Audio: Can I Drink Again Later?

I recorded an audio (episode #141) for my longer, weekly sober podcast series. You’re familiar with the one-minute audios. These are longer, meatier.

I get this email all the time: “After 100 days sober, do you think I could drink again?” I have one such message in my inbox right now. And so here’s my answer – in audio format. There’s something in this audio for you today, too.

The full audio for this episode is 20 minutes long. Here’s a 2-3 minute preview:

 

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Belle

I want to put this online, to hold myself accountable. I want to document the noise in my head. I'm tired of thinking about drinking. date of last drink: june 30, 2012

  • Nostalgia says:

    Short preview but completely full of truths and such useful information. Especially since I am on day 1 today. Again. It doesn’t stop unless I stop it.

    Thanks Belle.

  • Anonymous says:

    Oh Belle !!! How true -the despair of starting again….. I love this. Xx. Thank you. ??

  • elena says:

    Thank you. This is so spot on. I just completed 100 days, so today is day 101. I woke up this morning coming out of a bad dream– one of those seems so real bad dreams. I dreamt I was in a supermarket and came around the corner to a kiosk giving out free glasses of white wine. I grabbed one and glugged it down as I continued pushing the cart, only to realize what I had done as I was holding an empty glass. Horrified, I thought: Oh no, I have to start over on day one. But then I woke up and was flooded with relief that it was just a dream. So, yeah.

  • Anonymous says:

    This is a powerful message, Belle. Thanks for keeping us vigilant.
    – KT Web

    • Trudy says:

      This resonates with me. A couple of years ago I made it to day 109 (or so). It was my 60th birthday. I thought I could drink to celebrate and then just go back to where I was. That didn’t happen. I started again and faltered. Believe me when I tell you that you don’t want to be 60 years old and still going through this shit. Life is too short to go to day 1 again.

      • Nostalgia says:

        Your story on here moved me. I keep thinking that I’ll do it some day but I’m just getting older and nothing is gonna change itself.

        Thanks for sharing this! It motivates me!

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