Hi, yes I had a lot of struggles myself and did a lot of stupid things. I had a job were everyone drank and that was just the "thing" to fit in. It was really a blessing when I got fired from there because it gave me a chance to reflect. I told myself after I got fired that I wasn't going to sit around getting drunk feeling sorry for myself and I quit for awhile. I got another job and gradually things changed until I was able to quit entirely. But it took many years to get to that point.
Ironically I was stone cold sober years later when I got in a traffic accident and had a closed head injury now I have seizures.
But that's another story.
Well, HELLO! Yes, I do make it to the "Toons" sometimes. Especially when I receive emails informing me of a "new" post. LOL
Yes, I am definitely a "Friend of Bill W." and I didn't get there by eating too much ice cream! LONG, ugly, vicious road I trudged. I would assume by your comment that you are also? Or a survivor of our "Whirlwind"? Thanks for the note and the "Friending" I'll try to check my home page more often to see about notes. Or my regular addy is email@example.com
He's been down this road before. I believe that he's an alcoholic but falls off the wagon and gets blitzed. There are some posts on here from 'way back where he got together with some of the other members for a few beers and the impression I got from some very guarded posts is that he is not a very pleasant drunk.
He's threatened suicide before on this board and it's really a cry for help when things get screwed up in his life. It sounds as if his girlfriend broke up with him. I don't believe it's because he said he loved her. Whatever, it sounds as if he is on the bottle again. When sober Sushi is a great guy. He's smart and entertaining but he has some emotional problems. Be careful about getting involved because he can turn on you in an instant and be verbally viscous.
I hope that he gets things together and straightened out because I kinda like the guy but I'm reluctant to get involved when he's been drinking!!!!