Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Mice, addiction and a ski trip

The following is an article about the causes of addiction.  It states that the cause isn't the drug itself but the environment in which the addict is in that keeps the using alive.

It states:

"So the opposite of addiction is not sobriety. It is human connection."

I think is this why I have failed at sobriety in the past - isolation.  I just shut everyone out and get depressed.  I need to do it differently this time. I need to connect with people, make different memories, have fun/relax in a different way.

I am going skiing with my family this weekend.  EVERY time I have gone on a trip I have drank in excess.  EVERY TIME.  It has always just been an excuse.  And I am going with people I have ALWAYS drank in excess with including my sister's boyfriend.  When I asked him if they were going, his response was, "Are you drinking?"

This is my life and I am responsible for my own happiness.  I will prove that I don't have to drink to have a good time!

1 comment:

  1. Enjoy your trip :) Alcohol is a depressant, it just steals your joy. You can go and have fun and be proud of yourself each day.