from my inbox:
A: “Day 4. I saw a nutritionist today, she’s kind of like a therapist as well. She’s the only real life person (apart from my husband) who knows about my [drinking]. She said that I was getting too obsessed with sobriety, that I kept failing, and that if I didn’t worry so much about it, I could not drink during the week and then drink moderately at the weekend. That’s what really threw me today. I really believed her, and wondered if I was making a huge fuss about all this, and should I think about something else. Not sure what to do.”
me: jesus. there’s someone who doesn’t know much about sobriety 🙂 you’ll probably want to take your sobriety advice from someone who’s (a) sober and/or (b) someone who works specifically with addictions (and booze in particular). a nutritionist giving that kind of advice is shameful in my opinion. if you’re worried about your drinking, *and you were brave enough to tell her*, she should support what you’re trying to do. good god. you want to quit drinking because you know you’ll feel better. and if it was easy to quit (or to not obsess) you’d have done that already. that it’s hard to quit means there’s more going on here than “let’s just moderate, shall we?” oh I could go on. but I won’t 🙂 lordy.