>>156410> I enjoy alcohol too much as it liberates me from any unpleasant emotion
Why not embrace it ?
I've been sober for 8 months now. I love to drink too. I've done a lot of different drugs and I've done a lot a lot of them!! Hang in there OP it gets easier as you go along. The cravings will always be there my best advice is to find things that occupy your mind and try to keep yourself busy. You'll be too busy doing hobbies or whatever to think about the bottle.
A few things I have heard help are learning good ways of coping with sudden stress, as well as when you are first starting out thinking about situations that would trigger cravings and avoiding such situations until you are farther along in your recovery.
The root of the problem and long term goal in your case is learning non-destructive ways of dealing with negative emotion. If you figure that out then you will not have to worry about self destruction through drink.
greatest way i found to stay sober is not having money. i think that is why alcohol in some countries has a minimum price. but also i hate the taste, so id opt for the strongest and cheapest stuff, to get it over with quick, which is a very negative and gross experience. i wonder if they could ever make synthetic alcohol that gives the feelimgs without causing organ damage, and also being cheap… not likely, but thats probably the only way id get back into it.
Ghb, but not cheap or legal.
I've never been drunk.
The trouble with this is that it only works so long as you don't have any money. It doesn't deal with any underlying causes and once you have money you will slip back into it again.
The only way I could think this strategy could theoretically work is if you set yourself some very stringent saving goals, practically saving your entire income in pursuit of something of value and defining a specfic amount to put away each month. Then, once you have that thing, setting another thing to aim for immediately. But you would still be exposed to the possibility that you might just run out of things you really want then fuck it just have good time lol.
Of course you could deliberately impoverish yourself but I wouldn't recommend avoiding trying to be happy just to be so poor that you can't drink. If you're already poor and happy with your life, then you have no issue I guess.
>>156479>The trouble with this is that it only works so long as you don't have any money>If you're already poor and happy with your life, then you have no issue I guess.
yeah it's not a problem when you're neet without bux
I have been sober for about a week now. It is amazing how different my house looks now that I no longer just sit at my computer drunk all the time.
I don't plan on being 100% sober (my life is boring af, I'll continue to drink on the weekends, at least), but it is nice actually having the energy to do shit.
I've been sober for a couple of months now and I don't have much energy. People always say that they have so much energy and feel better when they quit, but it feels like nothing has changed and if anything I'm more tired.
In on this thread.
I’ve been sober since March this year.
About a year ago I started having seizures due to my addiction to alcohol. Plus I’ve done tons of damage to my health via drugs so I’m aiming to be healthy and drug free now.
Have you tried hard liquor or beer? Sometimes I can't get drunk off of beer no matter how hard I try, but liquor always does the trick.
I haven't drank at all in the last decade outside of a few times with family or the couple of other people I know outside of them. Haven't bought alcohol since then.
To be honest with you, it came mostly from fear of blowing out my organs since I used to drink all day by myself.
The last time I drank outside of a family gathering was for a "function" and I was abruptly cut off after two drinks while everyone else around me got shitfaced drunk.
That used to happen a lot when I went to bars. Sometimes people would pick fights with me to try and make their girlfriend wet. Hell is other people.
God I wish I was drinking right now.
alcohol is a trash drug all it ever gave me was severe diarrhea man dont know why people like this shit.
Alcohol is so useless. just takes away your sences and makes you do shitty stuff
Have you tried drinking heavily one or two times per week? Wouldn't be sobering up or drinking without limits.
Alcohol hasn't done anything for me in a long time, used to be my highlight of the week but it just makes me drowsy and nautious now
Do people here enjoy the taste of alcohol, or just the effect (or both)?
Personally the taste repulses me, and I don't enjoy being drunk.
Personally I only enjoy the taste of beer or cider, usually just drink for the effect though.
Used to drink casually for the effect, never liked the taste.
I passed out while throwing up a few years ago, woke up throwing up some hours later and passed out a second time. Spent 1-2 days sick in bed. I haven't been able to drink again after that, the smell of alcohol makes me gag. I guess my brain associated it with a lethal poison.
Beer is not too bad, I'd say it's a bit worse than neutral. I wouldn't drink it if it didn't get me drunk though. So yeah, it's for the effects, not the taste for me for sure.
I don't understand what's the point of non-alcoholic beers tbh
No, but then again my palate is pretty underdeveloped for an adult thus I'm predisposed to liking sour and sweet tastes most. Since I stopped so much as considering participating in forced normalfag events and occasions I haven't consumed it.
It's definitely more tolerable when it's cold though, lukewarm alcohol of any type makes me feel ill every time I ingest it.
I've been trying to take T breaks because I chain bowls in my vape all day and barely get high but it turns out my impulse control is too shitty. Each day I tell myself that tomorrow for sure I won't use any and each day I end up using it. It's harder because my end goal is to get high, not sober, like maybe if drugs were fucking up my life and shit I would have some motivation to stop, but drugs just make my life bearable and stopping them only makes my existence more miserable. >>159316
I hate the taste and I only find the effect pleasurable when interacting with people (due to increased confidence/reduced anxiety) which makes it worthless to me as a drug. It also makes me puke almost instantly. Overall I'd rate it 1/10. Shit drug.
Great thread OP.
No Wizards should be alcoholics.
Leave that self destructive shit to Chad and Stacy I say.
Well unless you're a /dep/ Wizard that is and you're actively trying to self destruct using alcohol as your preferred method.
you can always get your hands on 1,4-Butanediol which is a precursor to GHB and pretty cheap and "legal".