Notices

on vacation at disney world want to drink bad

Old 02-10-2022, 09:23 AM
  # 1 (permalink)  
100
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 362
on vacation at disney world want to drink bad

struggling want to drink. I don't know if I can stay sober. also my sponsor has disappeared. he hasn't been around. I didnít anticipate wanting to. drink. I hadn't wanted to in long while. it's all I can think about. I'm in trouble.
David
100 is offline  
Old 02-10-2022, 09:48 AM
  # 2 (permalink)  
Member
 
adair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: Texas
Posts: 100
Have that drink mentally first.

Feel the anticipation, the promise it brings. Imagine yourself sipping it slowly (or guzzling it) and the momentary fuzziness and comfort it brings. Then feel the 'goodness' slipping away so you have to have another to try to get the feeling back. Before you know it you're chasing a feeling you can never catch. Instead of feeling good you feel dull, bloated. Your blood pressure is up, a headache is starting to build. You feel miserable.

The next day you're full of regret, hungover and your old friend anxiety is back with a vengeance. Is that where you want to be?

You're at Disney World - the place is chock full of distractions. Find something to occupy yourself until the feeling passes. You'll thank yourself later.
adair is offline  
Old 02-10-2022, 12:58 PM
  # 3 (permalink)  
Administrator
 
Dee74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 205,751
If the attractions aren’t distracting you do you have other numbers to call from AA?
Are there ‘Friends of Bill W’ meetings around Disneyworld?

D
Dee74 is offline  
Old 02-10-2022, 04:46 PM
  # 4 (permalink)  
Member
 
uncle holmes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 4,790
OMGarsh 😱! Hang in there David! Hope youíre still sober! Ask God for help! Start calling AA people! Call the AA hotline down there and see if you can get to a meeting! Keep posting here! Let us know how youíre doing!
uncle holmes is offline  
Old 02-10-2022, 05:29 PM
  # 5 (permalink)  
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 596
There must be a meeting around there somewhere. I would search for a local meeting. Ive been to a meeting 2,000 miles from home. Pretty cool to meet alcoholics from other parts of the country.
RecklessDrunk is offline  
Old 02-10-2022, 05:58 PM
  # 6 (permalink)  
100
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 362
I'm fine and still sober. I realized I had a poor attitude and was feeling resentful as the crowds were terrible and my high expectations for the trip were not being meet. also we had the travel day from hell getting to the park and I haven't been sleeping enough. I got my attitude back in line. also it felt like vacation and if I drank it would not be real. my head was telling I could drink my head off on vacation and go back to not drinking after vacation not telling anyone. I realize that wouldn't happen. I'm so grateful I'm still sober. I'll keep posting the rest of trip..
David
100 is offline  
Old 02-10-2022, 06:09 PM
  # 7 (permalink)  
nez
Member
 
nez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 2,909
Good job dealing with the feelings. If they start to creep back in at any time, go back and reread some of your posts to remind you of what David really wants, as opposed to what your head thinks it wants.
I'm so grateful I'm still sober.
Oh hell yeah!!! I have never been grateful that I drank. Keep on keeping on.
nez is offline  
Old 02-10-2022, 07:55 PM
  # 8 (permalink)  
quat
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: terra (mostly)firma
Posts: 4,803
What’s your plan for future alcohol use ?
The best plan is going to imply that ‘unanticipated wanting’ is a thing and mostly likely to be expected , and the best plan incorporates that notion and answers , always, No Matter What
rootin for ya
dwtbd is offline  
Old 02-12-2022, 07:54 PM
  # 9 (permalink)  
Member
 
advbike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Sonoran Desert
Posts: 5,726
Originally Posted by RecklessDrunk View Post
There must be a meeting around there somewhere. I would search for a local meeting. Ive been to a meeting 2,000 miles from home. Pretty cool to meet alcoholics from other parts of the country.
Best meetings I ever attended were halfway around the world, in the Philippines. Fantastic group of guys from all over the world. Went to some with just locals too - always welcomed. AA can be really awesome at times.
advbike is offline  

Currently Active Users Viewing this Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:44 AM.