After 3 days I lapsed

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"After 3 days of not drinking I became an emotional wreck. Cried from morning until evening. Could not get myself together until I had a drink to calm down."


You were on a "dry drunk" because you were not doing a daily recovery program. We need to connect with other people who are in recovery each day to be truly sober and not "dry." Ways to connect are by participating on the SoberTool Forum and getting to recovery meetings like AA, NA, etc. People who stay sober keep going to recovery meetings long after their last drink or drug. It is also important to read something recovery related every day like a daily message from SoberTool. Even people who have been sober for years can become emotional wrecks and will drink or drug again if they don't do a daily effective recovery practice.