Trying to Stop Drinking

  1. I know exactly what you’re saying. I did 9 years in the Marines and when I got out, I was so bored. I was used to working on fighter jets everyday for 12 hours, to working a desk job. Life was so gray. I got out March of 2020 in the very beginning of COVID and just drank all day. A bottle of vodka a day just to kill the boredom. I still go to work everyday at 0530. Still pay my bills and go to school. You’re used to parties in the barracks and going to work with the same guys everyday. Tapering is what I’m working on. I’ve gone from 25 drinks a day to 15. Which are both a lot. But I try to decrease by 2.5 everyday. What I do is keep I record in my phone of how much and what I drank and what time. It’s easier to do if you drink canned drinks. For example, I drink a 12.5% margarita every 4 hours. 15 drinks. Tomorrow I will have 1 every 5 hours. And so on. Then have one every other day. It’s the only thing I’ve found that I can actually do. I get those liver pains at times too. It’s a mental wake up I need to get my ass in gear and get this shit taken care of. Do it for yourself. So it for your family. Whoever you have to. When I see a drink I think of my girlfriend that I love very much. How I want to have a house and kids some day. And if I continue drinking that will never happen. At least healthily. Sometimes you’ll have to grit your teeth. When it’s been 2.5 hours and you’ve had 2.5 drinks you’ll fee like you’re going crazy. You just have to push to hour 4. Then the next day push to hour 5, then 6. Take it in 10 minute increments if you have to.

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