Sometimes it takes a little “research” for us to truly discover these things for ourselves. Maybe you can treat this experience as such and say “now I know” and jump right back on that wagon and keep on riding. We’re here with you for the journey! 🙂
Yesterday afternoon a neighbour came over with a bottle of wine as a Christmas / New Year’s gift. They have been overseas. I said no, they can keep the wine. They were happy to keep it and I was happy to say no. Feeling proud. 23 days of no drinking now thanks for the backup comments from people on this forum. Yay for me!
Good stuff. I hadn’t considered yet what I would do if given a bottle of something, but it does come up.
I told a few people on Sunday that I wasn’t drinking (friend’s going away thing at a bar) and one friend wanted to buy me ‘just one’. I had no trouble laughing and saying ‘It doesn’t work like that’! and felt good about being strong.
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My sneaky sister gave me 3 bottles of Merlot for Christmas knowing full well I had quit drinking 9 months previous. Her husband wouldn’t let her buy bottles for herself and she knew I’d leave them for her. She even feigned trading me rosé for merlot knowing she could keep them all when I said no. Ok, yeah, she has a problem. I should feel bad…[Read more]
@jocord I have found taking magnesium chloride tablets at night plus zinc and then Vitamin B in the morning has been a big help for me. I cannot remember ever sleeping a full night and I don’t now, but I definitely get a better sleep and fall asleep more easily too. It took about a week before I noticed but I am glad that I do. My son still drinks…[Read more]
Hi Torea2019! A lot of people here mention magnesium but it doesn’t do a thing for me. I do take Vit B complex as I’m a little low. @Ro, I think, mentioned capsule Tumeric and Iron. I recently tried that and to my amazement, it seemed to work! Not that I didn’t believe her. Just can’t wrap my head around how tumeric and iron can help me sleep.
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