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Old 05-01-2019, 19:47   #61
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Re: Alcoholics Anonymous & Cruisers

An alternative method for stopping the habit might be to visit SOS and have meetings online.
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Old 12-01-2019, 13:38   #62
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Re: Alcoholics Anonymous & Cruisers

I’m “abstinent”nowadays...went to a 28 day rehab program , followed by a 60 day stay at a sober living program which had a 120 meetings in 60 days requirement...did me a lotta good as I was a “Keys Disease” type.

I’ve since quit AA as seemed like a lot of drama, I’m pretty solid in my discipline about drinking, I’m a much better human not drinking at that where I get my desire, plus I achieve now as I stay busy instead of drowning my issues to numb them.

AA just doesn’t seem helpful for me, too much drama...Sailing my boat, riding my Harley even working on my boat much more fun than listening to drunkard stories or junkie pride IMO.

People who know the old me still think I’ll “relapse” but I don’t see it, I still go to bars to meet & dance with women, go to parties to socialize, people buy me shots I don’t drink, offer me puffs and I just practice Nancy Reagan saying “Just Say No” and one thing comes clear, I attract women and people now whom don’t wanna be controlled by substances or sauce.

To each there own, this was just my sharing my experience and why I don’t collect chips anymore even though I proudly keep my chips and rehab medallion in the mouth of my conch shell in my salon which is my “first things first” reminder along with a nice watch I bought myself after graduating sober living house ordeal (too many phony drama queens there too)
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Old 12-01-2019, 14:52   #63
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Re: Alcoholics Anonymous & Cruisers

Capt JJ-
Glad it is working for you. Many of us find it is deadly hard going solo for the long term.
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Old 06-03-2019, 18:02   #64
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Re: Alcoholics Anonymous & Cruisers

A few observations from an AA member for 10 years.

a. An active alcoholic and his/her boat rarely if ever leaves port.

b. An active alcoholic who does leave port has a very high probability of never returning to port.

c. Never leave port with an active alcoholic on board. You may die trying to save the alcoholic or they may kill you by "accident".

The good news is that a recovered/recovering alcoholic with a minimum of 1 year sobriety and preferably >5 years sobriety might be the best captain/crew member you could find.

If you are in Miami and need an AA meeting let me know.
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Old 07-03-2019, 03:37   #65
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, longmt.
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