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|05-01-2012, 07:02 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2012
question about healthy substituting
i was just wondering what would be some good healthy substitutes for alcohol .like today i noticed (mostly because of my past job and habits there) that right around the 2-230 marker on a day that was busy i'd tell myself i was going to go home drink after work .is there any way to instead curb these with some kind of healthier non alcoholic substitute?
|05-01-2012, 07:14 PM||#2 (permalink)|
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|05-01-2012, 09:30 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2010
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I'd recommend really focusing on your sobriety...not that I'm saying you're not, just either way, that should be your main focus.
On many things, Wakeup and I are on different ends of the "what is healthy" spectrum (which is fine), but on this we totally agree. Water is the healthiest drink. That, and coconut milk, are all I drink.
I doubt someone is going to come in and give you a suggestion for a drink you've never heard of.
Soda? Even (and some would say especially) diet...full of sugar and horrible for you.
Juice? Full of sugar and some would say (I agree) horrible for you.
Though, both soda and juice are better than alcohol for someone with alcohol problems.
Tea? I wouldn't touch it, but it's a healthy alternative.
Coffee? Probably not bad for you.
Water with lemon / lime? Try it.
These are just some suggestions. Good luck and keep us posted.
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You've got to help me make a stand.
You've just got to see me through another day.
My body's aching and my time is at hand,
I won't make it any other way.
- James Taylor
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|05-23-2012, 09:24 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2012
I replaced my drinking with eating dried, unsulfured fruits from Trader Joes.
They give me the sugar replacement, while providing beneficial nutrients.
You might give it a try, as I realized my issue was more of an oral fixation than an actual drink to replace the booze with. 81 days sober today!!
|05-24-2012, 10:56 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Sept 30, 2010
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Southern California
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|05-24-2012, 12:53 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Vancouver, BC
San pellegrino, lots of ice, and fresh lime or lemon slices. I buy it by the case. Has done the trick for me for seven months.
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
― Anaïs Nin
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