Coping without taking a drink

Now that it's the weekend I have to deal with the fact that I always use drinking to have "fun". I know God did not intend for us to only enjoy life while under the influence of some substance. That will be a challenge for me. I have used alcohol as a way to be more outgoing and social. I use it when I am bored and don't have an idea of how to entertain myself. I normally clean while drinking and listening to music. I loved drinking while cooking, and of course I would drink before sex lol   So now I have to get myself prepared for getting thru the weekend without feeling the need to have to drink for each and every single thing I do. We always go out to eat, and of course I have to order a long island. I call it my restaurant drink. Wine is not strong enough for me when I go out to eat. How do I just order a coke or something? I guess i will have to.  I tend to stay away from all restaurants that don't serve alcohol, like buffets. Normally I would be drinking right now and I have a strong craving to just drink, but I wont do it. It really sucks to feel you have to drink for absolutely no reason. I think I will over indulge on a 2 liter of soda and some icecream later
P.S. I work from home and even had to drink while working! Now work is really boring me while sober. I keep having to come back on here every once in a while
 

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weinere46
weinere46

Dear Campy.
Start thinking that the drink is your enemy, every time you give in to it it gains more control over you. Eventually it will rob you of everything, and I do mean everything. Your B/f, an income at last but certainly not least, your self respect.
You have the alcoholic gene in your make up, which means that you do not digest alcohol as a normal person does. It starts off as you having a really good tolerance to booze but slowly you find out you need less and less alcohol to make you feel drunk. Then you will have to drink to feel normal and the line between normalcy and drunkenness blurs.
Catching now before it gains to much control over you is far far better than trying to catch it later down the line, believe me. Your friend, Eric
campstyles
campstyles

Well said :) I did not give in to my urges when I went to the store tonight. I am still sober!