Today is the day

This is the first time I admitted to myself or anyone I have a problem with alcohol

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Congratulations, you made a first step to better life :wink:

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Thank you very much

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Last week was the same for me. I’m 5 days in and have struggled more than I thought I would. But I have to keep telling myself that I DO have a problem and that I have to stay the course or it’s going to cost me everything.

Stay strong my friend and take it one moment at a time.

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I like this mindset, “I DO have a problem and I have to stay the course or it’s going to cost me everything.” That is a good reminder to keep telling yourself.

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I love this thought.
I also think it’s funny and polarizing how much I pushed the cost consequences of drinking to the side because I thought sobriety was going to cost me too much.
I thought I wouldn’t have fun anymore.
I thought I would lose my friends.
I thought my life would be too boring.
I thought I wouldn’t be able to handle stress or relax.

That’s the biggest distinct difference for me this time around.
I got to a point that I wanted sobriety so much I didn’t care what it cost.
I just didn’t give a f- anymore.
Even if that meant I would be the most boring, stressed out, friendless person in the world lol

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Congrats on this first step.
As they say, the truth will set you free!

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Hi Jaygray
I’ve known that l have

had a problem for years but never ammitted to myself until now I just hope its not to late for my marriage I know my drinking puts a lot of stress on my wife even though she dosn’t complane and takes a lot of my monthly salary
At work I know that I’ve always had a short fuse but lately its worse than ever and I think that I’m losing my mind I can’t remember what I have done and its considerably conerning

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Congratulations with this step! Hope that there a more steps going to follow!

The biggest roadblock for me was thinking I was missing out. In reality, if you need booze to cope with life or have fun, something is very wrong.

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24 days ago I downloaded this app, and for the first time shared with others my struggles with alcohol. This forum has been a great help to me and I hope it does the same for you. I have also put a strain on my marriage because of booze and it just isn’t fair for anyone involved. Coming here is a great start for you. Best of luck. :v:t3:

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Congrats on making the first step! It isn’t easy but if you stay focused and take it one day at a time, you are on your way to a healthy recovery!!! #74DaysSober

How are you feeling?

I still struggle to call it a problem and always try to work my way around words like ‘problem’ or ‘addiction’, but honestly it can be so helpful to take the challenge head on!

I knew my drinking was an issue but could always explain it away or rationalize it. I just recently admitted my problem too. Be honest with your wife. Go to meetings. Ask for her help. Don’t push her away while you work through this.

Good luck to you

But really; it turns out you happen to be a deep person with interesting perspectives on something meaningful. Proof that alcohol takes…it never gives.

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Better today than yesterday