Hi Lex, I hope you are well. Your timing is uncanny. I logged in with the intention of finding this thread to post a little positive news. As i said earlier in the thread ive been trying to gradually reduce my alcohol intake over time. Ive had my success and my failures but on the whole its been going in the right direction. The last 24 hours though i had a bit of a breakthrough and for the first time in I dont know when I had my first 100% sober day and night. I really did want a drink but i didnt have the physical need for it and so i just kept hanging on until i fell asleep in the chair and woke up today. I feel like ive taken my first big step and Im going to do my best to build on it but im not going to be too hard on myself if I do need a drink at some point, im just going to do what ever i can to make sure that doesn't happen. Not counting my chickens and all that lol.
Ill still be pursuing contact with CGL in case they can be of any help in the long term and I have a review with the nurse today so it will be nice to have some positive news for me to share and the kids noticed that I didnt drink yesterday and both have told me they are proud which is an incredible feeling. I really do feel like things are on the up and for the first time in a long time I woke up feeling positive, not hung over. Im not sure I could have done any of this without you and Sheffield forum. You guys really put me on the right track, gave me some great advice and you guys really do care. Without you lot im not sure i would be on the right path this soon. Thank you all but you in particular Lex. You are clearly a very special person and Id love to meet up with you one day and say thank you in person.
For now, Ill be building on the last 24 hours the best I can but to be honest im quite excited about the prospect of being alcohol free and not having to make sure there is booze in the house before I lock up at night. Thank you again all of you and Ill be posting more regular and also be keeping you updated about my progress.