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Old 7 Mar 2018
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Well the nearest booze to where I am at the mo is twenty miles down a dark Moroccan road........ Desperate comes to mind. Other worthy places of note are Moroccan bars of which I definitely would not step inside as I've seen to often what comes falling out. So if u avoid the cities u are pretty safe here drink wise, plus u speak French, what's not to like
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Originally Posted by chris gale View Post
Well the nearest booze to where I am at the mo is twenty miles down a dark Moroccan road........ Desperate comes to mind....
Haha, I'd stuff a bottle in the luggage for you if I was passing!
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To b honest Chris I'm not missing it...... That said if a kindly passing traveller happened to drop a minuture of bourbon in my lap
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Not an alcoholic so no firsthand experience with this, but I suppose there is nothing wrong with saying you'd rather not have some. Just a "no thanks, I'm fine" would suffice.
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Sober Alcoholic

Erik Sober alcoholic here.

Alcohol is a large part of the MC world here in Europe.
A lot of times, the MC is just used as an excuse to go to party.

When I started my recovery (many years ago)I went back to the MC world via A.R.M.
A.R.M. International
Excellent environment to be in.
Thanks to all the brothers there

I go to quite many MC events these days.
And when I often get the question about drinking.
I answer "No thanks,I am a sober alcoholic"

That gives respect. And people that know that they have a problem themselves are "impressed".

But I always bring my own tent. And go there when the I want to relax.

On the other side.
Going touring. Driving beautiful roads. Enjoy the nature and views, Sleep in small villages. Hostels or camping. The expose to alcohol/drinking is almost zero. I enjoy life, when I can see and feel everything around me. Not hiding in a alcohol fog.

I can go/drive where I want, when I want. Driving is never limited by Alcohol intake.

And one good thing. AA are all over the world. Wherever I go. I look up an AA meeting, and finds friends. I wish all people could have something similar.

A sober life i a wonderful life. Enjoy.

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
and Wisdom to know the difference
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I'm also a friend of Bill Wilson.

I think that if an alcoholic has a period of contented sobriety behind them, has done the steps, has a sponsor, belongs to a group and is generally happy with life, it should be possible to make long motorcycle tours.

But I would not recommend doing so during the first year of sobriety. That's just my opinion, for whatever it is worth, so keep an open mind.

For me, I have made many long trips through many different (and some difficult) countries since getting sober. I have never had a desire to pick up a drink during these trips.

I think what is important is that we remain continually aware that there is no cure for addiction, but we can enjoy a daily reprieve from our addiction if we follow certain steps that lead to serenity.

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Go online, you will find meetings for every day. Post a request for someone to talk to/meet in person. I have found meetings/people willing to share and help in every village I have ever been in.
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Personally speaking if I knew someone was dry I would be happy to stick to coffee etc .
Sadly booze in Europe is very readily available, that and the fact that it's nice......one of the reasons I enjoy Morocco so much , it's not in your face and you have to seek it out.........I generally dont bother .
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Originally Posted by arborius View Post
It's quite nice that you realize your problem, how are you now? I'm facing the same problem and don't know how to get help.
Hello Arborius:

Look up "Alcoholics Anonymous" in your local phone book - or Google "Alcoholics Anonymous" plus the name of your city. It is very likely that you will find a contact phone number you can call. It is 100% probable that the phone will be answered by someone who has had problems with alcohol in the past and successfully overcome those problems.

In the unlikely event that you don't find a phone number to call, look up "AA Meetings" plus the name of your city on Google. Go to a meeting. You won't be pressured do do anything or join anything, and you will soon discover that "You are No Longer Alone".

(sober 20 years now)
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Spot on.
can't be clearer.

The world is full of Sober Alcoholics.
The biker woorld also.

The only thing that can help an alcoholic is to talk to other alcoholics.
And share experiences. We understand each other in a way that noone else can understand.

Go to a AA meeting with open an mind.
And you will found friends that hold on to each other as if their lift would depend on it.
Becouse one day it will

We all have ower own story. But with a lot in common

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