Soooo, I’m a 22 years old Polish man. Young men love partying, drinking, smoking etc. Especially Polish people. I work full time job which isn’t my dream job, so I work on the weekend to have more knowledge and money to start own business, get money on stock exchange and become a person who don’t have to work to have money. Hangovers on Saturdays and Sundays make me lying on bed and doing nothing.
Moreover, I’ve spent about 1/4 of my monthly wage on weekend trip. Since November 11th I don’t drink (except 3 shots of vodka with granddad, and one birthday beer ;) 2 days ago
How I did it: I don't actually drink much anymore...but when I found out my son was coming and that his dad (whom he was living with) had been drinking quite excessively...I got rid of the alcohol that was in the house and decided to give up what little bit of drinking I still do.
It's been a little over two months and I'm not sad I gave up drinking. My son is happy with the lack of regular alcohol consumption in the home and while I don't feel the need to abstain forever, I think this is a good opportunity to demonstrate drinking in a healthy way when the time is right.
I'll likely drink on occasion (with a meal or socially), but the days of a glass of wine or two (or a beer) after work are behind me for now Read how I did it… 3 months ago
start on mon 7th Jan 2013. Have signed onto LifeRing and have bought the books and am ready. 11 months ago
I attended my first AA meeting tonight. It was fucking scary just walking in the door. I was worried about meeting somebody I know. Worried more that I would be embarrassed because I would not know how things work. I was worried about having to talk to some somebody or out loud.
It was the first time that I ever spoke the words out loud, “I am an alcoholic” I am still trying to get a grip around the fact that I am. So saying it out loud made me feel like I was lying.
I don’t know how the program works. I am not sure where to even begin. I am too damn shy to walk up to somebody and ask them to be my sponsor. The group I went to was a beginners group thinking that that would help me figure it out. It didn’t. The room was filled with mostly young people. I think I would prefer an older person as a sponsor, and probably a woman. I am not sure how to go about this.
Any thoughts, help out there? 14 months ago
that turned out to be two. Woke up with a wicked headache and all teary eyed.
Learn woman, learn!!!! 14 months ago
but then all the managers went out to a bar after our mandatory conference, I was trying to network and went along, I had two beers, and managed to stop right there. I stopped there and did not drink anything more. 14 months ago
in the back of my head, flares up whenever I am lonely or feeling anxious. I think I may go to a AA meeting just to hear what they have to say. 15 months ago
not missing it yet. 15 months ago
I will need to remember this for the future. 15 months ago
haven’t had a drink in a week. As always this equates to clarity of thought. Go me. 15 months ago
makes day 2 15 months ago
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. 18 months ago