My journey to sobriety.

posted 1 year ago in Beehive
Post # 2
948 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2019 - City, State

This is a great topic. I am 8 months sober. I’m struggling really bad the last couple of days but it is with my great support system that I haven’t picked up. With all the wonderful commercials about drinking, the holiday parties that are coming, the small get together’s and the mood of the holiday’s in it self (I get depressed during the holiday’s) I want to drink so bad. Just one drink I keep telling myself, one glass of one, or one beer but I know myself that leads to the shots and that’s where I get into trouble. So by the grace of god today I can say I am so grateful for being sober. 

Post # 4
668 posts
Busy bee

Thank you for being vulnerable and sharing your story, bee. I am 2.5 months sober and it’s been challenging not picking up my drink of choice at the holiday get togethers recently. I just remind myself that it is never one drink and I will soon be miserable.

Post # 5
1907 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

Thanks for sharing. It’s not something I’ve suffered, but other friends have. It’s important to shed light on it and to remove stigmas.

Post # 6
584 posts
Busy bee

Almost 14 months sober here! One day at a time!

Post # 7
25 posts
  • Wedding: April 2019

Thanks for starting this thread. Three and a half years here…and now look at all the awesome things we all have to look forward to!!!

Post # 9
11109 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

juicyjfan89 :  

Congratulations, Bee!  To you, and all of our Bees who are fighting for their sobriety.  It’s a battle worth the pain.  Continuing to practice a drug or alcohol addiction is death.

How fortunate to find a man willing to go through this with you!  So many people would cut and run.  I would. It sounds like you have found yourself a guy on whom you will be able to rely on the future when Real Life stuff happens.

Fortunately, I somehow escaped becoming addicted, but I was definitely a drinker for many years. I get it. What fun can you possibly have if you’re not shit faced?

One day, several years ago, I just stopped.  Mainly because it was putting weight on me, it didn’t do that when I was 21. Quitting was not a big deal, I am very fortunate that way, particularly considering that my mother was an end stage alcoholic.

Not drinking became a new habit, like ordering iced tea when we eat out.  It only takes 21 days for a new behavior to become a habit. Maybe you can make that work for you.

At this point, the idea of alcohol seems yucky to me. I don’t miss it at all.

Dh is a wine connoisseur, but he went on meds that don’t mix well with alcohol, so he had to give up his evening libations.  He doesn’t seem to miss it either.

Again, congratulations, stay strong.  You guys have got this.

Post # 10
1046 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 1983

Forty-plus years sober. One day at a time. (Actually, at the beginning it was sometimes one hour at a time.) It gets easier. It really does. A good sponsor can help a lot. And, of course, meetings.

I was a couple of months sober when I asked my great sponsor if I would always care as much as I did then. He said in a year I would care but I wouldn’t care that I cared. Which meant nothing to me then, but he was absolutely right.

In the beginning it was months before I trusted myself to go anywhere there would be alcohol. No shame in that.

Good luck. 

Post # 11
261 posts
Helper bee

I am so so proud of you all! *Hugs*

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