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Quit Drinking Alcohol – There Will Be Good, Bad and Great Days | SDA9

by | Stop Drinking Alcohol, Year One | 2 comments

(0.25) The site this week
(0.42) Ups and downs for the week
(2.05) Tip of the week

Thursday Tally 9 Transcript

This is Alcohol Mastery, my name’s Kevin O’Hara and welcome to the Thursday Tally 9.
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On the Website This Week

On the website this week, I’ve done nothing.
I’ve been ill all week; I’ve been lying down in front of the TV watching different programs, feeling sorry for myself with lemsips and loads of tissues and all that kind of stuff.
Thank god it’s nearly over with.

Ups and Downs

So that’s obviously one of the downs of the week, feeling like shit.Sick-Tv-Days
But I lost 6 pounds so things kind of balance out.
Another up was being off the alcohol for another week, so 9 weeks.
I don’t know why I keep saying this because I’ve no intentions of ever going back on to the drink again.
It sort of pisses me off when people still call themselves alcoholics when they’ve given up and they’ve no intentions [of going back on it again.]
I’m not trying to put the AA down or anything, or people that go to the AA, but to go there every week and say I’m an alcoholic.
I’m not an alcoholic, I don’t drink any more.
It’s like me not smoking anymore and saying I’m a smoker.
I’m not a smoker, I’m an ex-smoker, I’m and ex-alcoholic or whatever you wanna call it, I don’t drink anymore, so that’s the way I choose to look at it.
Maybe that’s not for everyone, but just to get that piece out there.
You know, I think it’s a head-fuck to start calling yourself something that you’re not.
It keeps you there, it sort of keeps you on the edge, you know you’re one drink away from going back on it again.

Tip of the Week

My tip of the week this week is that you’re gonna have good days and bad days.
So, don’t sweat it, don’t worry.
I have far more good days now than I ever did when I was drinking that’s for sure.
The days when I had hangovers, the hangovers were getting longer, they were certainly bad days.
I had a few bad days during the week because I was ill.
I sat down and watched a few television programs, drank lemsips.
Before I’d have got a bottle of scotch, lemons, honey, and just made an excuse to be pissed.
And it would have dragged on the illness more than the couple of days that I was ill.
Now I just go out for a walk.
If I’m feeling really shitty, I go out for a walk.
I go down to the beach, or there’s a local forest… I walk through the forest, whatever, it’s just to move.
A smile is a great thing when you’re having a bad day.
For me its to watch a funny movie, watch a bit of Eddie Murphy, one of the old Eddie Murphy films, or whatever.
Whatever kicks your bucket or floats your boat.
The Three Stooges, I can’t help not but laugh when I stick on a DVD of the old Three Stooges.
It’s whatever works for yourself.
That’s just life! There’s no need to go back on the drink!

So, that’s the Thursday Tally 9.
Thanks for coming. Click on the link down below and go to the website.
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Hopefully next week I’ll have a bit more about me and I’ll put up another few videos.

My name’s Kevin O’Hara, this is alcoholmastery.com,
Onwards and Upwards!

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  1. renee

    I left you a long message….please reply……I’m 53……been sick with vomit and diarrhea for 2 months but still continued to drink and vomit all while taking my prescriptions pain killers and anxiety medication.. Plus station and blood pressure meds…..27th was Sat…I ended up in the emergency room could barely stand up….shook uncontrollable fever….was so very bad….today is now Thursday…last night I could hear a strange buzzing sound in my room and it went away in a few minutes…can’t sleep….still diarehha but no vomiting today…yellow diarehha…..I’ve ate a good diet…but took advice of a friend and boiled some riblets and drank some juice with all the fat……diarehha awful…all night into thismorning I got some Imodium…I’m wondering if I’m out of danger? I was so scared this morning I had my husband call into work….tomorrow I’m alone with babies….I have to tend to while my daughter works..the stress here is extremely high…and I want it quiet….help me please

    • Kevin O'Hara

      Hi Renee, You sound like you need to go to the doctor. I can’t give medical advice…sorry!


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