Wednesday, May 13, 2015


Why is the idea of enjoying life so difficult to comprehend without this stupid drug? I don't get it!  It just all seems so stupid! Does everyone with an addiction issue feel this way? It's not like I wake up in the morning with the shakes and physically have to have it or I feel physically sick.  It's more the long term thinking that kills me.


  1. Yes. I think that most people with addiction issues do feel that way.
    That even thought the wine (or cigarettes or sex or food) is hurting them physically, mentally and spiritually, they feel the compulsive need to continue with it because of the fewer of how terrible life will be without it.

    But the truth is, that is the addiction talking. Life without booze is actually pretty fighting awesome.

    It takes time to realize that. But it is true.

  2. I had the same questions when I quit smoking. After 48 hours all of the nicotine had left my system and yet I STILL craved a cigarette. The addiction wasn't physical but that didn't matter - I was still miserable.

    When I quit drinking it was the same thing. It didn't matter that I wasn't a skid row alcoholic with DT's and pink elephants...I was miserable with it and miserable without it which, eventually, was enough reason for me to get off that crazy carnival ride that was making me sick. I shudder when I think of how incredibly sick I was.

    And to piggyback on what Anne said - life without booze is SOOOO much better than life with it. You may not believe it but it's true. It just takes time.