Originally Posted by dogcito
Well I've managed to go for without a drink for one month. Physically I feel well. I'm happy that I'm not drinking but mentally I feel like I'm on an emotional roller coaster and I'm finding it difficult to fill in the the time I spent drinking on some other activity. Unfortunately I live in an area where not a lot goes on and added to that I haven't got much money to spend.
A.A is giving me some hope but so far recovery is dreary most of the time. But they say the first year is the worst and that things will get better slowly if I follow the programme.
I know there is no other way. Stop drinking or die. But it's hard building a new lifestyle.
Take care all .
I typed a response for you but it seems to have been lost somewhere in cyberspace.
Determination,effort and perseverance will keep you on the right path.
Are there any hobbies or projects that you considered embarking on in the past but couldn't find the time to begin?
AA has been beneficial for many.
If you are up to it, try concentrating on the message,as compared to the messenger conveying it.
In all reality,the past cannot be undone but can be put into perspective as a learning experience.We are all still learning.
You've admitted to yourself that there was a probem and realizing this alone is a monumental step
Along those lines,you've also taken action, which speaks much louder than words ever could.
Please remember that temptation takes no vacation,nor does it sleep.
If you continue experiencing psychological strain,might I suggest explaining this to your doctor.Another alternative is seeing a therapist.There's definitely no shame in that.
It's about you taking the necessary steps to help assure continue success towards a better quality of living.
Please feel free to post as often as you like.