The Sober Squad- Alcohol Free Living

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  • FeelinFooFoo
    FeelinFooFoo Posts: 4,738 Member
    RubyRed427 wrote: »
    @FeelinFooFoo I like when you said alcohol is a drug. That does hit home.
    @JenT304 Whatever it takes to sober is a good plan.

    It's took me so long to finally accept that alcohol is actually a drug. It just happens to be a legal drug that's readily available. But the fact its legal & commonly used, does not negate any of the negative effects.

    Same as nicotine. Highly addictive, yet legal. Funny how these are both multi billion pound or dollar industries....they ain't going anywhere so its up to me to make a choice to abstain. That's how I see it.

    Same with sugar. Its not an actual drug but affects the brain very similarly. Another major industry that actually hides sugar in products by using a plethora of different names and terms. If that ain't cheatin, I don't know what is ! They want to keep people hooked to fill their pockets.
  • SunnyDays930
    SunnyDays930 Posts: 1,251 Member
    @FeelinFooFoo I am reading the Alan Carr book to reinforce my desire to be sober. You are absolutely right about "alcohol just happens to be a legal drug". If it were brought to the market today as a new product, there is no way it would be allowed to be legally sold. It kills more than 3 million people a year. This is an interesting and alarming article.

    https://www.who.int/news/item/21-09-2018-harmful-use-of-alcohol-kills-more-than-3-million-people-each-year--most-of-them-men
  • FeelinFooFoo
    FeelinFooFoo Posts: 4,738 Member
    JenT304 wrote: »
    @FeelinFooFoo I am reading the Alan Carr book to reinforce my desire to be sober. You are absolutely right about "alcohol just happens to be a legal drug". If it were brought to the market today as a new product, there is no way it would be allowed to be legally sold. It kills more than 3 million people a year. This is an interesting and alarming article.

    https://www.who.int/news/item/21-09-2018-harmful-use-of-alcohol-kills-more-than-3-million-people-each-year--most-of-them-men

    I'm starting to look at it along the same lines as cannabis. It's a drug. It's legal or decriminalised in many places.

    But does that make it good or okay for me personally to start smoking it ? No because I don't want to become intoxicated with THC. So alcohol is much the same. It's legal but I know the damaging effects of using it. Its just a personal choice. I have nothing against people who decide that cannabis is good for them or alcohol.

    I'm sure plenty people smoke / drink and are happy. But, it's not for me. And it's not from a moral stand point but health & mental wellbeing. ✌
  • FeelinFooFoo
    FeelinFooFoo Posts: 4,738 Member
    My brother was saying last night how much he likes Miley Cyrus. I googled, out of curiosity, to see if she is sober. And she is! I'm gona send him this story lol its good for young folk to know people that they idolise, are clean from drink and drugs.
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/11938081/miley-cyrus-six-months-sober/
  • FeelinFooFoo
    FeelinFooFoo Posts: 4,738 Member
    Found this article during my search. It's great that stars like miley are being so open and sharing their journey.
    https://www.vogue.com/article/miley-cyrus-speaks-out-about-sobriety
  • RubyRed427
    RubyRed427 Posts: 3,890 Member
    Good morning friends! I woke up early around 5:30 and thought it was 6:30 because I can't see my watch numbers - they're too small! And I cant change the setting. Anyway, I feel like I gained an hour!!

    I was lying in bed thinking right now last year, I would have slept on and off til 10:00 am and dragged myself to the couch to nurse a hangover, gotten fries and a burger at noon. I would finally feel human around 5:00 p.m. Hangovers suck!!! So not worth the few hours of perceived "fun.".

    I pray I never ever forget what a hangover feels like, but @FeelinFooFoo I agree with you- throwing up and feeling like crap for days was an awful price to pay.
  • SunnyDays930
    SunnyDays930 Posts: 1,251 Member
    Love the new photo, RubyRed!
  • RubyRed427
    RubyRed427 Posts: 3,890 Member
    Hi @RubyRed427

    I wonder, would you recommend the sparkle project, Rebecca Wellers Wellness Academy course. I'm sure you said that you were either thinking of doing it, or had signed up.

    Maybe part of me is scared to have Rebecca Weller completely out my life hahaha I'm trying to delve into another of her courses as a *reminder* of the sexy sobriety course lol

    Nah, I think the sparkle project looks very interesting for the food and recipe side of things. But, I will keep looking as there was other courses that caught my eye too.

    I'm embarrassed- I totally forgot about the Sparkle Club!!! I have to find that info again and the ebook and get busy. I have a terrible habit of signing up for something , paying upfront and then moving on to something else.

    Thanks for the reminder! I accepted your friend request.
    I'm happy you are nearing 4 months; it's not easy but it is worth the effort.
    I am learning from our friends on here that it is difficult to get back on the sober wagon once you fall off. And then you get cravings (my cravings are basically gone).

  • RubyRed427
    RubyRed427 Posts: 3,890 Member
    I look forward to seeing your tattoo!! I may do that in the future, too.
  • RubyRed427
    RubyRed427 Posts: 3,890 Member
    JenT304 wrote: »
    Hello Friends. I hope all is well. Even if I wanted to drink, it's colonoscopy prep day so that's out! Actually, I haven't had a craving in a while. The more I know, the more I want to stay sober. I was out with my husband for lunch yesterday, me with my seltzer and he had 2 beers. I was so happy to be able to drive us safely. He seemed surprisingly buzzed to me. Then I thought, maybe 2 beers ALWAYS made him buzzed and I was always so equally buzzed that I never noticed. I am enjoying being so aware of everything.
    Speaking of Bex Weller, on her instagram there is a saying, "Because I was sober today I______________" then you fill in the blank. Here is mine: Because I was sober today I was able to have a very serious talk with my niece about her gravely ill father". This is my husband's brother. I KNOW drinking will never make that situation better.
    Alright, back to my disgusting prep drink. Wish me luck tomorrow!

    Good luck Jen! You will sleep so well tomorrow night but maybe not tonight.