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Thank you!

I like the way you quote 'stopped' drinking. I am in that boat also. I have had a few drinks but it is getting farther and farther apart. Something inside me just changed. I no longer wanted the comfort(?) of alcohol. It never contributed anything good in my life and I didn't start until I went through a lot of personal trauma in my late 20's. Alcohol has a way of numbing pain that is unlike any other drug.

It is hard sometimes. Last night I was craving alcohol pretty badly but I made it through.. strange though, because the night before there was my favorite whiskey and wine in the house and I didn't have the urge a bit. Turned it down repeatedly while my guest and roommate got hammered. (on a side note, I am staying with a wealthy friend of mine until my house is ready. He drinks all day everyday. He has family money and has never had to work a day in his life. He has every toy imaginable, lives in a million dollar house and women trip over themselves trying to get at him. Yet, he is miserable.)

Marijuana helps me with the cravings. I don't smoke a lot. Just a toke or two and the anxiety leaves. My mind opens up and ideas starting flowing through me like water through a hose. Its a funny thing.. How is such a wonderful drug demonized but yet alcohol gets a free pass in our society? Absolutely baffles me.

Thank you for sharing. I'm gonna continue plugging away at my plans and keeping myself sober. I truly enjoy the way that I feel now. I can't wait to see what happens next. :)

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul