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Don't want to be a pest but I still want to drink and I am still not going to.

Old 01-19-2014, 04:57 PM
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Don't want to be a pest but I still want to drink and I am still not going to.

Someone tell me this gets easier. I hate this. Hate alcohol. I will keep posting if I have to.
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:02 PM
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it gets easier... especially when you start making the changes in your life that will help...
try going to an aa meeting or finding some program that seems appropriate to you-- change up your routine a little... might need some different friends and hang out places ... maybe new hobbies ... you cant expect to change NOTHING except removing alcohol and expect things to be super easy .... it isnt hard to quit drinking--- not starting again is the hard part.
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:07 PM
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it does get easier....

but it also gets harder.

When it gets easier, be on the lookout. Because the 'easy' may lull you into heading back out.... so that's the hard part.

At least, that's been my experience.

All that said - I just got back from a birthday party. Live music and lots of folks drinking. But I brought some fancy italian blood orange juice and drank that and had a fabulous time and never even thought about drinking despite there being beer and wine all about.

Got home at a reasonable hour, clear-headed and having had a great time - all of which I will remember tomorrow.

It gets easier. And even the hard parts are better.

Remember the hard parts of drinking? Man, I sure do..... when waking up in your own vomit was the easiest part?

I'm not going back there.
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:42 PM
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It does get easier and it will - but early recovery is difficult - it's the transition phase between old and new..

Post and read as much as you need to 2b - there are people listening

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Old 01-19-2014, 05:45 PM
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tbhappier - I'm starting again with 1 day. It's just not worth it! Let's be good to ourselves
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:46 PM
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Post as much as you need to.
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Old 01-19-2014, 08:44 PM
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It does get easier. Just think of it as the light at the end of the tunnel. Early sobriety is tough. Post away all you want!
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Old 01-19-2014, 08:44 PM
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Try to sit with the discomfort. It WILL get easier! Keep posting!
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