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    Hey Robbie, have you considered sobering up for good?

    My brother is 2 years clean and has never been happier.

    Good luck man. Viva Van Hagar

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    Quote Originally Posted by VH1988 View Post
    Hey Robbie, have you considered sobering up for good?

    My brother is 2 years clean and has never been happier.

    Good luck man. Viva Van Hagar
    I would encourage him to do so.

    When your substance of choice is causing you problems it's time to dial it back or give it up altogether.
    The only genre I really know is Van Halen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Get The Show On The Road View Post
    I would encourage him to do so.

    When your substance of choice is causing you problems it's time to dial it back or give it up altogether.
    THIS.

    And if you can’t dial it back and reign it in its time to get serious about quitting.

    Therapy helps.

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    Thanks for all the replies and support, guys! Much appreciated. No, I won't be giving up beer, yet dialing it back and reigning it in (as was just suggested) is front and center on my radar.

    There's a lot more I could've typed in my OP, yet though/hoped some of you would get the idea... Again, thanks.

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    You're all good, brother. Take care of you.

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    It's tough to hear these things. I knew about GM in Oshawa, but you never think about the personal impact when you see the news stories. I worked for an airline (Canadian), & got laid off after 16 years unexpectedly after Air Canada bought us out, so I can totally empathize. If you can, just think of it as a huge pothole that you're gonna get over. In 10 years, will this matter? Probably not. PM me if I can help in any way.

    p.s. I love beer too, & overindulged for about 3 months after losing that job. 16 years later, I'm in a much better place. You will be too, soon
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    Quote Originally Posted by RRvh1 View Post
    T No, I won't be giving up beer, .
    half measures availed us nothing
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    "It's the "JMJ" everyone had grown to love, man! Time to blow the roof off this place!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by RRvh1 View Post
    Thanks for all the replies and support, guys! Much appreciated. No, I won't be giving up beer, yet dialing it back and reigning it in (as was just suggested) is front and center on my radar.

    There's a lot more I could've typed in my OP, yet though/hoped some of you would get the idea... Again, thanks.
    If you can’t quit it for 30 days man, you need to quit it for good. That’s just how it is.

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    Yep, if you're going on benders like he described. quit a few days then say, awe I'll pick up a six pack and have a couple, then your buying a 12 pack a nite. Then on to vodka and your having a screwdriver getting ready for work. Been there
    Dealing with it.

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    It's probably been a decade since I had a drink or two before work. Who wants to wreck a buzz by working and pretending you're not under the influence? Haha.

    And yes, I've done the self imposed detox a few times before, for various reasons. Totally capable of it again. The whole point of this thread was to atone on the Links.

    Last week was an exception, NOT the rule...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RRvh1 View Post
    It's probably been a decade since I had a drink or two before work. Who wants to wreck a buzz by working and pretending you're not under the influence? Haha.

    And yes, I've done the self imposed detox a few times before, for various reasons. Totally capable of it again. The whole point of this thread was to atone on the Links.

    Last week was an exception, NOT the rule...
    It may be an exception, but it’s enough to say you have a problem. If you have ever been drinking before work and find a joke on that, you have a problem

    I enjoy a drink as much as anyone, but to go on a binder, saying some of the things you’ve been saying, I would say is definitely a problem. I wish for your well being and you ability to see that and seek help


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    My thinking has always been "Whatever gets you through the day..." I know and deal with people (addicts are still people) who are fried on drugs at work and who smoke drugs at work, and also some who's breath would knock you over from the reek of hard liquor. I fall into neither category, for the record. I also don't get behind the wheel when blitzed or pick fights in a bar etc.

    I do like my beers after work, both with the gang and when getting home to unwind, and on the weekends. I know when to call it a day, nine times out of ten. Last week? Man.... I was in rough shape! Mentally in a very bad place. It was a funk, and now I'm out of it. I let certain factors of life get me 'dimmed', as in not not thinking sharply. I'm okay now.

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    We all have our vices. Mine is ice cream. My favorite for the last several years has been Java Chip from Vons / Albertsons. I bought some Sea Salt Caramel from WalMart a few days ago and hot damn!!!

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    I don't have much to offer other than the saying "Tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life".

    I've never been much of a drinker. In early 92, a good friend from HS died in a car crash. I was devastated. Stopped going to class. Didn't talk to anybody. Really just wanted to die myself. Was about to get thrown out of college. A guy next door said "hey man, you wanna come to the gym with me and work out?"

    That one moment, completely changed my life. Committing to weight training/cardio at age 19 gave me the discipline I never had growing up. If you decide to give it a shot and join a gym, PM me for any advice.

    Having dogs helps too. I've had between 1 and 4 dogs for the last 22 years.

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