- Oct 25, 2017
Loneliness is the killer in sobriety for sure. Based on everything you've said, I don't think cutting back will last very long tbh. But definitely start working on trying to make friends now - if it were as easy as just flipping a switch, most of us would have done it a long time ago. I used to be able to go weeks / months between drinks, and I kept trying to get back to that place and I never could. It is not always easy, but I find myself in a much better place most of the time having abstained / continuing to do the 12 step thing.I'm still struggling. The main reason I fall back on alcohol, aside from actually wanting the buzz and sense of release, is because I'm living abroad, and I'm deathly lonely or bored most of the time.
I've said this before, but I really hope going home next month will help me cut back or stop altogether. But I'd really like to do it before then, because I'm very worried about my health.