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I am feeling pretty positive with how far I have come lately. I still haven't had a drink and this weekend has been difficult. I am coping. I am exercising more, reading about addictions, and spending time with friends who do not drink. My girlfriend has also been very supportive. She is a non smoker but drinks occasionally. She didn't realize I have a drinking problem because I tend to handle my alcohol very well. Now that she knows how I feel about alcohol she isn't drinking around me and trying to find other fun activities to do. She is the best. How were you able to quit drinking in the 90s? I am learning a lot from people who have quit before. Thanks again for taking the time to reply to me.
Congratulations on going a week without alcohol! That's great. Deciding to deal with one addiction at a time is completely understandable. I don't think you should feel disappointed at all. I stopped smoking in the '90s and could not imagine giving it up along with alcohol.
Onward and upward is a great attitude to have. What are you doing to get through the tough times?
Thank you for responding.It has been very tough. I talked to a friend about it and i decided to stop drinking first and then move on to quit smoking. Doing both at once has been too hard. I feel like I am losing my mind! I am a bit disappointed but one addiction at a time I think makes more sense.
I haven't had a drink in a week! I also have cut back a lot on smoking. Onward and upward! Thanks again
So I am doing it. I already posted in the smoking group. I am posting here too because I need some support.
I am quitting drinking and smoking at the same time. I really want this. It is also really hard. I found this site and I am hoping it will help me get through this.
I am drinking lots of water and trying to stay positive. Any tips from people who know what I am going through?