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    I'm posting this in VH Main, as I figured more people would see it... Hope that's ok, and because I frequent this site a lot and chat with the VH community, figured it would be appropriate.

    I had an entire week of hardcore alcoholism and generally being unhealthy in body and mind. Remember when Sammy mentioned that Eddie would have three beers in him by 9am, and called him a 'cruiser' or something? Man, last week I was full blown kamikaze! Hammered by 10, pass out, wake up at 2am and start slamming drinks again, etc. Rinse and repeat. I don't do drugs anymore (for years) yet love my beers. Too much, at times. I wasn't sleeping/eating/coping very well. I know I started rants and insults that we're uncalled for (for the most part) and probably caused the Mods and site owner to roll their eyes more than once!

    I'm an introvert and an alcoholic, who recently had a few things in my life change for the worse. We all know about GM Oshawa, right? Then my 7 1/2 yr relationship fizzed and I haven't been allowed to see one of my pets (fur babies!) for three months. As an only child, I get really attached, maybe moreso than most. It's killing me... Probably sharing more about my personal life than normal. I'm not normally an angry drunk; I like to have fun, yet last week I let life get the best of me.

    Not a pity party, I just wanted to try and explain why I acted like a loon. This is me owning it, apologizing for it, and trying to set the record straight. Those in charge can close this thread now if they choose to not deal with any possible replies, yet I wanted to post it and have some of you folks read it.
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    Dude, I figured something like that was going on. I didnít comment because I didnít think I would be of any help.

    We all go through dark times; Iíve had my share! No worries here man. Hope you find your way back to a better place.

    Just an aside; this band is fairly dead end at this point. Not worth worrying about IMO. Maybe you need a change; find another distraction or even move away to somewhere new to start over.

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    Congrats on the strength to face it.

    Be kind to yourself and borrow strength from your tribe.

    Look forward to calling you a cunt again over stupid shit till then good luck with the self repair work. Things seldom go in a straight line just try to keep moving forward and resist being stuck in a moment.

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    I figured something like that was going on.

    None of us are perfect. While it doesn't condone the behavior my hat is off to you for having the courage to come forward and own it.
    The only genre I really know is Van Halen.

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    J/K. Hang in there, Robbie.
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    Nobody here or on this planet is perfect. We all have are demons.

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    Robbie we all go through trials and tribulations. I faced a big demon a year and four months ago. If you have an issue, get help. Reach out to others. But this ainít the end for you. You can restart your life at any time.

    Life is kinda funny. When you think you canít live without something, like drugs or alcohol, thatís when your true strength comes out. You just gotta have the nuts to see it through.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RRvh1 View Post
    I'm posting this in VH Main, as I figured more people would see it... Hope that's ok, and because I frequent this site a lot and chat with the VH community, figured it would be appropriate.

    I had an entire week of hardcore alcoholism and generally being unhealthy in body and mind. Remember when Sammy mentioned that Eddie would have three beers in him by 9am, and called him a 'cruiser' or something? Man, last week I was full blown kamikaze! Hammered by 10, pass out, wake up at 2am and start slamming drinks again, etc. Rinse and repeat. I don't do drugs anymore (for years) yet love my beers. Too much, at times. I wasn't sleeping/eating/coping very well. I know I started rants and insults that we're uncalled for (for the most part) and probably caused the Mods and site owner to roll their eyes more than once!

    I'm an introvert and an alcoholic, who recently had a few things in my life change for the worse. We all know about GM Oshawa, right? Then my 7 1/2 yr relationship fizzed and I haven't been allowed to see one of my pets (fur babies!) for three months. As an only child, I get really attached, maybe moreso than most. It's killing me... Probably sharing more about my personal life than normal. I'm not normally an angry drunk; I like to have fun, yet last week I let life get the best of me.

    Not a pity party, I just wanted to try and explain why I acted like a loon. This is me owning it, apologizing for it, and trying to set the record straight. Those in charge can close this thread now if they choose to not deal with any possible replies, yet I wanted to post it and have some of you folks read it.
    "The less I needed, the better I felt." ~ Charles Bukowski.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fudd View Post
    Robbie we all go through trials and tribulations. I faced a big demon a year and four months ago. If you have an issue, get help. Reach out to others. But this ainít the end for you. You can restart your life at any time.

    Life is kinda funny. When you think you canít live without something, like drugs or alcohol, thatís when your true strength comes out. You just gotta have the nuts to see it through.


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    Robbie, Been there, done that. If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired then you are ready and you know what to do.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RRvh1 View Post
    I'm posting this in VH Main, as I figured more people would see it... Hope that's ok, and because I frequent this site a lot and chat with the VH community, figured it would be appropriate.

    I had an entire week of hardcore alcoholism and generally being unhealthy in body and mind. Remember when Sammy mentioned that Eddie would have three beers in him by 9am, and called him a 'cruiser' or something? Man, last week I was full blown kamikaze! Hammered by 10, pass out, wake up at 2am and start slamming drinks again, etc. Rinse and repeat. I don't do drugs anymore (for years) yet love my beers. Too much, at times. I wasn't sleeping/eating/coping very well. I know I started rants and insults that we're uncalled for (for the most part) and probably caused the Mods and site owner to roll their eyes more than once!

    I'm an introvert and an alcoholic, who recently had a few things in my life change for the worse. We all know about GM Oshawa, right? Then my 7 1/2 yr relationship fizzed and I haven't been allowed to see one of my pets (fur babies!) for three months. As an only child, I get really attached, maybe moreso than most. It's killing me... Probably sharing more about my personal life than normal. I'm not normally an angry drunk; I like to have fun, yet last week I let life get the best of me.

    Not a pity party, I just wanted to try and explain why I acted like a loon. This is me owning it, apologizing for it, and trying to set the record straight. Those in charge can close this thread now if they choose to not deal with any possible replies, yet I wanted to post it and have some of you folks read it.
    You've got a set of balls, RR; I respect the way in which you came out with it and owned it.

    Life decisions are for you to make, as is the timing.

    You've got a board full of resources to take advantage of, if you so choose.
    Our hearts' are with you Wolf, Al, and Janie; blessings upon you all.

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    Not easy to share something like that but I give you a lot of credit.
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    I hope he's sincere. Time of course will tell, but when he takes a turn for the worst around here again... and he will, don't anyone even dare to give him grief about his behavior.

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    June 17 was 10 years clean and sober for me...
    If I can do it Anyone can ..
    The hard part is over. Just to admit your demons is half the battle.
    You got this...

    GET READY TO GET READY...
    WHAT IS UNDERSTOOD NEED NOT BE DISCUSSED

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