I’ve been teetotal for 6 months now. Yay! I was only a bi/monthly binge drinker so it’s not comparable to the achievement of a recovery alcoholic but still I’m proud that I’m sticking to my decision. It’s not so difficult since I came to accept that moderation was not an option for me. In the past special occasions and events were an excuse to drink myself into a stupor but I’ve past many social gatherings without drinking and I do not miss being the loud, embarrassing drunk person.
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I gave it up for a month (in March) and haven’t really gone back to it. It’s quite a buzz to wake up after a night out and not feel embarrassed!! AND you can drive everywhere – win-win!
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Great to hear!
Encouraging… I quit drinking about three weeks ago and I am planning not to drink for another year or until I’m 42 years old.
I really recognise ‘I do not miss being the loud, embarrassing drunk person’...
Have you stopped drinking for good? My plan is to go back, but with moderation, as in enjoying a good glass of wine or whatever occasionally, so not every weekend (because it’s the weekend) . If that fails, I hope I still have the courage to be honest with myself and leave the alcohol behind.
Come to think of it, it’s amazing how much BS we attribute to alcoholic drinks, just to be able to drink… Part of growing up.
By the way (last question…) do you also notice having more energy and purer and stronger emotions?