I am a 37 year old mum living overseas and my husband is away for work a lot. I have alcoholics on both sides of my family. Being alone at night times has started to mean more wine time. This week I have drank a bottle of wine every night and last night I opened a second. Feeling pretty disgusted with myself. I need to change my habits and need to hear from others. I don't think I can stop drinking by myself, my will power is unfortunately not strong enough. So... reaching out for a little support and strength to be sober. x
Hi @Tatiana! I found the best thing in early sobriety was to read sober blogs – both as a distraction and a way to rewire your brain. And honestly – never would’ve thought it – sobriety is so interesting. Here are some good sites: hip sobriety.com, thesoberschool.com, lauramckowen.com, unpickledblog.com. And for accountability, this site helped me a lot, you can sign up to be her penpal after a waiting period: tiredofthinkingaboutdrinking.com. You can do this, gets easier and so much better. : )
Hi there @tatiana. Im at my worst when lonely–which is almost all the time as I live on my own so I totally understand what youre saying. Mrs Ds books are fantastic. im quiting AA as from today. I relasped and got totally berrated for it from my sponser.. Stay with this site. Everyone is so helpful.
You are very brave @tatiana. I can see how the alure and the numbness of alcohol would be attractive when you are lonely and bored. It’s a sneaky downward slide- and you have identified it inspite of its camouflage as a friend. Mrs d’s books helped me heaps. This site has helped me heaps. Congrats on day one, and a huge welcome!!!