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Topic: Please forgive me, but I’m going to recommend you all try sobriety…

Anonymous A started this discussion 2.1 years ago #23,523

Do you feel irritable and depressive after a night of drinking? Even after just a drink? (Or your substance of choice.) Try going entirely sober for six weeks and report back. I’ve been avoiding substances for about a year, now, and I’m feeling quite good about it.

At first, I missed the habit of enjoying the complex, earthy flavors of nice booze with meals, but I’ve taken the money I would have spent and using it for nicer coffee and pastries, instead. When I’m feeling anxious, I go on walks or perform mindful exercises that are a bit like meditation.

Previously, I found myself feeling shitty and anxious about life, and dulled those feelings with booze and pot. What really happened, though, was I ended up less capable of dealing with how I felt. Now, I’m realizing that substances have largely been a net negative in my life.

Some of you might have the genes and coping mechanisms that allow you to use substances and not feel shitty from it, but I’ll still issue you a challenge to give sobriety a try.

Anonymous B joined in and replied with this 2.1 years ago, 7 minutes later[^] [v] #367,558

Is it the substances themselves that caused you problems though, or merely the fact you used drink and weed to forget about problems in your life, instead of dealing with them elsehow?

henn joined in and replied with this 2.1 years ago, 52 seconds later, 8 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #367,560

@OP
K. Will report back in 6 weeks.

Anonymous B replied with this 2.1 years ago, 5 minutes later, 14 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #367,564

@previous
> two days in
> dies of withdrawal

Anonymous A (OP) replied with this 2.1 years ago, 9 minutes later, 23 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #367,568

@367,558
That’s a decent point. It was a little of both. Alcohol makes me feel really shitty the next day. My brain is in a fog even after one drink. Weed really decreases my motivation. I’ve been feeling shitty about life in general, but addressing those problems didn’t really seem very effective without more mental clarity.

green joined in and replied with this 2.1 years ago, 4 minutes later, 28 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #367,569

Fuck off you little shit.

Anonymous A (OP) replied with this 2.1 years ago, 10 minutes later, 38 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #367,570

@previous

green replied with this 2.1 years ago, 51 seconds later, 39 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #367,571

@previous
Fuck you. I'll drink until liver failure.

Anonymous E joined in and replied with this 2.1 years ago, 6 minutes later, 45 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #367,572

@previous
I thought you were trying to get yourself sectioned?

Anonymous A (OP) replied with this 2.1 years ago, 33 seconds later, 46 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #367,573

@367,571
Then please realize this thread was not intended for you.

Anonymous E replied with this 2.1 years ago, 2 minutes later, 48 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #367,576

@previous
Would you say that sobriety has increased your power level?

henn replied with this 2.1 years ago, 1 minute later, 49 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #367,578

I pissed my pant. Hasn't yours ;)

Anonymous E replied with this 2.1 years ago, 1 minute later, 51 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #367,580

@previous
> italics on the yours
> winking face at the end
Words cannot express my love for you right now.

green replied with this 2.1 years ago, 10 seconds later, 51 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #367,581

@367,572

You wot mate?

Anonymous A (OP) replied with this 2.1 years ago, 59 seconds later, 52 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #367,582

@367,576
Yes.

henn replied with this 2.1 years ago, 12 minutes later, 1 hour after the original post[^] [v] #367,593

@367,580
I know a great way you can express your love for me.

DXMeowth joined in and replied with this 2.1 years ago, 1 hour later, 2 hours after the original post[^] [v] #367,626

Thank you for posting this @OP.

henn replied with this 2.1 years ago, 2 hours later, 5 hours after the original post[^] [v] #367,697

@previous
Don't listen to them Meowth.

Anonymous G joined in and replied with this 2.1 years ago, 3 hours later, 9 hours after the original post[^] [v] #367,803

so-brie-ty

green replied with this 2.1 years ago, 19 minutes later, 9 hours after the original post[^] [v] #367,805

@previous

Why was he put in a mental institution.

henn replied with this 2.1 years ago, 14 hours later, 23 hours after the original post[^] [v] #367,920

6 weeks is a really long time...

green replied with this 2.1 years ago, 1 minute later, 23 hours after the original post[^] [v] #367,921

sXe

Anonymous A (OP) replied with this 2.1 years ago, 6 minutes later, 23 hours after the original post[^] [v] #367,929

@367,920
You can do it.

Anonymous A (OP) double-posted this 2.1 years ago, 17 seconds later, 23 hours after the original post[^] [v] #367,930

@367,921
> arg

beckyderp !CaTLdYmooc joined in and replied with this 2.1 years ago, 2 minutes later, 23 hours after the original post[^] [v] #367,935

@367,929
Why would he want to?

henn replied with this 2.1 years ago, 2 minutes later, 23 hours after the original post[^] [v] #367,938

@367,929
6 WHOLE weeks? That's like, a lot of weeks, man.

green replied with this 2.1 years ago, 4 minutes later, 23 hours after the original post[^] [v] #367,942

@367,930

Not even.

henn replied with this 2.1 years ago, 3 minutes later, 23 hours after the original post[^] [v] #367,946

@367,929
Also, why would you post this knowing good and well that there are a lot of holidays coming up? Is this some sort of sick joke?

beckyderp !CaTLdYmooc replied with this 2.1 years ago, 1 hour later, 1 day after the original post[^] [v] #367,985

@previous
Do you celebrate Kwanzaa?

henn replied with this 2.1 years ago, 26 minutes later, 1 day after the original post[^] [v] #367,990

@previous
No

Anonymous A (OP) replied with this 2.1 years ago, 1 hour later, 1 day after the original post[^] [v] #368,010

@367,935
It feels good, man.

henn replied with this 2.1 years ago, 27 minutes later, 1 day after the original post[^] [v] #368,019

@previous
How good does it feel?

Anonymous A (OP) replied with this 2.1 years ago, 21 minutes later, 1 day after the original post[^] [v] #368,026

@previous
Almost as good as prostate stimulation.

henn replied with this 2.1 years ago, 47 minutes later, 1 day after the original post[^] [v] #368,064

@previous
So you feel like your having your prostate stimulated constantly? That's really what being sober feels like? Fuck I'm missing out.

Anonymous I joined in and replied with this 2.1 years ago, 15 hours later, 1 day after the original post[^] [v] #368,189

@OP

> nicer coffee and pastries, instead.

LOL. Nice try, OP, but that's not sobriety; It's substitution. Shake the caffeine and sugar highs if you really want bragging rights.

Anonymous J joined in and replied with this 2.1 years ago, 1 hour later, 1 day after the original post[^] [v] #368,201

@previous
> arg

★henn★ replied with this 2.1 years ago, 4 hours later, 2 days after the original post[^] [v] #368,229

So I'm giving this another shot today

(Edited 17 seconds later.)

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