Smiling woman in water with Star fish Dry July 2020, Day 5 Alcohol-Free Inspiration

Dry July 2020, Day 5 Alcohol-Free Inspiration

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When you do a Dry July or a short term alcohol detox, the first week or two can be pretty uncomfortable. We normally associate sober withdrawal symptoms with physical dependency, but even if you only drink routinely on the weekend, or are someone who has a few drinks but doesn’t overdo it most nights, you will have some symptoms of withdrawal in the first weeks alcohol-free. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can run the gamut so it helps to do a bit of reading on the subject. This is a terrific article that many people in our community have found helpful when they start out alcohol-free. Symptom Stages for Alcohol Withdrawal – Real life stories from days 1 through 30 and beyond

In the first-week alcohol – free some people have night sweats. Try using dehydration sachets or Lucozade to replace the lost salts from sweating. It’s your body detoxing as I’m sure you know. ❤️ Drink lots of water and rest as much as you can. If you have trouble sleeping there are lots of resources in this post to help Sleep Solutions- How to Get a Good Night Sleep When You Stop Drinking Be gentle with yourself and let your body adjust. Huge congrats on day 5🎉🎉🎉 those first few days are the hardest.

Catching Water in Hands - Dry July 2020, Day 5 Alcohol-Free Inspiration

Water

A beautifully refreshing
thirst-quenching drink 
It won’t dehydrate 
Make me stay up too late
Unable to sleep 
Consuming it won’t mean secrets
I suddenly can’t keep 
It won’t give me a headache 
Or continue to take 
Much more than it gives 
Hmmmm I actually need this 
I don’t need wine to live 
What is this wonderful
healthy drink 
Well, you can get it !
From the tap on your kitchen sink!

You’ll find more inspiration here for your Dry July, Guide to your First Month Sober: Why and How to Quit Drinking and thoughts from our community members inside BOOM, on vitamin and mineral supplements that have helped them in the first month alcohol -free Thoughts on Supplements and More Thoughts on Supplements

And remember! Even if you are dealing with a bit of detox discomfort – what is the biggest inspiration for a Dry July? – one month alcohol – free means No Hangovers! And that is a gift to smile about indeed!

Dry July 2020 Day 5 Smile

S Sobriety is
M Medicine for your
I Insides
L Life &
E Everything


Hangover Free Serenity!

That first cup of coffee
Hangover free …
Wake with a smile
with dignity!

I love my new
sobriety!

There was always an excuse
To keep that noose
That kept me bound
Round & round

Just tonight
Can’t let them down
We’ve had this planned
Bought the dress

Fast forward to morning
What a mess

It was never meant
to end like this
I meant to have
just a few
Thanksgiving, Christmas..

Everyone else is doing the same
Stop looking like that
Why the blame

Why are you looking at me?
I don’t want to leave the party!
You’re such a bore
I’m drinking more!
It always ended up like this
Nights like that I do not miss

I’m glad I finally cut that noose
The freedom now
I’m running loose
To pastures green
Have you been ?

Come celebrate with me !
Hangover Free!
Now
Today is a great place to start!
Are you coming with me?
To sobriety?
Wake with a smile
with dignity!


This poem was composed by Floss The author of  The Runaway Train  

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