some of the best of the blog, reposted, as I’m away on vacation 🙂
What could you add?
me: if I could wave my magic wand for you, I’d recommend the following (you can take from this whatever seems useful to you).
Email me twice a day for at least the first 30 days.
Get up and read a sober blog (unpickled, mine, and others with good recounting of their earlier days). Start your day with some kind of re-commitment to being sober. Listen to an audio. Write in a journal. Decide to be sober for today.
Make sure you get enough sleep at least 5 out of 7 nights a week, make this a super high priority.
In early sobriety, you can and should completely avoid situations that feel like they’re going to suck (don’t TRY to drop by the office party for half an hour … just skip it entirely.)
Let friends know in advance that you’re not drinking when you’re meeting for dinner … I am meeting my former landlord today, he’s in town and wanted to take us out for ‘drinks’, I said we could meet at the local café at 4 pm for a Perrier because I’m working. I didn’t say any more than that, but at least I won’t arrive to find him there with an open bottle of wine and a look on his face expecting me to drink half (which I wouldn’t now, but I don’t want him to waste money either).
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