How do You go Sober?

Go Sober- Woman's hands Signalling Stop

When did my off-switch fail-safe break?
What’s wrong with this? 
It would never usually miss

Until it did 

I was fine for a time 
I knew when to stop
Now all of a sudden 
I want to drink…..

Alot !

It’s like stress and anxiety have overridden common sense 
And for all the hurt I want wine recompense 

What’s going on?
What’s wrong?

Why aren’t I happy with a glass or two
It used to be enough for me 
So now what should I do?
Go completely sober 
Or moderate with a few?

Well I’ve read the science now 
I think drinking’s a mugs game 
Rinse and repeat, 
It’s always the same 

Once you cross the line to needing it
With each drink you’re feeding it
Soon an addiction has appeared 
One you might’ve feared 

It wasn’t there before 
Or was it?
I’m not sure 
One thing is for certain 
It’s not sleeping anymore 

But neither am I !
I’m becoming more self aware 
And that can save my life 

Once you invite the danger in
You have a battle you need to win

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

Balance to stay Sober - Barefoot on Rock

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This poem was composed by Floss The author of  The Runaway Train   and many more poems that have helped her stick to sober one expressed rather than swallowed word at a time

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