thread in GBS because Pennywise the Frown's posts should be forced reading for middle schoolers

https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...r=19&perpage=40

Jesus. That's uh, something. 29 beers in a day.

It's not helping that he apparently lives here in Milwaukee or nearby which is basically the drunkest place in America with a staggering per capita amount of bars. Bars/drinking culture (thanks to the heavily German, also Irish/Polish immigration here) are so ingrained into the local culture that it really is a huge portion of culture to the point where I can't imagine a social life here that excludes it; I'd have to guess there are few worse places to be an alcoholic.

Personally I sometimes I feel like I may drink somewhat too much; usually I'll go out on a Friday or Saturday and get reasonably drunk, albeit not blackout/stumbling (we'll say 5-6 heavier craft beers, usually I don't willingly drink hard liquor) with friends. On the other hand I don't normally drink at home or during the week beyond 1-2 beers at my weekly bar trivia league or a beer with dinner at a restaurant. Personally I don't feel like this is to an exceptionally unhealthy level (obviously it's not benefitting my health) as far as the alcohol itself is concerned, but it is a huge reason why I struggle to not gain weight in winter when I'm not physically active.

The weight thing is actually what bothers me, since the beer usually comes with fatty bar/drunk food or cramming free bar popcorn down my gullet. Not quite sure where I'm going with this train of thought or what it says about me otherwise (lack of self discipline lol).

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LtCol J. Krusinski
May 7, 2013


Man I sympathize with pennywise. I had to do inpatient rehab for alcohol for 28 days, Iím bipolar, I used to smoke a ton of weed (donít smoke anymore) like him, and I know all about ECT because a really lovely psych and leadership basically said do this or we med-board you outta the military.

Itís been about 8 years since I went through all that. Lost my wife for a while, but we reconciled. Now Iím capable of drinking in moderation, not smoking pot, and I take my psych meds diligently to keep all my crazy in check.

poo poo does eventually get better if you have the right tools, education, therapy, and support. Thatís a tall order though, for some. Everyone in my family is in healthcare so Iíve had unusually good support through all this.

windshipper
Jun 19, 2006

Dr. Whet Faartz would like to know if this smells funny to you?

The fact that Iím considering posting here, and that itís not the first time Iíve considered that, means I should probably post here.

Edit: To clarify I guess, I think itís the kind of thing where... I know how to start. Thatís obvious... but I am in search of techniques to start? I dunno. PM me or post here?

windshipper fucked around with this message at 01:41 on Dec 23, 2018

maffew buildings
Apr 29, 2009

I'm too dumb to get probated


If you can't control your drinking and want to stop, this is an alright place. I'd suggest getting to an AA meeting, it's worked for a few of us here

Syrian Lannister
Aug 25, 2007

Oh, did I kill him too?
I've been a very busy little man.


Sugartime Jones

Just checking in with my sober buddies..

I'm still going strong

maffew buildings
Apr 29, 2009

I'm too dumb to get probated


Sames. About to go on another possibly meeting free or greatly reduced meetings deployment. Gonna be alright.

Time Crisis Actor
Apr 28, 2002


I sexually identify as a fat tinder girl,

Yeah lemme just clean my pannus first.

These candles smell amazing btw


Starting to get chest pains the day after I drink, even in very moderate amounts. I'm talking like one beer. It might be time to try sobriety for a while.

maffew buildings
Apr 29, 2009

I'm too dumb to get probated


Or see a doctor?

Pigsfeet on Rye
Oct 22, 2008

I'm meat on the hoof


Nap Ghost

"Do both" is probably the best answer.

Time Crisis Actor
Apr 28, 2002


I sexually identify as a fat tinder girl,

Yeah lemme just clean my pannus first.

These candles smell amazing btw


Pigsfeet on Rye posted:

"Do both" is probably the best answer.

Yup

Kawasaki Nun
Jul 16, 2001

by Reene


I used to have angina and panic attacks after I'd drink. loving sucks.

Time Crisis Actor
Apr 28, 2002


I sexually identify as a fat tinder girl,

Yeah lemme just clean my pannus first.

