Last year I did Belle’s 100 day sober challenge. I learned how to live without drinking. I was at the point that I didn’t think about drinking that much. However, I started believing that I could moderate when I would go to a social event that included wine. I ended up back at square one, drinking every day.
I know it is hard, but I know that I can get back to not thinking about drinking again if I just hang on. I’ve learned some “sober skills” that I just need to remember to utilize on a daily basis. One thing that I find very helpful is going to bed and getting rest. There is something very comforting to me about getting in bed when I am craving a drink. Before I give in and drink today, I am at least going to try something alternative first. Get some exercise, make an alternative drink, or just go to bed before I give in to the urge.