Rethink the Drink

I drink because I’m happy. I drink because I’m sad, lonely, angry or to reward myself for being sober for a week.

I drink because I want to. I drink when I don’t want to. I drink for no reason and any reason. I drink today because I drank yesterday and want to feel better. But I won’t. I drink alone sneaking bottles into my house so my neighbours won’t see and slip the empties out in the trash for fear the recycling centre staff think I’m a drunk.

I drink because I feel helpless and weak. I don’t drink because I feel helpless and weak.

There’s the irony in it. I drink to feel better but don’t. I drink to escape but remain a prisoner. I drink in celebration and create a tragedy. I revel at night and wallow in the morning.

It’s hard to believe or comprehend. At times, impossible to deny. Painful to live with but less so to be without.

I am bruised and tired. I don’t need that kind of hurt anymore. Today I will try just a bit harder. Today I will take one step towards healing. When today comes to an end I will have a yesterday behind me and a new day ahead.

This post is by Rob Morton , the self-published author of Stuff I Wrote and a member of BOOM the Independent, anonymous, private community inside Boozemusings.

Sobriety is Clarity, Creativity, Freedom! Community connection is the first step to stopping.

Come join us in the BOOM Community

We are a Private, Anonymous, Community Forum, open to anyone hoping to take a break from drinking. If you’re drinking too much too often.

Alcohol is the only drug that people question you for NOT using. ReThink the Drink

Talk to Us

Person next to a wall, related to a stop the drink community

Blog at


%d bloggers like this: