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It's at times like this that I think, wow – alcohol free living is pretty flipping amazing . That thought is often followed by: why did no one tell me it. I never drank in the day because only by night could one truly let rip. and his fiancee before she gave up alcohol Credit: Hannah Betts Bores are now so intolerably boring that I have to avoid certain Today it's booze. One person said, “I want to give up, but it's Friday. And I'm going drinking tonight. I made a calendar and adopted the AA's day rule, which I had read about in Tom Sykes's boring but helpful What Did I Do Last Night?, Patrick Kavanagh's poem Advent is the cornerstone for anyone who understands.
Log in. But I just kept on living. Then last year I had to get a liver scan after my doctor noticed some problems. I had been through a particularly rough patch and was drinking heavily: I would consume about 20 units a day. It was just before the scan that I stopped drinking. I stupidly thought that giving up then would improve yonight results. The scan confirmed cirrhosisand I pretended that I could have the occasional drink at an appropriate moment. On my last drinking day I had the remains of a bottle of Southern Comfort, leftover from Christmas, and then finished it off with a bottle of cider.
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But my drinking affected my professional and personal life and I was unable to hold down jobs or relationships. At one point I was evicted and ended up sleeping rough on the streets in London. I begged for beer money and would drink between 15 and 20 cans of Special Brew a day.
I was physically and emotionally broken, z to suicide. Then a miracle happened: a police community support officer in north London challenged me for begging outside a shop and I broke down and told him my story. He said he could help and put me in touch with a charity called the Pilion Trust. They got me funding to go into detox and eventually I got myself into a rehab Bored tonight any one up for a drink.
After treatment, I trained as a counsellor and teacher and now support people who are going through similar experiences. I now embrace my emotions rather than fight.
There are many, MANY things that determine how joyful a situation is. Yet for some reason, we live in a culture that tends to give alcohol the credit for everything positive!
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A while yonight I received an email from a reader suggesting I write a blog post about how to make friends sober. I mulled this over for a while, feeling unusually stuck for what to write. Bonding with people is about listening, sharing, caring and connecting. Those things have nothing to do with booze. My point is that alcohol is NOT an essential part of life. And sobriety is not some parallel universe where Bored tonight any one up for a drink the rules are different and you have to do everything a completely different way.
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Thanks for the point about friends are friends are friends.
Too often I am intimidated by sobriety thinking I forr only associate with sober people. True friends accept us for who we are— drinking or not. Your true friends like you for many different reasons, that have nothing to do with drinking! Sometimes, sobriety does shine a light on any not-so-great friendships e. Sobriety is a good filter oone.
Had sober Bank holiday weekend and have done so many things. Normally I would have been in bed all day and not done anything productive.
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I have a way better relationship with my husband, and I do a way Bored tonight any one up for a drink job as a teacher. Merci Jane! Totally agree with you about nights in the pub … when I was drinking nights like that often ended in arguments or me feeling bored.
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I was alcohol free for almost two weeks and yes that clear-head thing came through and a bit more energy and better sleep. So I am continuing to cut back but I do enjoy Date filipina women wine. Thank you for this blog.
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So here goes I finally have got to the stage where I say no more booze!
Greedy drinking is. I over drink. I video game. I play tennis. I bored tonight any one up for a drink all sports. But the drinking always existed so perfectly beside it. You work hard all day, so it's nice to come home and have a glass or two of wine to I need some liquid inspiration, some magical stimulation that takes me up and away. Float me high as a kite. With one glass, two, three, I'm finally free, looking down at the me that nods Tonight I'm going to my first support group meeting. I stupidly thought that giving up then would improve the results. I would advise anyone else to stop drinking under medical supervision (something I . I feel blessed today for taking that decision almost four years ago now.
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It is lonely but I will have to Bored tonight any one up for a drink a way of getting a sober life because I love being sober too much ul give in.
Thank you for this program — I am now just on my 2nd week of a 6-week sobriety. I already feel calmer and clear headed. Will keep you posted! I feel like drinking is ruining me and my life. I seriously need to cut. I sleep dor badly and have a high powered job.
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I will endeavour to follow your blog Kate. What if you cut out alcohol completely for six weeks or 2 months and then discovered that you were tons happier Bored tonight any one up for a drink healthier? Love this blog Kate. The only fizz I consumed was sparkling water!
Dronk are so right on all counts as always If your friends are real friends alcohol is an unnecessary requirement. My poor friends have had a lot to contend.
I am mad enough without a drink. For me it keeps coming back to the same question; what does alcohol actually add to my life?
The truthful answer is ronight nothing positive!
That question — what does alcohol add to my life? For so many people the truthful answer is nothing good. Loved this post Kate! I took your course in April and have been going strong since.
I just leave when I want to and going to bed sober and waking up the next morning are wonderful!!! Being bored is being bored, it has nothing to do with alcohol!
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So, thank you for that message! Fantastic — so pleased to hear this Karen! Going to bed sober after a great night out is always the best feeling ever!
Hi Kate, I have been sober for 10 years. This last ten years has been the best .