Doxmum wrote: »
Hey there @RubyRed427: Congrats on not opening the bottle in the fridge. Sounds like you've moved away from "resisting" drinking to not wanting to drink - a huge step! I'm not there yet but today was a learning experience. (See my post in Less-A.). The program I'm doing is called "Take a Break" by Rachel Hart. I wouldn't say it's easy (there is a LOT of homework) but it is sane, pragmatic, and realistic for those of us who don't want to completely isolate ourselves (we know what that feels like now) in order not to drink. She has something like 150 podcasts on Spotify. I listened to 3 of them at random, and they resonated with me. If you don't subscribe to Spotify they have a free 30 day trial.
I had been successful at reducing my intake, but I could not seem to give up my daily can of Brut bubbles for even a day, much less 30 - the Take a Break time. Check it out: https://www.rachelhart.com I recommend the podcasts first to see if her approach makes sense for you. The website is good but she's marketing. Let me know what you think.
Have a good week everyone!
mainelylisa wrote: »
I plunked down $20 to hold a spot in The Tempest membership (may or may not pan out--supposed to launch this summer--but I do think the membership fee is around$120/yr). If I do actually join, happy to report on what I think of it. But I do love this quote: Sobriety, and the refusal to partake in alcogenic culture, is subversive, rebellious, and edgy.
Geared towards non-traditionals and mentions AA membership demographics from Recovery.org:
89 percent of all AA attendees are white.
Over one-fourth of the members are between the ages of 51 and 60.
Another one-fifth of all members are between the ages of 41 and 50.
Women are statistically underrepresented, making up only 38 percent of the AA population.
What are some of your favorite online (free or not) support mechanisms?
mainelylisa wrote: »
@Beka3695 & @whitpauly Yep, I too have had the Oh Crap, I forgot I wasn't drinking! dream. At least it's replaced the Oh crap, I forgot I was in college and tomorrow is my Calculus final! dream. Why can't we at least have fun in our dreams for crying out loud???
Thanks for sharing additional online resources. I had a teletherapist appointment last night. We talked about drinking a bit, but honestly, for me, a recurring theme in my adult life is the craving for deep connections with women and the difficulty in finding and cultivating them. The kind of connection that you connect with daily.
That you know has your back and you theirs. That you would drop everything and travel to if they needed you. I think it's rare, esp for those of us who have moved around a lot and/or don't have close family members, so that's wonderful that some of you have developed close connections online.
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