Nah not me!I'm lucky to be one who has a good fear of consequences and know what will befall me if i pick up the FIRST of anything for I know it will not be the last!I have not missed blackouts,hangovers,trying whatever hair of the dog that bit me to squelch withdrawal,and liking having the same money in my purse in the morning that was in there the nite before!Do not miss drama ppl,and drunk driving either!
That's what I'm finding,it's a whole new life to look forward to,I can actually go out to places now and just enjoy myself not worry about getting drunk,I have just done my first 5km fun run,2 years ago I was having trouble walking up stairs,life is all about me and being healthy now.
i used to hate that feeling too...lucky social drinkers!never was me and never will be.So now as so many one day at a time has passed...and the program has enabled me to carve a recovery path complete with a toolbox so many earth ppl don't have....i've become grateful for my alllergy.....we get to where we are by going thru what we did~and in time.....quite some time.. you will see this!
I am doing good, no actually i am sitting on top of the world right now!! She is here and she is perfect~~~~sara
Its hard work being the grandma isnt it!!!!
I just baby sat my grandson today,it's hard work but I'm loving it.
hey Granmama CONGRATULATIONS!Enjoy her-this is a gift of recovery...ah the simple uncomplicated things of life!!!!
i am not doing so good. had a drink on friday sat sun mon and ended up having to go to hospital as i was sicking up blood. i really need help with this i have tried aa but it wasnt for me. plus my sponsor wont speak to me cause i fell off the wagon. i really want to stop drinking and can go for weeks without and then start to feel better and think maybe 1 or 2 would be ok. i know this isnt going to be the case, yet still i do it. anyone experienced this in the past
I think most alcoholics have experienced this,the thing is we have to admit to ourselves that no matter how we feel we can not drink alcohol again.I was the same there were times I stopped drinking ie:while pregnant twice and after I had a brain haemorrage,but as soon as I could I'd drink again telling myself that I could control it now,of course I couldn't and it never took long to be back to drinking every night.you really need to make the decision that sobriety is forever,and if you don't like AA then you need to find an addiction specialist,someone who can help you stay on track,I don't go to AA and this is what I've used,a counsellor that understands addiction.I am now 355 days sober and loving it.Good Luck and keep trying it will be worth it.
You also need to have a support system.. family is best.. friends good-IMPERATIVE! who don't drink/drug!There are alternatives to AA....a support group of others who are trying to stay sober/clean is a must.......i couldn't do it alone...don't know many others who have either!Some find church helpful too if they so desire this route as well.
I'm doing okay. I'm not craving alcohol or anything but I'm still having balance issues. Honestly at this point I'm not even sure if the balance and dizziness is related to my drinking or not. It could be something else entirely.
When drinking is a big part of your life it's hard not to connect the dots back to it. Re-learning that things happen and life exists outside of drinking is an interesting experience.
Have you been checked by a doctor for Menieres-the inner ear problem?
I've been to an ENT and I'm going for more tests in a few weeks. ***** in the meantime though. lol
so what the doc's impression thus far?
Doing fine here, lots more energy.
Way to go!! I'm so happy for you,
He doesn't really seem to have any thoughts other than "probably your inner ear but we have to wait for the tests and see."