Just starting

December 28, 2017
Just starting

I’m currently reading Drinking Responsibly and joined this site a few minutes ago. I will be starting Dryuary but being honest that I may do so for 21 days as my wife’s birthday is the 21st. We do enjoy our wine but she would be 100% supportive of skipping wine, so I don’t know yet.

Nevertheless, I am 54 and have been a high functioning alcoholic for 3 decades. I am in sales and much of our social life is with friends and wine but I can overdo it. Therefore at this point I’m not interested in abstaining but very much need to set limits as is outlined in MM. My father and uncle were alcoholics so odds are not in my favor, however I am optimistic and disciplined by nature. I exercise regularly and disciplined in my job. It won’t be easy but here we go! Any tips or words of advice will be appreciated!

2 comments on “Just starting
  1. Kary May Hickey says:

    Hi Sunny! Welcome to MM!. I want to congratulate you on taking the step to look for support to help you reach your drinking goals! I don’t know if you are aware, but this site is our public site where our members share their experiences with people just like you. However, most of our members feel more comfortable over on our private community sites, The MM Forum and The MM Listserv, you can find links for these communities over at the top of the sidebar. There you will get a lot more rapport and find many people who, just like you, are looking for ways to change their current drinking habits to healthy drinking habits. You will find lots of company during your Dryuary quest (We’ll see how you feel on Day 21.) at either one of those sites!

  2. g for 35 years and I feel that I can drink responsibly. Do not attend AA anymore not wanting to feel the guilt. says:

    I have just started drinking responsibly after total abstinence in AA for 35 years. I have a glass of wine every night have done lots of counseling for my emotional drinking for 35 years and I feel that I can drink responsibly. Do not attend AA anymore not wanting to feel the guilt

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