has anyone stopped drinking alcohol and found it helped deal

has anyone stopped drinking alcohol and found it helped dealing with betrayal? i understand stopping alcohol usually helps with allot i was more wondering if it helps with bad thoughts coming to mind or help the pain felt after cheating

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Kas1966's picture
Nov 24

After dday I found myself living in our garage and drinking a lot. I'm a social drinker usually 2 drinks and I'm done but I was drinking bottles of wine by myself. Home didn't feel safe so I basically camped out in the garage and sang very loudly and very badly Carrie Underwoods Before he cheats. Not moments I'm proud of.

Leahzan's picture
Nov 24

Drinking rarely ever helps. I know for myself at first I get a little bit of a high, feel like I'm having fun again, feel like myself again, and then it goes too far and the depression sets in worse. My sleep isn't restful after drinking which just fuels the depression more. I'm almost 2 years out and drinking is still a problem for me. I can link my moods/depression very directly to it. Focusing on physical exertion is better. So, now if I have a drink in my hand when I'm alone at home, I have to dance my *** off so that I sweat every bit of that alcohol out before I even consider pouring another one. By then, I'm too tired and go to bed. I'm sure my neighbors think I'm insane, but it works for me.

JP1313's picture
Nov 24

In my opinion, alcohol just makes things worse. When I used to drink, was when I usually said or did the things I regret the most. Under emotional conditions, I can't see any good coming from alcohol what's so ever. As painful as it ALL is, this is when you need to have a clear mind, and be in complete control of yourself. Like weightloss there is no magic pill for the pain, accept time, change, reflection, and exercise of your mind and body for the thoughts. Easier said than done, I know. For myself, this is the worst pain I've ever experienced, even over the death of family or friends. I would beg you to stay away from alcohol.


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