Reason #1 Why I Drink and Started to Drink - SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information
Go Back   SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information >
Register Blogs FAQ Members List Calendar Arcade Mark Forums Read

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-09-2013, 03:05 AM   #1 (permalink)

Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 2

Reason #1 Why I Drink and Started to Drink

To make other people and life more interesting.......

i'm scared there's not going to be many options when I'm sober. icocktail waitress at a strip club in a city vry well known for the party scene. ive got 8days sober under my belt, tonight (Wednesday) will be my record- in 15 years! (unless by Dr's orders, surgery, or antibiotics.) pathetic but true.

anyway ---
i am so used to men being more fun and more interesting when we are drinking. hate it when u first date someone, and you have morning (SOBER, LIGHTS ON, SUN STREAMING THRU THE WINDOWS) sex. :-O my mind is always in the gutter. probably because on the surface im a good girl. the anti-ho.

its gonna be a very lonely next few months (years?!?!) but its worth it because i am a raging, blackout, cant have just one drink, poetically tragic but not in a cute way , out-of-control DRUNK. the end. err, to be continued.
lcakes is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to lcakes For This Useful Post:
brianbeer (01-09-2013), CODPlayer (01-09-2013), CuteNGayYay (01-09-2013), SIPD (01-09-2013)
Old 01-09-2013, 03:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
bona fido dog-lover
least's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: eastern USA
Posts: 81,534
Blog Entries: 32
I don't have any advice but wanted to welcome you to our recovery family! :ghug3
I'd rather live in my car with my dogs than live in a castle without them.

Dogs may not be our whole lives, but they make our lives whole.

Don't wait for the Last Judgement. It takes place every day. -Albert Camus

Find the good and praise it. - Alex Haley

least is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to least For This Useful Post:
lcakes (01-09-2013)
Old 01-09-2013, 03:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
Keeping it simple!
LadyinBC's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Surrey, BC
Posts: 3,285
Blog Entries: 2
Congrats on 8 days.

For me I had to change some of the things I did, even my job. I also don't go to bars or pubs as I am worried it might trigger me. I don't hang around people that don't support me. I could never work in a bar, but that is just me.

Everyone has their own comfort levels. I honestly could find any reason to drink. I could even make myself have a bad day so that I would have an excuse. I had to change my thinking too.
Sobriety Date: July 21, 2012

"God has a plan for you...and what it is is none of your business." (A Buddhist Monk)

“You can make mistakes, but you are not a failure until you blame others for those mistakes.” -John Wooden
LadyinBC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 03:40 AM   #4 (permalink)

Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 2
Originally Posted by LadyinBC View Post
I honestly could find any reason to drink. I could even make myself have a bad day so that I would have an excuse. I had to change my thinking too.
I can (and DO ) find any reason to drink too :/
lcakes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 04:21 AM   #5 (permalink)
Dee74's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 181,355
Blog Entries: 1
Hi lcakes - welcome

I was a drinker and drug taker for the best part of 30 years. The party life defined me.

It also damn near killed me.

Other things define me now - peace, serenity, meaning, purpose.
And somehow I still manage to have fun...

I can remember being out on the party scene for days and yet having these moments of crushing, empty loneliness, unhappiness and despair...

I'm happy now for the first time in my adult life - maybe becuase the happiness comes from within and I'm not trying desperately to find it outside?

I know giving up is scary, terrifying even....but you obviously have good reason for considering it and for coming here....

Give it a chance - none of us here would be in recovery if we felt we were losing out on the deal

Dee74 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Dee74 For This Useful Post:
SSIL75 (01-09-2013), Sulu1 (01-09-2013)
Old 01-09-2013, 06:17 AM   #6 (permalink)

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Staten Island, NY
Posts: 114
Welcome everyone says...each one us has our comfort level....however I too could never work in that type of environment...I struggle with the "im a fun guy" attitude because it only ever happened when I was drinking and as of late, I only drank alone in the dark and I hid it from everyone so it finally put me in that spot....Congrats on 8 days...I am almost 2 weeks now...hang around...this is a great place to learn...
SIPD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 06:30 AM   #7 (permalink)
Joe Nerv's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Bklyn. NY
Posts: 1,858
Blog Entries: 2
If someone just stops drinking, end of story, I think they're in for trouble. Especially someone who gets high on the other things life has to offer, as the excitement of the lifestyle it sounds like you lead. I'm a musician, and felt when I put down the drink that the fun was over. And while the "action" was over for a short while, the fun eventually got a lot more intense, and a lot more responsible. A lot of things needed to grow and change in me though, or I never would have been able to keep the drink down. I got that change through AA. There are a lot of other methods people use here, but for me AA was and remains the best. Ya might, if you haven't already, want to start looking to some program for your recovery. The chances of staying sober without one are slim. The chances of staying sober and happy without one, are even less. Welcome, and best of luck.
Joe Nerv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 06:53 AM   #8 (permalink)
Commited2Change's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: New york
Posts: 82
Welcome. If you read my first post it was about a date i had and how it ended because of my drinking . If you truly clear your mind and speak honestly to yourself.. You dnt wanna keep meeting guys drunk because thats not reality.. U will never find something real if your constantly not present. And trust me im no doctor .. im just a kid from NYC who tries to fill his voids with alchool and sex.. And who relates to how you feel.. But what makes us addicts is because we are scared be us sober in a way..

Let me ask you this. Is a night of drinken sex worth a life of continusly killing your body with this toxic liquid. I think me and an " anti- ho" will both agree on this one

Hang in there my sister.. We can get through this together...
Commited2Change is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Commited2Change For This Useful Post:
ivegotsunshine (01-09-2013)
Old 01-09-2013, 08:30 AM   #9 (permalink)
GhostFace's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 625
I started drinking when I was around 15 years old. Living in uptown NYC is pretty easy to get your hands on drugs and alcohol at a early age.

Move to ten years later I finally realised that I have a drinking problem. All my funds use to go on alcohol and I was always hung over the following day. Drinking always gave me that confidence and made me more social. Im a real laid back quiet dude but when I drink, I loosen up and enjoy myself.

On January 1st, I had to look back at the previous years and ask myself, do I want to keep living like this? If I want different results I have to take different action. That's when I said, enough is enough.

I still think about drinking and even lost sleep but boy do I feel good. I quit both drinking and smoking. Now I'm up at 5 in the morning, I eat healthy and workout.

Hopefully these positive actions will increase my confidence and self esteem so I won't have to depend on alcohol to be more social.
GhostFace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 08:52 AM   #10 (permalink)
Not Alone
Natom's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: South East UK
Posts: 1,514
If you value your recovery I would change your job. I had to change mine. I was a drug dealer. And also dating gets better sober. Even the crazy spontaneous sex side of thing. We all have some kind of relationship crap going on but you can work through it and it becomes special.

Addiction is the only prison where the locks are on the inside.
Natom is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Natom For This Useful Post:
HereIAm321 (01-09-2013)

alcoholism recovery , boredom , relationships , sex , sobriety

Currently Active Users Viewing this Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

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 06:14 AM.