I’d like to submit what I consider to be proof that MM works. About a year ago I brought my wife and daughter to a resort where I was performing. A few days in I got sh*tfaced, blacked out and returned to the room around 2am then turned into a cruel jerk, videoed which was not fun to watch. With the threat of divorce, I didn’t drink the rest of the trip. That was the week of our 10th anniversary.
When I got back to the states, I decided to take MM seriously. I did 30 days AF, ordered the book Responsible Drinking, and started weekly therapy sessions with the plan that if I couldn’t drink more moderately, I would take naltrexone. With the use of non-alcoholic beer, taking 3-4 days AF per week, I was able to bring down my tolerance to the point that 4 beers were more potent than 8 beers were previously.
Fast forward to last week, same trip, 11th anniversary. The phrase “no shots” is in my head as I’m moderating my way through an all-inclusive resort. We’re having a drink before leaving, clink glasses and my wife says “to a vacation of moderation.”
Thanks to this group for all the positive energy this past year.