Day 11 here and the urge to drink is strong. I won’t. However, I am wondering if anyone else in America is fighting the urge to drink tonight because they’re terrified of what’s happening?
There’s always going to be those triggers that are going to make us want to drink. Just rise above! Call someone or right out a gratitude list. I find a gratitude list very helpful when I’m feeling down about things going on around me. Stay strong!
Here’s an idea. Write a letter to Emperor Caligula, (Trump) and tell how you feel. Whether you ever mail it or not, up to you. But you can vent your frustrations, fears, and how you would try to fix the problems that bother you. It would give you something else to focus on.
It’s hard to feel powerless during uncertain times… instead of watching the news I go online and look at pictures of baby animals to start my day. Baby animal pictures may not be your thing… but try and find something that gives you hope or brings you peace
I’m feeling triggers now and just came on here to see if anyone else was feeling this way because of the state of our country. Thank goodness I’m not alone.
I felt the same way when I was drinking and my BP was out of control. Sober and healthy now, I’m to busy making myself better, so I don’t have the time to waste focusing on what the idiots in the government are doing anymore. The one thing I do have the power to control is me.
About the immigration ban right?Yeah its pretty sad to see whats going on.I cant stand the thought of him.He respresents hatred and ignorance to me.However…watching the news about him just straight out upsets me.Its not worth it.
Take a deep breath and take a break from the news.There are other forms of entertainment. The news makes us feel like there is no hope in the world, which is a huge trigger.
There is good in the world if we take a step back from obsessing over the bad.
Nah, I need to keep my head clear in case President Cheeto decides to go to war over some mean tweet about his hair.
Lmao that made me laugh!!! @Roughmiles
Since getting sober I actually bought my first gun and now have an actual survival kit ready for anything. (Hope I dont sound crazy lol just want to feel safer you never know)After the election bullshit I needed peace of mind.How can someone NOT stress out over what’s going on. SO I bought those things and stopped watching the news lol
Glad I could help.
I’ll be honest, I pay attention to all the chaos happening in our country and it may sound petty but yea, it does have an effect on me and carries the potential to make me wanna drink. I can’t ignore the fact that these situations upset me but fortunately I’ve kept a level head. Stay strong. Don’t let the negatives bring you down, as hard as it may be.