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Old 05-07-04, 11:12 AM Thread Starter   #1
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alcoholics and overclocking?


i'm an alcoholic, and have been sober since oct 2, 2003.

i'm just wondering if there are any other alcoholic overclockers....

whether you're in recovery, or still suffering, post here, and talk.

i can tell u one thing, my pc doesn't get neglected now, and my life is a lot better.

anybody else out there?
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Old 05-07-04, 11:15 AM   #2
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Congratulations on beating the habit - I dont personally know anyone else who has suffered from alcoholism, but I can imagine that such a condition cannot be easy to deal with. I don't usually drink much myself - the odd drink every month or two at most.

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Old 05-07-04, 11:21 AM Thread Starter   #3
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beating the habit is easy, ,beating the disease is a lifetime struggle, as i understand.

the addictive personality follows everywhere.

addiction to alcohol is just a symptom. choosing drinking over having money, your girlfriend, your rent money, your job.... i've chosen a drink over all of those.

addiction to tribes2, buying stuff, etc..... i just have to watch out, and think about how it affects everything.
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Old 05-07-04, 11:26 AM   #4
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first of all CONGRATS for beating that addiction
i think , many of us here are hooked up on computers and ocing

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Old 05-07-04, 03:54 PM   #5
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beating the habit is easy, ,beating the disease is a lifetime struggle, as i understand.

the addictive personality follows everywhere.

addiction to alcohol is just a symptom. choosing drinking over having money, your girlfriend, your rent money, your job.... i've chosen a drink over all of those.

addiction to tribes2, buying stuff, etc..... i just have to watch out, and think about how it affects everything.
That's why you gotta just be smart in the first place and " NOT DRINK " You just avoid the whole situation and you are fine. You dont have to worry about being addicted or being an alcoholic or have to deal with beating the lifetime struggle... Drinking is a wast of time, money, and health..
-This is for all you up comming teen's.
-Dont drink... As cut and dry as that may sound.. you will thank your self in the furture..
-On the other hand.. If your one of those kid's who has to fit in or just go with the flow of thing's with your friend's .. know what just go ahead and wast your life away.. look at the testimonials from these guy's.. .. Trust me you dont want to live this way..
-The effect's of Alcohol include

1.Brain -Loss of memory

-Confusion
-Hallucinations
-Fits

2.Nervous system -Tingling and loss of sensation
in sensation in the hands and
feet.

3.Muscles -Weakness
-Loss of muscle tissue.

4.Heart -High blood pressure
-Irregular pulse
-Enlarge heart

5.Liver -Severe swelling & pain
-Inflamed liver
-Cirrhosis
-Liver cancer

6.Stomach -Lining becomes inflamed
-Bleeding
-Ulcers

7.Intestines -Inflammation
-Bleeding
-Ulcers
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------WHAT"S THE RESULT?----------------------
---------------------------------DEATH--------------------------------
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Old 05-07-04, 04:09 PM   #6
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Alcoholism is no good, but I do drink sometimes...maybe more than I should, who knows. Being on the 'puter trashed is quite fun in my opinion. It never gets in the way of normal activities though...sounds like an alcoholic in denial huh? Hehe... Congrats on being clean though.

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Old 05-07-04, 04:16 PM   #7
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Alcoholism is the only disease you can get yelled at for having.



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Old 05-07-04, 04:23 PM   #8
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... Drinking is a wast of time, money, and health..
Overclocking eats your money, time, and I'm sure there's some health effect out there. From one addiction to the next. Haha, but it's so much fun! Sorry, just causing trouble.

Good job on dealing with the alcoholism.

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Old 05-07-04, 04:26 PM   #9
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Obsessive behavior is quite common around here.
Alcoholism/addiction may be less so, but I do know that there are a number of members who are recovering.

I battled for many years.

Congrats, amigo, and keep up the good work!

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Old 05-07-04, 04:56 PM   #10
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alcoholism runs deep through my family, so im just not going to drink (or rarely)

That is relly great that you have stopped. Keep it up man!
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Old 05-07-04, 05:30 PM   #11
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My ex girlfriend's mom was an alcoholic, every bad day she had she went to AA and felt better, pretty cool if you ask me. You think maybe you could focus that lifestyle on something like excercise, working, or some sort of community service? You'd really be helping yourself out that way, and congratulations, the first year comes up in October.
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Old 05-07-04, 06:27 PM   #12
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Well, I have tried beer (gotta love germany, I can legally drink there) and may I add its the worst thing I have ever tasted. But anyway, congrats for kicking the habit.

