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    Hi Raptor

    I went back to drinking time and again because I thought ‘a couple won’t hurt’.
    They did – they hurt a lot.

    I was ready to concede my drinking was a problem, but I wasn’t ready to accept that drinking could not be part of my life – ever – until much later.

    Acceptance of that fact – and knowing that my life would need to change – was the key for me.




    Abstinence is a little like learning to ride a bicycle. You get some bruised knees and elbows at first, but soon enough you are flying on two wheels.

    It is a learned skill, which becomes easier and easier, until it is second nature.

    Yeah, many of us mess up a few times. I lost count of how many times I went back to smoking because I thought I could have “just one” – eventually you realize one puff is too many.

    Similarly, eventually you realize that one sip of alcohol is one too many. For me, it’s “never take another puff” and “never take another sip.”

    Try again, it gets easier.



    Special thanks to AVRT for such a humane entry.

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