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)