Congrats on ninety days, I used to think about giving up booze for a 3 month cleanse. Funny how the patterns of thought shift over time:)It's great to hear that you are doing well. Having a supportive partner is very important to me also. It really helps.You have stayed really strong when you have needed to. I have given up many times, the first time I gave up was 14 years ago. It lasted 6 weeks. I have stopped and started over the years but everytime I stopped it got easier. Every time I built a new boundary or wall to keep the booze away. Now I've been 9 months, and you know what. I don't really think about it anymore. I'm too busy trying to get on with my life.All the bestPaul
Paul, Anytime I have thought about quitting for a certain length of time it never worked. I always set some arbitrary boundary for myself that never lasted. That's why the choice for me has to be to not drink. I wish I wasn't an alcoholic so that I could drink like other people- unfortunately I can't.
I get that. I wish I could drink. I've taken to drinking 0.0% alcohol malt beers. Some I've tried are Lebanese, German, Saudi. I'm going to a BBQ this weekend to watch the 'Aussie Rules' grand final and the hand to mouth is such a normal response I find. So this is a handy switch I found. Tastes like beer, OK.After I stopped drinking I found also that I was a social phobic, which I think was why I drank so much, but that seems to have got better also. I think therapy is helping with all that quitting uncovered for me.Once again, well done on another mile stone. Recovery can be so much more than just stopping the booze, it can be quite the self discovery process too. Paul
Congrats!!! Sounds like things are rolling into place for you. Keep doing what you are doing!!
I was without internet over the weekend and am just now catching up... Congratulations!! --G