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Alcohol support

So close to my 1 year chip

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AGH1947 · 07/12/2019 11:50

On the 26th of December 2019 I will be one year sober!
I thought I was doing okay with how far I have made it, but the last month of so I have been really feeling the cravings again, I am avoiding the shops just in case.
I was told I would die if I carried on drinking and now I have this fear that I won't make it. For some reason I seem to be scared to make it to the year! Dose anyone felt this?

OP posts:
Catworrier · 07/12/2019 12:15

I've never been through this but want to say congrats on getting this far!! It must be a really hard time of the year.
Focus on the countdown. Twenty days until you get your token.
You could even set yourself something celebratory to do each day as a distraction.
Day 20 -wrap presents
Day 19 -pick your ideal Xmas meal (money no object)
Day 18 - make a Christmas playlist
Day 17 - take the dog for a walk with tinsel on

Etc etc. You could always change these for things you like doing that aren't Xmas related.

sniffsneeze · 07/12/2019 12:16

Oh well done AGH. You've come so far. I agree distraction is the key. Thanks

AGH1947 · 07/12/2019 12:39

@Catworrier @sniffsneeze thank you so much. I think you're both right with the distraction ideas!

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JellyfishAndShells · 07/12/2019 18:48

We are supporting someone in the early days of their sobriety and there is just so much, everywhere on the media, offers in shops etc featuring alcohol at the moment - must be so difficult for those fighting this battle.

Congratulations on your achievement so far !

itdontgoaway · 13/12/2019 22:18

For some reason I seem to be scared to make it to the year!
Being scared is common.
Pretty much like when we have a big occasion we reward ourselves with a drink. The mind is scared or I think confused because it knows 1 year is a big thing, but not used to being not rewarded by drinking. How will you celebrate 1 year?? Same as you did the first 24 hours. A day at a time.

sniffsneeze · 13/12/2019 23:16

How's it going OP?

Catworrier · 25/12/2019 08:18

On day to go! Would be great to hear how you've done! @AGH1947

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