First Week of my 30

November 9, 2017

Hello my name is Angus. I am Twenty years old and I believe I am a problem drinker. I was directed to Moderation Management by a friend and coworker who believed it could do me a lot of good and I’ve certainly doubled down on everything it has to offer.


I have all the common symptoms.  I am not waking up needing to drink everyday, nor do I have a problem with temporary abstinence periods. I do however have a problem when it comes to getting together with friends in social situations where we are heading to a bar. I would say around 12:30 is when the problems start arising and I am well in the bag. It’s not always a catastrophe but it has been in the past.


I try to be a performance and efficient individual. I have three jobs and I live at one of them so I am constantly working. On top of that a read a fair bit and exercise a lot. I would budget the alcohol into my schedule and It would generally take up a Thursday and Saturday evening but Id be too hungover Sunday to do anything productive.  I imagine this change will do me a lot of good but I will need new methods of stress relief.

If you have some methods that you use and I want to suggest them to me that would be great!


My first week went well, when Thursday came around I was in bed by 9:30 and I got the inevitable text from my friends asking me why I wasn’t at the event night. I answered that I was taking a month of booze and that it wouldn’t be a good idea that I attend as the triggers would be there. They gave me some flack but I ignored it and went to sleep. Same thing happened Saturday night but I told them I was going to see a movie with my dad, I got to sleep that night by 10:30 and had a really productive Sunday.


gotta say I thought the first week would be harder but I imagine the hard parts will come in the following weeks. If you have any tips from your first 30 and you were in a similar situation as me feel free to let me know it is very much appreciated.


Angus the Moderator

One comment on “First Week of my 30
  1. Kary May Hickey says:

    Hi Angus!
    Welcome to MM! Being a public site, this page does not get much interaction. Instead, I suggest you visit and join one of our private communities such as the MM forum or MMList-you’ll see the links to them over at the top of the sidebar under “Looking For Support.” There are several members on both sites that have formed a group to abstain from drinking throughout November and they’ll have some great tips for you!

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