Why so hard to avoid relapse? | 12 Step Meetings and Anonymous Groups - Part 8

Why so hard to avoid relapse?



This topic contains 22 replies, has 0 voices, and was last updated by  Anonymous 8 years ago.

Viewing 3 posts - 22 through 24 (of 24 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #4968286

    Anonymous

    The tipping point into a relapse generally starts well before the consumption of the actual drink. Two weeks ago, as I soberly drove at night down the AC expressway and saw lights of the casinos approaching, it was all over for me, and I knew it. Gulping my first vodka over an hour later was just merely the playing out of an already lost hand….



    #4968271

    yellowllr
    Member
    Raptor wrote:
    …I convinced myself that 3 glasses of wine was ok and that I can handle it…

    …I planned, scheemed and excicuted a binge session till 3AM and am back to square one.

    I wouldn’t stand a half a chance at staying sober if I was convinced that its all right to drink a few here and there.

    What helped we was to choose a new direction to go in. Being convened, with no shadow of doubt what so ever that drinking is no longer going to be in my life.

    But it didn’t happen by chance or instantly. I put myself to learning how to react to life in a new improved way. I wanted to make sobriety a part of my life and I made it happen…and so can you Raptor



    #4968282

    Anonymous

    relapse generally starts well before the consumption of the actual drink

    This is true. And by you saying, Raptor, that you ‘managed to avoid relapse’ leads me to believe that this was inevidable. You said you got complacent and thought you could handle it…these are mistakes you will need to learn from for the next time. Never take your recovery for granted. Keep pushing, keep learning, keep thinking you CAN NOT drink.
    You need to convince youself you CAN’T drink not that you can handle drinking. Change that mindset.
    Wishing you peace and strength.



Viewing 3 posts - 22 through 24 (of 24 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.