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Old 10-06-2017, 12:37 PM
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What Ive learnt in 20 days

Hi everyone, feeling really good that iam a good distance away from day 1.

Day 1 = what a nightmare.

Just thought I'd write up on what I've learnt about my addiction so far.

- I don't crave the taste, I crave the buzz after the first drink. and then the binge buzz

- I definitely do NOT crave the hangover, infact, it's one of the main reasons I don't give in, just the thought of that headache and other symptoms, especially after 3 weeks gives me genuine drive to not buy any alcohol.

- everyday, 8p is when the BIG craving hits.

-ive learnt that sobriety has momentum, the more days go by, the more energy/passion is created to stay sober. As tempting as drinking is, staying sober and being fresh tomorrow is even more tempting due to that momentum.

- it's gonna be a challenge.

Conclusion - today , I nearly drank. I was Infront of the shop (walking past) and I stopped and decided to go in. Within a second I stopped and turned back.

I don't actually know what made me turn away, or what is keeping me sober, something inside my head clicks at craving momnents, and I just suddenly enjoy being fresh and sober.

At those moments, being sober is actually more appealing then having a drink or two. (Or 10+ in my case)
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Old 10-06-2017, 01:32 PM
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Congratulations on 20 days.
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Old 10-06-2017, 04:59 PM
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Congrats on your progress Renvate

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Originally Posted by Renvate View Post
-ive learnt that sobriety has momentum, the more days go by, the more energy/passion is created to stay sober. As tempting as drinking is, staying sober and being fresh tomorrow is even more tempting due to that momentum.
This, absolutely. And the more you benefit from sobriety, the more protective you become of it.
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