One Year Sober: What Giving Up Alcohol Is Really Like

But it wasn’t that long ago that I was anxious, overwhelmed, and drinking a bottle of wine and night to unwind. I thought that wine was the glue, holding my life together, helping me cope with my kids, my stressful job and my busy life. I didn’t realize that my love affair with drinking was making me more anxious and less able to manage my responsibilities.

Navigating the Pitfalls of Overconfidence in Early Sobriety

I’ve learned to feel my feelings—the crux of what i was running from with my alcohol abuse. I continue to struggle with being present with my feelings but today i don’t have to drink to numb them. I understand that sometimes I’ll be sad—but it won’t last forwever.

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And my husband’s not a fighter at all I am, and I was just completely drunk and all I had no whereabouts about me. And he wasn’t answering, and it was very scary. And so, I would think like that night Top 5 Advantages of Staying in a Sober Living House because we didn’t sleep the entire night. We stayed in the hotel woke up the next morning. And when we got up, I just was so anxious. And I remember driving home thinking, you can’t keep doing this.

Getting Support

  • Many others just like me have been in your shoes.
  • This emphasizes the importance of continuous support and acknowledging that recovery is ongoing.
  • Now that you are sober, you may have discovered that some of your past relationships were not only unhealthy but downright toxic.

Just keep in mind that your improvements won’t happen overnight. Yeah, I think that the like you’ve done the first 100 days, your first 100 days. I think that’s a good mark to kind of reflect back on at this point seeing that difference for you. Are you and where were your moods? Let’s talk about like your moods from that period.

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Life After One Year of Sobriety

Feeling like a castaway out at sea. I might as well had been Tom Hanks. This first year of sobriety really shifted my life for the better. I feel like I finally have control over my life again. I’m not just going through the motions of doing work that I hate.

  • Yeah, we got to talk about the milestones of that as well.
  • It’s important to remember that developing coping mechanisms is a continuous process, and it’s essential to adapt and refine these skills as life evolves.
  • This community can also offer a sense of accountability, encouraging you to stay on the path of sobriety even during challenging times.
  • Adopting these healthier habits also means you’re creating a life that is not just about being sober but also about being fulfilled and content.
  • And so my recovery journey in the ‘real’ world began and continues.

So, they were more like, What day is it again? I was lucky with my friends in that even my huge drinking friends respected it. Like they were just like, oh, good for you. They were waiting for it to be over.

Futures Recovery