I started drinking over the holidays, did last year as well.
I'm aware of my problem and will NOT be drinking newyears but will be around the sauce.
I'll be employed in a nightclub\music industry party, 11 hrs of watching people getting wasted.
I would be allowed, incouraged to drink, friends will want to buy me drinks and do toasts.
Free booze if I wanted it, and I do not.
I also feel hypocritical as I will making money from the sales of alcohol -well, maybe not -we're entertainment.
But the same, a nightclub is a not a good place to be if you are trying to be sober.
I thought of buying non-alcoholic beer and keeping it behind the bar, it would work as I could say 'I've got something already' and still toast.
But it seems too close to what i'm trying NOT to do. I might decide I want a beer with alcohol.
I made a pact with myself to not drink, smoke or do any form of drug after age 40, I'd like to have a nice time in my later years and not be wrecked from abuse.
Cyclings a big part of that, getting into sports and having a healthy lifestyle is paramount to me.
Working in the music industry\nightcubs may have beed my downfall as to drinking, but it is directly tied to my employment so I have to be around alcohol. I'm booked for the event and must go.
I drank last Newyears, I'm not waking up in 2006 hungover.
I dislike soda, don't want to drink non-alcoholic beer.
I'm going to have to turn down drinks all night and still celibrate with my friends.
Even aversion therapies.
Water, water, water.......a pinch -'No thanks' ....water, water, water...
Work will keep me busy, but need a few stratigies to keep onboard with this sobriety thing.
I like it, I prefer it, I'm also falible and an alcoholic.
11 hours of temtation. Wish I could stay home, no booze.
I guess maybe it's better to confront and realize it'll always be there
and I'll be saying no-thanks for the duration of my natural (heathier) life.
Have a great Newyears.