Drinking away your sorrows!  

freetime648 53F
7629 posts
8/28/2006 1:39 am

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Drinking away your sorrows!


~~Disclaimer: this is not a post to offend any drinkers at all....

Many moons ago I was introduced to something that I found to be "MY SAVIOUR"!

ALCOHOL!

I will not bring out the gory details but, I will say that many things in my life led me straight to the bottle. That bottle was all I wanted and all I needed. If I had that bottle then nothing was wrong in my world! I was not the type to hide what I was doing either. I would go to work, get off and bee-line my ass to the local bar and off I would go. It was not in me to have a couple and quit and go home. I would get mad...I wanted a drink, I would be happy and all I wanted was a drink. All my plans included drinking and if drinking was not involved...I would not show up! If family wanted to find me...they called the bar!

Then one day something hit me! I awoke from an alcohol induced slumber yet again and I was late for work. Before, I could drink until 4 and get up and be at work by 7!!!! This time, I could not bring myself to do it! I had to adjust to the sun outside because I had no fucking clue how I had gotten home. I looked out the window and there was my car, parked all awkwardly, but there nonetheless. I had slept in my clothes...which was my work uniform from the day before....so, I called work and made up a story that my mom was sick and I had to make arrangements to take care of her. She lived in Indiana and I in Texas....what exactly was I going to do? But, I embellished on the seriousness of her illness enough to get the sympathy I needed and to get the day off. After puttering around the house for a few hours I felt the overwhelming urge to go to the bar. For God's Sake it was not even noon yet! There I sat at 1 in the afternoon, looking at these guys with their wrinkled clothes, unshaven faces, smelling like they haven't bathed in anything but Johnny Walker Red for a week! And it dawned on me!

I MUST STOP THIS!

I will not say I quit cold turkey, but, I sure enough made an honest effort at it. I packed up and moved from the environment that allowed me to drink the way I did. I made my mind up that drinking was not in my agenda anymore. I moved away from that security blanket called "The Bottle" and have not looked back!

DO I still drink?

Yes, I do but it is on rare occassions, and then I limit my intake....

Do I avoid places where there is drinking involved?

No, I enjoy them actually, because it reminds me how strong I have become as a person!

Do I involve myself with drinkers?

Of course, just because I cannot handle drinking the way I used to, does not mean the person beside me is the same!

Will I judge you for your drinking?

No, but, if you get stupid or mean while drinking....I will walk away! Simple as that!

The point of this blog......Today is the day, 4 years ago, that I decided that I HAD to straighten my life out. And alcohol did not belong in my world anymore!
I may indulge on a rare occassion, but, when I wake up in the morning....I no longer think of when and where that first alcohol beverage is coming from.....I go for the Pepsi Max first!

FINALLY!

~~For all of those who do drink for comfort, to forget, to feel better....please be careful and be good to yourself first and foremost!~~


xx FREETIME648 xx


gjg1965 53M

8/28/2006 10:15 am

I don t drink alcohol any more,I was abusing it too much .It,s been two and half years and I don,t miss the hangovers stupid thing i used to do and a lot more.George


TheQuietGuy2005 55M
2386 posts
8/28/2006 9:46 am

I'm impressed ... not least because I'm told that giving up completely is much easier ordinarily than cutting back drastically but still permitting yourself a drink or two.

Mind you, watch out for that Pepsi Max: as I've found out to my cost, that can be pretty damn addictive too!


citizen4722 60M  
54097 posts
8/28/2006 8:28 am

I have never really been a heavy drinker, although in my past i did have my moments and still do very occassionally. I never got the taste for spirits, just lager or sometimes cider if i'm feeling brave!!.


IviesBidesJuste 56M
3658 posts
8/28/2006 2:28 am

I know my limits. If I go out, I have a 3 shot tequila limit, or 4 bottles of beer. But thats if I have a driver lined up. But usually, I'm the designated driver, so I'll have maybe 3 beers max then have to hang and drink water or coffee for a couple hours to dilute it out.

At home I'll have a few glasses of wine.

But it's been ages since I got drunk or woke up with a hangover.


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