Oct 06, 2012
On my 4th day of being alcohol free - I'm very lucky, no withdrawal, able to sleep, no shakes, desire or urges to drink, bloating is minimal, I feel great, thinking clearly. I've learned that addiction is often a disease of the personality - not as genetic as one may think. I credit my success to God - as I really should have had physical withdrawal symptoms for the amount I was drinking. Recently - even with alcohol - I've been better at making decisions logically and sticking with them instead of "not standing up to myself" and making decisions based off my feelings. The change was easy to institute - but needing that change was difficult to recognize since it was based off of deep rooted patterns that started in my childhood.