it’s been a hard night and i’m running out of ways to distract myself. what are everyone’s favorite/most effective ways to help cope with the cravings?
Nights can be tough. Tuck into a silly movie or a good book or take a walk outside if you’re feeling it. I went to bed early lots of nights if I needed. Early to bed beats a relapse any day. A sober head on a pillow is a win!
Wake up an old buddy
Bother your sponsor
Play loud music, BUT if your married or have a roommate, they’re going to be annoyed
But you’ll be sober
Lift the phone speak to your sponsor ,before you lift the drink wish you well
Maybe controversial to some but… micro dosing mushrooms has been a life changer. Biggest thing it’s allowed me to do is take a thought I would normally obsess over and eventually act on, and instead process it and let it go as a fleeting thought and I will say with certainty I wouldn’t have 90 days today after a 15 year addiction if it weren’t for weed and shrooms. Good luck wish you well
In my case I have basically two stages:
Breathe and think in how well I fell today free of booze. How I can deal with life and its (positive or negative) circumstances.
Put the movie forward on: preview how is going to end the process that is going to start with only a sip of alcohol: drunkenness, lies, disappoint people who loves you, depression, hangover, tears, sensation of failure, physical damage maybe and a long so on…
Drink is not worthwhile.
Let’s continue in the path of sobriety!
I speak to God. Directly. I say, God, I can’t do this myself, I just can’t. I surrender myself to you, I surrender my life, the good and the bad, the open spaces and the dark corners (the dark corners where my cravings live). I need your help God because if I don’t have it I will relapse. I can’t relapse God. I can’t. I give myself up to you, so that you can help me do what you want me to do.