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The benefits of giving up alcohol!

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22 Jan
2:23pm, 22 Jan 2022
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idle_wilder
I've been in since last time I posted (being back working full-time seriously messes with my Fetch time!). I was thinking about some wine tonight, but I don't need it, really.
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mrs shanksi
Good to have you here i_w, you'll feel so much better tomorrow if you don't have wine tonight. I'm planning another hill run tomorrow, and don't fancy doing that hungover.
WA
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WA
Hello everyone, good to see so many here. Late checking in today, but still here
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The Terminator
I'm going to a pub for food in an hour. First test of any kind. I'd usually say I won't drink then one pint may turn into three. Definitely water or try a NA beverage this time though.
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LindsD
Stay strong, TT

Have a plan
22 Jan
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Derby Tup
A plan is key. Think how happy you’ll be to wake up with your sober ‘streak’ intact
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Fields
Agree a plan is what you need. You want the answer to “what do you want to drink with your meal” to be whatever your soft drink of choice is :-)

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About This Thread

Maintained by HappyG(rrr)
Looks as though this thread has become popular again, here in 2010 (it's now 2022, and it started in 2008, so I think "still popular" might be more apt! :-) G ) :-) Good Luck everyone.

A recent plea for those struggling to "reach out" as they say in US of A!

"Anyone not feeling strong and confident, please shout out. Or fmail. Or any other comms that works. Don't drink alcohol when you don't want to, for lack of someone to talk to. Pick up the phone, not the bottle."

Some acronyms, in case people use them:
JFT - Just for today
ODAAT - One day at a time
KIS - Keep it simple
TBOGUA - The Benefits Of Giving Up Alcohol (the title of this thread!)

New feature: article/blog of the month (period may change randomly!) Swittle's wonderful 14,611 days blog: (see links below)

Linking Joopsy's 17 year blog too, cos it's awesome!

There is a GREAT article summarising some of the benefits, to save you having to trawl through the thread (includes links to helpful apps and other resources).

And a great list of Alternative Drinks started by the lovely LindsD:

Please add to these articles and make them as valuable as possible! Thanks! :-) G

And one from way back when...
Dirt Monkey's brilliant blog on TBOGUA too - go try this...

And the all important fabulous services:
Alcoholics Anonymous
National Helpline (FREE) 0800 9177 650
help@aamail.org

Al Anon
020 7403 0888

medal medal Contact TBOGUA medal medal

We're adding in our own Fetch offer of one to one contact too, for anyone who doesn't want to post in the thread for whatever reason. Please feel free to fmail ANY of the names listed below.

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HappyG(rrr)
Oscar the grouch
mrs shanksi
Derby Tup
iaincr
Love Lettuce
DocM
LindsD
GeneHunt59
GregP star
Joopsy star

Note: we're none of us experts, but we're happy to listen, to answer any questions and to offer support if you think it would help you. Except star marked above. Who are experts! :-)

(Note II: at Christmas some names may change a bit, but I'm sure you can still find us to fmail!)

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