Digger, Thank you for keeping this thread going. To everyone who ever participated in this thread, thank you. I got sober here, with the help of all these posts. I guess it's been like my AA. Todays my anniversary. I have to go back in the thread to figure out how many years. I think it's 7. I haven't been here much (yes, I miss it here), it seems that I've been out living life. I remember when I started here, I couldn't even post for the longest time. I couldn't do much of anything, other than to breath in and out, and to not drink. I got very quiet, read old posts, and lived minute by minute. Slowly, at first, but the days added up. Now I have a fulfilling life. I handle the problems that come my way. My relationships with those who care for me have improved. Anyone who is new to quitting drinking, DON'T GIVE UP. Find a way that works for you. AA is a great org but if it's not for you, then figure out how to not drink any way you can. I got sober in a quit drinking thread in the town tavern on a fishing forum. Thank you, everyone, you've saved my life.