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I have struggled with alcohol for some time. Took me a while to realise I even had a problem but then it began to cause problems all over my life. I tried to cut down and couldn't. My Dr referred me to a counsellor. It has been (and still is) a bumpy ride. Sad to say despite everything I really believed drinking is the greatest thing and it was the highlight of my life. I am a binger so my counsellor realised it's easier for me to decrease my drinking days than limit the amount. I have got down to 1 or 2 days a week now and I could never have believed how much more fulfilling and enjoyable my life is. Yesterday I had the opportunity to drink and chose not to but not because I thought I shouldn't but because I preferred to do something else!!!! I thought I would share this so people who want to cut down but simultaneously feel are depriving themselves - you aren't! My counsellor likened it to ending a bad relationship.

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    Hi DaisyJo and you are ON THE RIGHT TRACK...well done and keep going. Perhaps a full week without any booze?? Let us know IF this works and how you feel.     smile

     

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    Hey

    Thanks for your comment it's good you took the time to post, it doesn't just resonate with past alcoholics or people who support others. I'm about to go sober come Monday and I really appreciate the enthusiasm! Congratulations and keep it up. Cheers

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    Power to you, Daisyjo

    Keep it up, it certainly is worth it.  Quitting gives me a sense of power and control, I don't want anything like alcohol and tobacco to waste my body and life away.....

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    Yes daisyjo, sometimes I felt like alcohol was the best thing to happen to me and I would be less of a person without it. NOT SO!! I have been sober for almost 15 years now and my life is far better than any good drunk I was on! You sound like you really do want to quit. Keep seeing your counsellor and I'll bet you'll be having more and more alcohol-free days. Good luck dear and keep us posted. 🌺
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