Friday, 14 August 2015

KB's Drinking Rules

Hello my friends,

I’m feeling much better than yesterday after sticking to my alcohol goals and having a good night’s sleep. A good night’s sleep makes such a difference to how I feel.

I was given a helpful guide – Cutting Down, by the Health Promotion Agency, at the last CADS session.

The next step after keeping an alcohol diary is to create my own drinking rules.

KB’s Drinking Rules

Eat a meal before drinking alcohol

Alternate alcoholic drinks with non-alcoholic drinks

Count and record alcoholic drinks

Pace myself by drinking slower

Measure drinks and set daily limit

KB’s Drinking Rules For The Future

No more than four standard drinks in one day

Reduce daily limit further

Cut off time

At least two alcohol free days per week

I’m doing reasonably well with the first set of rules so far and I’m going to concentrate on those before moving on to the future goals.

Tomorrow I’ll be writing about my progress with KB’s Drinking Rules in more detail.

See you then.

Love KB


  1. You go girl and I'll drink to that XXXX

  2. I've tried it all. It didn't work for me. Plus I decided if I have to put in a lot of work into something, control, count, watch... It is a problem. I am glad, however, it is working for you.

  3. Thank you for your visit to my blog, KB. In my visit to your blog I happened to land at this post, which seems totally perfect because in October I will have 30 years of sobriety. I well remember my own drinking rules! In the end, one night I asked a total stranger in a bar where I was drinking alone (I wish I could remember his name) for a ride into the Detox Center 15 miles away. Amazingly, he said yes. I bought one tall beer for the ride in and when we got there he asked, "Are you sure?" and I told him I was, and I rang the night bell at Detox and my journey began. I was in treatment for a month (very difficult days/nights) and made it through that and the hard first year. It was just my time to quit and I felt strongly that I would not have a second chance. My unsolicited advice to you is to listen to your inner voice and feel the strength of your soul. Be well, KB, and all best wishes to you.


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