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tacocat  ·  1372 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: September 14th: What are you reading this week?

Last week I read Blackout by Sarah Hepola. It's a memoir about alcoholism. I read the first half while drinking a six pack or so and got through all the war stories. The second half is about recovery and it was a good read for the day I resolved to quit drinking.

I bought A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again for some light reading that isn't stupid. I won't read all of it since I don't care about anyone's opinions on tennis but it'll keep me busy for a while.

rinx  ·  1371 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm on a drinking break myself, good for you for quitting! How's it going so far?

tacocat  ·  1371 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Four days sober. I drank some last night and I have a headache. After fifteen years of doing it every day, five drinks instead of ten is not so bad. I'm not doing AA so I don't have to be shamed by picking up a new chip on Saturday. It's called harm reduction in my group instead of "we're very disappointed in you for not praying to God instead of drinking."

rinx  ·  1371 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Sounds like you have a good support system and you're making great progess! 15 years, wow, it's gotta be rough trying to break a habit that long running.