Jan 23, 2018. I have been a closet drinker for the last 15 years. In the last year the drinking has increased, and I have started to lose interest in things that I really enjoy doing. Almost all of my time was focused on sneaking and how to hide what I was doing. Some of you probably know the drill. Sneaking booze into the house, sneaking the evidence out, etc. I have decided to quit. I am now on day 16 of being sober. I want my life back. Feb 12, 2019. It’s now been 401 days since I started on this journey. I have had four 1 day slips in the past 13 months but it’s been 206 days since the last one. The cravings are GONE! Occasionally I experience a mild trigger but they pass quickly. I don’t engage them and they pass. So, for those of you that are just getting started, please believe that it really does get easier, but you have to do the work. Read everything you can, and stay close to this amazing community of loving, caring, supportive people who have all been where you are. Thanks to everyone here for supporting me, and God bless you @Mrs D for creating this amazing place called Living Sober.
There are soooo many new members here. I joined 18 months ago when there were 5700 here and now the number is up to 8600. I’m here to tell all of you just starting on this journey that you absolutely CAN kick booze to the curb and live a very enjoyable and fulfilling life. No alcohol needed! I started this journey 561 days ago and have had a handful of slips, but yesterday marked 365 days since I last had a drop of alcohol. Cravings are gone. I can walk past booze in the grocery store and not even flinch. I socialize with folks all the time that drink and don’t miss it a bit. It is so liberating! But this isn’t about me, it’s about you. Please believe that you can do it. It really does get easier and life is so much better not dragging that ball and chain of alcohol around. This community has been a real life saver for me and it can be the same for you. Stay close and check in often. Thanks again to all of you for being here and being so supportive. Have a great AF day everyone!