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Busy hands are happy hands, learn to build something (birdhouses, etc) or something you like to do. Alcohol IS a depressant, it's a temporary fix, you'll feel good for a little while, but it will compound the problem, tell yourself "I'm not going to drink today" and tell yourself that everyday, until you get to the point it doesn't even occur to you to reach for it. I'm sober for over 10 years now, and it's not even an option for me when things get bad. I use my energy for something, anything, constructive. You'll feel better once the alcohol is out of your system, you'll get stronger everyday and be a better person for it. Try doing something for someone else, it will make you feel better seeing how happy you've made them.
How long have you been sober? Think about that. Hold onto that. Don't let the time you've been clean, all be for nothing. Find something to do, to get your mind off drinking. Find a friend to talk to. A family member? Someone.
yeah I'm having problems too. with school ruining my life now. me being sick and my family thinks I'm faking it. been burning inside my body. yeah. idk what to do either. might as well become a disappointment my family claims they see me as. more hard being a native to. anyway lets fight it. may lose some battles but has a lot of hope to win the war.
First of all before I answer your question I have to tell you this,Mr.Nibbles is the most adorable username I have ever heard.Second of all maybe you should try releasing your sadness by doing something else.Maybe you could try taking counseling talk to a friend,or a family member.No matter what happens I will pray for you and I hope you feel better sweetie :)
drinking only makes it worse, than tomorrow you wake up sad. . .and sick. I don't know you, so I can't suggest any specifics, but something to take your mind off it. ( whatever "it" is) hang in there, it will get better.
Please call a friend, go to a meeting (AA) immediately. Tell them all about it. They know exactly what you are going through... so do I. Now its been 15 years since I had a drink but I remember being sad because booze was my best friend, and I missed her. My best friend wrecked my family and nearly killed me.
i fight the same battle every day.. let your desire for self improvement and making good changes give you strength.. its hard to not drink for some of us.. i feel your pain.. stay strong my brother.. keep it up..
I know all about that and for me I know I can't drink , I'll be right back in that same old squirrel cage, begging to get sober again and unable to . I ask myself is that first drink gonna be worth all the pain it's gonna give me trying to quit again !
I love ALL the above answers but I would kinda combine them Doing something/anything to distract yourself is great but.... Self doubt and low self esteem are usually what get us started looking for the "escape" from the world as we know it. People are usually the CAUSE of why we think that BUT.... People are also our way out. Find what you do well and like.....find others who like that too....and COMBINE. Just remember...YOUR goal for being there among them is SOBRIETY even if some of those others drink.
My observation is that this kind of a challenge does not have to be met alone, AA is very effective because you work with people who have been through what you are going through. It is a tough road, and you have to walk it, but you do not have to walk it alone. Call someone that can help you.