First time reconnecting with family, I have 640 days clean. Everyone is drinking and drunk. Offering me shots. Don’t want to drink, but feel out of place. Need advice and emotional support
That is the worst feeling. I know that pressure. Not sure how big this soiree is but I suggest sparking a conversation with the most mature person there that isn’t trying to break you. Drunk people can be relentless and when they do relent they will make YOU feel bad. You have 640 days so it doesn’t sound like you’ll break but at least you can try and have a good time with your family.
Can you leave?
Ugh drunk family? Why would you want to join?
Yeah I just had to pick up my brother a week ago at a bar. So drunk he couldn’t walk outside and meet me at my van. Bleh
On the upside it made me more resolved to stop drinking. On the downside it’s the last time I’ll see my brother before I deploy this month -.-
I am currently Bartending and “dj’ing” in my dads basement for my bro’s graduation academy party… bored out of mind but helping out and surfing talkingsober has helped to keep me distracted. I feel your pain. Sorry I have no advice to give but know that there are a ton of us out there who feel your pain and are battling too. Stay strong. 2 years sober