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Do I Drink Too Much?

Sep 15, 2021

This was a question I used to be too uncomfortable to ask myself. Which, to me, indicated a problem. But I was worried that facing that problem meant I would have to quit drinking completely, change my lifestyle, and never be or have fun again.

I wanted something to change, but I felt powerless to change it.

I drank red wine at the end of every day. Sometimes a glass, sometimes a bottle, sometimes more. To relax. To calm my overwhelming thoughts that crowded my brain. To forget my stressors. To reward myself for a day of hard work. I deserved it! 

But I would wake up at 2:00am with my heart racing. Instead of calm and relaxed, I felt guilt, anxiety, and like a failure. 

I was too afraid to even ask myself if I thought I drank too much. So instead, I pretended it did not bother me. I embraced drinking as a part of my identity. I was fun! I could stay out late drinking and still function fine the next day! I could day drink with friends and still manage my life!

But it did bother me. I would look around at dinners and wonder it seemed that everyone else drank so slowly. I would stress about how long I needed to wait before getting more. I would have a glass of wine before getting together with friends, so it looked like I was not drinking so much more than them. 

I embarrassed myself and made decisions I would not have made otherwise while drinking. This increased my anxiety and made it more likely that I would drink again, to feel comfortable in social settings. I was scared to experience the feelings that I knew would surface if I was unable to numb them with alcohol. I felt caught in a terrible cycle.

I wondered if it would happen, but I never hit rock bottom. Alcohol recovery programs for those who had did not seem to be a good fit for me. I wanted to drink less, but I did not (and still do not) think of myself as an alcoholic. It seemed as though there was another way, but the shame surrounding the issue kept me from speaking up for a long time.

The tools I learned through coaching provided a better way for me. I learned strategies to decrease my desire, so I can drink if I want, but I no longer struggle to stop. I learned to process my emotions so I no longer need to numb them. I understand why drinking felt like a habit that I could not control, so the issue carries no shame for me. Most importantly, I learned to create a life that I no longer want to avoid. 

It feels like complete freedom from alcohol. I am in control. 

And I can't wait to help you do the same.

This is why I am currently focusing Brain Training on feeling in control of your drinking. If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, you can download my free ebook, 5 Tools to Retrain Your Brain (to feel in control of your drinking), take advantage of my FREE (sort of - there is a catch) 6-week 1-on-1 coaching program, "Alcohol Independence," or receive more support and resources in my free Facebook group

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