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  • JenT304JenT304 Member Posts: 779 Member Member Posts: 779 Member
    @rubyRed427 That is really sad about your cousin and I feel for his wife too. It must be so hard watching this slow motion train wreck.
  • FeelinFooFooFeelinFooFoo Member Posts: 4,738 Member Member Posts: 4,738 Member
    RubyRed427 wrote: »
    https://people.com/books/chrissy-teigen-talks-about-the-book-that-inspired-her-sobriety/

    HEre's a book I have not heard of: Quit like a woman by Holly Whitaker
    Chrissy Tiegen discusses her four weeks of sobriety.

    I am reading this and liking it. I think what I get out of it is that you have to change what is making you drink.

    Trying out a dry January. First day back to work and not sure I can do it. I hate my job. I was so zen this morning then crap started piling up. I so want to go buy something. I have one can in the fridge. I was going to throw it out but I had wasting stuff. I will get past tonight but not sure I can do more than that.

    Like @RubyRed427 said, we are here for you and rooting for you.

    I truely believe that with the right tools, and right support it can make it easier. I was so long without any tools or always using wine & beer as my coping mechanism. But I think long term it only adds problems.

    I know in this current climate moving jobs might be really difficult, but even making steps towards it like drawing up a new C.V. it could make you feel a bit more 'in control' of the situation. I know for me personally feeling more in control definetly makes me feel better.

    I found that looking at sobriety as more of an experiment helps lots. Annie Grace & the coaching programme I'm using right now with Rebecca Weller, they both advise to look at it as an experiment. It makes it more fun and you can start to look at ways to enjoy being sober, and you start to focus on all the benefits instead of thinking of what your not doing anymore as in the drinking element.

    Good luck and you can do it. ❤
  • lorrainequiche59lorrainequiche59 Member Posts: 860 Member Member Posts: 860 Member
    RubyRed427 wrote: »
    https://people.com/books/chrissy-teigen-talks-about-the-book-that-inspired-her-sobriety/

    HEre's a book I have not heard of: Quit like a woman by Holly Whitaker
    Chrissy Tiegen discusses her four weeks of sobriety.

    I am reading this and liking it. I think what I get out of it is that you have to change what is making you drink.

    Trying out a dry January. First day back to work and not sure I can do it. I hate my job. I was so zen this morning then crap started piling up. I so want to go buy something. I have one can in the fridge. I was going to throw it out but I had wasting stuff. I will get past tonight but not sure I can do more than that.

    What makes most of us drink is avoiding/numbing uncomfortable feelings/pain, stress etc You are on the right track by reading about other people's experiences and by coming to this group. Getting past last night is a great start and if that is all you can do right now, that's ok...Just keep coming back to this group and keep checking in. :D
    edited January 6
  • RubyRed427RubyRed427 Member Posts: 3,038 Member Member Posts: 3,038 Member
    JenT304 wrote: »
    I bought a bottle of Fre, non alcoholic chardonnay, yesterday. I opened it and had a glass and it just tasted like white grape juice. The thing is, I felt compelled to keep filling my glass. I drank the whole bottle in an hour. It just made me think, there is no way I will ever be able to drink in moderation. I'm glad I didn't feel compelled to buy the real thing as I was and still am pretty upset about what went down at the Capitol yesterday. We live in the DC metro area and it was deeply unsettling. I'm glad we survived this coup attempt but our democracy is certainly fragile.

    I find that too. I do that with my NA beer, drink it fast. Just like I would drink my alcohol fast. Thank God for both of us it was just juice.
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