Today is Thursday, but there's another day I'm writing about: Monday.
I've noticed a very obvious pattern since I've started getting involved in the sober community. Mondays are the worst! Not in a "Ugh, the weekend is over" way, but in a "I just relapsed and blacked out the entire weekend" way.
How’s your sober new year going? We are about ten days into 2017. Ten days might not sound like an awful lot of time, but for an addict it might as well be 10 years.
Those first few days are often, if not usually, excruciating. There’s a lot you have to deal with. Things like social changes, routine changes – heck, even what you can watch on the TV (stupid alcohol adverts). The worst of them all is the withdrawal. Now, withdrawal is a widely discussed and generally well-known topic. Everyone knows your body starts to crave whatever addictive substance it was used to. You get the shakes, you get nauseous. Those are all physical withdrawal symptoms. Instead, I want to tell you about the one that’s worse.