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Inacage Bassist Celebrates Two Years Of Sobriety

Bassist Anthony Pereda of California metal band Inacage has issued the following statement about reaching two years of sobriety:

"Hello all,

"I'm proud and thankful to say that today I have been sober for 2 years straight. After drinking for 15 it seemed like the chances of quitting for good were unlikely considering how much I love alcohol! lol.

"I still do! NA beer is nice because I love the taste! Clausthaler from Germany is my favorite! Miss the awesome micro brews though. Ha! However, there isn't a substitute for wine. Uh....grape juice doesn't do the trick. A glass of Merlot would be nice. OR A SHOT OF JACK! )=o)

"The first year was brutal! The 2nd was easy! I find it a little strange that it went by this fast but when you're in the process it seems like forever! Id also like to add that I did this on my own. I didnt go to AA meetings or become a reborn christian like many feel they have to do in order to have enough strength to quit. I say whatever works for you and if you accomplish your goal and are happy then more power to you! For me, I rather not attend meetings and hear sob stories while talking about alcohol for 2 hours! All that would do is make me want to go out and drink as soon as the meeting was over! As for being reborn? I don't need to go to church to help me quit. They have wine too! I'd take the whole goblet from the priest and down it! The only support I have needed is from my family and friends. THANK YOU MOM, STEPHANIE, ARIEL, DARREN, MIKE, MY AUNTS, UNCLES & COUSINS AND ANYONE ELSE WHO MAY HAVE ENCOURAGED ME ALONG THE WAY!! ALL OF YOU HAVE BEEN VERY HELPFUL AND I DONT THINK I WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DO THIS WITHOUT YOU!

"Just for the record, I am not a hater. All my friends and family drink and I enjoy hanging out with them while they are catching their buzz and having a good time. It kind of makes me feel like I have a slight buzz myself. In fact, sometimes they may forget that Im sober. I guess once you been there and done that you blend in regardless. Heheheh. The point is, it is possible to have a good time without being drunk. Its also nice to remember the night before. lol

"Now for those who do drink, drink one for me! ;)"

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1. Uncle AJ writes:

TP,
Couldn't be more proud to read your article and how true and "non preaching" your statements are. You were there when I went through 14 years of sobriety which came to an end about 5 years ago. Trying to do the moderate thing now but not always that easy, especially with our partying families. If it gets out of hand again, I'll be right there with you Bro. They say it's tougher the 2nd time around but maybe the 4th or 5th is easier.
Much luv to you,
Uncle AJ

# Jun 5, 2009 @ 7:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. XWigglesX writes:

Drug free 4 life

# Jun 5, 2009 @ 11:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. ~AMP writes:

Thank you AJ! =o)

# Jun 10, 2009 @ 12:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. That_One_Guy writes:

Congrats, man.

# Jun 10, 2009 @ 2:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. M703 writes:

"Now for those who do drink, drink one for me! ;)"

Well, I guess I will now, just for the occasion... :)

# Jun 10, 2009 @ 3:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. AMP writes:

Thank you That_One _Guy M703, XWiggleX!! Much appreciated!
Stay cool and keep it brutal!
\m/

# Jun 20, 2009 @ 2:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

well, haven't had the chance to drink/do drugs yet...I agree with wiggles...straightedge ftw...even though I'm not punk...

# Jun 20, 2009 @ 8:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Nicolas Cage Is Poop! writes:

lol how do u celebrate being sober? nah jk congrats

# Jun 20, 2009 @ 11:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Manny Mann writes:

You are a stronger man than me. I couldn't even think about going sober unless Shiner or Guinness made something NA, cause I like my ale like I like my women: thick and brown! (i.e. latina) Oh and there's that whole whiskey thing too. But congrates man!

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