Off to work I go, I’ll be on this site tonight, thats when I’ll really need the support. I’m ready, I really want to do this!!
It feels absolutely wonderful! It’s good to come back and read old posts to remind me of the hell drinking had me in!!
You might not think so right now, but to all of you attempting to get sober IT WILL GET BETTER. Over a year ago I could not imagine life without drinking – I new I wanted to but was so afraid of not ever being able to be happy or handle anything without my daily buzz. What would I do at social functions, stressful times, etc.?? I was so wrong – it’s fantastic!! It does take time adjusting, learning to do everyday functions without it, even sleeping. I can honestly say I have healed. I don’t crave it at all. When things get bad, drinking is the last thing that crosses my mind. Stay focused and committed. Research, find what helps you thru it, and please be patient and give it time. I basically did it solo except for constant research to help understand my addiction. The Books Rational Recovery and Allen Carr’s really clicked for me and this site really helped for support. I really can’t give any advice on AA and other programs but there are others here who can give you insite in those areas. Research, find what works for you and stick with it!! I have truly learned that my drinking had nothing to with stress, being bored, self confidence – I was simply addicted. Things really started falling in place once I let go of the excuses and worked on staying sober.