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    Anonymous

    I am on the second day without wine. I m trying to deal with the crazies by drinking non-alcoholic wine. It isn’t half bad. Psychologically when I pour it I get the same anticipation and then it feels amazing. I can sit and sip it and trick my brain into thinking I’m doing what I normally do.

    But I have read it’s a bad idea, because it doesn’t solve the underlying spiritual or whatever type of problem. And I am beginning to suspect that is true. I was there in the foodstore yesterday, with the same obsessive thoughts in my head. What will the cashier think if I buy three bottles? Is anyone looking at me in this aisle? Do they know I am a drinker? It reminds me of how I used to (hopefully “used to”) rotate liquor stores so the cashiers wouldn’t see me in there everyday.

    Then having it at home, I’m watching the bottle, rationing it, wondering if I will have enough to last for the night or I should go get more. Then my friend came over and with each glass, I began thinking, what does he think about me drinking so much? And it’s just glorified grape juice in a wine glass, lol!

    This doesn’t seem normal. And I’m literally doing all the same stuff I used to do in real drinking time. The whole point was to find myself again, get hobbies back, get outside, find friends!

    But by the same token I honestly think I would go get the real stuff if this were not here. Is it okay to use the fake booze to wean me off it, at least temporarily??

    LP



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    Anonymous

    There are mixed emotions about NA wine and NA beer on this board. Many feel it is too close to the real thing and mimics drinking too closely. I must say that your post makes it sound like you are obsessing a bit over the NA wine. It might not be such a good thing for you, especially at this early point in your sobriety.



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    yasmar
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    What Suki said. It seems like you are trying to recapture the pleasure, or at least a bit of it, with NA wine. Why not just give it all up, at least for a couple of months, get back in touch with the sober you and learn that you don’t have to be consuming anything to have fun.



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