whitpauly wrote: »
Beer was always my drink of choice so I don't dare try and AF one,,I think for me the taste would trigger a want for the real thing but I know several former problem drinkers who actually use it when a craving hits and its a useful tool for them,I tend to drink not because I miss the taste,,Id drink if I have a bad day,mood,the moon was full,TOM,its Tuesday,etc any excuse would do sadly but I'm honestly trying hard this time,my longest sober stretch was nearly 5 months but that was 2 years ago! Last year my baby brother committed suicide at 29 years old and just dealing with the emotions really sucks sometimes but I have to do it,I'd really hate for something so stupid as alcohol to kill me,ruin my relationships with my family anymore than it already has,make me lose my job or something else bad,plus im so ugly when I drink,just a bloated,bleary eyed mess,hopefully at least vanity can help keep me off the grog
tifano wrote: »
Today I celebrate 6 years of continuous sobriety. Six years ago I was at an all time low emotionally and my only way to cope with life was drinking to blackout. Even when drinking was fun it was never in moderation.
I’m so grateful I had a mustard seed of willingness to try something different. Today I’m living my very best life SOBER. I’ve walked through cancer sober, issues with a severely special needs child sober, lots of other life events that would warrant a drink but I’ve remained sober.
If drinking is an issue for you know there is a solution. I’m happy to help you find help if you want it. Just message me.
My opinion on NA beer is it’s a very slippery slope and there is still alcohol in NA beer. If one is an alcoholic like I am I cannot consume NA beer. Just like I can’t drink mocktails. It’s too triggering. I just drink water and coffee. Grateful today for my life and sobriety.
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