I last relapsed 5 days short of a year, and now I’ve made it to 11 months. I’ve been trying this for 5 years. Let’s not do that again.
Alcoholism is lonely. Triggers are temporary. Understand that with bipolar disorder, more than half develop a substance abuse disorder, and if I want to shut off my computer (brain) I immediately think of alcohol. So I shut down? I don’t, because I’ve survived worse feelings.
Self-pride feels better than submitting to an intense feeling.