This is a great post explaining what it’s like going from alcoholic to sobriety. Thank you Soberistas.
I stopped drinking in April 2011, embarking on a journey that began in the early hours of one spring morning and which has taken me on a convoluted and emotionally turbulent ride, finally allowing me to climb off into a place that resembles contentment and emotional stability. For anyone who has recently ditched alcohol, I have written the following; it outlines my experiences of the different emotional stages I travelled through in the 23 months between my last drink and today, and I hope that it might help those of you who are new to sobriety by giving you a bit of a heads up of what to expect in this new and exciting chapter of your life.
Stage 1 – the joys of the natural high
As an alcohol-dependent person who had felt terribly out of control of her own life for many, many years, the first few weeks and months of living…
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