Okay, so let’s talk about cravings. 18 days ago I quit both alcohol and cigarettes. I have to say that cigarettes has been the hardest so far by a mile. But what has really surprised me is that I’ve managed to transfer a lot of my wine cravings, to (and get this)… alcohol free wine cravings. I am as shocked as the next person. I’ve actually found that having a glass of non alcoholic wine when i get home at the end of a long and stressful day in the city, has somehow had a placebo effect on my brain.
Now I’m not saying that any of these AF wines I’ve tried are fantastic as I haven’t actually tried that many (just dont get the rose from Tesco that was by far the worst) but it’s definitely made the transition easier for me. I should also say that I was not at what I would classically describe as an alcoholic stage but I did drink far too much to the point where I would black out most times, it would affect my work as well as my relationships so I can’t have been far off.
Has anyone else who is in a similar situation as myself found AF drinks to help, or is it too much of a reminder of the real Mccoy?