The chemical-based cravings subsided reasonably quickly, but the psychological ones took much longer. I hear people talk about feeling addicted to a relationship with a person and how horrible it was to “quit” them. I’m surprised by how similar this felt to my relationship with alcohol. I was not only chemically addicted but I was also addicted to the habit of drinking as well.
Hello fro, beautiful Montana, How very true.
I had been alcohol free for a year (this time) when I was offered a glass of wine at a dinner. It seemed so "right" to relax with good food, friends and flavors. However, one or two glasses and then the psychological craving took over.
I rationalized twice during the week. I got so sick that it was horrible.
I am back to choosing alcohol free for life. And to always remember the relationship is not a good one for me. It does not, and never will, serve my highest good.
Judy Helm Wright--Author/Historian/IntuitiveWiseWoman