by Halley Suitt

Why It Feels Different

in Social Issues

Sun, 19 Jun 2005, 18:06

I don't know why, but the other night I was out and I knew I would never drink again.  I know "never" is a tricky word, but something feels different now.   

There wasn't even anything special going on.  I wasn't watching someone drunk embarrass themselves or noticing something specifically negative about drinking.  I just got this feeling that I don't drink.

I felt like "not drinking" was just a basic character trait of mine now.   I'm not sure why.  It just feels right.   

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Jun 26, 2005 5:17:25 AM
1 - Tan

I am an alcololic and have not had a sip since Friday night. I googled "quit drinking" and found this wonderful sight. I am a single 42 year old professional who loves her wine every night. I am looking forward to all of the great benifits of being sober but quite frankly I am terrified of not having my liquid friend to keep me company!

Jul 31, 2005 6:36:45 PM
2 - Given_In

I quit drinking yesterday. Now I'm quiting tomorrow. Just like I quit a week ago. But you know what... I will kill this devil.
I know your feeling. And that worked for me too. It made me aware of my problem. I quit the longest I had since I was fourteen years old. I'm waiting for that sort of epiphany moment again.
I just want to warn you. It is no friend; right from the top. The brewers, the drug involved, and your own mind.
Remind yourself that it is the enemy that makes you feel good until you remember to hate it. Contradictions, rationalization, delusions, celebrations, situational pain, etc. are all going to be allies with this jealous 'friend'.
So congrats to you... for you basic premise and my thoughts are on you upgrading that to "I'm a dry warrior". :-)