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Old 05-07-04, 09:58 PM   #13
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Alcoholism is the only disease you can get yelled at for having.

Actually no. The smiley was nice but truth be known, I am a psychiatric social worker and I deal with people with mental illnesses every day. Despite the ads you see on TV for antidepressants, the fact is that popular culture still holds a low opinion of mental illness.

Several times a year I have to go to my state capitol to deal with nonsense like bills to restrict public funding from the “able bodied”. Few people have an issue with helping people who cannot work because they have heart disease, blindness or diabetes. If someone has a disorder of the brain that is somehow different.

Think about it for a second. Is not your brain part of who you are? If you develop a disorder of the brain does that not mean that you have serious problems? Yet some people feel that mental illness is somehow not a “real” disease.

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Actually, back in my misspent youth I managed to get hooked on both heroin and cocaine. Unlike alcohol, anyone can get hooked on either of those. Today, I know that I cannot ever try even a little bit of either as that might put me back on the path to total dependence. Both drug are just too fun to get anywhere near.

It is true that many people feel a compulsion to buy new hardware and they are likely to go out and get something when they get some money. But hardware is not in the same league with real drugs. When I first decided to get off drugs I did not see money as green paper that could buy me stuff. If I had $20 in my hands I saw the drugs that that money could buy. What got me through that point in my life was not some vision of the future where I could by a $300 graphics card. What got me past that point was the idea that one day I could spend money for something other that getting past dealing with withdrawal sickness.
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Old 05-07-04, 11:17 PM   #14
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See, I live in Oklahoma. We have alcoholics, and most go unchecked. I've known of people in high school dying of liver failure. I know what you feel, and think of it this way, you are dodging a bullet that should have hit your head. Good luck.

Oh, and Malpine, I have a lot of respect for you too. I live in the meth capital of the world, and it's nasty, I tell you.
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I myself got high one night and it took me four years to come back down. You name it I tried it, came close to death a few times. So far I've been clean for 4 years and I hope I stay that way. Sure sometimes it does cross my mind but I know thats not a life I wish to live again.

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Old 05-08-04, 04:23 AM   #16
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That's why you gotta just be smart in the first place and " NOT DRINK " You just avoid the whole situation and you are fine. You dont have to worry about being addicted or being an alcoholic or have to deal with beating the lifetime struggle... Drinking is a wast of time, money, and health..
-This is for all you up comming teen's.
-Dont drink... As cut and dry as that may sound.. you will thank your self in the furture..
-On the other hand.. If your one of those kid's who has to fit in or just go with the flow of thing's with your friend's .. know what just go ahead and wast your life away.. look at the testimonials from these guy's.. .. Trust me you dont want to live this way..
U make is sound so bad ?? I love to have a beer every now and then (most weekends) . BUT i dont go and get Drunk... There is Nothing wrong with enjoying a beer with your mates and having a BQ or just meeting up in the local pub. Beer is NOT bad, Its What u do with it that is. I train in the gym every day, i MTB most days and play loads of sports, and having a few beers on a weekend in Not killing me.

@TheMightyBuck: Congratulation m8.

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Its a hard call really, I have a strong belief in enjoying life, but when do you draw the line, at things that can damage your health? Personally I'm about to goto college and I expect I'll do some drinking.
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Unlike alcohol, anyone can get hooked on either of those
u couldn't be more wrong.... ANYONE can be an alcoholic.

and thank god for public funding for treatment centers. i took advantage of my counties mental health programs, and i could not have paid for anything, as i was dead broke and homeless.


drinking is fine. excessive drinking leads to alcoholism.

anyone can be an alcoholic, but no one is born to be one. the only way to develope the disease is by drinking. some people need to drink a lot more than others.
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Actually no. The smiley was nice but truth be known, I am a psychiatric social worker and I deal with people with mental illnesses every day. Despite the ads you see on TV for antidepressants, the fact is that popular culture still holds a low opinion of mental illness.
Its not that bad in WA. Theres lots of money for those with mental illnesses who cant work.

I have severe PTSD (Had it for over 3 years now, just wont go away, argh!) which causes uber depression and my insomina (although getting only 45min of sleep a night does come in handy for LAN's ). Sometimes im not able to work for a few days at a time (usually happens once every couple months or so) but horray for state/job benifits, I get lots of paid days off because of all that.
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