Long time lurker, first time posting. So, last week I went six days without alcohol. I cannot remember the last time I have gone more than 2 days. I had it in my mind that that was that, I am never drinking again. Come Saturday night I’m like I don’t have a problem, surely I can have a wine once a week. So I did…….. but I am incapable of having one wine. It’s always at least a bottle. So sad to say I had to hit the recalculate button today. Perhaps it was a good experiment…… and hopefully the lesson will stick. Next Saturday I will pop in here first and remind myself that it is possible to live without alcohol.
It is absolutely possible to live without alcohol and like you I can’t moderate and it took me years to come to this realisation. But now i know i can’t and don’t want to drink every again. Keep lurking and posting here. Good idea to have a plan for when those triggers hit.
Set yourself up for and expect success! It us wonderfully freeing! I’m so pleased to have had help here and reading books, listening to podcasts to get to 100 days af. Feels so good. You wont be leaving anything behind. You’ll be starting new smiling mornings you can look forward to and be proud of.
@suebells, welcome, thank you for posting. you will figure out what is you. i tried and tired of moderation for probably two years, maybe three, maybe five, maybe ten. now, i say, ok, moderation, what if i can’t. i know what happens if i can’t. imagine every day without alcohol, a day without a hangover, that is what keeps me going.