The Sober Squad- Alcohol Free Living

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  • RubyRed427
    RubyRed427 Posts: 3,889 Member
    None of us are perfect- what you did was normal. That's why it's called relapse- it happens to the best of us. The positive from your experience Sunday is that it will push you to call and get help. You know the famous quote: "Sometimes you have to get knocked down to see the stars." Probably much more good will come from this experience. I agree with Jen. It is so difficult to have people around you who drink. You may need to set boundaries - it is your place too after all.

    I think one of the main reasons I am going on vacation alone is because if my girlfriends go with me, they will drink all through the vacation, and I would be so tempted--- I know I'd drink.

    Thank you for sharing your experience, because it really truly helps us all.

  • RubyRed427
    RubyRed427 Posts: 3,889 Member
    @mtngrl3 Welcome back! You are really brave! I know your post will benefit many people; thank you for your honesty. I wish you the BEST! I also pray you can heal your liver. That is so scary- I'm sorry you are going through this. One day at a time is right! That's all we have.
  • SunnyDays930
    SunnyDays930 Posts: 1,248 Member
    Congratulations on 8 days sober @mtngrl3. We are here for you. You are very brave and honest to bare your soul like this. Surely your story will help other people.
  • RubyRed427
    RubyRed427 Posts: 3,889 Member
    wmichben wrote: »
    I'm glad this thread exists! I quit drinking entirely in December and I am surprised by the amount of pushback I get. People either don't believe I'll stick with it or they actually try to get me to drink. I don't get it!

    I just knew that quitting entirely was what I needed because I could lie to myself about moderation all I wanted but it was always too easy for me to just keep drinking in excess. Quitting alcohol was the catalyst that has enabled me to alter other habits, get better sleep, wake up early to enjoy some coffee/reading time, stick to my 4-day per week gym schedule, and more...

    I don't miss drinking at all. I don't know what suddenly made it easy for me to quit. I had backed off of it a few times in the past but always started increasing how much and how often I was drinking over time. But this time, I just said "I'm done" and I was done. After two weeks, I was like, "Whoa, I can actually do this."

    Thanks for posting! I am in the same boat- every time I thought I could moderate, it was not always possible. Sounds like the benefits of quitting are numerous! So happy for you!
  • donimfp
    donimfp Posts: 795 Member
    Hooray for 6.5 months @RubyRed427. Are you on spring break? Ours starts today. It's so weird to realize it's been a year since we went on SB and never went back to school. I'm proud of all of us for working so hard on sobriety during such a difficult year.
  • RubyRed427
    RubyRed427 Posts: 3,889 Member
    donimfp wrote: »
    Hooray for 6.5 months @RubyRed427. Are you on spring break? Ours starts today. It's so weird to realize it's been a year since we went on SB and never went back to school. I'm proud of all of us for working so hard on sobriety during such a difficult year.

    I'm very proud of US! Yes, it is so hard sometimes but so worth it. I hope you are well! No spring break until March 26- and then I'm taking myself to Florida! What are your plans?
  • walterm852
    walterm852 Posts: 408 Member
    RubyRed427 wrote: »

    Thanks for posting - great article
  • RubyRed427
    RubyRed427 Posts: 3,889 Member
    Good morning! It's sunny here and I'm heading for a massage. I sure remember last year having a massage on a day I was severely hungover. That was brutal; I was hoping I wouldn't throw up on the lady.

    I have really isolated myself due to quitting drinking. I know that's not a good thing. I am going to have to find some sober friends who do different things. Like maybe join a hiking club? or join a paint class (AF)?