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How to be social without alcohol


28 days ago 0 Pumpkinss 17 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 1

Thank you foxman. You are very right about being moody when not drinking and then reaching for a drink when to get a mood boost. I do that all the time. I just did it most of the weekend :(

Thank you also for the AA recommendation. I have looked into it in the past and it just doesn't resonate with me. I do not like the spiritual aspect but i appreciate your suggestion


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a month ago (Edited a month ago) 0 foxman 1538 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0

Hello,

I struggled a lot and then my shrink led me to AA back in 2006. I can relate to what you said in your post.

The book Alcoholics Anonymous touches upon 3 aspects of the disease. The alcoholic is spiritually, mentally and physically diseased.

When not drinking, alcoholics are restless irritable and disconteded. Usually this state of mind leads them to look for solace in Alcohol. They then take a drink and then the craving kicks in.

There are some short stories in the chapter "More about alcoholism" in the book alcoholics anonymous to highlight these 3 aspect of the "disease". See if you can relate to it.


a month ago +1 Pumpkinss 17 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 2

So this weekend was supposed to be low key. I am trying to do more hobbies and with that be more social. My husband and I decided to get a baby sitter and spend time with friends. Of course alcohol was involved. I was only going to have one drink but I ended up having a lot more and being hungover the next day. I rationalized that I needed alcohol to be social and I am trying to change my thinking but it is hard. I feel like I am so quiet and socially anxious when I am not drinking. Alcohol actually does work as a social lubricant. I am a happy social butterfly when drinking. When I am not drinking I feel like I just don't have the social energy and I over think everything I say. I can't imagine being at a social event without alcohol. Does anyone have some advice on how to change this thinking? I would love to hear from anyone but especially from people who used alcohol as a social crutch.



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