Re: No drink since 6th March 2012
A very close family friend goes to AA and studies things like buddha, peace of mind type stuff, and found a passion to keep his mine busy, games/hobbys to mess with. He also does some schooling. I quit an addiction and I followed a similar path.
The trick is enrich yourself and keep busy but not just with anything, something that feels rewarding so you know if you do drink you will jeopardize all you have. I use to have problems with addiction but I have found peace in building a life outside and away from that addiction.
Find something you do that you want to be the best at, find something that is rewarding to do, then find something that you can do when your lazy or that can completely kill time like a game or hobby.(even if its nerdy and won't get you any friends doing it) I relapsed one day and the addiction felt strong still after I did it for a while but I did not relapse more because I had these things to consider.
A lot of people have trouble cause when they quit all they do is obsess over it. They don't know what they like or what to do otherwise. Find that and reading some philosophy material gives you your own idea of the right direction.
A lot of times after quitting nothing will seem to satisfy for sometime but the main idea is to try something and don't put to much pressure on yourself. Try new things, have something to do when you are really bored and tired because when you stop addictions that happens much more often and also learn something that can make you money, make you friends, or some type of skill that will help you kill time in the future.
Nothing ever takes that feeling away, I would dream about going back to my addiction but I am now in a place where I know if I did it I would lose everything and it keeps me and straight minded.
I hope I have helped, even a little. Remember...Patience....It truly is a virtue, and for addicts, being comfortable with silence comes after doing something, not from sitting and waiting for sanity to knock on the door.
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