I want to stop drinking forever. I struggle with sobriety and have always used alcohol as a coping mechanism. My Fathers am alcoholic and I feel I am not far behind. I know that it’s stopping me from getting to the next level of my life. I want to be able to say “No thank you, I don’t drink” as opposed to the old line “Ok, just one” . I need support & help.
@mrs-d I just watched your documentary that is posted on this site . I resonated with lots of things in your story . A few weeks ago I recognised I am the boozy housewife/ the obnoxious friend/ my inability to keep secrets/ the selfish girl looking for the next drink/ the mystery account spender/ the miserable hungover wench the next day/ the reason we’ve cancelled our plans because I’m too sick and hungover .
I’m surprised I still have a family and a marriage.
My drinking I believe has always been a problem, but until I was ready to face it, no one talked about it.
Two weeks ago I decided that would be my last hangover.
The biggest thing is I feel hopeful for the future. Today I looked at all of the photos in our house and I had a moment of upset because I couldn’t find one photo where I wasn’t drunk, or had no drink in my hand, or was on my way to drinking. Moving forward this is something I would like to change. I want to have photos with my kids without a drop of alcohol in my system. Photos where I am refreshed and feeling the world around me. Thank you for creating this community. 13 days sober today.