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  1. On 6/3/2021 at 8:23 PM, strykerpks said:

    Thanks for the replies. It really does help. Sorry I haven't checked in but I've really been focusing on my treatment and making things right at home. 

    As for being from Wisconsin, well yeah. It's "what we do". I'm sure there's also some genetics at play, environment, lack of willpower, mental issues including anxiety and depression, the list goes on and on. Ultimately it truly is a disease and with the cognitive approach my treatment is taking, I'm seeing that more and more. That's not to avoid any responsibility on my part but I hadn't been dealing with anything in my life in a healthy way.

    I had a 1-1 with my therapist today and she was impressed with my progress so far. The group session this morning was about the power of vulnerability, shame, stigma and self confidence. We watched some Dr. Brene Brown TED talks. Wow, she's great. I got a little emotional from those and the following discussion. She caught that and pulled me aside and we talked for almost 2 hours. It was very helpful.

    I believe someone asked about the cost. If I had to ball park it, I would say ~$500/month, give or take.

    We also have a breathalyzer at home. After 25+ years I had built up such a tolerance I could "feel fine" and still blow well over a 0.10

    I'm sure there's other things I'm missing so I apologize. Almost time to put the kids to bed. 

    You’ve taken some huge steps :thumbup:

    Give yourself some credit and take it slow. This is a long process. Keep it up, I’m proud of you bud. 

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  2. 32 minutes ago, strykerpks said:

    Thank you. I really like the bolded. I'm going to steal that. 

    I started this thread kind of selfishly to put it out there and for my own catharticism (probably not a word but whatevs). But I hope anyone going through it chimes in and uses it as a sounding board. Thanks again for sharing.

    You’re welcome. I didn’t come up with that myself, I heard it somewhere and it stuck with me. I’m not a big cliche guy, but that one is very useful. I didn’t want to hijack your thread by over sharing but wanted you to know that you’ve taken a huge step and you’re not alone. Not even close. Be kind to yourself and don’t beat yourself up if you slip up. 

  3. I’m also an alcoholic. I’ve been sober for about 10 weeks. I was (am?) of the high functioning variety. I’ve used alcohol and drugs since age 14 (I’m 44) and I’ve known I’ve had a problem for a long time.

    I was never the loud, obnoxious party guy, but I loved how drinking helped me numb out. My childhood wasn’t great, a lot of abuse in my house, and I have basically been self-medicating for 30 years. It’s always been my go to when things got tough. It’s not my place to call anyone else an alcoholic, but I think it’s safe to say it runs in my family. 

    Kudos to you for putting this out there, and I wish you all the best. I listen to a few sobriety podcasts, and I find them really helpful. I’m still really early on in sobriety, and the cobwebs are still clearing out of my brain, but I feel much better than I did three months ago. Some days are pretty easy, others I have to take minute to minute.

    I’m learning that by drinking I was giving up everything for one thing. By being sober, I’m giving up one thing for everything. Good luck to you. 

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  4. 23 minutes ago, Cowboysfan8 said:

    Hmm, I was probably better at driving fast and in and out of traffic / flying on back roads when I was ~30.

    Im a much more defensive driver now who drives closer to the speed limit (age is closer to 50 than 30), so I’d say I’m the best driver I’ve ever been now.

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  5. We shouldn’t be surprised by the “dumpster dive” approach to the running back position. Coach Flo saw it work in New England. I don’t necessarily like it, but I trust him. He’s gotten nearly every ounce out of the talent on the roster so far in his time here. A lot of experts seem to love our draft. As Todem points out though, it all comes down to Tua. He showed signs in a few games last year that he can play at this level. His injury shouldn’t be a concern any more, full off-season and camp/pre-season. Time to prove it. 

  6. 7 minutes ago, humpback said:

    The first sign that they weren't in love with Robinson was signing Hyde, and now they make it crystal clear by using a 1st round pick on a RB. You can argue until you're blue in the face that it's a dumb move, Robinson's a "top" RB, etc., but it's painfully obvious that Jax doesn't think he is.

    Disagree about Hyde. As a guy who has Robinson on a few teams, I was actually happy about them getting Hyde. They had absolutely nothing behind Robinson last year and needed depth. Hyde seemed like a sensible move that didn’t kill Robinson’s value and gave me hope that it was going to be the biggest name they added at the position in the off-season. 

    Agree on Etienne. Last night was pure pain.  No getting around it. This really hurt Robinson’s outlook going forward. 

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