These candles smell amazing btw


One week sober. I've got an appointment with a cardiologist for next week. I'm also deploying at the end of next week so let's see what kind of effect that has on my heart

maffew buildings
Apr 29, 2009

I'm too dumb to get probated


PM me for contact on the sober talk thing. If you can't control your drinking and want to stay stopped I know what worked for me and can share. On the dummy heart I got nothing, though

Syrian Lannister
Aug 25, 2007

Oh, did I kill him too?
I've been a very busy little man.


Sugartime Jones

30 months today.

maffew buildings
Apr 29, 2009

I'm too dumb to get probated


Late on it but gently caress yeah man

stinkypete
Nov 27, 2007
wow

I am ready to stop drinking.

Syrian Lannister
Aug 25, 2007

Oh, did I kill him too?
I've been a very busy little man.


Sugartime Jones

stinkypete posted:

I am ready to stop drinking.

Welcome friend.

Comrade Blyatlov
Aug 4, 2007


should have picked four fingers

ONE OF US! ONE OF US!

Suicide Watch
Sep 8, 2009


.

Suicide Watch fucked around with this message at 04:35 on May 16, 2019

stinkypete
Nov 27, 2007
wow

Thanks for the support it really helps.

Syrian Lannister
Aug 25, 2007

Oh, did I kill him too?
I've been a very busy little man.


Sugartime Jones

Good morning all,

Just checking in to see how everyone is doing. I hit 32 months in a little under two weeks.

maffew buildings
Apr 29, 2009

I'm too dumb to get probated


Still sober, calling it a win.

Pigsfeet on Rye
Oct 22, 2008

I'm meat on the hoof


Nap Ghost

I quit drinking because it was exacerbating serious depression. In April it was 7 years.

stinkypete
Nov 27, 2007
wow

Still do it Friend I am with you.

A_Account
Nov 29, 2016
Probation
Can't post for 21 days!


I think this has gone on for long enough, time for me to stop too.

Comrade Blyatlov
Aug 4, 2007


should have picked four fingers

Welcome friend

Syrian Lannister
Aug 25, 2007

Oh, did I kill him too?
I've been a very busy little man.


Sugartime Jones

Welcome friend, I hope you learn to like it here.

stinkypete
Nov 27, 2007
wow

stinkypete fucked around with this message at 04:59 on Jul 21, 2019

dscruffy1
Nov 22, 2007

Look out!


Nap Ghost

I got emotionally abusive with a loved lone last weekend between being depressed and drunk. I've controlled it for short stints like for PT test cutting but it's becoming a cycle that frequently repeats itself and exaggerates all my worst qualities. I would greatly prefer to never do what I did last weekend again. That'd be great. So I'm going into mental health for brain help and also going to an AA meeting this evening.

I can't be trusted with alcohol so this is my thread too now I guess.

Syrian Lannister
Aug 25, 2007

Oh, did I kill him too?
I've been a very busy little man.


Sugartime Jones

Welcome friend. Iím sorry this happened, but I hope you are able to make amends with your loved ones.

Comrade Blyatlov
Aug 4, 2007


should have picked four fingers

Welcome friend. We've all been there. Happy to help however we can. Feel free to post anything you're thinking or feeling.

Syrian Lannister
Aug 25, 2007

Oh, did I kill him too?
I've been a very busy little man.


Sugartime Jones

Three years sober today.

Nostalgia4Butts
Jun 1, 2006

WHERE MY HOSE DRINKERS AT

Syrian Lannister posted:

Three years sober today.



hells


yes

maffew buildings
Apr 29, 2009

I'm too dumb to get probated


Made it past 10 few weeks ago. And still going. Literally have done nothing aside from most basic instructions.

Syrian Lannister
Aug 25, 2007

Oh, did I kill him too?
I've been a very busy little man.


Sugartime Jones

Congrats.

I'm finding it easier now.

dscruffy1
Nov 22, 2007

Look out!


Nap Ghost

Three months next week. Still feels like the first week. Still get cravings. Still got depression -> drinking triggers. But as long as I don't pick it up or keep it in the house, I'm good so far.

Comrade Blyatlov
Aug 4, 2007


should have picked four fingers

Well done guys. I'm counting down the days to my next milestone.

Comrade Blyatlov
Aug 4, 2007


should have picked four fingers

Four years today.

Comrade Blyatlov
Aug 4, 2007


should have picked four fingers

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Syrian Lannister
Aug 25, 2007

Oh, did I kill him too?
I've been a very busy little man.


Sugartime Jones

Congrats!

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