IT'S. NOT. AN. OPTION. (anymore)
My sober coach gave me an exercise to find a picture of an exit sign. An indication of getting off the booze elevator that only goes down. But this do not enter sign struck me so much because if I entered despite the signs warning I would eventually have to turn around and make an awkward exit. If I hadn’t entered in the first place things would be so different today. But I am on day four and grateful. When I quite smoking I had to find a way to shut down that voice in my head that said "c'mon you can start quitting again next week", or "why don't you just cut back to 1 or 2 a day?". NO! I said to that horrible voice in my head - Going back to my addiction is NOT AN OPTION. INAO.