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Old 09-02-2013, 10:52 AM   #24 (permalink)
Paraquat
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You have to become master of your demons.
I used to be such that if I started drinking I wouldn't stop until I was unable to continue.
If I opened a bottle I wasn't done until it was empty.
It lead to a lot of not good choices and probably almost got myself killed a ton of times. I lost a lot of friends. I've since gained a little control over it but I had to spend about 5 years being sober and working out issues that only surfaced while annihilated drunk.

I can have one or two drinks now and I know to back off.

The point is that it takes work and time.
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