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View Diary: Hi everyone, I'm Matt, and I'm an alcoholic. (271 comments)

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    Before I got sober, they said, "If you keep doing what you are doing, you will be in jail, a mental institution, or dead -- very soon!"

    Unfortunately, negative consequences never kept me from doing anything.

    What they didn't say was this:: "If you would get sober/clean, you would feel so much better and your life would work way better. You would have the opportunity to have the job/career you want and develop the relationships you wish for and need in your life."

    And after I was sober/clean for a few years, I did get the career and relationships that were exactly right for me.

    Good luck, you are doing a great thing for yourself. (And everyone who cares about you, too!)

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