Save money, stop doing stupid stuff, have more time for constructive things (such as sleep) and never feel bad again after a night out. I don’t know why everyone doesn’t do this.
I tried several times, but eventually I succeeded. It helps when you don’t go out for a while so you don’t feel the pressure. And when you’re finally used to not drinking alcohol, go out. You’ll find it easy, and even motivating, when you refuse alcohol and think about the fact that you can finally say no.
I know I feel good whenever I refuse alcohol now. 2 weeks ago
start on mon 7th Jan 2013. Have signed onto LifeRing and have bought the books and am ready. 4 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? 7 months ago
that turned out to be two. Woke up with a wicked headache and all teary eyed.
Learn woman, learn!!!! 7 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. 8 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. 8 months ago
not missing it yet. 8 months ago
I will need to remember this for the future. 8 months ago
haven’t had a drink in a week. As always this equates to clarity of thought. Go me. 8 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. 11 months ago
I gave alcohol up last year and now recently this last two months I have started again, and it’s been making me feel so depressed! I have also begun smoking when I drink too which is awful after how well I did. I decided to set myself this goal again yesterday. It’s just a matter of choice! I think to myself, I won’t drink this year, come what may! Even if at times I feel like I’m missing out, or maybe my social life might suffer? But everyone likes a quick friend when they drink. I will looking for something more genuine this year. I don’t know what it is yet but giving up drinking for a year will be my first step to take. 12 months ago
tues 3rd april 13 months ago