I'm a 40 year old who has been trying to deal with an slowly increasing drinking habit for several years now. It's got to the point where I've had enough of feeling tired in the mornings, having a much shorter fuse than I should do, the waste of money and knowing my drinking habits are unhealthy. I feel the time has come for me to address my issues and to do what i need to do, not only for my health, but so that i can be the best dad I can be and to no longer have guilt and that voice in my head that says "no I'm not" when my kids tell me i am.
Well done. I’m getting through day 2. Cravings are hitting in tonight but I’m trying to stay strong. Key thing i did different was take one of my kids with me, kept me accountable, only thing I came home with from the supermarket was a great big bucket of Vitamin C to kill of the bugs that have take over the family. Personally I’m a bit nervous about tomorrow (Friday) afternoon and typical beer o’clock at work, good thing is i buy the beer so i guess the rest of the staff miss out too 😉
Made it through day 1. Beer o’clock at 3pm was bloody hard to beat. But I succeeded, went and bought some soda water instead of a beer. Then proceeded to make up a kawakawa ginger and lemon brew to subsequent soda waters. Day 2 almost over. Here’s to day 3, bring on Friday so I can over come that temptation too …
Welcome here @glenn! We all have to get to the point where we want to change. Nobody can do it for us. You’ve Taken a great first step and come to a great community of understanding and supportive people. Lots of helpful tools here. Check out the whole site. I like Sober Toolbox and Mrs D’s blog. Check in often. You can do this!