The Risks of Sobriety

Risks of sobriety-
I might fail.
People might judge me.
I might find it really hard sometimes (especially in the beginning).
I might eat loads and put on weight.
I might be missing out on the fun.
I might not like my sober self.

There are lots of common concerns that help us to talk ourselves out of committing to getting sober. Without taking the risk though, we face more of the same worn-out damaging shit that we put up with while alcohol is still a part of our lives.

I used to say ….

Wine o Clock

It’s Wine o’ Clock Somewhere Right ?

A timely reminder to myself
that I’m better off
kicking booze out of my life.

It’s wine o clock somewhere in the world right?
Someone’s wanting a relaxing night?

Somewhere also though
Courtesy of too many happy hours
becoming a habit
Or turning to booze
‘cos of feeling depressed
And they just have to have it

Someone is also taking
their last breath….

Nevermind all that upsetting talk

It’s happy hour right now
for me or you!
Onwards ever onwards you walk
To potential doom
That mixture has become
a constant fixture in your life
And though it’s bottle is cool or pretty
It’s as lethal as a knife

Why does our brain not protect us
from craving something
that could kill us?
It’s insane!

Perhaps the warning is there
When we take that first sip
It tastes wrong
But we choose not to care
And we’re dragged willingly along

Everyone’s doing it!
So it must be ok!
You say
But it’s still poison
So why be swayed?

Have a glass of liver failure
And a shot of cirrhosis
It’s ok!

Have another and you won’t notice…
Won’t stop to recognise the signs
That even one’s too much
And you aren’t immune
to alcohol’s touch

It’s a carcinogenic toxin

So darling
However you play it
long term
You ain’t gonna win
When are you gonna learn this
And are you ready to begin?
To really understand and see
All that alcohol-free could be?

Why not open your eyes
Take off the alcohol industry’s blinkers
Join the BOOM drink rethinkers
And you’ll be able to identify
The big alcohol lie!

Feeling empowered
Not deprived
You’ll see it for what it is
And without it you’ll thrive!

Sobriety - Woman with flowers

I am taking the risk of sobriety because the risks I faced by continuing to drink were ultimately far scarier. And I’m so fucking happy and relieved I am. So grateful.

Sobriety – take that risk!

Find your sober self and hold on to him/her.

You won’t regret it!!

This post is a combined effort of Juno and Floss from the BOOM Community

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