I was just reading this forum and noticed this was still on the front page! Oh snap...I was hoping I'd been forgotten ;P
Anyway, I quit drinking August 30th - but I say it was sept. 1st just so I can remember my "anniversary" easier...I have a horrid memory, lol!
Basically, I hit my bottom and enough was enough. I went to 1 AA meeting and the ENTIRE thing was (summed up) "If you don't believe in God, you can't quit"...yeah. total turn off. I'm fine though - if I get too stressed I enjoy a big ol' steaming cup of Kava now...
Sometimes it's hard, yeah...well. Hard is the wrong word. Sometimes, during fights with DH, I get the urge to drink, but I don't. It's just not an option for me.
Oh..and..btw...I still am sticking to the "I'm not an alcoholic" thing. I went to a couple sessions of an outpatient group that reinforced that belief, and honestly I'm really thankful I didn't have to deal with the withdrawl bs that a lot of those people had to deal with. BUT - alcoholism runs in my family and I've proven to be well on my way. If I kept drinking, no doubt would I be a full-blown alchy in NO TIME. So I just say I'm an alcoholic and call it good :)
Anywho...tis all! Just an update incase anyone was curious ;)