Last week, one morning I woke up freaked out that I had drank the night before. While in a deep sleep I actually assumed I was drinking and ruined my sobriety. After waking up and feeling devastated thinking I had drank the night before I realized it was just a nightmare. The feeling of relief was rewarding in a way… been sober for 25 days today! The dream just felt so real… anyone else experience this?
I experienced the exact same thing during my first 30 days sober. Hang in there. It gets better. You are doing great!
Thanks for your reply! Just what I needed to hear! I’m thrilled
This happens to me once every few months. Totally normal and probably a good thing to keep us reminded of why we are not drinking
I’ve been there too. It seems so real that you wake up with drinkers remorse and you did not drink. That will get less and less as you go through.
Well done!!! 25 days is awesome. I am on day 4 and literally had to hold myself back from going to the store to buy alcohol. A bottle of wine eases the days stress. But if i have a bottle tonight, i will again tomorrow, then again the next night…
Heh, oh hell yes others have that experience. I’m at almost 98 days sober and I usually get a booze dream every other week. The most recent one was whiskey, one from a month ago was for Zima. (yes Zima is ridiculous but it was my favourite alcohol as a child)
Good on you for keeping at not drinking! Keep up the good work
YES! I’m currently on probation and I go in once a month. Usually a few days before I go i have the dream that I get high and freak out immediately after, crying about how I have to report to probation. Sometimes they seem so real I wake up not sure if i actually got high or not.
@Brit oh yes I have. The feeling what have I done in that split second is terrible!
Had exactly the same thing somewhere in week 2, felt like absolute shit when I woke up until I finally realised it wasn’t real. Its weird how realistic dreams like this can feel!
I’ve had those dreams and I actually welcome them because the fear that comes reminds me of how glad I am to be sober!
Had the same dream last week. It’s very common. It just means your sobriety is very important to you.
I had this last night. I woke up thinking I had to reset my counter and was about to come on here and post when I realised it was just a nightmare.
I used to have dreams like this a lot, but it’s been so long I thought I was okay.
121 days for me
I’m the same way. Everyone around me still drinks but as time passes it gets easier to say no or not be interested because you’ve set a goal!
Congrats on 98 days… impressive!
It’s just the worst!