Not sure why but I just like drinking myself to sleep every night, usually 8-12 beers on occasion I’ll get some liquor and really get messed up. I want to get helthy for myself and my kids I know if I keep doing what I’ve always done I’ll end up dead or just depressed about myself the rest of my life. I found out I had a fatty liver a few years ago so i’m sure I need to quit for that too. Problem is I just can’t seem to stop. Every time I try to quit i make it like a week then I have a few beers at dinner then stop get a six pack drink my self to sleep then continue to drink every night for 4 or 5 months then try quitting again. Well here I go for another try wish me luck
Glad you’re here! This is a great app filled with support, understanding and ideas. You made the first step!
Make a commitment to one month. If you dont make it keep trying. Eventually you will get there. Thats what i did at the beginning of this year. I havent gotten to one whole month straight, but I wont stop trying and now i have well over 100 days in total. Hope this helps.
I think for me realizing that I simply cannot do “just one” was a big first step, if I drink it is until I am stumbling drunk. I just don’t want to do that anymore so… not even one.
Welcome, this forum has been a really great resource of knowledge, experience, advice, and encouragement for me! I hope it is for you, too.
Wow! Sounds just like me! This is my 3rd time quitting alcohol. My first time using this app.
I can tell you it’s going to be one of the hardest things you will ever do! That being said it also one of the best things I’ve ever felt. I have found a new life and it is amazing. If you start by having a few with supper can I ask is this while you are at home? If the answer is at home then why have the alcohol present. I promise when you do start to catch the recovery bug you won’t look at the bottle and think wow this is my trophy. Get rid of it if you are serious. If you are out eating and lack the willpower then avoid places that serve it at first. He’ll eat McDonald’s for a month it’s probably healthier than poisoning yourself. Have a plan! If you are going somewhere put a plan together i.e…I’m going to dinner with my friends I plan on ordering a (fill in the blank). I never drank for the taste of it I drank to get drunk. Carrying on the plan theme. You should try to plan as much as you can. I’m going to the store this means I’m not going to buy a case of beer. Actively prepare yourself. I’m the guy that is going to tell you if you think you can just wake up some morning and be cured of addiction you are in denial. It takes work! At first it’s not just a few minutes of the day. It’s almost a job. You have to change the why of your drinking and that’s as hard as anything. I also will recommend a program. I wouldn’t be where I am without one. AA,NA,CA,SMART and Women for Sobriety are all pretty popular around here. All have an online presence. I’m not sure if Women for Sobriety has real life meetings but I know the others do. I believe being around others that suffer from the same beast is very beneficial for my sobriety!!! Research to gain knowledge. Exercise for your mental obsession. Meditation for peace. All of these will probably be part of your life. Once you feel it you won’t want to go back. Best wishes
I was in your shoes over a month ago. If you really want it and stick to it it’s actually easier than you think. Good luck!
Welcome aboard. You CAN do this but it will take work, restraint, control and sticking to your guns. You made the first step. Stay strong. You’re in the right place if you need advice/support. We are all here for you and all have your back. Best wishes on your journey toward sobriety. Stay focused and check in often!
What you said about planning really got me. I keep telling myself that now at restaurants I drink ginger ale or club soda. I don’t drink wine or cocktails anymore.