• nzmum posted a new activity comment 1 week, 5 days ago

    @sober4real it’s definitely not easy. I used to be a binge drinker and I stopped relatively easily. But since becoming a daily drinker it’s become such a habit and I struggle to even get a day up. A few weeks ago I went back to AA and didn’t drink for a week. Of course on the 7th day I celebrated with a bottle of wine 🙁 So any tips are much appreciated.

    • Hi @nzmum if you went back to AA and didn’t drink for a week then it sounds like it helped you? You know that when you just celebrate your sobriety you are sabotaging yourself right? I have done is so many times. For me, I was so sick and tired of being sick and tired. I was in pain in my liver, kidneys and gall bladder so I could not even sleep. My anxiety, depression were off the charts and I deal with an autoimmune disease as well. These were serious motivators for me. Not to mention having two terminal family members now. I want to be there for my family and not be a burden to anyone. I could no longer live the way I used to any longer. I was at rock bottom for me and if I didn’t stop I’d lose my home. Huge motivators indeed. Plus having a good relationship with my grown children is critically important to me. What are your motivators? You remember that you get gifts in sobriety and you don’t even know what they are going to be but they do happen. Wouldn’t you like to experience that again in your life? You have before to a certain degree right? 🙂

  • nzmum posted a new activity comment 1 week, 6 days ago

    Thanks

  • nzmum posted an update 1 week, 6 days ago

    Hi, just joined this group because I really want to stop drinking. I was an active member of AA for many years and my longest period AF was 7 years. But I’ve been drinking for nearly 5 years and it’s definitely progressive. So hopefully I’ll find some new tools and support from this group.

    • Wow, 7 years, amazing! Glad you’re here. 🌈

    • That was my story @nzmum – I had five years in AA and was out for seven. I didn’t think I’d make it back but with this lovely tribe and some much needed change in my perspectives I have 8 months now working on 9. 🙂 Welcome, I think you will really like it. It’s not easy the first 30 days but just treat yourself like you are recovering from a horrible illness – take Epsom salt baths, do yoga or gentle walking, time alone, read Mrs.D’s books….(Lotta Dan), eat healthy and enjoy a few sweet treats too! You can do this…!

      • @sober4real it’s definitely not easy. I used to be a binge drinker and I stopped relatively easily. But since becoming a daily drinker it’s become such a habit and I struggle to even get a day up. A few weeks ago I went back to AA and didn’t drink for a week. Of course on the 7th day I celebrated with a bottle of wine 🙁 So any tips are much appreciated.

        • Hi @nzmum if you went back to AA and didn’t drink for a week then it sounds like it helped you? You know that when you just celebrate your sobriety you are sabotaging yourself right? I have done is so many times. For me, I was so sick and tired of being sick and tired. I was in pain in my liver, kidneys and gall bladder so I could not even sleep. My anxiety, depression were off the charts and I deal with an autoimmune disease as well. These were serious motivators for me. Not to mention having two terminal family members now. I want to be there for my family and not be a burden to anyone. I could no longer live the way I used to any longer. I was at rock bottom for me and if I didn’t stop I’d lose my home. Huge motivators indeed. Plus having a good relationship with my grown children is critically important to me. What are your motivators? You remember that you get gifts in sobriety and you don’t even know what they are going to be but they do happen. Wouldn’t you like to experience that again in your life? You have before to a certain degree right? 🙂

  • nzmum became a registered member 1 week, 6 days ago