At what age should a degenerate drug addict/alcoholic decide to get sober?

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  1. Howard Cosell

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    In order to actually have some semblance of a normal productive life.
     
  2. Howard Cosell

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    I think it may vary.
     
  3. Phil McKrakin

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    I'm 49...a functional alcoholic. I say never.
     
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    11 is probably a good age. If you can't get sober by 11, your life is fucked.
     
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    You're as functional as a Jokemaster Jr. :jj:
     
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  7. x76

    x76 Just a crazy old hermit

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    And they would want to become sober... why?

    :wino:
     
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    If a guy doesn't have his shit together by 30-35, odds are, it's never going to happen.

    I'd say 25-30 for women.
     
  9. 2times

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    I waited til 38...
     
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    I say that if you can stay awake past 9pm you are still fine
     
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    When reality strikes midnight
     
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    I have a theory that if you weren't too young and deeply addicted when you try to get sober then you have a better chance. Like, say you had a pretty normal life and things didn't really get out of hand until your mid-late 20's or even later, you have a frame of reference for what life was like "before" and can return to those relationships with family members,hobbies, etc. I feel that it's the ones who have always partied hard, since college or high school that have the hardest time. Sure they might be able to abstain, but the difficulty they encounter is trying to adapt to a completely foreign lifestyle. Everything they ever did was related to either drugs or alcohol; their entertainment, social life, relationships. They literally don't know what to do with themselves. Those are the ones that need AA/NA desperately. They need that structured support.
     
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    :(
     
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    Honest answer, I'd say mid 40s
     
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    x76 Just a crazy old hermit

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    WHAT WOULD THE FABULOUS FURRY FREAK BROTHERS DO???
     
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    Any age
     
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    oh shit :saloon:
     
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    What the fuck Richard?