This morning I was a mess, by afternoon I was ready for some beer. Three things stopped me. First, I had taken some Aleve for a sore foot and I'm nervous about drug interactions. Second, I'd promised myself that I could somehow make it … [Read more...] about Day 6 Sober: More struggle, but some weight was lifted
It feels like I'm losing my mind. Today I've been a major asshole. Most of it I've kept silent, but all my fellow humans are walking on eggshells. It's been a parade of habit triggers and things are bad. If I didn't know this was … [Read more...] about Day 5 Sober: Why am I so grouchy, irritable and angry?
The first several days of alcohol recovery are the worst. After day 3 sober, my withdrawal symptoms were still mild I still had to deal with one big ugly fact: I simply didn't believe I could do it. The mental dependency and negative … [Read more...] about Day 4 Sober: Keep going, tell the truth, find outside help
Congratulations! If you've made it to day 3 sober you have a great start. Recovery is a little different for everyone but here is what you can expect as your body adjusts to having no alcohol. Here is what I experienced when I achieved my … [Read more...] about Day 3 Sober: What to expect on your third day of sobriety
There is something different this time. Like I said yesterday, I've tried this all before. But today I'm feeling inspired and connected by reading some of the many recovery blogs on the Internet. There is a tremendous community for … [Read more...] about Day 2 Sober: Finding hope in recovery blogs
Like every alcoholic, I've made failure into an art form. But each time, I find a new way to fail. This disease is patient - waiting until just the right moment to suggest a new approach to "control" my drinking problem. That's all it … [Read more...] about Day 1 Sober: Declaring TOTAL WAR on Alcoholism