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Most people say it's not necessary, but the fact is all or most parties have alcohol and everyone sees it necessary. It's hard to change habits.
Some days will be tougher. Still sober today I am guessing?
We all need to change something, we all need to improve, but there is also a lot of good in us and that's something we need to focus on as well.
Alcohol and drug memories remain associated with those periods and events forever, so we need to get out of that loop in order to avoid that in the...
In order to be good to others we need to be good to ourselves first because if we are a mess how will we be able to help others?
I don't know if it's easy to walk away because many times those people are all we know. At the same time we will be better off.
Welcome to the forum Sam, congrats indeed as it's not easy to change like that like most of us know. I hope to be seeing you around here. ;)
Yeah, so true. Spending quality time with our kids beats drinking any time. ;)
The key to happiness is that we are happy ourselves and once we achieve that we will have the capacity to make everyone else around us somewhat...
Well, that's the big deal right there Christian, if you are not ready to quit you will never do it. You need to say enough and stop.
I'd say two smiles per week right? I can imagine your post when she reaches 4 weeks! :)
That is a fact @Rainman, if we were addicts and we are clean no way we can try the drug again or we will return to the same situation.
No way, we already have a hard time making ourselves happy, why should we worry if others are happy at our expenses?
Taking drugs is not smart period and drug addicts will do anything to get high, anything, including that.
That's the best motivation if you ask me! Everyone deserved better, glad you changed. What have your kids said about the change?
I was an addict in...
It's really great to hear about that, if you have accomplished that in just 2 weeks imagine what you'll get with more time. Keep strong. ;)
That's the key to success, to change our lifestyle, that's the only way to make it. If we think we can stop consuming and have the same life we are...
Welcome to the forum and I am glad you decided to join. I was fortunate enough that my dad didn't have that problem. I do believe it passes on, so...
Congrats wannabfree, I hope you keep on going. What's your biggest motivation to be sober?
I think we are shy in a way and drinking making us more lose. We do need to develop confidence without alcohol though, that's how we will enjoy life...