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Are we asking for trouble?
Do we have a button to self destruct?
Or have we been mis-sold alcohol’s construct?
We were told it’s a drink that’s social
and the height of sophistication
Not that we’d want to use it
for self medication.
So who’s to blame?
We shouldn’t feel shame
We weren’t told the whole truth
About it’s use.
It’s a toxin after all
How can we expect not to fall?
So, in my view,
It could also, eventually be you.
I was in the moderate percent
I felt fortunate and free
of alcohol’s strong grip.
It wasn’t affecting me,
until it kind of did
and it meant
I started to be
a lot less present
Well that was a shock!
I needed to take stock,
To understand and and assess,
Why my mind and my moods were becoming a mess
I no longer felt fine
I was getting depressed
It was not resolved by wine
Time to think about it and change my mind
Does it matter who’s to Blame? Rethink the Drink. It’s your life!
How do you stop when you want to drink a lot?
How do you go Sober?
B Be accountable Talk to Us We Understand
A Avoid alcohol like the plague Ideas Here
L Let yourself enjoy regular sober treats Ideas Here
A Allow yourself to cry when needed Ideas Here
N Nourish your body with good food Ideas Here
C Create happy & fun memories Ideas Here
E Enjoy the precious moments in your day Ideas Here
W Work hard to get what you want Ideas Here
O Organise things for less stress Ideas Here
R Realise you can’t control it all Ideas Here
K Keep going & prepare for success Ideas Here
S Sleep enough for body & mind rest Sleep Solutions
We are an independent, anonymous and private community who share resources, support and talk it through every day. It helps to have a community behind you in a world where alcohol is the only addictive drug that people will question you for NOT using
This poem was composed by Floss
The author of
Posts from Inside the BOOM Rethink the Drink Community :
“When you quit drinking you stop waiting.”
― Caroline Knapp, Drinking: A Love Story