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Old 02-27-2021, 04:18 PM
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Interesting Thought I Had Today

I had something pretty bad happen this morning. I knew it was coming and was a little concerned about it setting up a binge. I was watching my thoughts and noticed that instead of "I'm depressed, I need a drink" the thoughts were "I should be thinking I need a drink". The drinking thought was still there, but the feeling/craving wasn't. Is this how it feels for others with some time under their belt?

I guess it's only been a few hours so anything could happen, but the desire just isn't there, at least not yet.
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Old 02-27-2021, 05:00 PM
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I'm not sure if its as conscious as "I should be thinking I need a drink" for me nowadays but I will often get through something horrendous and later think hey I never thought of drinking...

Good for you Vincent

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Old 02-27-2021, 05:03 PM
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I'm not sure if its as conscious as "I should be thinking I need a drink" for me nowadays but I will often get through something horrendous and later think hey I never thought of drinking...

Good for you Vincent

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Yeah I'm hoping to get to that point eventually. This was my first bad major event since jumping on the sobriety train, so I was concerned about a relapse leading up to it.
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I've endured some pretty bad things since getting sober...I didn't 'need' a drink for any of them - you won't either

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I wish I could say it was an afterthought for me, but the times I am confronting something and my AV pipes up and says "Sure could use a stiff one", I can now give it a little chuckle and move on and chew the leather that needs chewing on. But the friggin thing still tries. With me it is far less frequent with tough things than it is with celebratory times, but in each case, I can have the thought and not have it rule the moment anymore. A great feeling Vincent.
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The only time I think of drinking nowadays is to be glad I don't do it anymore!
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I think an "I should be drinking" thought could be expected from time to time given it's what we've always thought.

It's brand new thinking. Takes time to learn the language.

I'm so glad I'm sober.
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