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Hi there Everyone
Just need some words of encouragement for this weekend coming....
My husband and I are heading away for a belated anniversary/birthday weekend together which in the past would mean staying up late and getting plastered.
Im scared of letting my guard down and wavering towards the booze. I know that this will ruin my weekend but why am I still hearing that little voice in my head saying....."Go on Dee, you have those drinks, you deserve it"
Unfortunately things have not gone as well as I had hoped …..
The last 2 weeks have been so incredibly busy I feel like I've barely had time to think! I had 4 days down in the South Island of New Zealand with my big sister and beautiful 16 month old niece; I don’t get to see them all that often so it was absolutely delightful…Continue
Morning all, had some great chats yesterday with Scarlett and Kebab and a lovely refreshing sleep again last night
Freshly surprised and still can't believe another day has gone by AF, despite the temptations. The build up before 7pm and for at least an hour after is my tricky time, but the sparkling water with ice and lemon in a nice wine glass really helps. Wonder how long I will need this 'prop' for - doesn't matter as it does not hurt or affect me.
Need to keep reminding…Continue
I’m 37 years old and struggled with depression, anxiety and the odd panic attack for twenty years of my life, prior to April 2011. My nerves frequently got the better of me, and my obvious lack of confidence in work and social situations held me back and prevented me from fulfilling my potential for many years. All of that stopped when I quit drinking alcohol two years ago. Posted 11th May.
I am not sure whether or not I was born to be an alcoholic; the jury is still out from my point of view on the genetic connection, although there are very strong arguments for this to be the case and indeed both my parents were alcoholics. My father died of cirrhosis at 57, my mother of early onset dementia and heart failure at 62, attributed to heavy drinking. But I ask, is it genetic or is it learnt behaviour? Posted 28th April.
I am 57 and was a heavy drinker for over 30 years. I was a functioning alcoholic (that is, I seemed to function successfully as far as others were concerned) and I firmly subscribed to the “I can handle it” mentality. Eventually and inevitably, I came to accept that I had “crossed the line” and I started recovery 15 months ago. Posted 13th April.
I never thought I would need to because I was just a social drinker who likes to have a good time, a 39 year old for whom no social occasion (or night in) was complete without a bottle of wine; a bit of a party animal to be honest (albeit one with a young son now). Posted 31st March.
Rachel Elnaugh, ex-Dragon's Den dragon, recently gave up drinking when she discovered the wonderful Jason Vale's book, 'How to Kick the Drink...Easily!' Rachel's account of her problematic relationship with booze and how she finally kicked it, will, I'm sure, strike a chord with many. It certainly did for me, which is why I was so eager to get Rachel's post on Soberistas. Thank you Rachel for allowing us to publish your post, and good work for seeing the light and ditching the booze! Posted 26th November.