Today is day 9 of being alcohol free. I feel I have done very well considering there is alcohol in my house. I kept it there to prove to myself that I can be tempted & not give in to the temptation. However, tonight I keep finding myself staring at it & wanting to drink it. It’s annoying me Anyone have any tips or thoughts?
Congratulations on your 9 days AF. First ten day were the hardest for me. Keep up the great work. And dump out the booze.
There was booze in my house when I quit because my wife drinks. If it’s just your booze get rid of it. There’s plenty of other temptations waiting for you. They’re everywhere. You don’t need that shit in the house.
Have a good read around here. This has been a wonderful sober community for me to get and give support and stay sober.
Hope to see you around.
Welcome aboard @Ree8806
Pour it out down the sink!! Don’t let it sit there and tempt you, you’re an addict! Whats the point of torturing yrself?!
Make your home a safe place to be sober!
That thought crossed my mind. I thought I was doing something to help myself by showing I could handle it around me & not drink it. Out of sight, out of mind. You’re right! Down the drain it will go.
Thank you! That’s what I will do! I’m glad I found this page!
Believe me you’re not the first to do it and won’t be the last.
Look forward to seeing you around
Welcome Marie - this is an amazing community to be a part of!
Congrats on 9 days of sobriety! There is no need to make things harder for you or to increase temptations. I would pour it out.
The road to recovery is hard enough - no need to make it any more difficult. How are you doing this evening?
I find that staying active here helps when i get urges – reading here or interacting here both are great for advice and support.
dont keep booze in your house for me i didnt need to be tempted if there was booze around it was going to get drunk , good idea poring down the drain wish you well
I did this, it’s a lie. My addiction had convinced me I was finally in control bc if I could keep alcohol in the house and not drink it then I must be doing well… The truth is I wasn’t ready to truly commit to my recovery, I just couldn’t let go. Cunning, baffling and powerful is alcohol and we live in an insanity that we can’t see.
How crazy is it that a person who has a drink problem and is trying to quit keeps alcohol at arms reach. If we were allergic to strawberries would we keep some in the fridge in case one day we feel like poisoning ourselves, alcohol is poison to people like us.
I know it’s hard but get rid of that alcohol and stop listening to the lies your ego is telling you.
BTW I drank every drink I ever kept to prove I wasn’t an alcoholic.
I think the early days are hard enough without playing games with yourself to make it harder, why would u? Would u go on a healthy eating plan then fill your house with chocolate? Makes no sense to me ur just torturing yourself
Welcome! Congratulations on 9 days
Yeah throw it away…
Getting sober from alchohol is hard enough on it’s own without adding our own little complex side quests to the mix. Having it in the house will eventually result in drinking it.
How are you doing today? Hope you are past the temptations and going strong - we are here for you if you do need support.
Thank you everyone! I made it to Day 10! I realized last night how stupid the idea was especially after reading everyones knowledgeable replies. It was a big white claw that I was tempted to drink & I said F it & dumped it down the sink! I don’t think I’ve been more proud of myself than I was last night! Thanks again everyone!
SUPER Proud moment! Good for you and well done on your double digits! Keep up the good fight. You are stronger than your addiction.
Congratulations on your 10 days Marie.
Good move on the dump.
Brilliant!! Love this! You should be proud
This is awesome news!
Double figures now @Ree8806