It's a choice and not a necessity. Has the way we drink changed dramatically over the past few decades? I can't remember the last time I've been sober for this long I'm not exactly sure what my badge says, but my last drink was Sunday morning at around 11am after drinking for roughly 17 hours. Alternatively click the button below to leave the current website and go to our shop to purchase one of our best-selling books, AudioBooks, eBooks or Apps. Alcoholics of my type drink to get a feeling of wholeness - which is what I stated in my original comment. The goal is to separate the addiction from your life circumstances. I know blokes who feel like that when their football team loses at the weekend! It can and it will immediately get you rid of your desire the cravings to drink alcohol. I want to help as I know this will and probably is hurting the person I love, her mother and our future children.
The instant you make your addiction to alcohol about anything other than your addiction to alcohol then you've just shot yourself in the foot. Good luck to ya brother, heres hopin for no more slips eh!! If you are concerned about alcohol's effect on your life or a loved one's life, please feel welcome. I never pissed away an entire career after having a packet of smokes. We welcome anyone who wishes to join in by asking for advice, sharing our experiences and stories, or just encouraging someone who is trying to quit or cut down. It doesn't have to be on a Saturday.
Near the end of my latest drinking bout, what drove me insane was the incredible mental energy I had to devote to drinking. It makes me not want to drink. He realised that he had discovered what the world had been waiting for - 'The Easy Way to Stop Smoking', and embarked on a mission to help cure the world's smokers. But according to society alcohol is apparently this wonderful thing that we should never fully quit because life is somehow just too horrible without it. I actually made a conscious decision to start drinking as it started warming up here in Melbourne, and I love beer on the balcony.
If you are experiencing acute or persistent physical or psychological symptoms including withdrawal , please contact a medical professional immediately. You have to approach it with an open mind. I realize this book has been discussed here many times, but with people trying to make new years resolutions to stop drinking. For 10 years I felt the need to get drunk pretty much every night. That said, I could see how this book would be very helpful on a journey to sobriety in many ways. Each time the craving subsided within a few days 24 hours usually and I could easily stay stopped for a few weeks, months even.
I never rolled my car into a field after having a packet of smokes. Please check with your local clinic. If you want to quit please read the book with an open mind — it really does work. Alan Carr's book on smoking helped me quit because it helped me get through the 12 week physical withdrawal you go through when you quit smoking. I liked This Naked Mind a bit better.
I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy. I've never craved cigarette despite the first weeks , which is more of a habit than anything else. He states that once one stops drinking it will only take days up to 10 to 'kill the little monster' i. This subreddit is a place to motivate each other to control or stop drinking. I didn't give it a 5 because I think he is a terrible writer, uses poor examples and arguments, and makes a lot of assumptions.
For everyone on the subreddit, and for the sake of your own recovery, only participate here when you're sober. The premise is that all drinking, whether it causes you harm at that particular point in life or not, is perpetuated solely by a set of cognitive errors ingrained in our culture. I think if you cant get to a seminar, just re-read. I would only add I think there will be times all of us might still want to drink. I had to read the book twice for it to work on me.
It's the same as the smoking book you and I both used to quit. Lots of great arguments against drinking and in favor of sobriety. When I wanted to stop drinking but couldn't, it was always a weird feeling after buying a bottle and walking home with it. I was your classic social drinker who drank maybe once or twice a week or even once a month just to have social confidence but when I did I never knew if I'd have 2 drinks or 6. You could say that the only differences in recent years are the amount of alcohol drunk is there such a thing as a small glass of wine anymore? Am quite a heavy drinker, and felt fine! The reason I gave this book a 4 is because he does bring up some really good points that make you think about why you even drink in the first place. Seminar is very good and put the jigsaw together for me.