Posted by Colleen D. on November 14, 2005, at 20:36:52
In reply to Re: Having a very hard time avoiding alcohol! » Colleen D., posted by ClearSkies on November 14, 2005, at 4:42:11
> What has happened in the past when alcohol became a problem for you? Did it result in situations that you now regret?
> Can you remember those occasions when you next get an urge to drink? Try to think of the worst outcome, what could happen if you let one drink turn into several, and how you will feel. (I've had some real doozies of experiences, and I remember most of them. This technique helps me a lot.)
My two biggest concerns are the health risks for me and that I'll overdo it ONE time and end up in jail for drunk driving. This has not happened to me in the past, but also I feel like a huge hypocrite for drinking and smoking pot when those were the two main reasons I left my soon to be ex. I keep imagining my doing stupid stuff while drunk and high resulting in my losing my kids, and then having to see them go and live with their dad.
> Also, post here when you're feeling tempted and don't want to give in. You'll find support here with your fellow babblers.
I managed to pass up the beers tonight. :-) There are two in the fridge and they would make a nice nightcap, but I think I'll reward myself with a Dove ice cream bar and that'll help me get through this night. But I'm still thinking about drinking them...ugh!
Thanks for listening and helping me identify why I should not drink.