Smooth sailing — follow up


I have been a pretty heavy drinker since my teens, not a bottle a day drinker but more of a binge drinker and certainly ALWAYS drinking during social occasions. I am 54 years old and I have been struggling a lot in the last couple of years with really feeling regret and frustration about how much I drank and realized I drink when I am angry, alone, in company, happy, sad. Pretty much everything was an excuse to drink. I have done your program — loosely I admit. But one day I said enough (after being drunk the night before of course) and I haven’t had a drink in three weeks. What surprises me was that I haven’t had ONE SINGLE URGE. That is bizarre to me and a little scary because I like not drinking and I don’t want them to come back. What I was wondering is if there is a ‘honeymoon’ period for people. I am worried that the first big emotional stress will start me drinking again and I really really really don’t want to. Any advice to prepare for that urge if and when it comes. I love this new me so much.