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Waking up to days clear headed with no hang over and a good cup of coffee is time to be grateful to becoming alcohol free. My dream for my son.
For many here struggling to stop each time the mind thinks maybe this time I can have a much stronger resolve than any time in the past. Always have hope.
I think a big part is clarity, finally admitting that no drink at all not just one. For some that reality one more drink knowing its to hard to stop.
If falling back into the cravings of alcohol we all know that the chemicals in the brain immediately start strategizing on how or where is the next drink is coming from. It's almost an out of body slow motion movie. For most the brain plays a mind twisting movie while watching yourself pouring the drink, while noticing how much everyone else has in their glass, as the glass finally reaches the lips the movie playing in the brain is already thinking about the next one.i have seen this happen with my son.
When around those who can drink without addiction for those with AUD feel jealous why can't I drink like a normal person. The mind triggers are set off by watching how everyone else is drinking and as the AUD tries to pace themselves accordingly. Then each glass turns into a goblet and all time is now consumed with how to drink more without anyone noticing.With all the cravings and triggers the on button is pushed & the off button has disappeared. Then Some go on home and drink more. So much wasted time & energy put into drinking. This disease effects so many and always ends up with more anxiety more guilt no sleep and illness. I miss who my son was before AUD.
PLEASE remember that you will RISE from this disease. If you remove alcohol from your life, anxiety will go away with time, the brain forgets the addiction and cravings for most. It will allow you to start working on You with a clear head. No one never deserves to go through the self loathing all the emotions and fears. it's so debilitating.
I want to let each and every one of you know that you are all loved by your families and they will always support your life, your heart as long as you give back! Even in small ways to start each give back will grow and grow into a better life you all need and deserve!
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