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A writing client recently asked me to revamp an old article. The work entailed going through a lot of statistics and math. It took me an hour, during which time, as I punched numbers into my calculator, I felt oddly serene.
 
The lack of challenge was devoid of stress.
 
I was busy, and I liked it.
 
I have been in this position before: cigarettes, alcohol, sugar, gambling, drugs, porn - when it comes to breaking addictions, I failed many times, because my mind prevented me from leaving the path of least resistance, like those guard rails keeping bowling balls on the alley.
 
The lack of challenge was devoid of stress.
 
I was busy, and I liked it.
 
It felt like I was doing ‘something’, and that was ok. 
 
1. Tip the booze down the sink - check.
2. Join a sobriety forum - check.
3. Find an AF alternative - check.
4. Always be the designated driver - check.
5. Read a sobriety book - check.
 
While I was 'busy' being someone that doesn't drink alcohol, I was putting off dealing with my failing marriage and miserable career, which aside from the fact that I was created to drink alcohol were two of the root causes of my malaise. 
 
What are you putting off doing because you’re too busy trying to be someone that doesn’t drink alcohol?

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DISCLAIMER: PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY: This is not medical advice, and if you believe you require such advice, please seek immediate help from a medical professional. I am not a doctor or a medical practitioner. If you want to quit drinking and are worried about doing so, then in all cases you should first contact your doctor and seek advice and assistance. These are the tools that worked for me, and I share them with you as a learning tool. If you have sought or seek medical advice and or attention and any of these tools are in conflict with that advice or assistance, please do not use these tools. I take no responsibility for the continued use of these tools in contravention of any medical advice or assistance you have sought.