Every time you wake up after drinking, you are physically, mentally, spiritually, financially worse
off than you were if you had not abused the drug in the first place. (Jason Vale).
Just reread Vale's book on quitting booze. So much good practical advice and perspective in there.
Love that line above on my 27th day today.
Also love the idea of "starving the disease" that Vale talks about. My way of thinking about that idea is that yes, we are all afflicted with this disease of alcohol abuse, but we need not feel as if we are always depriving ourselves of something. Rather we are depriving our disease of what it wants - and what it wants has long since provided us with anything but pain.
So to starve the disease is to take control of the thing that was controlling us. Rather than feed it, we starve it and let it wither and die. Obviously this still requires vigilance and attention.
Today the metaphor is working for me.
No one is coming to save me.
I've paid enough, not paying anymore
- april 2018 -