Who thought this would be my cure?

I confess I've had a fairly serious drinking problem most of my life. I've had stretches of sobriety here and there but it's been a very rocky road with multiple arrests, lost jobs and ruined personal relationships. I took early retirement a few months ago and have not had a drink since. I haven't wanted a drink since. This caught me by surprise because I thought the increase in idle time might escalate my cravings but it's been the opposite. I'm feeling at peace and content and have no desire to "escape" into a bottle at all. I am so grateful I can hardly describe the joy in my life now.

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Well done...

Mar 22, 2019 at 2:20pm

...gets better and better, trust me.

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way to go!

Mar 22, 2019 at 3:15pm

enjoy this happier healthier stage of your life :D

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That's great!

Mar 22, 2019 at 6:49pm

Good for you!

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"I haven't wanted to drink since"

Mar 23, 2019 at 6:06am

Man, I got to this point recently. Isn't it nice? Not just sobriety, but losing the fear of having to focus all your energy on not drinking because you actually don't want to.

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