There I was hiding four little bottles of Merlot in my gym bag. I was back chasing the buzz and again a slave of this disease. I don't know why I always used to hide it. Maybe that was my conscience telling me something. Thankfully it was … [Read more...] about 8 Days Sober: Last night I was dreaming of wine
This is a big day - I've made it to one full week sober. It's been a struggle and there were lots of times I wanted to turn back. You can read about that in how I got sober. There is so much good advice out there, I'm nervous to throw … [Read more...] about 7 Days Sober: 1 Week Without Alcohol
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 6 Days 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 5 Days 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 4 Days 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 (72 hours)