Thursday, October 23, 2008

Method and My Madness

Things I tried in order to control my drinking before getting into recovery:

  • Only drinking beer
  • Only drinking on weekends
  • Drinking only one drink per hour
  • Drinking only after eating
  • Only drinking at home
  • Only drinking when away from home
  • Seven Weeks To Sobriety
  • Self-hypnosis CDs (that's humbling to admit!)


Texaco said...

I set up similar rules around my crystal meth use, and in fact I found them very useful for maintaining my addiction for longer periods of time and for avoiding some of the consequences, but they did nothing to ease my sense of hopelessness and despair.

I also, in direct contradiction to the German tradition, always spent a sober October, thereby assuring that I could get good and wrecked on Halloween. That always worked, too.

We're charming, aren't we?