Hello all. I haven’t had a drink in over ten years, but sure enough weed and pills have taken its spot. I guess I’ve been a dry drunk. I know I want this… but I feel a really sort of empty sad feeling thinking about evenings and not having that guaranteed wind down. This is right, right??
Day 2 for me and I’ve had a drink pretty much every day for the last 12 years. I’m using tea and books
What a cutie with you!
I used to think this way, that I needed a little something something to wind down after a long day, but I tell you, after a while of being sober, I am able to wind down more now than ever before. In fact, the booze actually wound me up, often times I’d stay up too late and start a snowball effect. All that is over with and now, it’s just pure relaxation. I understand the fear, but truth is, sober is better all around. I am confident that you will find the same. Give it time.
Thank you! This helps.
The trouble I had with my mindset for weed was Why give it up bc it chills me out and it basically cures everything known to man, I loved the stuff. 33 years of smoking it every day all day meant that I forgot I was meant to be getting high, the giggles stopped, the wow man went away it had become my new norm like breathing in air. After a while of not smoking I began to realise I didn’t need to wind down from anything bc TBH while smoking I wasn’t actually doing to much action that really needed winding down from, I found some energy at last, some get up and go instead of some I’ll get up later maybe. Weed physically doesn’t have much to worry about with withdrawal but psychologically it was a bastard at times, even now after 1 year of not smoking I still think about it but now this is my new norm and I like the fact I’m not so paranoid too.
Lol thanks, that’s my baby girl
Weed and pills always gave me the same lonely feeling depression and anxiety thinking how do i cope with not being able to ‘unwind’ cross addiction is a tough cookie to crumble usually just leads us down that same dead end road, for me personally at lease. Just using habitually to try fill some void is no kind of life i always needed something to get me up or level me out uppers and downers just a damn roller coaster ride. Now i drink coffee thats what i can handle.