Friday, January 28, 2011


I see there are some people just beginning their journey in sobriety on the blog. Welcome, please know you are safe, appreciated, understood, and loved here. We get it. You are not alone.

Now let's talk about Fridays. They can suck. Many of us really hit it hard on Fridays. I drank everyday of the week, but Fridays was an excuse to hit it even harder. Getting through the first few Fridays is tuff, but you can do it!

Here are a few things to do instead of drinking...
  1. pray
  2. read a book
  3. go to a meeting
  4. call a sober person
  5. comment
  6. pray
  7. make something yummy to eat
  8. clean your closet, a drawer, the bathtub...whatever
  9. take a nap
  10. take a walk
  11. take a bath


  1. Thank you, Emily. It helps me to know I'm not alone and that there is support here.

  2. Anonymous....I'm assuming you are the Anon that is on her 2nd day of sobriety...GOOD FOR YOU!!! It may be kinda tough at first, but life does get better without the booze. I had 10 months sober...relapsed 3 times (1 day each relapse), was honest with myself, my sponsor, my group and my family each time and they welcomed me back with open arms and understanding - just happy that I came back. You "may" slip "may" not...either way, please know that you are never alone - we are always here for you. And it might help to go to a meeting where you live to find some alcoholics that you can talk with face-to-face....sometimes that is the absolute best medicine (for me anyway). Keep praying and takin it one day at a time and whatever you do, don't hesitate to reach out and ask for help when you need it - we are always here for you....really happy for you and your choice to get sober!

  3. Thank you, Annette. I am on Day 2 and feel very good about my decision. You are an inspiration to me. Please keep me in your prayers. I do feel the strength from that...

  4. You & everyone on this blog are always in my daily CAN do this! Are you attending any meetings? Not pushing, just wondering.

  5. Not in the sense that I think you are, but I have one individual who is also a recovering alcoholic who I am working with and I am also seeing a counselor for this. I also have two home-based recovery programs I am using (books, DVD, CD).

  6. Good for you Anon! Just remember that we are here to help whenever we can, so don't ever hesitate to spill it here if you're having a bad day or have a question or just need some words of encouragement....we know what you're going thru and will help in anyway we can.