I diminish and dispel alcohol as the first or only choice for solution and eliminate the need for it from my life. It fades and evaporates in the light of understanding, education, resolve, recognition and personal effort as do the issues that bring rise to those cravings or triggers.
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Be curious about how each day will unfold, rather than “same old, same old” or even “one day at a time.” Be curious –
We were all curious as kids. I recommend it as a life-saving/enhancing strategy.
I can remember being in awe of people who had gone for a long time alcohol-free. I never thought I’d do it. In fact, to be truthful I didn’t think I COULD do it. I’d tried to reduce, moderate, change the drink in my glass, go a month without and start again. When I drank
Alcohol is not controllable for me like the fireplace fire contained in a box.
Alcohol for me is a raging forest fire. If I drink again it may start slowly, it may begin to burn in a straight line that looks like it will follow a predictable path but inevitably it will become an all consuming frenzy that destroys everything.
What I failed to understand was that we are the arbiters of our own fate. There may be many mitigating factors such as our personal history and our body chemistry, but we have minds, we have choice, whether we choose to pick up a drink or not is down to us. As human beings, we can overcome anything, if we have a mind to.