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Old 05-16-2019, 10:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I had one of those dreaded drinking dreams last night.
Looking everywhere for hidden bottles, they were empty.
The desperation of needing a drink. Finding one & guzzling.

I actually felt like I was hungover when I woke, minus the nausea.

It was exhausting. Iím glad that part of my life is over. Sobriety is awesome

Just had to share xx
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Hi ❤️

I havenít had one for a while, but they really are unsettling arenít they? The paranoia and guilt...I imagine having to tell my friends on here that Iíve failed again and feeling so despondent.

Only a dream though, tuck it away.

6 months is awesome...so proud of you ❤️❤️❤️ Xxx
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I had one recently. Hadn't in a long time, it was quite disturbing.

I think it needed to be looked at, it was a warning from my subconscious. Not about drinking, but about another behavior.
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I had a drinking dream a while ago. It scared me cause in the dream I was trying to hide my drinking. I was glad to wake up and realize it was just a dream.
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Old 05-16-2019, 11:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Oh they're the worst! They feel so real and then I wake up feeling guilty before realizing it was just a dream.
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Old 05-16-2019, 11:30 AM   #6 (permalink)
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That sounds scary, omg. I've never had one. Hope it stays that way.
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Old 05-16-2019, 11:41 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Well, darn, now I'll have one!

Kidding! They can be terrifying- I remember every detail of one I had in early sobriety - here at 1179 days. The jolt out of my sleep and just KNOWING that I would walk into the kitchen/living area to find the detritus of a night full of vodka was truly terrifying.

I'll say, tho....along the way, much like my dreams about not-drinking, I've had ones where some truths and some falses were involved....like my sister and I were drinking Corona at the Master's golf tournament. I don't have a sister, I've been to the Master's and I rarely drank Corona.

I like what MM said about checking the subconscious- I know that early on, like 6 mo, I definitely had so much that was processing in my brain. Glad you are telling us about it!!

(PS Heyyy Jeni!!)
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I had one about a month ago and haven't drank in two years. When I have one I pick up a drink and drink it then suddenly realize I gave up drinking and start to freak out and wake up out of it.
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Haven't had one in ages but yeah they are hyper real.

I often say I used to dream a lot of high school but I never wanted to go back there

6 months is awesome Snooz
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Ha! Dee, that made me laugh given how twisted up in my head I was over my 25th reunion 2 wks ago
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I had one two nights ago and woke so grateful that I was sober and it was just a dream. Iím not sure what all happened in the nightmare but I know I did something horrible due to drinking and I woke with so much guilt and fear, then so much relief and peace.
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It is rare that I don't dream. Mostly about the railroad job that I had for 33 years. A lot of my dreams contain alcohol or drugs. Sometimes I purchase some and struggle with drinking it or using it or not. So thankful to wake up still clean and sober!
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Snooz, congrats on 6 months thatís awesome!!!

Drinking dreams used to freak me out, Iíd be hyper vigilant for days after because I feared they meant Iíd relapse. Nah. Dropping the ball on recovery is the only thing that can make me relapse. Itís not preordained.

I do t like them, theyíre still disconcerting. But we wake up sober.

Iíve had some increased responsibility at work, and itís also a really busy time. Iíve had a rash of drinking dreams in the last month or so.

I think drinking dreams are now my ďout of controlĒ dreams. So instead of not being done with college after all, or having a big public speaking thing only to realize Iím naked, or having all my teeth fall out, itís drinking.
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The weird thing is that now I decline drinks in my dream!!!
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Ahh, the drinking dream strikes again. Talk about a visceral experience!
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The weird thing is that now I decline drinks in my dream!!!
I haven't had that one yet, but it sounds better than the "how did this happen to me again" format that seems to be the usual plot line for most of our drinking dreams.
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Snooz, congrats on 6 months thatís awesome!!!

Drinking dreams used to freak me out, Iíd be hyper vigilant for days after because I feared they meant Iíd relapse. Nah. Dropping the ball on recovery is the only thing that can make me relapse. Itís not preordained.

I do t like them, theyíre still disconcerting. But we wake up sober.

Iíve had some increased responsibility at work, and itís also a really busy time. Iíve had a rash of drinking dreams in the last month or so.

I think drinking dreams are now my ďout of controlĒ dreams. So instead of not being done with college after all, or having a big public speaking thing only to realize Iím naked, or having all my teeth fall out, itís drinking.
This ! Haha ,

Thank Wehav, Iím glad Iím not the only one who has teeth falling out dreams and nakedly exposed dreams in public, I almost wrote pubic, but that would have been a Freudian slip.

Itís amazing how common these dreams are, it keeps us in check I spose ;-) and there is that relief upon waking, that it was only a dream.

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I get those,, drinking dreams suck..well done on the recovery time, Snooz.
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OMG. Thank you Snoozyq. I have a drinking dream almost everynight and I thought it was just me. I've never heard of them mentioned on hear before. Mine is I drink (I'm on Antabuse) and nothing happens to me I just get drunk. I hope they go away but it does feel good to wake up and know your just another day sober. Thanks again SnoozyQ.
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When I was on my 13 month sober stint, I had those a few times. One time, I woke up and thought I had relapsed for like 5 minutes, then realized it was just a dream.
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