First step in, enter the forum haha

Yes… the alcahol and powder were numbing your emotions. Which at first you probably thought was helping.

In reality the alcahol and powder were supressing your central nervous system and making your mind and body forget how to deal with emotions without alcahol.

It is going to take time for your mind and body to learn how to deal with emotions again.

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be easy on yourself :slight_smile:
I feel its a good thing to deal with your emotions.
Oh trust me I personally would avoid it when I used to drink because I would drink over my problems.
But if you can do it even a little at a time, after a bit, you come to terms with your past and your past mistakes. You begin to put more emphasis on the word “past” and stop associating it with your “present”. When you deal with the things that are weighing you down, they lose their power and stop weighing you down. You heal, and then its just a matter of self-growth and being able to deal with the day-to-day emotions.
Its true when they say it gets easier. Just keep pushing…

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Hahaha shower I did it a lot too haha

Gonna be cheezy but I really think this forum gonna help me some

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Ive been here for 3 years sober as of today. This forum still helps me. I get to learn from people all over the world on how to be a better husband, father, son, and human.

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That’s nice ! Keep on going ! I’m a French Canadian so sory for my English if it’s not always right haha

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You are doing just fine. My french skills are zero. So you are doing much better than I am in the foreign language skills.

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:slight_smile: but everyone if you have some advices please feel free to leave it :slight_smile: it’s really the first time I’ll talk about it like that I wish it’s the sign of a new beginning

You should make a list of some goals you want to accomplish during your new found sobriety!
I never made time for goals when I was drinking. I got very comfortable just drinking a bunch of wine after work, passing out and doing it all over again the next day.
Now im not restricted on when I can drive, or when I can work, or anything at all. Freedom from the chains!

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Super good idea !!

Hi Tatti, I joined here 15 days ago, I’m 20 days sober, I check in every day to read, get advice & emotional support. I know I wouldn’t be this far along doing it by myself. Only my son, he’s 19 & 1 friend knows I’m trying to be sober. Happiness is a trigger for me, I always feel like I can handle some drink but I never do. I get depression from drinking, occasional a night will start out happy & I drank, then got emotional & cried lots. I’ve been feeling a lot less emotional the last 20 days, feeling stronger in my resolve to stay dry as the data clock up. I’m not saying it was easy. I’m happy to work lates & when it paases 10pm which means I can’t buy drink & it’s another day under my belt. I found the people on this forum very accepting, friend, supportive & good at giving advice. You can do it. Just take it one day at a time, I know that sounds like a cliche but it’s true. We can only do our best. Good luck :blush:

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Aww thanks a lot !! I’m starting my day 6 :pray::pray:

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Salut et bienvenue✨ Québecoise?

Une journée à la fois :hugs:

Ouiiii :slight_smile: enchanté

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Moi aussi :relaxed: enchantée

Fait longtemps que tu est ici

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Oui, quand même, haha. De longues pauses parfois. Je suis tout de même proche de 3 ans sans alcohol et 10 jours sans marijuana. C’est aidant et tu rencontre du bon monde.

Il y a un “thread” central ou tu peux chaque jour discuter de tes défis et succès et lire ceux des autres. Je vais demander à une de nos superbes modératrices de tagger le thread ici pour que tu aies accès.

@Sassyrocks can you tag the checking in thread here please? I still don’t know how to do this! :pray::sparkles:Thanks.

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Go to the first post in the thread. Select the link avatar, hit it lightly and/or copy it. Voila!

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I’m 12 hours sober… kinda not doing well….

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Hey welcome to TS.

First 24 hrs is really important and for me it was damn hard to get. Read as much as you can here to help get you through the urges.

:blush:

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