I just celebrated 5 years of recovery April 5th. I go to meetings and I don't use just for today! Congrats on the clean time y'all! That is why they call me theroselady2000 b/c I stopped using in 2000 and I was the rose lady selling roses in the bars.
I am one of those who gets high from the wind in my face. I love to ride and that should be all there is. Just natural highs from here on in! *kisses* I think of it this way....there is way too much to see out there in the world to be wasted all the time. I am not even looking for someone who still uses at my age. There is a time when we just have to grown up. ya know?
I am allergic to alcohol, if I drink, I break out in cocain!LOL.. I can remember being so trashed that i had to steer the bike home, 23 miles because I couldn't go fast enough to lean into a curve...pretty scary stuff! I used to ride my shovel down to the hood and cop crack , looking back I see that as so flirting with death and not giving a dam if I lived or died, It was the only riiding I did.
I have 4+ years clean. I have been blessed with kids that so far have NOT followed in y footsteps. I am a single father. Their mom still drinks and I watch how that affects the critters. I owe the kids lots of amends for having neglected them for so many years. I give them love and teach them , by example , that they can have fun and still be with their peers without indulging!
Life is Good!
Right you are Softtail.e.
We can all live.... but One Day at a Time.....
I dream one dream at time,
I do not future trip, and...
I DO NOT take that first drink, that first toke, that first drag off a cig...
I want to live free...
ONE DAY AT A TIME....
Peace, love and ride free to all who have the will to do it.
SoftailLeila write: I don't want to step on Sober Ladys toes but I have some thoughts on social drinking v. total abstinence. An alcholic/addict can't drink socially. One is too many and a thousand is never enough. It will lead them back to where they were or worse. Of course I know people who can drink socially. They are not addicts. I am and I know one drink will lead to a bottle of jack and then anything I can get. Alcholism is a disease that can be controlled and the only way to do it is to Not do it. Peace.
i agree wholeheartly with you on that one--once addicted to anything has a prob with just one
i gave up cigarettes back in "87" and i know that if i had one today--i would be back smoking cigarettes--my addiction
i happen to be one of the luckier ones--played with alcohol and drugs in my younger days but never got bit with the disease--and oddity being my father had the disease--and never really got help--just became a dry drunk--but 2 of my brothers did--script drugs--and i've had several friends that have also
the best thing for everyone is to know that one drink affects our response time whether addicted or not and the safest thing is to not drink and drive or give enough time in between two for it not to be a problem
I don't want to step on Sober Ladys toes but I have some thoughts on social drinking v. total abstinence. An alcholic/addict can't drink socially. One is too many and a thousand is never enough. It will lead them back to where they were or worse. Of course I know people who can drink socially. They are not addicts. I am and I know one drink will lead to a bottle of jack and then anything I can get. Alcholism is a disease that can be controlled and the only way to do it is to Not do it. Peace.
I never drink and ride and it's great to see so many others share this view.
I am very impressed with SoftailLeila's and soberlady's accomplishments. You ladies ROCK!
And Angel I have read several of your posts - you are a sweetheart.
Soberlady - if it isn't too painful, I would like info on your adventures into "social drinking" vs. total abstinence. I am currently dealing with this issue and would appreciate any thoughts and advice.
Welcome to the State of Insanity.
You have just passed the outer reaches of the Mind.
You are now entering the Biker Zone.
If you are experiencing Audio or Visual difficulties, do not be alarmed.
This is not a technical difficulty with your motorcycle,
but rather a breakdown of your psyche.
The illusions you are about to experience may cause dizziness, sweating,
heavy breathing, heart pounding, exhaustion, and ultimately "ECSTACY".
Hope you enjoy your trip at the 'Biker Zone'.
Good to see you Byker! Hope your getting some riding in. SeeMe your right. It's rough on the people around you. One of the coolest things ever was when I was able to give my 13 year old son my two year coin. He kept it and knows what it means for me and him and my friends and family.