Post extinction musings

  1. Well done! Congrats on your compliance and this approach working as it has...and thank you so much for sharing your story. Stories like this are so important to motivate others.

  2. This is so awesome. Very relatable, definitely helps to hear a lot of this about 3 months in and seeing some of these changes myself. It's pretty awesome to realize that those states of mind that seemed so permanent can just slowly fade away. I appreciate you bringing up the need to find some other hobbies and sources of joy to replace the endorphin rush. That part is definitely feeling much more daunting than compliance at this point! Thanks for sharing.

  3. The transition from 'i don't really feel like drinking but I kinda do' to suddenly totally FORGETTING about alcohol is the wildest thing. Truly unfathomable when you're still in the clutches of addiction. It is daunting for sure but very worth it. Hope you find the things that bring you more joy than alcohol ever could :)

  4. Thanks for sharing! You give me a lot of hope. And some instructions as to the next phase. I’m about 4 months in and still basically a daily drinker. Definitely dropped overall consumption about 15-20% and it seems like every few weeks my total is down a few drinks but not feeling that radical “difference” of the honey moon. The what to do instead of drinking is definitely my next big hill to climb!

  5. Ah yes the habit is definitely the trickiest part to break, but if you allow yourself to be adventurous and try out new things, you might stumble upon a great new lifelong leisure pursuit. Best of luck to you ♥️

  6. Thanks for this post. I really needed it today. In the middle of an uptick which I am hoping is an extinction burst. Wine is my poison too and I just cannot break it's grip on me yet. It us early days and I wasn't doing it properly at the start as the dr said to take daily and I don't drink daily so I am sticking to TSM now

  7. So common right before extinction!!! Extinction for me happened right after christmas, new years and my birthday, so I was also feeling a bit defeated and then boom! I had my fair share of not doing it right but now that you're compliant you're on the right track. Best of luck :)

  8. Congrats OP literally took 12 months with a few relapses for me but I’m AF going on 4 weeks now. What did it for me was taking everything neat/no ice or chilled. I weaned myself off it after realizing I just like chilled beverages any chilled beverage too much. Replacing alcohol with a tincture of cbd/thc like once or twice a week when I feel the urge also helps. I went an entire vacation without alcohol and I know complete abstinence for life isn’t realistic but if I decide to socially drink I’ll be in control with the NAL.

  9. I needed to hear this today. I'm entering g my 4th month of tsm without any noticeable decrease in cravings or drinking and I've gotten frustrated with myself and discouraged. I need to do better and I hate myself because I'm failing over and over. I still devote so much time and thought to drinking and hiding it. I'm exhausted and I just don't want to go on like this.

  10. I honestly think I had the same mini crisis at 4 months and convinced myself and it wasn't working and I needed to go totally sober, haha. Stay the course and do the work, recommend listening to podcasts or reading, it's fun ♥️

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